Decent suiting tailor in Toronto for a newbie?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cleanupinaisle3, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. cleanupinaisle3

    cleanupinaisle3 Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a young guy (22) looking to pick up some suits from Suitsupply to start a decent wardrobe for myself as a working professional (I'm in dental school at the moment). I need to know of anyone's experiences with tailors in the downtown area, ie. who can give me a thorough, well-done fitting of the suits without scoffing at my relatively low budget, but still knows how to make a slender young guy look good. He/she'd have to be relatively patient with my inexperience.

    If it helps, I'm 5'10", Asian, about 155 lbs, with relatively broad shoulders and I normally wear a size 36. Normally size S at the standard-fare mall shops I frequent: Club Monaco, J. Crew, BR, etc.

    Any advice for someone just starting a proper wardrobe?

    Also any individual recommendations from Suitsupply are welcome. I currently only have one suit, a coffee-coloured Hugo Boss from Harry Rosen; I just went with it because my family was paying for it; to be honest I find it sort of ill-fitting for my build even after they trimmed it down as best as they could and I've taken to just wearing slim-fit dress pants from Zara/H&M and a vest as it looks better on my figure, even if the suit is much nicer.

    Thanks!
     


  2. zinc2162

    zinc2162 Senior member

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    I have never tried Suitupply myself but I have heard good things about their products. Suitsupply is coming to Toronto according to its website. You can wait for that if you are not in a rush.

    If you can also provide your budget and what you are wearing the suit for, there are a lot of people here who can give you great advices.
     


  3. derekli

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    Try out IM-Label (http://im-label.com/).
    I have custom shirts made there and really like them. My friend got a suit made there as well and loved it. The guys there are really helpful and great to talk to.
     


  4. cleanupinaisle3

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    I suppose I'm a little unsure as to what the budget would be for a fitting of an off-the-rack suit. That's what I'm looking for advice/info on. I'd like a professional but stylish fit (I'd prefer slim/modern to conservative; I just don't feel myself when a suit feels larger than my regular clothes even if it's a 'proper' fit) so I was thinking of going with one of the more contemporary fits on Suitsupply.

    The suit would have to be something of an all-rounder; simple enough (plain navy, gray 2-piece) for conferences or interviews but also with a flattering-enough fit that it shows my silhouette (broad shoulders, chest, tapered torso, etc.) so it's appropriate for nights out or when I just want to dress to impress.

    Sorry, I'm being completely vague and clearly have no idea what I'm doing, which is why I'm seeking advice on a tailor. I suppose I just need someone who understands the style needs of a slim but athletic guy while still being down-to-earth enough to not beat me over the head with my own lack of knowledge haha.

    Suitsupply suits are relatively cheap, so I guess I'd budget $450-600 for the suit and $150-300 for the tailoring? So I'd like to keep it under a grand.

    At that point I'm not sure if it's just a better idea to go with the entry-level bespoke above (IM-Label).

    Thanks!
     


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