I've never been to the Montreal Holts (keep meaning to take a trip, there's some Kamkyl stuff I want to get) but yes, the men's selection is miniscule compared to women's - that's almost to be expected with any big department store
The Holts outlet (in Thornhill on Steeles West) was small, about the size of the Toronto men's sportswear department (as I remember it - it's been a while since I've been there). A wall and a half of suits, a couple long racks each of sport shirts, shirts, pants, some pegs holding maybe a few dozen ties & belts, etc. The prices were OK, but about what you'd find during their "Last Call" sales, except for the stuff that's been sitting for ages (2+ seasons.) I did most of my buying during the Last Call sales and wasn't too disappointed at the outlet. However (and this is a big however), from what other people have told me, most of the "good stuff" is gone within a few days (at the outlet). I can see this being true with only two HRs in Toronto - not much new stock being turned over all the time. When I was there last February, I picked up mostly casual clothes. They had lots of DKNY, Diesel, Abboud, BOSS Hugo Boss, HR label. Dribs and drabs of Prada, Jil Sander, Schonberger, and quite a bit of the weirder YSL stuff (well, at least stuff I'd never wear
The Harry Rosen outlet (Missisauga) was kind of small as well, but bigger than their Eaton Centre location. Selection was better than Holts - I got alot of Ted Baker stuff (call me crazy, but I love Ted Baker...). As would be expected, gobs of suits but a big mish mash of sizes (I'm a 40R which they seemed to have enough of.) They seem to be a little less seasonal, but there were lots of sweaters when I was there in the fall. Again, price wise the discounts were OK, but still in line with their end of season sales.