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V Hazelton referred me to a few of the shops that do a lot of the work for them in the area. I also know of a very very good independent tailor, but he's more in the financial district. Is Yorkville / financial district okay, or does it have to be strictly west end / Mississauga?
 

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V Hazelton referred me to a few of the shops that do a lot of the work for them in the area. I also know of a very very good independent tailor, but he's more in the financial district. Is Yorkville / financial district okay, or does it have to be strictly west end / Mississauga?
I guess it doesn't matter. I'm really looking for someone who can do mail in orders though. I know it's weird but I'm just paranoid these days.
 

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V Hazelton referred me to a few of the shops that do a lot of the work for them in the area. I also know of a very very good independent tailor, but he's more in the financial district. Is Yorkville / financial district okay, or does it have to be strictly west end / Mississauga?
May I ask which shops V Hazelton referred? I’m always on the lookout for good alterations tailors for more complicated work.
 

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May I ask which shops V Hazelton referred? I’m always on the lookout for good alterations tailors for more complicated work.
Ian at Tower Bespoke is independent and does an incredible job with more complex alterations. He has an Instagram (@towerbespoke) you can contact him through. There are a few mentions of him in this thread — nothing but praise.
 

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Sharing this with my Toronto brethren before anybody else:

Tom Ford outlet in Italy is having a sale. Items 70-85% off. They deduct VAT, so closer to 75-90% off.

100 euros flat shipping. Best if somebody does a group order so you can save on shipping.

Here’s the list of sale items:



Here’s their WhatsApp #:

+39 344 054 3707

Good luck!
have you ever ordered from them? Any language barrier or is communication pretty good?
 
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Anyone know where to get a fedora stretched and cleaned in Toronto? The Hatter on Avenue Road has closed permanently and is selling some items on Kijiji now. Goorin Hat Shop on Queen West also seems to have been shuttered for good due to COVID-19. Can't think of anywhere else in the city to take a nice hat to be shaped up.
 

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Anyone know where to get a fedora stretched and cleaned in Toronto? The Hatter on Avenue Road has closed permanently and is selling some items on Kijiji now. Goorin Hat Shop on Queen West also seems to have been shuttered for good due to COVID-19. Can't think of anywhere else in the city to take a nice hat to be shaped up.
You could try Leon Drexler, he makes custom hats so he can do it but am not sure if he does that for hats not made by him.
 

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Anyone know where to get a fedora stretched and cleaned in Toronto? The Hatter on Avenue Road has closed permanently and is selling some items on Kijiji now. Goorin Hat Shop on Queen West also seems to have been shuttered for good due to COVID-19. Can't think of anywhere else in the city to take a nice hat to be shaped up.
Damn it all. The Hatter was my one good place for casual hats - now I'll have to have them shipped.
 
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The Hatter on Avenue Road has closed permanently and is selling some items on Kijiji now.
This is major news. I visited their former branch in the former Arcade (Yonge/Templeton) many times and bought several Kangol and Borsalino caps as well as a Borsalino sisal.

They had a working conformateur and a top hat cleaning service ... truly a bridge to another era. It's a sad loss.
 

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I sent the tailor referrals via PM.

On another note, does anyone know if the CBSA refunds taxes paid after returning an item?

You could try Leon Drexler, he makes custom hats so he can do it but am not sure if he does that for hats not made by him.
I contacted Leon via Instagram for bespoke but he never responded. If he doesn't bother responding to a business inquiry, then I similarly won't go out of my way to give him my business.
 

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I sent the tailor referrals via PM.

On another note, does anyone know if the CBSA refunds taxes paid after returning an item?



I contacted Leon via Instagram for bespoke but he never responded. If he doesn't bother responding to a business inquiry, then I similarly won't go out of my way to give him my business.
Based on my previous experience (maybe 1.5 years ago), yes, they will refund
 

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Based on my previous experience (maybe 1.5 years ago), yes, they will refund
Thanks! By the way, I recall you mentioning something about getting interested people for Meccariello bespoke in Toronto. Are you still looking for people, or not anymore?
 

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Thanks! By the way, I recall you mentioning something about getting interested people for Meccariello bespoke in Toronto. Are you still looking for people, or not anymore?
Unlikely to happen. We may try to do one in NYC in the future, but it's at a very initial stage.
AM does online MTM with trial shoes. If you are interested you should consider that route...
 

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