A few months back, we asked our Calgary readers a question: Who is your town’s best tailor? We heard from a few of you, but we know that we’ve only begun to scratch the surface in our quest for sartorial excellence. Today, we’ll present three of the tailors we’ve learned about. But before we declare Calgary’s finest – and build a map celebrating them – please, tell us who we’ve omitted.
Umberto’s Custom Tailors
Umberto is decidedly old-school, and he won’t shy away from offering his opinion. Luckily, his opinion tends to align well with the principles of classic tailoring, steering you clear from trend-driven suiting and straight toward timeless style.
Our reader says: “Umberto is a king among men!” (Chris F.)
321 6 Avenue SW, 403-269-6955.
The Tailor Shop
Giovanni Nicoletti hand stitches each bespoke suit he makes, using the finest Italian fabrics. And though the quality is as high-end as it comes, the price, blessedly, is not.
Our reader says: “Without a doubt, he is a world class tailor. Calgary is very fortunate to have him.” (Adam T.)
1906 37th St. SW, 403-246-2735.
Arthur’s Bespoke Tailors & Shirt Makers
This visiting Montreal-based tailor is so Calgary-friendly that he’s got a 403 area code. The craftsmanship is matched only by the fabrics – Loro Piano, Scabal – and the materials – horn, mother of pearl.
Our reader says: “I am truly amazed at the level of craftsmanship, the consistently perfect fit…and their capability to understand my needs.” (T. Nourse)
Next visit: November 15-17. International Hotel Suites, 220 4th Ave. SW., 403-668-6866.
Image courtesy of hamron.