When it comes to dressing up, men have never had more options than they do today. While suits and tuxedos are still generally considered standard for most formal events, different colours, patterns, materials and styles help make ensembles unique. And while some men can fit off the rack suits, others are utilizing tailors and made-to-measure programs to make sure they also have the perfect fit. Here are some options for the next time you’re looking for a suit.
Located in Crowfoot Centre Village, this store has been offering Canadian and European-made men’s wear for decades. Along with a sizeable selection of casual clothing, work wear, footwear, outerwear and accessories, it has formal and casual suits to suit any special occasion. With four in-house tailors and a made to measure program, the perfect fit is attainable whether you get it off the rack or have something custom made.
830, 20 Crowfoot Cres. N.W., 403-241-2111, ewmw.ca
This high-end Canadian men’s wear chain can outfit you with suits from brands such as Armani, Canali, Munro, Hugo Boss and Harry Rosen’s private label, J.P. Tilford. Some of the brands come in a regular and a slim fit, and on-site tailoring is available for suits purchased at the store. The store also offers custom made to measure suits from several designer collections, where you can work with a specialist to get the perfect fit and look.
This Alberta-based men’s wear store has been dressing up men for almost 80 years. Choose an off the rack suit from brands like Canali, Lardini, Isaia and Kiton, or take advantage of some of the store’s more custom options. Henry Singer has master tailors on site, and offers made to measure services for everything from full suits and tuxedos to individual dress shirts, suit jackets and dress pants. Made to measure programs offered here include Canali, Pal Zileri, Eton and more. It also has made-to-order suits, where you can get custom stock garments like dress pants, suits and shirts.
This Canadian department store offers off the rack suits from well-known brands like Hugo Boss, Gucci, Canali, Burberry and more. Its made to measure program is available for items like suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, pants, vests and more in brands such as Armani, Canali and Holt Renfrew’s own label.
Huey Lam takes getting the right suit fit to the next level. The Calgary tailor uses a 3D body scanner to take your measurements, a process that takes around an hour. Shoppers can choose details like the style of lapel, buttons and pockets, plus they have their choice of more than a hundred different fabrics for suits and shirts. The suits are then made by tailors in Vietnam, with Lam doing the final tailoring before you pick it up. Lam also offers alterations, tailoring and dry cleaning services.
1330 15 Ave. S.W., 403-229-0892, hueylamsuits.ca
When it comes to finding a quality suit, Hugo Boss is one of the industry juggernauts. Take your pick from its selection of sleek suits and debonair tuxedos, then get the perfect fit with the help of the store’s on-site Hugo Boss-trained tailor. If you’re in a rush, the store can also do overnight tailor jobs.
In Nordstrom’s suit department, you’ll find suits, suit jackets, dress pants, ties and shoes. The department store offers suit brands such as Hugo Boss, Canali and Ted Baker London. Along with its own on-site tailoring and alterations services, Nordstrom offers complimentary basic alterations when you purchase a full price suit. It also offers made to measure suits from brands such as Peter Millar and Hart Schaffner Marx.
Inside of this local men’s wear store, you’ll find around 900 suits in stock from brands like Canali, Armani, Coppley, Ted Baker and Samuelsohn and more. It also offers made to measure services from Coppley, Samuelsohn, Canali and Pal Zileri. With eight in-house tailors, O’Connors is one of the biggest tailor shops in Canada.
The suit department in this 30,000 square foot store is a treasure trove of high-end brands at amazing discounted prices. Look for high quality suits from Horst, Yves St. Laurent, Strellson and the store’s own line made with fabric from Ermenegildo Zegna. You can also get dress shoes, ties, cufflinks, pocket square, tie bars and more at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH.