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Simon Chambers

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Go to Paris, NYC, London, Milan and Vienna and see what people wear... this applies to guys and girls. Those are real world class cities.

I have noticed that Europeans tend to dress better than Torontonians through my trips to various cities over there for work. New York certainly has lots of people dressed formally in downtown Manhattan, but I'm not sure I see people outside the UN/banking core dressing that much better than in Toronto. And I haven't been back to NYC since COVID. Will keep my eyes open next year when I'm back there!
 

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Go to Paris, NYC, London, Milan and Vienna and see what people wear... this applies to guys and girls. Those are real world class cities.
Cool story bro.

Its a known fact that people in the places you listed might be more fashionable - what is the news here?

What is your definition of “dressing properly”? Let’s first establish that. And why does this bother you when you observe Torontonians?
 

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Was at Robert Jones this afternoon. They dont have any overcoats, but lots of pants, sweaters and suits. I overheard them mention they will put out the summer stuff in January.

I may go back again as I have always wanted a Kiton piece, but some of those price points are hard to justify for me.
 

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Was at Robert Jones this afternoon. They dont have any overcoats, but lots of pants, sweaters and suits. I overheard them mention they will put out the summer stuff in January.

I may go back again as I have always wanted a Kiton piece, but some of those price points are hard to justify for me.
appreciate the update - what kinda pricing are we talking here?
 

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appreciate the update - what kinda pricing are we talking here?

You are probably asking about sticker prices, but in case you meant discount I believe the entire store is 50% off right now.

On sticker prices I can tell you that Edward Green shoes are full-priced at $1500 for the normal models and $1900 for hand-sewn (like the Dover)...so 50% of that.

Other items in the 50% sale - that I made note of - included:

Couple Pal Zileri sport jackets were full-priced about $2000.

A Stile Latino sport jacket was full-priced at about $3300.

A Finamore 1925 Napoli dress shirt was full-priced at $425.
 
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You are probably asking about sticker prices, but in case you meant discount I believe the entire store is 50% off right now.

On sticker prices I can tell you that Edward Green shoes are full-priced at $1500 for the normal models and $1900 for hand-sewn (like the Dover)...so 50% of that.

Other items in the 50% sale - that I made note of - included:

Couple Pal Zileri sport jackets were full-priced about $2000.

A Stile Latino sport jacket was full-priced at about $3300.

A Finamore 1925 Napoli dress shirt was full-priced at $425.

Yes confirm shirts at $425.

Pants/jeans at $900+. Kiton pants/jeans were ~$1000. Kiton shorts ~$800

Lots of sweaters from Stile Latino, I think in the $500-$800 range.

Does anyone here own any pieces from Stile Latino? Any view on quality?
 

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I haven't purchased from Robert Jones before - their Inis Meian offerings didn't interest me enough and I never could rationalize an Edward Green purchase - but they were always gracious to me the odd time I walked in. I remember when Crockett and Jones came up in conversation once and one of the owners couldn't help but throw a slight jab at them, which I couldn't help but laugh at. (I wish I remembered what he said!)

I find it impressive in that they're as old school as they come when it comes to their operations, but have been able to operate for so long. 103 years is an amazing run for any business, and I imagine it speaks to how strong their clientele base is.

It's sad to hear that we'll have one less option for "SF-approved" menswear in the city, but at least it seems(?) like they're closing it on their terms.

On a side-note, IIRC they did accept Oxford gift cards (Square One, STC, Yorkdale and a couple of other malls in the GTA) as payment. If you have any lying around, it's worth asking to see if they still take them.
 

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Stile Latino's tailoring is okay. Not exceptional. Not really at the pinnacle of a "SF approved" garment.

Kiton jeans and chinos used to get a lot of hate on here, so definitely not SF approved. It was in part fueled by a fellow who wore pink Kiton chinos with a red Ferrari jacket - thread was probably from a decade ago. I'll skip the naming and shaming.

To be fair to Kiton, their winter weight trousers from their most current collection are very, very nice and the cut is much better as well.
 

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Does anybody know of anywhere in the city that sells good ivy or duckbill caps? I'm trying to replace this one from Goorin Bros. but can only seem to find flatcaps around. nN6-eTIdieO1.jpeg
 

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Yes confirm shirts at $425.

One more point - the Finamore 1925 shirt I saw at $425 full price was from the "cucita a mano" (hand stitched) line with some lovely elements of hand stitching visible.
 

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Damn... wanted to buy my son a nice Schott leather jacket for birthday. Went to Town Moto (shop on Ossington) web page to check what they have and it says they're permanently closed..
 

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