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The Ultimate Toronto Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. TOstyle

    TOstyle Well-Known Member

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    Just went through this thread after a while. I'm going to try to attend the meet-up event - looking forward to it!
     
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  2. suitforcourt

    suitforcourt Well-Known Member

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    I really hope anyone can walk in and feel included.

    Maybe @jokb can pull in a few of his friends.
     
  3. suitforcourt

    suitforcourt Well-Known Member

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    @jokb - Can you distribute the event to your friends as well? Thanks.
     
  4. KaleidoscopicK

    KaleidoscopicK Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean from one of their house brands? I've always wondered how their stuff holds up. My sister enjoys shopping from their in-house items.
     
  5. nqtri

    nqtri Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone experienced Massimo Dutti's stuff? They're higher-end Zara and many of the products they have on the website look pretty impressive.
     
  6. Spex

    Spex Well-Known Member

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    Although I've only ever bought a tie (a grey wool Made in Italy) and a pair of suede loafers (made in Portugal) from MD, I do check them out regularly. I never walk into Zara anymore, since I can't get behind the quality and styles, but MD is clearly a step above in both respects. They do have sales once in a while as well, and items seem to get discounted by a decent amount. I've never tried on a pair of trousers, so I can't speak to that, but their sport coats generally look decent and from what I remember, the fit was OK for myself as well (YMMV).
     
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  7. akoustas

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    @KaleidoscopicK

    Yup, the house brand is called Le 31, but they have other sub brands as well.

    It can be a bit confusing as the quality differs within the line but I've only had good experiences with the linen items. Much better than Massimo Dutti at least.

    To answer @nqtri ...Massimo Dutti is way overpriced for what it is. I purchased a pair of trousers and a linen shirt from them a couple years back and both looked absolutely ragged by the end of the season. My wife used to shop there for her work wear but the quality was quite disappointing. You're better off either going to Zara and getting stuff on the cheap or stepping up to Club Monaco (if you're just looking at Mall brands) or a superior independent.
     
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  8. 7_rocket

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    I have items. A chino and a pair of Chukka boots. It's their slim fit chino that fits great and takes a beating. It's been washed over and over and still looks good. The Chukka is obviously glued but it's held up fine for the going on 3 years I've owned it.

    Of course only buy stuff from there on sale. I paid $50 for the chino's and about $100 or so for the Chukka's
     
  9. clarksdb

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    I've been interested in their chinos as they look nice but unfortunately have a label on the back pocket I believe. Also when are the sales?
     
  10. suitforcourt

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  11. othertravel

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    Hey guys, small PSA. Stopped by Harry's Outlet, and although there weren't a tonne of great deals, there was a pair of Chuch's Sahara's in Navy Suede (gummy sole) for $169 in 7UK.

    Note: They have three pairs at the store. BUT, two of the pairs have colour mismatches (one shoe is navy, the other one gray). I found one pair at the back wall that was coloured perfectly. If you can grab it, it's a good deal.
     
  12. suitforcourt

    suitforcourt Well-Known Member

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    Those are sweet prices. Not my size, and suede is too hard to take care of. Hopefully someone grabs them.
     
  13. scatterbrain

    scatterbrain Well-Known Member

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    I started a Toronto housing market thread for those considering a housing change or the economics of housing in the city more generally:
    http://www.styleforum.net/threads/toronto-housing-market-thread.541561/

    Homeowners, come post your advice and worries about the bubble bursting.

    Renters, come post about getting priced out.

    Property developers and real estate agents...have some scotch and celebrate in your vicuna pyjamas, I guess?
     
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