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BESPOKE SHIRTS

CUSTOM TAILORED SHIRTS, INDIVIDUALLY HANDMADE IN TORONTO

Custom shirts are an essential staple of any complete wardrobe. Bespoke means each shirt is individually made in-house from scratch to complement your wardrobe and enhance your lifestyle. Hand-tailoring means you will be equipped with shirts to fit your outfits with integrity and finesse.

Bespoke shirts from MICHEL'S BESPOKE are designed and handmade in Toronto from your individual measurements and personal specifications, ensuring the perfect fit and your ultimate satisfaction. We use the world's finest materials and time-honoured techniques to build luxury garments that are uniquely yours.

THE ART OF DRESSING WELL

BUILD A WARDROBE THAT BETTER REFLECTS YOUR PERSONAL STYLE 

Your bespoke journey begins with a consultation in which we determine your requirements, take your measurements and discuss any preferences and requests you may have. In addition to many precise measurements, we take into consideration the nuances of your posture and form, as well as your unique character and lifestyle.

MICHEL'S BESPOKE has honed our craft of shirt-making over 25 years to offer you style, comfort and the perfect fit, without compromise. Our shirts are made with only the finest fabrics and artisanal construction techniques. This attention to detail results in shirts that fit perfectly and make an impression. In contrast to ready-to-wear, brand name designer shirts, bespoke shirts are the result of artisanal craftsmanship. This approach involves direct client collaboration, and the results reflect a refined approach to dressing, an appreciation for the finer things and a discernment for quality and substance.

THE CUSTOMISATION PROCESS

CREATE YOUR PERFECT SHIRT. FROM THE FABRIC, TO THE CUT AND DETAILS.

FINE FABRICS

We source shirting fabric from the the world's best mills, to offer a wide selection of seasonal cottons, silks and linens. With our broad selection and exclusive partnerships, we are equipped with the highest quality cloth to match your needs. Find both classic and contemporary prints and patterns to create the best customs shirts for any occasion or setting.

CUSTOM FIT

We create custom dress shirts of various fits—including slim, relaxed and oversized—depending on your body type and preference. We start with a number of precise individual measurements, but that alone is insufficient to achieve perfection. Our classically trained tailors employ time-honoured methods of garment construction to ensure a perfect fit that is both comfortable and refined.

REFINED DETAILS

Every feature, no matter how small, is subject to our exacting artisanal standards. Choose the collar, closures, cuffs, hardware and stitching that make your custom shirt truly unique.

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AUTHENTIC BESPOKE TAILORING

EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF MICHEL'S BESPOKE

BESPOKE

Bespoke shirts are made from scratch, cut from your precise individual measurements, and customised to your every preference and desire.

It is the ultimate in luxury, with the highest level of expertise and hand construction.

A bespoke tailor will hand-cut a unique pattern to your individual shape, ensuring consideration of even the smallest nuance. This process results in a perfect fit, no matter your figure.

Bespoke shirts from MICHEL'S BESPOKE are works of art, crafted with the utmost precision, skill and care. Our in-house team of expert artisans take pride in every hand-sewn stitch, ensuring that your shirts are of the absolute highest quality.

MADE-TO-MEASURE

In contrast, made-to-measure shirts are garments that have been altered from a handful of measurements. Tailors adjust ready-made styles and sizes, limiting your customisation options and the overall integrity of the final product. 

Made-to-measure clothes are certainly a step beyond off-the-rack, and bespoke is a step further still. Bespoke tailoring results in superior shirts that offer added comfort, style, finesse and quality.

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THE FINE DETAILS THAT MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

Bespoke dress shirts from MICHEL'S BESPOKE are works of art, inspired by your vision and crafted with the utmost precision, skill and care. Those with a keen eye will surely note the following tell-tale characteristics of our world-class custom dress shirts, but you need not be a connoisseur to feel the overall effect.

ON-THE-BIAS CUTTING

The collar, cuffs and yoke of each MICHEL'S BESPOKE dress shirt is cut at an angle with respect to the weave of the fabric. This imbues a natural curve to these elements, which contributes to the fit and lends the garment an air of effortless elegance.

PATTERN MATCHING

Fabrics with patterns or stripes are carefully aligned at the seams of the collar, cuffs, plackets, pockets and the split yoke. As a result, each shirt achieves a balanced look which sets our hand-made shirts apart from generic imitators

FRENCH SEAMS

In contrast to the common, simple method of double-stitching, the delicate technique of seam-making results in dress shirts with a highly refined finish that lasts through more wear and washing with minimal puckering. Furthermore, the inside of French seams are more neat, and therefore feel softer and more comfortable against your body.

TIGHT STITCHING

MICHEL'S BESPOKE utilizes tight stitching throughout every dress shirt, in contrast to some shirt-makers who do so only in the collar and cuffs. This technique results in greater durability and refinement, ensuring the quality of your shirt is suitable for business settings and evening outings.

THE CRAFT

YOU CANNOT MAKE SOMETHING GOOD UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND WHO

YOU'RE MAKING IT FOR

Bespoke tailors such as MICHEL'S BESPOKE set the standard of excellence in the industry, far exceeding even the highest quality off-the-rack or

made-to-measure suit.

 

Master tailor Michel Karkar is trained in the tradition of the old-world tailors, having honed his craft in Beirut and Paris before opening shop in Toronto. The advantage of his artisanal craft has become only more refined and distinct in the age of technology-driven solutions.

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POSITIVE IMPACT

BUILD A SUSTAINABLE WARDROBE OF CUSTOM CLOTHING, HANDMADE IN TORONTO

ENVIRONMENTAL

Handcrafting suits and shirts locally in-house in Toronto results in extremely well-made garments that are adaptable, versatile and built to last. We take pride in every stitch. Timeless custom pieces can be worn season after season, reducing the needless waste of disposable

fast-fashion.

Local manufacturing also eliminates the environmental footprint of the inefficient global logistics of offshore manufacturing. We source fabrics directly and create each garment to-order.

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SOCIAL

MICHEL'S BESPOKE employs and develops the talent of local Canadian artisans to continue a long tradition of apprenticeship in custom tailoring. MICHEL'S BESPOKE artisans are not only our employees, but integral members of communities throughout our diverse city.

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EXPERIENCE BESPOKE TAILORING

MICHEL'S BESPOKE is a luxury clothier based in Toronto. We provide custom clothing for the impeccably dressed individual. For over a quarter century, we have built our reputation on exquisite tailoring and exceptional personalized service, with clients from across Toronto and around the world. Our process of hand cutting each pattern from scratch and hand sewing every stitch results in suits with an impeccable fit.

With a bespoke outfit from MICHEL'S BESPOKE, you can have the perfect look for any occasion. To begin your journey, schedule a private appointment at either of our two Toronto locations. In store, you can explore the next season's fabrics, have your measurements taken, or discuss your personal sartorial vision.

 

In addition to custom suits, MICHEL'S BESPOKE also offers a wide range of custom-made clothing including shirts, trousers, trench coats and jackets. Explore our website to learn more, or browse our online store to shop accessories and neckwear.

BOOK A PRIVATE APPOINTMENT

BOOK A PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENT AT MICHEL'S BESPOKE UPTOWN ATELIER
OR DOWNTOWN SHOWROOM TO RECEIVE THE ULTIMATE SARTORIAL EXPERIENCE.

ALLOW OUR MASTER TAILORS TO TEND TO YOUR EVERY DETAIL WHILE YOU ENJOY
THE LUXURY OF EFFORTLESS COMFORT. 

DOWNTOWN SHOWROOM

49 STEWART STREET
TORONTO, CANADA M5V 2V8

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UPTOWN ATELIER​

3967 CHESSWOOD DRIVE
TORONTO, CANADA M3J 2R8

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