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Where do you shop in Toronto?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Franky In T.O., Nov 12, 2008.

  1. eg1

    eg1 Senior member

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    Occasionally drop by Walter Beachamp Tailors when I visit friends in the city.
     
  2. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I don't remember seeing any Cucinelli there but he does have Borrelli shirts and ties if I recall correctly.

    Are you looking for shoes or sport jackets from HR Last Call? Not much in the small sizes for coats but there is a bunch of Isaias wool/cashmere in a cool burgundy/cream like houndstooth pattern for ~ $600. I would hold out for the 60-80% off since they seem to have a lot of those.

    I also think they may still have a couple of pairs of the zegna couture loafers in 8.5-9.


    The Cucinelli is new. They'd just gotten stuff in the last time I'd taken a jacket there for alterations (maybe 2-3 months ago).

    And thanks for the Last Call update.

    I was trying to get some friends to drive me up there today but got shot down. I was definitely looking for smaller sportcoats so it's nice to know I'm not missing anything yet.
     
  3. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    It's a very nice store. But it's way way over priced compared to what I can purchase that stuff for in the US.

    Definitely - I just like their displays.

    Also, I've gone into Theodore 1922 in the Annex a couple of times and they have a decent selection of stuff including Samuelsohn MTM.
     
  4. Recoil

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    Definitely - I just like their displays. Also, I've gone into Theodore 1922 in the Annex a couple of times and they have a decent selection of stuff including Samuelsohn MTM.
    Theodore is an excellent store as well. David is a great guy. I've purchased quite a few things from him.
     
  5. Zegnamtl

    Zegnamtl Senior member

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    .......overpriced Canali and Hugo Boss crap......

    Holts Last call at Vaughan Mills is often the best bet for sportjackets (currently 40% off the already 60% off retail prices), ties and sometimes shoes (just bought some beautiful Zegna Couture loafers additional 30% off [​IMG]).

    I've also bought some great Samuelsohn stuff at The Bay (Bloor or Queen) at deep discounts but there seem to fewer of those 40% + 50% off sales since the new owners took over.


    Man you TO guys are so spoiled compared to the down trodden MTL shopper! [​IMG]
     
  6. dclloyd

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    I've been meaning to drop by Tom's Place, I'm in Vancouver and only make it to Toronto a few times a year. Any idea as to the price range they typically sell their Corneliani suits at? [​IMG]

    So I know I'm replying to myself here, but in case anyone's interested ...

    Stopped by Tom's Place today while in the city on business. Downstairs they had a "5 for 1" sale going on of fairly basic suits - all fused, Lauren some Arnold Brants etc. At $200 or so per suit probably not a bad deal.

    Upstairs they had an amazing collection of Corneliani suits - even in my size, 38R, which I've been finding somewhat hard to find. Good basics too - navy pinstripes, grey etc. Prices were as tagged $1150 - $1350 or so, and Tom offered to take another $250 off. Decent price on some great suits. Had some other nice ones upstairs with Cerrutti fabrics etc. More than I wanted to spend, but way better selection than I was expecting.
     
  7. Totoro

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    I really hate how much money you have to spend in this city. It is truly a constant struggle for any one who is a student, or a bargain shopper, or hell even those that are willing to spend a reasonable sum. Instead of just ranting, here're a couple of stores that I like: TNT Blu at Hazelton Lanes is where I bought my favourite pair of denim. It's more hipster than sartorialist, but if that's what you like then TNT has probably the biggest selection in town. Noir on Bloor has a selection of more established brands. In my opinion, they are a perfect medium between the denim/collector sneaker boutiques and stuffy Harry Rosen. They have the only selection of Dior Homme denim I've seen in Toronto.
     
  8. korce

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    Theodore is an excellent store as well. David is a great guy. I've purchased quite a few things from him.

    Theodore certainly has great product but David can be a bit of an @$$. I went in looking for a white shirt and he had me try on a beautiful ETON slim fit (fresh from the packaging). As soon as I asked about price ($325!) and expressed that I was looking to spend closer to $200, he commented rather rudely that I wouldn't find any shirts in that price range from him, and seemed very angry at the fact that he had removed the shirt from the packaging and I wasn't buying it.

    Nice product certainly, but a bit overpriced, and David can be rude based on my experience.
     
  9. Mustapha

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    Theodore certainly has great product but David can be a bit of an @$$. I went in looking for a white shirt and he had me try on a beautiful ETON slim fit (fresh from the packaging). As soon as I asked about price ($325!) and expressed that I was looking to spend closer to $200, he commented rather rudely that I wouldn't find any shirts in that price range from him, and seemed very angry at the fact that he had removed the shirt from the packaging and I wasn't buying it. Nice product certainly, but a bit overpriced, and David can be rude based on my experience.
    I've walked by many times, never been inside. Beautiful window displays. Toronto's best selection of colourful pocket squares. You've identified an issue with these small shops with rarefied goods - the prices can be a shocker, and the staff can get miffed easily if they think you are wasting their time trying on things. I usually just look; after asking something like; 'what's the price range of these shirts?'[​IMG] lol, a friend of mine was trying on expensive watches at the European Jewellers a few blocks east on Bloor - for fun - at lunchtime - asking lots of questions - they eventually told him 'we have nothing for you here, sorry'. [​IMG]
     
  10. TRINI

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    There's also Nicolas on Cumberland (right next to the cinema) and they carry Paul Smith, Lardini, and Boglioli I believe. Again, prices are $$$.
     
  11. Mustapha

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    7 Camicie on the west side of Yonge a couple of blocks north of Lawrence is a good place. Italian stuff. leather, sweaters, lots and lots of shirts. My son buys his shirts there.
     
  12. chrome_dout

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    I'm shopping at Holt's on Bloor since they are having a 40% off sale. [​IMG]
     
  13. closetmess

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    Let's not forget the many shops on King and Queen W...I've seen a lot of BoO and Nice Collective at some of the one-off boutiques.

    Also, the only Toronto men's store that made GQ's Top 100 stores is on King W. called GotStyle. They do Jil Sander MTM and have a decent collection of hard to find brands and nice, slim cuts. Also have a salon that is only staffed by attractive women and even have a "Doghouse" section that has last minute pre-packaged gifts for the significant other when times are tough [​IMG]
     
  14. waljo88

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    I just went to Harry Rosens outlet in Mississauga. It was ok.

    It had ferragamo shoes for $250
    I saw some nice Hugo boss dress shirts for about $90

    My cousin bought a lacoste polo shirt for $30. Which I must admit is the one time I saw something cheaper here then in the states. But then again not much cheaper.

    I went to Style sense it was dead. However i was there about 2 weeks ago and it had ferragamo shoes for $140. Not a bad store for those wanting other options to buy Prada, Ferragamo and others in GTA

    Definitely hit or miss. And still sad as I have yet to see a viable option besides treking down to the states.
     
  15. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    I know there are many members from Toronto here...

    At lunch, I came by this store named Johathan And Olivia http://jonathanandolivia.com/, located at Ossington/Queen West.

    They have a good selection of clothing for men (check their website for brands they carry).

    Though the pricing is not terribly attractive, but it is a step in the right direction. Perhaps for sizing purposes as well.

    BTW, I am not affiliated with them.
     
  16. david3558

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    Headed there this weekend, anyone from new suggestions?
     
  17. Hartmann

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    Theodore certainly has great product but David can be a bit of an @$$. I went in looking for a white shirt and he had me try on a beautiful ETON slim fit (fresh from the packaging). As soon as I asked about price ($325!) and expressed that I was looking to spend closer to $200, he commented rather rudely that I wouldn't find any shirts in that price range from him, and seemed very angry at the fact that he had removed the shirt from the packaging and I wasn't buying it. Nice product certainly, but a bit overpriced, and David can be rude based on my experience.
    Yeah the dudes at Via Cavour were giving me the evil eye when I browsed last weekend. Nice stuff but no way in hell am I paying what they're asking after being spoiled by SF. I did chuckle to myself when I saw the exact same pair of rubber soled Santonis from 9 months ago still being priced at $700...
     
  18. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Yeah the dudes at Via Cavour were giving me the evil eye when I browsed last weekend. Nice stuff but no way in hell am I paying what they're asking after being spoiled by SF. I did chuckle to myself when I saw the exact same pair of rubber soled Santonis from 9 months ago still being priced at $700...

    Isn't a lot of their stuff 70% off right now?
     
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    ^^

    Read that article.

    Was interested in the M2M Samuelsohn drape cut the last salesman had [​IMG]
     

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