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. Theyâ€™ve transformed the bottom floor as a 1-stop menâ€™s shop with great products, great merchandising and 3rd party brands such as Trickersâ€™s, Tanner Goods and other made in America products. The highlight of the menâ€™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 menâ€™s blog A Continuous Lean to best serve male customers by launching an exclusive limited edition â€œMade in the USAâ€ menâ€™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 menâ€™s concept shop at the retailerâ€™s 5th Avenue (Manhattan) and Bloor Street (Toronto) locations. The two shops will be menâ€™s-only concept stores, bringing new depth to the menâ€™s offerings.
The â€œMade in the USAâ€ collection offers a range of menâ€™s ready to wear, with each piece cautiously handmade to reflect a distinctly American feel while preserving Club Monacoâ€™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 â€“ $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.
â€œMore than anything, â€˜Made in the USAâ€™ is about preserving these people that have practiced their craft for a long time,â€ says Williams. â€œWeâ€™re giving guys the option to say, â€˜I want to buy something thatâ€™s going to last a long time.â€™ And thatâ€™s what weâ€™ve done with this Made in the USA collection.â€
â€œWhen thereâ€™s more responsibility felt by the individual really making the clothes, itâ€™s going to reflect in the quality of the product,â€ says Aaron Levine, VP of Menâ€™s Design at Club Monaco.
â€œBuilding 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 guyâ€™s lifestyle â€“ his favorite things within the ultimate â€œcloset,â€ says John Mehas, President and CEO of Club Monaco.
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