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The Ultimate Toronto Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Allen Dreadmon

    Allen Dreadmon Senior member

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    I stopped being loyal to SA's after my 2nd one quit. My current SA is pretty good, but he is not pulling strings for me.
     
  2. akoustas

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    Here's a question for the group. I just had a burgundy striped dress shirt made up, as it goes great with some stripes on a suit (navy blue with a rust check) I just had made. Question is, what pairs best with such a shirt in terms of ties. It really is outside my usual comfort zone, but it goes so well with the suit it was a natural choice.

    I'm thinking navy blue, charcoal grey, maybe dark green?

    I know it's a personal, not a "Toronto" issue, but this is the thread I hit up the most.
     
  3. borbor

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    def dark green and grey; i'm nto entirely sure about the blue.
     
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  4. spiermackay

    spiermackay Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Green is the natural compliment, but the exact shade would be dependent on the shade of navy in the suit. A Navy texture would probably work as well. No on the charcoal.
     
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  5. akoustas

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    Thanks guys! At least I'm on the right track (and have the needed goods). Will post the results once the piece is in!
     
  6. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    Pics would help me help you :)
     
  7. Allen Dreadmon

    Allen Dreadmon Senior member

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    I bought a couple things during the 30% sale but didn't get a 40% coupon. I feel left out... unless it came today...
     
  9. Allen Dreadmon

    Allen Dreadmon Senior member

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    PSA: Motoretta on College St. is having a 2 for 1 sale right now. They stock Filson, Redwing, Gloverall and more. Selection is not great, but if you can find what you're looking for it's worth checking out. 30% off single items too.
     
  10. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    Leatherfoot finally has their Crockett & Jones collection up on their site here.

    $870 CDN for the Coniston boot though...
     
  11. ino68

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    That's actually pretty decent tho! I paid £345 back when the CAD was much stronger against the pound, and it was already close to there!
     
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  12. larchamb

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    Hi, first post here, I am from Toronto's west end. Tried creating my own thread, not sure if that goes against the forum rules as my post is yet to show, so posting here now. I have read through a few threads so I have some idea of the available options, but I am also still in school as a mature student working towards my CPA - so my budget isn't quite up to where what's discussed is what I can opt for right now.
    My current habits are to pick up an item or two on sale after Christmas and then grab something new for the summer, but in recent years (I am now 31) I find I am looking for a more refined look and appreciating quality more. I have maybe 3 suits from tiptops (CK and Talia) and a couple dress shirts which I have had adjusted to fit me as best as possible, and one canali suit which was for a wedding which I got from Harry Rosen's. I have a couple jeans, slacks, dress shirts, and Robert graham items I highly enjoy from harrys as well. I know harry's has considerable markup, but the service I was provided with while shopping there made up for it to me, and I am routinely complimented when wearing the items i have selected from them. Also my fashion sense is probably that of a 6 year old dressing himself for school, so I am generally overwhelmed unless something jumps at me.

    Anyway, I am looking to get one or two new suits in the near future, and would like a little help picking something that oozes classic and sharp, without breaking the bank. The high end of my budget is about $800 for a two piece, and I would be willing to drop 200 each for a couple of nice dress shirts (only a couple tho lol). I also like items that are not restricting when it comes to matching them with something, as my wardrobe is not gigantic at the moment. I am really just looking to step it up a little from the look I can get a tiptops, without buying something that looks good but is poor quality.

    In looking through the bay I have seen ted baker, tiger of Sweden, reiss, and a couple other lines that I would be willing to maybe gamble on if I could know I am getting value for what I am spending, but I am hesitant buying anything from the bay as I know its just a department store line and the price generally doesn't merit the service I get there and I am just gambling on quality. If I did go with one of the previously mentioned I would probably try and pick something up from their own stores rather than bay lines. I like to get whatever I buy adjusted, and being 5'8 and almost athletic, most of the stuff I buy NEEDS to be adjusted.

    So, throw some suggestions for a guy like me, what should I check out, and also tell me what to stay away from please. I live west end but go to school downtown.

    As for shoes, I really wanted some allen Edmonds, but I have a high instep and this causes a bowing at the top of the shoes which really looks bad, like a gap from wearing slippers. I have tried wider shoes, but I am doomed to wearing derbies pretty much. I have a pair of galizio toressi's which I absolutely adore, but cant get anything else from their line that I want because id have to ship it from outside Canada (+$$$), or I would have no hesitation buying them. So really I am looking for a nice chestnut brown derby cap-toe. its really hit or miss with the bowing, even on derbies sometimes. I have also checked out the loding store at sherway and found the fit feels slightly awkward, the shoes look pretty good, but fit seems a bit off (mostly in the heel).

    Thanks for reading this essay, I look forward to seeing your replies!
     
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  13. stanchri

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    Anyone still looking for shoes, Brooks Brothers has 40% off shoes & accessories today (doesn't apply to Edward Green or cordovan) and should be good for everyone, no need for a corporate card.
     
  14. RogerP

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    Just for today?
     
  15. stanchri

    stanchri Senior member

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    Only for today. It's part of their "Five days of giving" promotion. In fact it's the last one.
     
  16. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Thanks. Good deal, but no way I can get downtown today.
     
  17. stanchri

    stanchri Senior member

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    I agree. It's a shame they sent the emails for each only on the day of.
    However, it's also valid online though I'm not sure how shipping, duties and taxes work (if shipped from the US). Also, the online prices are likely in USD.
     
  18. RogerP

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    Yes - I couldn't seem to find an on-line price in $CDN and definitely would not import from the States as the lion's share of the savings would be eaten up in duties and taxes.

    And I don't realy have my sizing figured out in most of their brands other than EG.

    Too bad, I dig that Peal & Co. tan grain chukka.
     
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  19. stanchri

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    I believe the stores also do sales over the phone, with in-store pickup.

    You'd still be left guessing on sizing though. However, assuming regular returns policy, you could potentially purchase a range, best guess +/- half a size, keep the pair that fits and return the other 2 pairs.
     
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  20. burgerkong

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    Would you say RBC store has a better selection than Bloor?
     

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