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Kiton and lobb discovered in montreal

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PHV, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. PHV

    PHV Senior member

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    I thought one could only find Kiton at Harry Rosen in Montreal, but it turns out that I stumbled on a place called Uomos when I was having dinner at the Ritz. They have just about everything in the upper bracket of italian houses. So I don't know if anyone here lives in Montreal or is considering comming here, but now I know that is has everything. Peel st. in Montreal is really something quite special now.

    at the display in the Ritz they had this Kiton sports jacket that was yellow, blue and white. Exceptional work, with a pair of beautiful Ed Greens and an offwhite Kiton shirt and tie.
     


  2. naturlaut

    naturlaut Senior member

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    Yes, it's a wonderful place right across from Harry Rosen. The last time I was there, it has pretty much every high-end RTW maker: Kiton suits/shirts, Borrelli suits/shirts, some Lobb and Green, Loro Piana, etc., alongside Prada and some other designer stuffs (can't remember). There is also a Kiton-certified tailor/MTM-fitter stationed there. It's a small shop, and the staffs are moderately friendly and helpful (I am Chinese so they didn't pay much attention to me, as usual).
     


  3. PHV

    PHV Senior member

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    yes some of us bok gwi are very racist still [​IMG] For all of you americans, you should consider comming down, with your stronger currency you can stay in the lap of total luxury and buy fantastic clothes in the only European influenced city in North America.
     


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    johnapril Senior member

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    The store next door to L'Uomo carries Seraphin leathers. Seraphin is a Russian designer in Paris. He designs leathers for Hermes. Anyway, his work is special, and if you're from out of country, his stuff can be had for a good price because of the weak Canadian dollar.
     


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    Was in Montreal last week and stopped into L'Uomo. They have a very well-chosen selection, especially of Kiton and Loro Piana. Shoes were well represented with about a dozen or so different models of Edward Green and about twenty different Lobb styles. I couldn't resist an impulse purchase: Dovers on the 606 in dark oak antique with a double leather sole.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    amazing color.
     


  9. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Did you stop in to the shop next door?
     


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    tattersall Senior member

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    I did. There are three shops on Peel that all have "l'uomo" in their name (the one next door included) - no doubt capitalizing on the success of the store I went into.

    As you said, the Seraphin leathers were very impressive. They also had a some Barrett shoes and Borrelli shirts and ties that were quite nice. Up the street (corner of Peel and Blvd Maisonneuve) was another "uomo" shop that carried some nice Cantarelli and Nervesa suits. Another store carried Canali and Baldessarini - I was surprised to note that Baldessarini shoes now appear to be by Crockett and Jones.

    This little stretch of Peel is very impressive and well worth a visit if any of you are in Montreal. I would say that L'Uomo is on par in terms of experience with Louis Boston and Wilkes Bashford. I was also delighted with the service -  the associate who helped me (Eric) was extremely knowledgable.
     


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    Ah, Rue Peel, one of favorite streets in one of my favorite North American cities. Love the atmosphere there, especially on
    Formula One Grand Prix weekend - exotic cars exhibited by
    local clubs, one or two manufacturers too.

    At l'uomo, I tried on a Kiton blazer - it was one of those "Aha." moments when you suddenly understand what all the fuss is about (you might have similar experiences about wine, cars, women, etc). The fit was incredible, but more impressive was it felt like nothing. I didn't buy the blazer, but purchased some accessories instead.

    I hope Cafe Ferreira is still as good as I remember yet; haven't been to the race in a few years.
     


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    johnapril Senior member

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    I have had the same experience with Isaia Napoli. The jacket's architecture was like a skin, nothing but the weight of color.
     


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    I live in Montreal and I am not surprised by Naturlaut's comment. I find salespeople here to be simply horrible,
    whether at Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, or around Peel st.

    It's funny because I shop in these types of stores when
    I am outside Montreal but the attitude of the salespeople
    in my hometown is just ridiculous, making me completely
    uninterested to shop there.
     


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    I had quite the opposite experience - all the gentlemen at L'Uomo were polite to a fault and extremely helpful. I asked a lot of questions regarding their shoes and suits and they seemed engaged by the discussion.
     


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