Paving the way for menswear in this country, we’re proud to announce that we’re the first retailer in Canada to carry the exclusive limited edition Dickie bow tie. These made in Canada, handmade bow ties are not for the faint at heart, but rather for that discerning gentlemen looking to express his individuality and creativity through his wardrobe.

Who is The Dickie Shoppe?

Here’s Christopher Louis Philippe Chapheau founder/owner of The Dickie Shoppe explaining the birth of his company in his own words:

“My youth was highly influenced and guided by my French born, restaurateur father. A man who was always immaculately dressed, and who had an undeniable impact on my desire to enter the world of men’s fashion.

Post-university life on the west coast didn’t satisfy my itch to be immersed in the high paced culture and fashion forward lifestyle Toronto provided so it wasn’t before long that my bags were packed and a one way ticket to Toronto was purchased. I arrived with no job, and nowhere to live, only knowing that this was the city where I wanted to leave my mark. After three years and multiple jobs in the corporate life I knew it was time to take the leap and pursue my passions.

Thus, The Dickie Shoppe was born. Having no formal fashion education myself I teamed up with my close and highly talented seamstress friend, Vicky Bignell. Having extensive training from the Coco Fashion Design Institute, she would help to bring our bow ties to life.”

The Products:

Each bow tie is hand crafted and limited edition (a few hundred being manufactured of each design at most). Both Christopher & Vicky utilize a lot of antique fabrics that they source from around Toronto and the surrounding areas meaning each design is part of a unique and close knit family. Here’s a catalogue of all the styles we’ll be carrying at Gotstyle, with a mini descriptions explaining how each one is unique.

Photography by: Lane Dorsey

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“The professor”: $120

  • Beautiful brown tweed fabric
  • Pre-tied in a traditional double bow design
  • Thick gauge copper chain accent
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto

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“The woodpecker” (all brown): $150

  • Pheasant feathered bow tie
  • Sleek satin double bow backing
  • Pre-tied
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto

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“The Peacock” (all brown, white accent): $150

  • Pheasant feathered bow tie with white woodpecker feather accents
  • Sleek satin double bow backing
  • Pre-tied
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto

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“The J.W.”: $100

  • Double sided burlap bow tie with antique western patterned fabric
  • Extremely limited quantities due to the antique fabric sourced
  • Pre- tied in a traditional double bow design
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto

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“The Victoria”: $100

  • Antique blue floral fabric
  • Pre-tied in a modern triple bow design
  • Extremely limited quantities due to antique fabric sourced
  • Hand made locally here in Toronto

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