Outclass is a Toronto made menswear brand established in 2010 by 23 year old Italian/Canadian designer Matteo Sgaramella. Born and raised in Toronto, Matteo developed a passion for style and design early on through his interest in art and culture. Releasing his online store in the spring of 2011 with just a few accessories, Matteo garnered some serious attention thanks to a post on Hypebeast and a co-sign from Toronto's retail veteran, Klaxon Howl. Continuing with the progression of the brand, in spring of 2011, Matteo began to develop denim and shirting, again getting some attention, this time from RawrDenim (now Heddels) and other retailers in Toronto.
Fast forward to 2016, Outclass is carried at retailers across Canada and the United States and was featured on HighSnobiety as a brand to watch for 2016. This fall marks the launch of the brand's most in-depth collection. Taking inspiration from Outclass' history and heritage, a distinctively Canadian collection with quality, utility and style in mind. The collection remains to be exclusively made in Toronto, with the exception of hats (made in British Columbia) and footwear (made in Italy). This season there is a heavy focus on athletic knitwear, using made in Toronto fabric. The collection also includes sweaters and shirting made using European materials, as well as tailored wool cargos and over coats, creating a truly well-rounded collection with something for everyone.
Some images from the newly launched fall collection:
Along with the launch of the fall collection, the brand has opened its doors to the public through a flagship store in Toronto's Brockton Village neighbourhood.
Have a look at the site at http://outclass.ca/ and leave a comment on your thoughts of the brand.