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tailor in the GTA

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mrskinny, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. mrskinny

    mrskinny Active Member

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    anyone know of a good tailor in the toronto area? I have a wool top coat id like to have altered slightly so it's a lil more fitted. maybe relocate buttons.. shorten i dunno..

    lemme know, thanks
     
  2. oneeightyseven

    oneeightyseven Well-Known Member

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    I've been wondering this too..I have a shitload of stuff that needs to be altered, but I don't really trust a random tailor with my expensive goods..any help anyone?
     
  3. TBSDSpaniard

    TBSDSpaniard Well-Known Member

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    when I have serious work to be done....

    Paolo Crea
    Crea Tailors
    1018A St. Clair Ave. West Toronto, ON
    M6E1A4
    416-658-7636
     
  4. RyanM

    RyanM Well-Known Member

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    A while ago I went to Antonio, in the colonade, on Bloor, between bay and avenue (2nd floor). he can/will do serious stuff like you said.
     
  5. korce

    korce Well-Known Member

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    I had a suit recently altered by Sydney of Sydney's on Queen W. I'd trust him with pricier goods, and he has experience working with more "fashion forward" (ie slim) cuts. Also has a nice selection of SW&D-type product in the store, and offers bespoke suit and jeans for those with the $$$. His site is: www.sydneystoronto.com Worth checking him out if you're downtown.
     
  6. mrskinny

    mrskinny Active Member

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    anyone hear of magic tailors on yonge across from eaton centre?
     
  7. Young Pro

    Young Pro Well-Known Member

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    I know people who have had good luck with Beauchamp on Wellington, not cheap though. They also do semi bespoke shirts and suits.
     
  8. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    I go to club 10 tailors in Promenade mall (Thornhill, Bathurst North of Steeles). Like a good tailor
    1. He understands what you want, and explains what will work or not, and will even tell you when it's a bad idea or not worth the money
    2. You pay, but you get what you pay for
    (I would apply the same 2 rules to find any competent tailor)

    It's pricey as usual, but it's a mental relief to know it'll probably be done right. The asian lady around the corner working out of her garage it nice, but after messing up a few things a few times, it's hems only for her from now on

    PS - http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=22415
     
  9. literasyme

    literasyme Well-Known Member

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    I've been pretty happy with Xavier Custom Tailors (10 St Mary St, near Younge & Bloor). Avoid Davenport Custom Tailors -- for some reason, they've been written up all over the place, but the work they've done for me has been universally slapdash, and none of the people working there are particularly helpful or willing to listen.
     
  10. mrskinny

    mrskinny Active Member

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    anyone hear of magic tailors on yonge across from eaton centre?

    i ended up giving these magic tailor guys a try. it was recommended by some custom suit guys at yonge and king. very reasonable prices, cash no tax and it seemed like they knew what they were doing.

    I'll let you know how the coat turned out when i pick it up next week.

    excellent thread.
     
  11. shoesies

    shoesies Well-Known Member

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    anyone else offer the skinny on MTM suits and shirts in Toronto?
     
  12. theyare

    theyare Well-Known Member

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    GTA? gotta go with my guy Nico Belic!
     
  13. shoesies

    shoesies Well-Known Member

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    GTA? gotta go with my guy Nico Belic!

    Croatian? Where [​IMG]

    edit - looks like grand theft auto [​IMG]
     
  14. UserNameToronto

    UserNameToronto Well-Known Member

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    I've been pretty happy with Xavier Custom Tailors (10 St Mary St, near Younge & Bloor).

    x2.
     
  15. chrome_dout

    chrome_dout Well-Known Member

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    Good to see a lot of Torontonians on this site. [​IMG]
    I've heard that Raffa at Yonge Eglinton does some pretty nice tailoring, I've yet to check it out myself though.
     
  16. UserNameToronto

    UserNameToronto Well-Known Member

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    Good to see a lot of Torontonians on this site. [​IMG]
    I've heard that Raffa at Yonge Eglinton does some pretty nice tailoring, I've yet to check it out myself though.


    Could be - I don't go north of Bloor for any reason though.
     
  17. mdavie

    mdavie Well-Known Member

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    Anyone on here visited James VII on Richmond? http://www.jamesvii.com

    - I am the owner. If any of my customers are on here, hopefully they can say something (positive or negative)
     
  18. tricky

    tricky Well-Known Member

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    Anyone on here visited James VII on Richmond? http://www.jamesvii.com

    - I am the owner. If any of my customers are on here, hopefully they can say something (positive or negative)


    I'm curious too. 199 for 3 custom fitted shirts sounds really good but wondering if anyone has any feedback about the quality of the final product. I've never had a shirt tailored from scratch.
     
  19. osc

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    I'm curious too. 199 for 3 custom fitted shirts sounds really good but wondering if anyone has any feedback about the quality of the final product. I've never had a shirt tailored from scratch.

    +1 - would like to see any feedback. Maybe mdavie can offer SFers a deal to try it out...
     
  20. mdavie

    mdavie Well-Known Member

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    +1 - would like to see any feedback. Maybe mdavie can offer SFers a deal to try it out...
    At these prices I can't go lower as that is already a great deal. I will put it out there, the first person to contact me I will make them a free Prestige dress shirt. Only rules to this are you have to be in Toronto (so you can get fitted in the showroom) and you have to post telling everyone about it. My email and phone number are on the site or you can reply to this thread. Cheers, Mike ----------------------- www.jamesvii.com
     

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