AUTHENTIC BESPOKE TAILORING
MICHEL’S BESPOKE offers the ultimate sartorial experience.
Design custom outfits through a series of private fittings. Every garment is individually cut and sewn to your unique specifications in-house, at our Toronto atelier.
Customise from an exclusive and sustainable selection of fine wools, cottons, cashmeres, silks and rare blends. Our range of collars, pockets, hardware and finishing options offer limitless potential for unique personalisation.
Create bespoke shirts, suits and outerwear that not only fit your every movement, but encapsulate your character. Each outfit is uniquely yours.
Experience the world of MICHEL’S BESPOKE through our comprehensive wedding services.
From conception to completion, MICHEL’S BESPOKE ensures every detail is accounted for, ensuring you look your best on the day of, and in photos for perpetuity.
Explore the MICHEL’S BESPOKE Wedding Guide for a comprehensive timeline of what to expect.
CASUAL CLOTHING FOR SERIOUS PEOPLE
MICHEL’S BESPOKE is proud to present MICHO, a curated made-to-measure collection that integrates technical fabrics and cutting-edge design with fit, functionality and finesse.
We invite you to explore MICHO online and by private appointment at our Downtown Showroom or Uptown Atelier for the ultimate in chic, casual elegance.
Shop MICHO online then book your private appointment to select fabrics, customise details and take measurements.
A HABERDASHERY OF ALL THINGS LUXURY
FINISHING TOUCHES TO COMPLETE YOUR LOOK
MICHEL’S BESPOKE is committed to creating unique masterpieces imbued with style and representative of the distinguished individual looking to stand out. In that pursuit, no detail can be overlooked.
Ties, socks and masks can complement your outfit and highlight your personality, showcasing your best features and unique style.
Explore our haberdashery of accessories, including a curated selection of hand cut ties, masks and socks, available in a variety of colours, styles, and materials to suit every look.
MICHEL KARKAR | MASTER TAILOR
MICHEL KARKAR IS A VIRTUOSO TAILOR, DEDICATED TO CREATING MASTERPIECES THAT MEET EACH CLIENT'S COMPLETE SATISFACTION
Born in Beirut, then known as the ‘Paris of the Middle East’, MICHEL KARKAR has dressed discriminating gentlemen since the 1970s. Learning the essentials of bespoke tailoring under the tutelage of expert craftsmen in the cosmopolitan Lebanese capital, before honing his skills in Europe and North America. In 1990, KARKAR launched his signature atelier, MICHEL'S BESPOKE, in uptown Toronto where his refined approach and old-world elegance attracted a devoted clientele.
In 2013, PAUL DI PALMA, a then 23-year-old New Media graduate with a bachelor in Fine Arts, was hired to oversee the company’s website and social media. Immediately fascinated by the luxury and craftsmanship of bespoke tailoring, he embarked on an intensive, three-year mentorship under KARKAR that taught him the infinite particulars of sartorial refinement.
Scrutinizing DI PALMA'S designer but off the rack wardrobe, KARKAR would point out inferior details—second-rate fabrics, shoddy stitching, a lack of seam allowances, cheap buttons. Shadowing KARKAR on his appointments, DI PALMA observed KARKAR'S clientele at the showroom and in their homes; marvelling at their custom wardrobes, the finer quality of natural fibres, a subtle platinum pinstripe woven into a suiting fabric, the sumptuousness of a Vicuna overcoat, and overall, the unique personalisation of each garment tailored to reflect an individual’s character.
As their association expanded, KARKAR taught an eager DI PALMA everything he knew about the business while creating several bespoke pieces for him. Inspired by their superior quality, fit, and craftsmanship, and enthralled by the charm and creativity of the process, by the four-year mark, DI PALMA was conducting his own fittings while bringing in a younger clientele. In 2017, DI PALMA invested in Michel’s Bespoke, opening an elegant satellite showroom in Toronto’s THOMPSON HOTEL, where he introduced the business to a new, downtown client base.