Tom’s Take… What Makes A “High-End” Suit

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What Makes A “High-End” Suit “I like men in suits. Men in suits I think are so sexy. But I love men in suits who own their own businesses. That’s even sexier… I just love a guy who has his own thing going on and believes in it.” Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model  

Tom’s Take… The Timeless Tuxedo

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THE TIMELESS TUXEDO “In a Tuxedo, I’m a star. In regular clothes, I’m a nobody.” Dean Martin   We often get asked by grooms: Should I wear a tuxedo or a suit for my wedding? What is the difference? The simple answer is that tuxedo’s usually have satin or grosgrain on the lapel, down the

Tom’s Take… Here Comes The Groom! Perfectly Suited.

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Here Comes The Groom! Perfectly Suited. “I like Tom’s place because my family has been buying from them for generations, and they are a throwback to the glory days of Kensington market. Whenever I have had a major life event, whether it be a job interview, formal event, or my wedding this is where my

Tom’s Take… Make 2017 Your Most Fashionable Year Ever

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Make 2017 Your Most Fashionable Year Ever! “Walking into Tom’s Place is as comfortable as slipping into one of their amazing suits!” Peter Neal, Tom’s Place customer via facebook   What Are the “Big Deals” for 2017 at Tom’s? We here at Tom’s Place would like to wish you a very happy New Year!! We

Tom’s Take… TOP 10 Fashionable Gift Ideas For Your Man

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TOP 10 Fashionable Gift Ideas For Your Man “When I entered the market, I was rejected because the elite say that you have to sell things at a certain price point. My position was that the consumer is smarter than that. Who cares if it’s $200, not $2,000?” Max Azria, Fashion Designer   It’s that

Tom’s Take… On Supporting Canadian Talent

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On Supporting Canadian Talent “Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it.” George Foreman   I love to celebrate Canadian talent. Whether it be through hosting and promoting our exceptional Jazz musicians as we did during our first Kensington Market Jazz Festival, or cheering on young local athletes through charity

Tom’s Take… Top 7 Halloween Costumes For The Suited Man

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Top 7 Halloween Costumes For The Suited Man   When I was a kid, I was too busy working at my father’s used clothing store to take part in Halloween. We did, however, get the odd customer who came in looking for something that could be used for a last minute costume. I have to

Tom’s Take… Some Things Never Go Out Of Style

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Some Things Never Go Out Of Style Sometimes I get asked “Tom, I love your store, but it’s all the way in Kensington Market! Why Kensington Market?”. It’s true, our store is not in the most convenient location. The streets are narrow and parking is a pain in the butt. But, I have a history

Tom’s Take… On All That… JAZZ

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On All That…   JAZZ You know, in Kensington Market we all move to a different beat. We can never agree on anything! The only thing I have ever seen this market agree on is the wonderful Jazz Festival that took place right here in Kensington Market from September 16th – 18th. My good friend

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