Originally Posted by DeadBoy
It's lower end relative to most of the other things they sell there. Still head and shoulders above your average department store suit, but still. Again don't get me wrong, I have plenty of their made in Italy stuff in my wardrobe and I love it, but finding that stuff isn't really brag-worthy unless it's a "I wanted it, it's good and it fits" brag (still a great brag).
Having said that, I've never encountered Harry Rosen store brand suit or sport coats that were canvassed. Were they house brand, or J.P. Tilford for Harry Rosen? If the latter, that's Samuelsohn's line for the store, which isn't exactly the same as the house brand.
The only labels on the jackets are the Harry Rosen label and the union made in Canada labels. When I do the pinch test above the breast pocket, I am able to grab a thin layer of fabric. These jackets are in good condition but the style is not new. Maybe they changed their construction method over the years? Maybe I do not know how to properly do the pinch test? I am sure you know more about this subject than I do. If you say they are not canvassed, then I will not dispute it.
But getting back to the subject of this thread. For Canada thrifters a Harry Rosen store brand that fits is a good find. If anybody is looking for higher end products, that fit you, in a style that you like, they can be found. But you need time and patience.