I have a couple 7 Downie Street ties that I really like. Whenever I've seen their shirts though, my eyes started bleeding a little.
For the Toronto based Pal Zileri fans, a new shop uptown opened just a week or so ago (Ermano Menswear). It's on Yonge, north of Lawrence and only a few doors down from the current Coop location. I went in yesterday to see what they had. Some of what I remember:
(also Pal Zileri MTM starting at around $2000, and Tombolini MTM from around $1400) They are going to be having a trunk show for one or the other soon. Sorry, can't remember which one.
Stenstrom (both RTW and soon, MTM)
Also an Italian make, the name of which escapes me priced in the mid $300 range for the few pairs I saw.
Poggianti 1958 shirts
Haight & Ashbury shirts
Friendly staff. Pricing as you'd expect.
Yonge from Eglinton up to York Mills seems to have really become a menswear destination. Testa Uomo has moved to the strip 9just north of Sporting Life). There is a new shirt shop with mostly unknown-to-me Italian makes (name escapes me) a couple blocks north of Eglinton. this Ermano place, and of course Jeromes, The Coop, Aduosso Uomo and Camicie 7 all stocking at least decent quality clothing.
By the by... again for the Torontonians among you, the Coop moving sale is on its last week (or so the window says). I didn't see very much to my taste, but there were a whole bunch of Rufus shirts if that is your thing, some Sand suits and sports jackets in various sizes and some very basic Jack Lipson for the Coop dress shirts in staple solid colours.