Caddyshack 2. Speed 2. Jaws: The Revenge.
Now that that’s out of our system, let’s talk about a worthwhile sequel.
Welcome to the new Harry Rosen store at Toronto Eaton Centre. This sleek, stylish and upscale outpost is now open on the mall’s upper level. Enter off Queen Street and make your way up to what is now one of Canada’s finest menswear destinations.
Over the years, some may have come to (correctly) regard Harry Rosen as the place dad shops. The good news: men have once again embraced tradition and heritage.
Building on a remarkable 58 years of experience (a Canadian retail pioneer), Harry’s son, Larry Rosen, and his team have an eye cast firmly on the future. This new, sprawling 18,000 square foot store is the antithesis of vintage haberdashery.
Cast in gleaming white, with limestone and quartz stone floors, the clothes command attention (as do the few well-curated chairs and loft-worthy accent rugs). Large windows overlooking Queen and the bustling mall add another level of lightness. All told, it’s the polar opposite of the previous, tired-looking location.
A newly expanded shoe department hosts coveted labels like Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo. Wander through the expansive sportswear section amid fresh arrivals for fall. More space means more room for must-see brands like Scandinavia’s Sand — a collection that offers sharp looks and an impeccable fit for nearly every guy. Sand sits side-by-side with stylish mainstays like Boss, Zegna, and Burberry in the vast department.
If suiting is what you’re after, there’s an impressive selection featuring just about any shirt and tie combination you could imagine. Overwhelming, possibly. Fortunately the staff are pros and can do much of the legwork for you.
For something more custom, the made-to-measure experience is tailored for you. Large working rooms allow you to get down to business and sift through an abundance of designer fabrics, patterns and colour choices. You’re guaranteed to look natty in no time.
With a renovated store also set to open soon at First Canadian Place and later a 30,000 square foot behemoth at Yorkdale Mall, Harry, we hardly recognise you.