Heritage Minutes: Kensington Market


Neighbourhoods like Toronto’s #KensingtonMarket have helped shape our country by providing newcomers a first stop in Canada. In the first animated Heritage Minute, new arrivals transform a single store as it passes from generation to generation and culture to culture. Our own Tom Mihalik lent his voice to this new #HeritageMinute – watch here:

Tom’s Take… How To Buy A Suit: The Guide To Dressing Sharp


How To Buy A Suit: The Guide To Dressing Sharp. Tom and aspiring radio professional Nathanial Davidson, who is a third generation shopper at Tom’s Place. “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself”. Oscar de la Renta   Let’s face it – buying a suit may seem simple,

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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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

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