I want to look "professional" without dropping large amounts of money on MTM clothing.
Is Tip Top Tailors a good option for relatively inexpensive clothes that still maintain a professional look?
I'll echo Birks and Grey Socks, and add that you take a peek at Gotstyle at Bathurst and Wellington. Their lower end stuff is in a similar price range to Tip Top. It may not be a whole lot better in terms of quality, but they have a variety of lines that fit a variety of body types. I assume the cheaper stuff is all fused, but Im not certain. You might get lucky with something there for about $600
Harry Rosen outlet is good. Holt Renfrew Last Call always has pile of "Holt Renfrew" labeled suits (I presume made by Coppley?) in the Tip Top price range.
Off The Cuff is a resale store near Yonge and Eglinton. Selection can be hit or miss, but the prices aren't too bad. Worth a look.
Do you have Hitch's ebay link? I can't find it on Ebay.
You should have no trouble at Gotstyle. If you visit their website, you can watch a tedious video made by the owner in which she describes the various suit offerings and notes the body type they flatter. Again, tedious, but informative if you want to try to source the same brands from cheaper outlets. I've found Harry Rosen Outlet and Holt Renfrew Last Call very hit or miss with sizes (I'm a 42R). They always seem to have something in my size though, and I have seen a lot of 42L and 44L.
The Hugo Boss Outlet at Vaughn Mills no longer exists ( I believe?) but you can check for yourself if you visit HRLC.
I know of no good places in Toronto to buy quality shoes at a discount. If you know your size in AE, then the web is your best bet.
Talking about Tip Top......I agree with Birks.
Well, allow me to tell you what happened to me at Tip Top Tailors.
I went to purchase $500 Stonehouse suite from Tip Top. Looked good and should have been a smooth purchase. Boy, was I wrong. Two weeks and six visits later the suite is still sitting in the store waiting to be altered properly. In fact, their in house tailor butchered the suite. I had wrinkles on my left upper back and my pants looked like it was altered to fit a 90lbs anorexic. I had pulls and folds in places that just did not make sense.
After all that the manager wouldn't refund the money. gave me a the run around telling me it was not his call and he has to get in touch with his supervisor. I am furious. The manager continuously lied to me for two weeks about how they will be able to fix it. The other sales guys were too scared to say anything about the suite. The sales girl that sold the suite to me was fired two days after.
Anyhow, I am wanted to put the word out there about Tip Top Tailors at Scarborough Town Center. Total scam artists and even though they are in the wrong they will never admit. Your better off buying from another company.
It has been two weeks since this has happened and I am still waiting to hear about my refund. What kind of a business is this???
I have already filed a complained through their site but no answer as yet. I have searched the site but cannot find the district managers or any corporate number to contact. If anyone reading this has any info regarding the corporate contact info please share....it would be appreciated.