Club Monaco is one of my favorite places to shop in Montreal & Toronto. I always find myself shopping at Club Monaco at least 4 times a season right before Tradeshows when I need to pick up a few key items.
Their aesthetic is always clean, strong, fashionably on point and reasonably priced. I love their interpretation of classic pieces like the trench coat or button up shirt. This weekend in Toronto they opened the doors to the newly renovated Yorkville flagship store. They’ve transformed the bottom floor as a 1-stop men’s shop with great products, great merchandising and 3rd party brands such as Trickers’s, Tanner Goods and other made in America products. The highlight of the men’s shop was the launch of the Made in the USA collection curated by Michael Williams of A continuous Lean.
The new collection looks great and the shop looks fantastic.
Club Monaco, the lifestyle destination brand offering affordable luxuries with a modern sensibility while mixing fashion must haves with timeless classics, partners with Michael Williams of the prominent men’s blog A Continuous Lean to best serve male customers by launching an exclusive limited edition “Made in the USA” men’s collection, offering an assortment of suiting, shirts, and ties all sourced, designed, washed and fit in the United States, as well as a collection of diverse third party brands in a selectively merchandised men’s concept shop at the retailer’s 5th Avenue (Manhattan) and Bloor Street (Toronto) locations. The two shops will be men’s-only concept stores, bringing new depth to the men’s offerings.
The “Made in the USA” collection offers a range of men’s ready to wear, with each piece cautiously handmade to reflect a distinctly American feel while preserving Club Monaco’s design aesthetic. Shirts were made in Ashland, Pennsylvania; ties in New York, New York; and suiting in Westminster, Maryland. Jackets and blazers will be offered in an assortment of navy, charcoal, olive and black from $235 – $650, matching suiting trousers for $245, shirts in various patterns and colors for $139.50, and ties in silk, chambray, cashmere and wool for $89.50. The collection will be carried at the 157 Bloor Street West, Canada and 160 5th Avenue, New York locations.
“More than anything, ‘Made in the USA’ is about preserving these people that have practiced their craft for a long time,” says Williams. “We’re giving guys the option to say, ‘I want to buy something that’s going to last a long time.’ And that’s what we’ve done with this Made in the USA collection.”
“When there’s more responsibility felt by the individual really making the clothes, it’s going to reflect in the quality of the product,” says Aaron Levine, VP of Men’s Design at Club Monaco.
“Building off the success of past third party collaborations such as Clarks, Timex, Ray-Ban and Levis vintage, we are thrilled to partner with A Continuous Lean. We hope to convey our guy’s lifestyle – his favorite things within the ultimate “closet,” says John Mehas, President and CEO of Club Monaco.
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