The Best Bespoke Tailors in Toronto
The best bespoke tailors in Toronto know that clothes really do make the man. Though fabulous off-the-rack or made-to-measure options are readily available here in Toronto, there's a finesse of fit and detail that only comes from bespoke. With an infinite number of fabric and design choices before you, you're sure to stroll back out of the tailor's shop (or, in the case of local mobile tailor Gents & Blokes, out of your own place) looking your finest.
Here are the best bespoke tailors in Toronto.
Publicity-grabbing feats of tailoring like bulletproof jackets and stretchy, performance-oriented suits for TFC aside, this little shop off Wellington does some of the city's finest tailoring, assessing the personality and lifestyle of each customer to create the right look for them.
At this ivy-coated Gerrard and Sherbourne shop, the cutters and sewers all work out of the shop, which lends a collegial, welcoming vibe to your shopping and fitting experience. Staff say their clientele tends to lean toward more understated, subdued styles - flashy Bay Streeters need not apply.
You know Harry's as the home of high-end menswear - but they'll also build you a luxurious wardrobe staple from scratch (using fabrics from Zegna, Holland & Sherry, and more). Their master tailor, Nello Sansone, has over 40 years in the business under his belt. If you've got $100,000 to burn, they can even add details like fabric woven with your initials.
When Holt's spun off their menswear offerings into a new store last year, centenarian Toronto tailors Walter Beauchamp came along for the ride, moving into a little glass-walled studio on the top floor. Their loyal clients have followed them north to the Mink Mile, drawn by their graceful cuts and subtle styling.
Tailor Ricardo Espinosa previously piled his trade making bespoke suits at Stavros and Harry Rosen. Now, he and son Richard preside over their own shop in a Yorkville plaza, where the service is friendly and attentive, whether you're splashing out on a bespoke suit or just getting that Zara blazer altered.
Located near Finch and Dufferin (on, brilliantly, Champagne Drive), the enthusiastic Ely caters to well-heeled north-end patrons. Though the price tag is fairly high ($3,000 and up), there's no design or style he can't take on - and if you're super busy, this wardrobe doctor makes house calls for fittings.
At Durrant's ultra-chill, Rat Pack-worthy studio on Church (think lots of jazz, whiskey and leather-wrapped furniture), bespoke shirting is the main event, with over 20 measurements taken for a single piece. But he'll also whip up a whole suit using the same careful eye. His signature? A red fourth buttonhole.
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