Originally Posted by Smitty2k1
I'm visiting your fine city next weekend and have most of Monday to wander on my own. I'd like to stop in some men's clothing stores. I know this is the classic mensware forum, but I'm cool with streetwear and denim too. I'll be in the city center without a car, but fully capable of taking public transit ;)
I should note that I'm in the market for a suit for summer wedding season, not sure if there is much I can do with only one day in the city.
So where should I go? Coming from Washington, DC BTW where we have most of the chain stores.
To add to @John-Galt 's impressive list of stores:
Queen St. West Neighbourhood:
- Due West, near Spadina Avenue, has a strong focus on outerwear. They carry most of the popular outerwear brands (Canada Goose, Mackage, Moose Knuckles) and some streetwear (McQ, Kenzo, Project A). They also carry some "SF-approved" brands like Sunspel and Norwegian Rain.
- I also like te koop, which is nearby. Their focus is on bags: some brands include Kyoto-based Hanpu, Herschel, Fjallraven and Filson.
- Also on Queen St. West is Dutil, known to be one of Toronto's specialty stores on denim with a pretty decent selection.
- If you continue west on Queen - past Sydney's and Nomad - you'll find Park & Province directly across from Trinity-Bellwoods Park, a store with a more laidback, slightly preppy vibe. They focus on quality brands: they're the only shop I know in town that carries Portuguese Flannel, Apolis and TCG (formerly Thorocraft). They also carry 3sixteen.
- If you like Oliver Spencer, they have a store just before Ossington Street, where gravitypope stands. Fred Perry and Stussy (Stussy is gone, thanks for the heads up @Master-Classter) have their own shops by that intersection too!
- Turn right at Ossington and you will soon find Lost & Found, one of my favourite shops. The owners are nice and they carry some cool brands (if you like Viberg, Golden Bear or Trickers, watch out!) This street is where you'll find Jonathan + Olivia, as well as I Miss You Man (a curated vintage store that focuses on higher-end brands) and Tiger of Sweden's boutique.
- Love & Greed, by the Drake Hotel. They have an interesting brand mix but I haven't been there yet as I seldom find myself in that part of town.
- Blue Button Shop (Dundas West/Dufferin) focuses on hard to find Japanese brands as well as homeware. Kapital, Anachronorm and other niche Japanese brands abound, as well as Merz B. Schwanen.
- The Future of Frances Watson (further on Queen West) which caters to both sexes. They also focus on denim, and the store has a bit of a homey, humble vibe to it. The owners are nice too.
- Gerhard Supply has a stronger focus on Canadian brands (OSC Cross, Arc'teryx Veilance, 18 Waits), with some decent foreign brands (Buttero, Hestra) in the mix.
- CNTRBND is one of the more popular high-end streetwear stores in the neighbourhood. They carry Thom Browne there, as well as brands such as Hood By Air and Off White.
- TNT (inside Yorkville Village) carries a large array of streetwear. The only store in the city that carries Yohji Yamamoto.
- capsule focuses on sneakers and streetwear. They have two stores in the area.
- In terms of CM, there's also V Hazelton and Via Cavour. Suitsupply also has their store in the neighbourhood.
Out of all the stores mentioned so far, my favourite stores are (in no particular order):
- Park & Province
- Uncle Otis
- Lost & Found
- Working Title
Edited by KaleidoscopicK - 5/27/16 at 8:57am