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The Best Bespoke Tailors in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / February 16, 2015

bespoke suits torontoThe 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.

See also:

The Best Place to Buy a Suit in Toronto
The Best Menswear Stores in Toronto
The Best Tailors In Toronto
The top 10 stores for women's suits in Toronto

Garrison Bespoke

Garrison Bespoke

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. More »

Trend Custom Tailors

Trend Custom Tailors

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. More »

Harry Rosen (Bloor)

Harry Rosen (Bloor)

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. More »

Holt Renfrew Men

Holt Renfrew Men

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. More »

Espinosa Master Tailor

Espinosa Master Tailor

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. More »

Philip Sparks

Philip Sparks

Toronto designer Sparks abandoned his womenswear line last fall - all the more time to focus on his menswear offerings, which hearken back to the dapper tweediness of decades gone by. Stunning fabrics are a draw to the Ossington shop - as is the designer himself, an easygoing guy who you'd be happy to spend a few fitting sessions with. More »

Isaac Ely

Isaac Ely

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. More »

London Bespoke Club

London Bespoke Club

Hidden inside an office building at Richmond and Bay is this newer outfit. Though they cater to all ages, they dispatch with the stuffy vibe of many tailoring shops - they even offer a "bespoke suit virtual reality display system" that lets customers visualize their new suit down to the buttonhole stitching. (Impressively, their suiting starts at just $895.) More »

Marlon Durrant

Marlon Durrant

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. More »

Discussion

35 Comments

memm / February 16, 2015 at 05:41 pm
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It's nice having an article about thousand dollar custom made suits right above one about spreading awareness of homelessness in the cold.

Toronto is great.
Wrenkin / February 16, 2015 at 05:55 pm
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You're unlikely to be able to afford a bespoke suit if the budget is only $1k.
Bobby / February 16, 2015 at 06:39 pm
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I was under the assumption that a custom suit was 2K-3K. I took a day and visited three suits places. Off the rack, retail and custom.

Do yourselves a favour, visit http://www.noirlabel.ca/ You will be amazed at the quality, price and the service. I bought a suit for my wedding and have since gone back for custom shirts for work. Turn around time is 2-4 weeks depending on what you are buying. Again, I was pleasantly shocked at the price points.
stackson jones / February 16, 2015 at 07:30 pm
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I got married last year and bought my first suit ever for the occasion. Had it tailor made at Sydney's on Queen St W. and it was and is spectacular. Got many a compliment on the suit that day; just hope I get a reason to wear it again soon.

Fine Italian wool and amazing service and tailoring for $1350. Go Sydney's!
Sydney's replying to a comment from stackson jones / February 16, 2015 at 08:10 pm
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Stackson,

Just to clarify, there is no way it was bespoke. What you likely bought was a made to measure suit. That is very different. While still better than off the rack, made to measure is not nearly as custom as a bespoke suit.
BO_TO / February 16, 2015 at 09:07 pm
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so much crap compared to what you can buy in Europe for that price...over sized and the style of 5 years back in time...
BO_TO / February 16, 2015 at 09:09 pm
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Especially the noir black label, who wears shirts like that anymore?? Is that the best you can post on your site?
I_H_NY_TO / February 16, 2015 at 09:45 pm
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I personally recommend this place. Hands down, best prices in town.
http://tailortim.com/
Mike / February 16, 2015 at 10:10 pm
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I made a suit at Quattro clothiers at Manulife center, worst experience and the worst suit I've ever made. Will never go back, so overpriced and horrible service.
Rishon / February 17, 2015 at 12:00 am
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I just got my custom suit from Sam's Menswear.
Such care and devotion to every detail of the suit and I paid well under a $1000 for a S110.

www.sams-kosher-apparel.com

Worth your time.
Mike C replying to a comment from Rishon / February 17, 2015 at 12:08 am
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What's a kosher suit? I think I found them on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/CustomSuitsToronto
Wes / February 17, 2015 at 08:42 am
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If you buy one of these do you have to go around telling everyone it's bespoke? Or will everyone just know?

Also For my winter coat, should I leave the 100% wool tag on the outside of the sleeve/arm or take it off?
P Sways / February 17, 2015 at 09:31 am
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No one has mentioned señor Francesco. Is his work too pre-industrial for this post or has he been written off for some other reason. In my search for a tailor shop to work for, his creations are the finest and truest works of art that I have ever seen in Canada. That's just me though.
To Wes / February 17, 2015 at 09:37 am
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I think that they should put shoulder patches on bespoke suits with something like: Canada Beaver Bespoke Expedition. Then people will not have to worry about how to brag when they wear their bespoke suit.
Dr. Mantis replying to a comment from Bobby / February 17, 2015 at 10:59 am
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those shirts are some straight up guido club rat trash.
gabe / February 17, 2015 at 03:04 pm
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Dear Author and Readers,

Do any of these stores make suits for women? If not, are there any in Toronto? I have not had luck finding such a shop. Thank you.
dr.montalban / February 17, 2015 at 04:13 pm
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I’m glad to see the London Bespoke Club on here! Got my last suit from there and I absolutely love it. The whole experience was different. These guys really take interest in you and take pride in their work. I could customize EVERYTHING about my suit and they were great at pairing colours and shirts for my suit. Would definitely recommend these guys.
Brent replying to a comment from Bobby / February 17, 2015 at 04:23 pm
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Wow, those Noir Label suits are terrible. So many problems.
Vivek. S / February 17, 2015 at 07:56 pm
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Funny you say that dr.montalban. I actually went to London Bespoke Club and had quite the opposite experience. I felt as if they were just sales guys and not tailors. I've had a suit made at Trend Custom Tailors and even though I spent an arm and a leg, the head tailor showed me every step of the process. I wasn't kept in the dark about anything and the suit fit how I expected a bespoke suit to fit.

London Bespoke Club definitely do not sell bespoke suits. I'd consider them more Made to Measure. The suit I purchased didn't fit too well and is now my beater-upper suit lol.
Vivek. S replying to a comment from dr.montalban / February 17, 2015 at 07:57 pm
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Funny you say that dr.montalban. I actually went to London Bespoke Club and had quite the opposite experience. I felt as if they were just sales guys and not tailors.

London Bespoke Club definitely do not sell bespoke suits. I'd consider them more Made to Measure. The suit I purchased didn't fit too well and is now my beater-upper suit lol.

I've had a suit made at Trend Custom Tailors and even though I spent an arm and a leg, the head tailor showed me every step of the process. I wasn't kept in the dark about anything and the suit fit how I expected a bespoke suit to fit.
nv / February 17, 2015 at 09:48 pm
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How come THE COOP on Yonge St, is not on the list. One of the best in town. Even Don Cherry has his suits made there.
stackson jones replying to a comment from Sydney's / February 18, 2015 at 07:32 am
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Thanks, I did not know that.
John Ferrigamo / February 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm
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WHAT ABOUT JOHN FERRIGAMO IN YORKVILLE? BEEN AROUND FOR EVER BUT DOESNT GET MENTIONED...PLEEZZZZZ TYPICAL BLOGTO BS TORONTO GARBAGE!
Davud replying to a comment from memm / February 18, 2015 at 12:38 pm
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alway great to see someone use an issue as a soapbox to shout out something that has no relevance to that issue.
Sarah / February 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm
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I'm surprised Masciangelo Design (Yorkville) isn't on this list either, especially because they are one of the few bespoke tailors in Toronto that caters to women as well as men.
Sarah / February 18, 2015 at 01:01 pm
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Check them out: http://www.masciangelodesigninc.com/
Sarah replying to a comment from gabe / February 18, 2015 at 01:09 pm
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http://www.masciangelodesigninc.com/
jiuxia / February 27, 2015 at 08:35 pm
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We are made to measure suit and shirt supplier from Qingdao Heshen ,China.

Welcome you move production to our factory.

1) We have thousand of fabric selection for marcket both from local and abroad.
we also have plentiful kinds of lining selection.
We use coats thread, KUFNER interlining, all of our trimming are with high quality standard.

2) 10days production and 4days shipping .

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-We make garments based on individul size and individul posture,
for example portly stomach, shoulder forward,shouler slop/shrug....etc.
Each suit with individual size and posture, then to give perfect fitting and correct size.

-There are more than 300 craftsmanship in one suit, each suit will be made through hands of 250 skilled workers.
Some workmanship were made by hand, like armhole, buttoning, buttom.
So there are much detail in our suit, our suit are perfect made and very clean and neat finished
That's the reason that we need 10days for production.

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We have thousands of style selection. If you are intereted , I'd like to supply you style manual book.
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Rezco / February 28, 2015 at 01:24 pm
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I think the most suitable person in Toronto is VIP Tailors. It is owned by Habib, who knows what he is doing. Every time I've been there with my husband he makes us feel comfortable, by adhering to our dress and suit needs.
Mike / March 3, 2015 at 11:19 pm
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Most of the tailors mentioned in the above lists, if not all, are in no way bespoke Tailors! Bespoke is when a tailor drafts up an individual pattern and creates a unique garment, with basted Try-ons, that is solely made for the individual! The best that these order takers do is just simple check off boxes on a form created by some factory overseas. That's not Bespoke! It isn't even Made-to-measure! It is called a Stock Single and what happens is a factory gets a detailed filled out order form and plugs in the fabric and manufactured the suit complete for delivery to the store or sales guy who tries to fit it with alterations at the time of pick-up. This is not even close to what is Bespoke, or Custom Made. BlogTo and its writers do not have a clue! Please! Get your asses out of your cubicles and do some real investigative reporting if you truly want to know who is best in this Hog Town of Toronto. Best a Bespoke indeed!
Glen replying to a comment from Mike / March 3, 2015 at 11:28 pm
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Well said Mike! The only chap I know who does a true bespoke suit with pattern and basted try on is the Bespokeman at Le Firme. He is the best on this continent!
Marc / March 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm
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I am equally surprised Masciangelo Design (in Yorkville) did not make this list.

I used to go to a competitor (on this list) and swore never to go back due to poor quality and customer service.

What is great about Masciangelo is two fold.

Customer Service: He is willing to do anything in his power to accommodate his clients. He has, on occasion, come directly to my office and home to make sure that I am getting the best level of service. Their team does a great job of juggling meetings and moving stuff around so that they are available when you are.

Quality: Not only does he have great fabrics, but he does raw try-on fittings in the beginning and creates individual paper patterns and always give you the unique details you require. His suits last long which is a testament to the quality and he is also willing to do any repairs / alternations when you need them done.

Shaun / March 28, 2015 at 08:43 pm
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I agree about the comments regarding Maschiangelo Design Inc. I recently ordered a suit and shirts for my wedding. Not only did the look of the suit receive high praise but the quality was commented on as well. The level of service I received from them through the process was top notch. They came to my office for fittings, provided great advice and had the perfect accessories to highlight my suit. I have nothing but high praise for this company.
Josh W / April 20, 2015 at 10:18 pm
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Empire Customs - hands down the best.
Rick S. / April 23, 2015 at 11:36 am
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Lou Myles has been making suits for the biggest players in North America for 60 years

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