Feel free to share which tailor and how their work is. We all need to help each other out here.
Speaking of which, I guess I should weigh in on recent sales.
Harry Rosen (West Ed) -- A few sales going on here. 60% off a fair amount of merchandise, including:
- some nice ties (RT best in class, etc.)
- a lot of J.P. Tilford for Harry Rosen shirts (especially in sizes 16/16.5)
- scarves, gloves, hats
There are some higher end shirts (e.g. Canali, Zegna, Facconable) for about 30% off, which makes them still quite expensive. In addition, some suits are discounted by about 30-40%. There is a nice Samuelsohn 3b in solid navy that is around $550 at the moment. Pyjamas and bedtime clothing was on sale as well, but I didn't have a close look. Finally, there are a number of shoes on sale for about $100 off. Some Allen Edmonds, Cole Haan, Hugo Boss for around $250 each. Sizes were limited. There was also a table of pants which seemed to be about half off.
At the same time, they seem to be running a simultaneous sale on all their house brand white shirts, which are priced at $75 each.
Now, there's still a great deal of 'sports wear' on the tables, which is marked down by an additional 25% on top
of the current sale price. After a brief glance, it appeared that you could get some fairly nice deals, e.g. Cashmere v-necks for $60 or so.
A final note. I've been there twice in the last two weeks and it looked like almost no
inventory had moved. I hope that this means there will be further reductions in price, but they might just send whatever doesn't sell to their Ontario outlet stores instead. Unfortunate, as I still consider the sale prices to be just too high.
Henry Singer (Manulife Place) -- the dirty shirt sale just began. I have to say it is disappointing overall.
Winter coats are selling for about $550. There is a massive table of Hugo Boss shirts; one for $119 or two for $199. Ties (mostly awful selection, but some nice brands) are on for $68 each, while sundry sweaters, t-shirts, gloves, hats, scarves, etc. are discounted (not sure by how much). Didn't see whether there were any suits and or sport coats on sale. There were mid-range (Boss, Haan) shoes for around $250 each.
Holt Renfrew (Manulife Place) -- the now or never sale just began, as well.
Very large selection of ties on sale, some good selection, but not especially cheap iirc (around $60 each?). Sundry brand-name pocket squares (RL, Paul Smith, Zegna) on sale for between $30 and $45. There is a decent collection of shirts for about 50-60% off, including Armani, Burberry, Paul Smith, and Boss, but at prices which ranged between $100 and $150 each, I didn't bite.
There were 3-4 racks of suits and sport coats marked down by about 60-70%, but it was fairly unimpressive stuff for the price. Armani jacket for $800, Paul Smith for slightly less. Notice the same 2-3 brands keep popping up? Pretty annoying.
There were also some shoes on sale but I didn't get a good look at prices or models. Didn't look at streetwear/denim, but there was plenty of that on sale too.
Overally, pretty disappointing, especially after having spent months on the B&S forum. Every time I picked up an item, I mentally checked it against every deal I've ever seen on this website and ended up turning it down.