We would like to formally introduce ourselves to the SF Community.
We are SPIER & MACKAY (www.spierandmackay.com), a Toronto, Canada based menswear outfit that caters to both Off-the-Rack as well as Custom Tailoring Needs.
We founded the company on the driving principle that great fitting, high quality menswear should be available to all men. We wanted to make it affordable for all men to build out and create depth in their wardrobes with essential staples as well as seasonally appropriate pieces.
A note on fit - Since day one, we have been collecting data from our custom program and directly applying it to our Off-the-Rack shirts. What has resulted is an incredibly well fitting shirt that is based on a true set of averages, not your typical standard block pattern. To date our custom database consists of well over 100 000 points of measurement, including fit preference. As we collect more data, we continually to refine each new cut..
A note on quality - All of our shirts begin with the fabrics. We source from some of the most highly respected mills such as Monti, Canclini and Brembana as well as top Asian producers such as Century, Hammerle and Soktas. All our shirts are sewn with 18-21 stitches/inch, single needle tailoring. We use brushed interlinings from German producer Wendler. All yokes are true 4 piece, split bias yokes. Pattern matching along all major seams. We reverse fuse our collars and have a proprietary finishing technique that keeps our collars standing strong. Finally we top off our shirts with 3.2 mm pearl buttons.
A note on value - In 2009 we set up a small joint venture shirt unit in India so we could directly control quality and cost of our shirts. This was essential in our direct model for a company of our size to achieve such incredible value while still only producing small volume batches.
Our custom program is unique in that we draft all shirt and suit patterns from scratch, essentially offering bespoke patterns for each individual. There really is no limit on what can be achieved with our custom program. Every detail of the pattern can be adjusted to suit your needs.
Thanks for the opportunity and we warmly welcome all questions and feedback!