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The Marol Trunk Show was nice. It's located in A penthouse UNIT of 1 KING Hotel (forgot the hotel name).

Quite a wide range of selection on fabric, collar type, cuff type, styles. I wasn't planning to get any but ends up getting a MTM shirt.
I don't know too much about shirt construction, so cannot comment too much, but they are come with a lot of handmade details, high arm whole, very nice shape on me even for the RTWs. I didn't count but there's a couple books of fabric to choose, big books, I would assume there's in total of 100+?
I choose a convertible one piece collar, with Cocktail Cuff, in light blue and blue Stripe Fabric.

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Also had a chat with Pino Peluso, seems very unassuming and humble, I didn't plan to do one at the moment, but I have to say I am indeed interested, given Pino will regularly come to Canada for fitting/ trunk shows, I took measurement with him in case I am planning to do one in the future.
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Kenji ties are nice, can tell they are handmade for sure, as they are not 100% symmetric... Very light, I can image the nice shape when wind blows.

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Enzo Bonafe:
Ends up going with below style with brown museum calf (bottom) and red suede (top), with a bit more Brogue details, in 74945 last.
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Some more photos of their shoes.
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In general I think Bo is a very nice guy, not pushy at all, I feel very comfortable in the event. He definitely knows his shirting business, I get to explore quite a lot about shirts. (But I still don't think ~ 300 EUR shirt is something I can keep doing... Probably just try one to know what it is.)
I also like his choice in ties, shoes, and suits in this trunk show.

Something I don't really like about is the selection of choice in shoes and suiting/ jacketing bespoke:
Shoes:
There's only 8 or 9 shoes (not pairs, each one comes with one foot only...) that I can try on, in fact, only 3 of them are roughly in my size, I suspect some customer may not even be able to find one to try. As I am someone who concerns about fitting and sizing a lot, it didn't give me enough confidence to be honest, however, Bo is willing to forward my measurement info (that I used for AM MTM) to the shoemaker, plus the addition fitting, otherwise I probably wouldn't order one.
Suit Bespoke:
There's only 5 books of fabric to choose. Big books though, but I would still think there's not enough.. consider this is at ~ 3000 EUR price point.

This will be a permanent location for Marol, in the future it would be by appointment basis, Bo himself can always take measurement for you, and will host trunk show occasionally.
 
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The Marol Trunk Show was nice. It's located in A penthouse UNIT of 1 KING Hotel (forgot the hotel name).

Quite a wide range of selection on fabric, collar type, cuff type, styles. I wasn't planning to get any but ends up getting a MTM shirt.
I don't know too much about shirt construction, so cannot comment too much, but they are come with a lot of handmade details, high arm whole, very nice shape on me even for the RTWs. I didn't count but there's a couple books of fabric to choose, big books, I would assume there's in total of 100+?
I choose a convertible one piece collar, with Cocktail Cuff, in light blue and blue Stripe Fabric.

View attachment 1066212 View attachment 1066215

Also had a chat with Pino Peluso, seems very unassuming and humble, I didn't plan to do one at the moment, but I have to say I am indeed interested, given Pino will regularly come to Canada for fitting/ trunk shows, I took measurement with him in case I am planning to do one in the future.
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Kenji ties are nice, can tell they are handmade for sure, as they are not 100% symmetric... Very light, I can image the nice shape when wind blows.

View attachment 1066213

Enzo Bonafe:
Ends up going with below style with museum calf (botton) and red sude (top), with a bit more Brogue details, in 74945 last.
View attachment 1066222

Some more photos of their shoes.
View attachment 1066214 View attachment 1066216 View attachment 1066217

In general I think Bo is a very nice guy, not pushy at all, I feel very comfortable in the event. He definitely knows his shirting business, I get to explore quite a lot about shirts. (But I still don't think ~ 300 EUR shirt is something I can keep doing... Probably just try one to know what it is.)
I also like his choice in ties, shoes, and suits in this trunk show.

Something I don't really like about is the selection of choice in shoes and suiting/ jacketing bespoke:
Shoes:
There's only 8 or 9 shoes (not pairs, each one comes with one foot only...) that I can try on, in fact, only 3 of them are in simlar size, I assume some customer may not even be able to find one to try. As I am someone who concerns about fitting and sizing a lot, it didn't give me enough confidence to be honest, however, Bo is willing to forward my measurement info (that I used for AM MTM) to the shoemaker, plus the addition fitting, otherwise I probably wouldn't order one.
Suit Bespoke:
There's only 5 books of fabric to choose. Big books though, but I would still think there's not enough.. consider this is at ~ 3000 EUR price point.

This will be a permanent location for Marol, in the future it would be by appointment basis, Bo himself can always take measurement for you, and will host trunk show occasionally.
Thanks for sharing your experience!!

Definitely interested in popping in the future.
 

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Does anybody know of a good tailor in Etobicoke or even Mississauga?
West End Toronto, too
I went to my local place, who i've gone to many times and do good work, but their pricing is getting atrocious and long wait times.

I have an unfortunate crotch hole in a pair of my pants, so i went to get a quote.
They quoted me (preface: not a typo)
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$175


I also have a new sports coat where i need the sleeves finished. They don't do button holes anymore, and if i just wanted the buttons affixed it would be $30 and a 4 week turnaround time.

I wasn't going in with the mindset of adding surgeon cuffs to begin with, but at the same time don't want to pay $30 for buttons and wait 4 weeks. And the pants, well.....:s
 

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Tom Ford sample sale is going on at 15 Apex Road for thos interested. It started today and ends Friday. Hours are noon to PM
 

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Apologies but I was given the wrong info. Its actually Ted Baker. But I haven't been yet. I'm going tonight to see what they have
ummm, it now doesn't matter at all.

i was about to change my plans for the rest of the week
 

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