Has anyone been into the new Suit Supply store in Toronto? I'm interested to know what their inventory and pricing is like to see if it is worth taking a trip in this weekend.
Was there on the opening night. After 4pm it was an invitation only party -- didn't know that and ended up going there. The guy at the door just asked me to come in anyway :).
Since it was crowded it was tough to get a good look, but I noticed a lot of jackets meant for spring/summer. Light wool and linen jackets.
The price point seems a bit high compared to the US counterparts.
They still don't have the MTM program as they are renovating the top floor of the building where it's going to be housed.
ETA is 2-3 months.
I tried on a blazer and quite like the fit but the huge patch pockets was a turn off for me.
(They told me they never have sales or promotions)
I went in a couple weeks ago and ended up finding a nice half lined medium blue sports coat for the summer (Washington model). Fabric is fantastic, very light weight and far more practical than a lot of the linen jackets they were carrying (can actually use it for work on a Friday). The service was excellent and the few alterations needed were done within a few days. To be honest I cannot think of a better value in Toronto. Uncle Harry's was selling something similar from Michael Kors that was 40% viscose or some rubbish for $650 and I walked out with this piece in 120s wool (not that I'm a stickler for thread count) for $480 after alterations and tax.
Just a note, I'd spead with a sales associate if you're looking for something specific. A lot of the collection isn't on display, and the stuff that is, is the trendier stuff (which may not appeal to all).
Went there today, and I kind of have mixed feelings about the place, on the positive side, they have very nice looking pieces especially from a few feet back which is what 90% of the world cares about. On closer look they seem to cut corners in every way possible (stitching, buttons, waist band etc) but really that's not as bad as it sounds as these pieces are dirt cheap. Around 450-550 for a suit and under 500 for a sport coat. The fabric is nice enough that you wont really have any complaints (good at least in the sub 1k price range). I would definitely recommend these suits over anything you can get at moores, hugo boss or any other generic department store brand.
Where I get mixed feeling about the place is sale personnel. They are very very different than anything you would see at a harry rosen or brooks brothers and their idea of what a fitting suit is seems to be way off. For some reason they keep recommending suits that are way too small. Also everyone of the sales reps there seems to be showing 2-3" of cuff. It is the strangest thing seeing a fitted suit that is a mile short in the sleeves. Finally the lack of ability to adjust the sleeve length on there suits is a major downfall and I am not sure why they build them with working button holes. Even bespoke suits normally put fake holes on because no one leaves them undone and for some reason the pants are all drop 6 even though some of these suits seem to be tapered at the waist for a drop 8-10.