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Best Place to Buy a Suit in Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / November 18, 2013

suit torontoThe best places to buy a suit in Toronto are an indispensable resource for any man. After all, there are countless situations that call for something smarter than slacks and a t-shirt - be it an ordinary business day, a corporate meeting, date night at a ritzy restaurant, prom, your wedding...the list goes on and on. Needless to say, the search for the perfect suit can't be taken lightly; it has to look and feel good in order to communicate confidence or plain old sex appeal - Ryan Gosling style.

Some might even argue that a freshly pressed shirt, power tie, and tailored jacket are the key to greatness. Whichever way you look at it, you'll probably need one somewhere down the road.

A note: for this list we included stores that focus on off-the-rack suits. You can get a bespoke or made to measure suit at some of the spots below, but for those interested in this more refined (and expensive) suit buying experience you'd be best to check out our list of the Best Bespoke Tailors in Toronto. The list also excludes global chain stores like Zara, Massimo Dutti and Brooks Brothers as well as general department stores like The Bay so those might be worth a look if nothing below fits quite right.

Here are the best places to buy a suit in Toronto.

See also:

The best menswear stores in Toronto
The best tailors in Toronto

Sydney's

Sydney's

One look at Sydney's is all it takes to know this is the spot for a sharp suit. The stock - as well as its environment - is understated yet flawlessly executed, featuring high-end international labels like Kin and Marni. If you're aiming for low-key grandeur, Sydney's got the resources. More »

Gotstyle

Gotstyle

If you know anything about Gotstyle, you know their local menswear reign is unwavering. With two locations under their belt (one near King and Bathurst and the other in the Distillery) and impeccable styling skills to boot, they're able to offer everything from the classic navy suit to pattern-mixed dreams. More »

Holt Renfrew

Holt Renfrew

For higher end threads - especially from mainstream designers like Prada and Gucci - waltz into any Holt Renfrew with a few thousand dollars and you're guaranteed to walk out a shinier version of yourself. Suits in the $1000 range from brands like Polo and Hugo Boss can also be found. More »

Harry Rosen

Harry Rosen

Harry Rosen boasts a whole slew of services in addition to their massive selection of ready-to-wear designer suits. If you find off-the-rack sizing a bit (or completely) off, they also offer alteration, made-to-measure, and bespoke tailoring so your new Tom Ford number can be rocked with flying colours. More »

Tiger of Sweden

Tiger of Sweden

Unlike most of the names on this list, Tiger of Sweden only sells Tiger of Sweden. But, in this case, the lack of brand variety isn't such a bad thing. The Ossington boutique's got a medley of its own going on with classic suit silhouettes available in several colours. More »

TNT Hazelton Lanes

TNT Hazelton Lanes

TNT is more on the young and hip side, carrying sought-after contemporary labels - like Comme Des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto - who specialize in subtle, quirky details. Plus, they've got those twinkling spotlights and shiny floors, so all the garments look like they're sent from heaven. More »

Tom's Place

Tom's Place

Although it's a lot less glamorous than most suit stores, nobody can deny that Tom's Place in Kensington Market gets the job done - with half the cash, no less. They've got racks upon racks of both designer and no name suits, so if you're on a tight budget and you're willing to sift through a lot of crap, you'll definitely come across a gem. More »

Theodore 1922

Theodore 1922

Theodore 1922 carries the finest quality suits and a colourful selection of shirts. But, the best part's that they make it a point to stock Canadian designers alongside renowned international labels, including of course their made-in-Toronto house brand Bright Black. More »

Discussion

35 Comments

Kathleen / November 18, 2013 at 10:41 am
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Hands Down best place to get a suit. He has been around for years!!! https://www.facebook.com/bespokeman.atlefirme/
Toronto Realty Blog / November 18, 2013 at 11:04 am
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I'd have to ad Korry's to the list.
walterh / November 18, 2013 at 11:48 am
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This list is fine, but far from complete. I enjoy shopping for clothes at Grreat Stuff located at 870 Queen Street West. Very knowledgeable sales staff, fashionable clothing, and honest prices.
Larry. / November 18, 2013 at 11:54 am
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Great article!

It'll be great if there was a similar article on best places to buy dress shoes. I have struggled with this recently and can't seem to find a good place I can go to consistently for dress shoes at affordable prices ($100-200 range), outside of the obvious chains - Zara, Aldo, Townshoes, The Bay etc..
Jeff / November 18, 2013 at 12:39 pm
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Garrison Bespoke is the best by far. Michael, JS and the folks have a great experience
Dave replying to a comment from Toronto Realty Blog / November 18, 2013 at 01:39 pm
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Korry's should have been number one.
Kisten / November 18, 2013 at 03:06 pm
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Vassi in First Canadian Place. Incredible service and gorgeous clothing.
Nilesh / November 18, 2013 at 03:20 pm
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For me, I've had the best experience with Balani Custom Clothiers. I've gone to Korry's, Garrison Bespoke and others, but I found Balani to have the best customer service, a great eye for the little details, and a good price. Just ask for Kunal and he will make sure you are attended to right away!

I would highly recommend Balani Custom Clothiers to anyone reading this.
el jay replying to a comment from Dave / November 18, 2013 at 08:48 pm
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Korry's is a stuffy stuffy place to shop for men's clothing, the sales reps are old men who wear old men clothing. Same applies to Tom's place, a place where Tom himself will give you an "exclusive deal" that he gives to everyone else. I got a few suits from Surmesur when they opened a few weeks ago and they are quite amazing. Sydneys also gets it right.
Tommy / November 18, 2013 at 09:44 pm
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Best shop hands down that I cannot believe was mentioned was Anti Hero. Best selection and customer service.
kevin / November 19, 2013 at 12:28 am
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"The list also excludes global chain stores like Zara, Massimo Dutti and Brooks Brothers as well as general department stores like The Bay..." yet it includes other department stores like Holts, Harry Rosen and TNT. Huh?
Joey replying to a comment from kevin / November 19, 2013 at 12:55 am
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Holts, Harry Rosen and TNT are not "global chain stores", not are they "general department stores".
Preach / November 19, 2013 at 07:18 am
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This list is horrible. In fact I only clicked this link for chuckle. Knowing the hipsters that run blog t.o would have no idea what they are talking about when it comes to suits.... Stick to vintage shops and toques.
HImself / November 19, 2013 at 09:17 am
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If you're spending less than $1,000 on a suit, you're doing something wrong.
Chris B / November 19, 2013 at 10:06 am
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MADE Clothing was left off the list, but no surprise as they are quite new. They are finally getting their own place (I believe) and their work is quality. Very happy with my suit from them: http://madeclothing.ca/
Tim replying to a comment from HImself / November 20, 2013 at 02:21 am
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Not everyone has $1,000 to spend on a suit...
Something Wrong replying to a comment from HImself / November 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm
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And I suppose if one drives a car for less than $85 000 or eats somewhere for two that cost less than $250 that we would also being doing something wrong?
Jacq / November 21, 2013 at 05:59 am
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Why is MADE not on this list?? http://madeclothing.ca/ Definitely the best place to buy a quality suit in Toronto.
James / November 21, 2013 at 10:12 am
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Joey, Kevin is kinda right. If there are more than 3 locations, it's a chain even if it's a small one.
Bob / November 27, 2013 at 07:22 am
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I have had the pleasure of visiting almost all for these places in TO. But when you are coming from the 905 there is not any great advantage. In fact there are many disadvantage aside from distance and parking, the feeling of being rushed into a decision from most of these commissioned sales people, especially when they have no fashion sense,and don't even listen to you. My recommendations is a store that has a true pulse on current fashion, a place where the OWNERS look after you with a taste level and professionalism that does not exist in these other stores. My vote is Le Firme Menswear, all of their suits are from Italy. Pricing is much lower on famous brands, alterations are included and done right. Finally, parking is free!
Terry replying to a comment from el jay / December 9, 2013 at 06:22 pm
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What was the price range for the suits form surmesur?
HL / December 20, 2013 at 02:44 pm
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Why isn't Korry's on the list?

It's the first place that comes to mind when I think of suits. They've been around for years and they're name is iconic in the GTA and other surrounding areas. If people from Barrie or Hamilton are willing to shop all the way on the Danforth, they must be doing something right.

One thing they do know and do well is sell suits. Customer service is topnotch.

Korry's should be top on this list.
Freddy / December 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm
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Best prices in Canada Calvin Klein suit $269 no one can beat that
Freddy / December 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm
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Princemenswear.ca $269 Calvin Klein suit
Dio / January 8, 2014 at 09:53 am
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These locations are all either of low quality or have grossly inflated prices. A Tiger suit (or most of what Got Style will sell you) will last you 2 years at best with usual wear and set you back $800. A high end made-to-measure suit from any of Toronto's tailors will cost between $1200-1500, last a decade and look 10x better. Most of these locations lie in the dreaded "in between" where the quality is marginally better than a Zara suit which go for a quarter of the price or they sell fashion label suits at 3x at what they should cost (Holts). Buy for value or buy for quality.

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Michael / March 19, 2014 at 01:30 pm
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If you ever were lost in Toronto as to where to find a suit, all you would need is this list and you'd do just fine... Personally I like Harry Rosen for the service they give you when you buy a suit, but for saving money, nothing beats Toms Place!

Thanks for the list!
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Alex / May 30, 2014 at 11:50 am
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Well made colourful dress shirts and accessories that I like. Made in Canada.

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JoshHerion / July 23, 2014 at 12:09 am
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I have used the services of Modish Fit for Custom Suits & I think its best place to design your Custom Clothing.

Website :- http://modishfit.com/
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Barry Dingle / September 12, 2014 at 03:58 am
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The best place to buy a suit in Toronto is a small place in the Beach area called Kartoffelsack. It is owned and operated by a Mr. Judenhasser who is blind, yet is the most incredible tailor you will ever meet. The fittings for a bespoke suit may seem awkward at first, but the results more than compensate for any unease you may experience. Mr. Judenhasser has been in the area since his father brought the family to Toronto via Brazil, in 1947. There is the usual array of fabrics from which to choose, as well as a special in-house leather which is unlike anything you will find anywhere else. As there is no advertising to speak of, people learn about Kartoffelsack by word of mouth. Mr. Judenhasser's clients are fiercely loyal and always seem to agree with any suggestions he makes. Best of all, there are several tailors on-site who live above the store and are dedicated to customer satisfaction, whatever it takes; apparently they have been with Mr. Judenhasser for many years.

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