Men’s Clothing: Coppley

Name: Coppley

Products: Made to measure suits

Manufactured In: Hamilton, Ontario

Where to buy: Stores everywhere

Website: coppley.com

Canadian Owned: No

Coppley, a fixture in Hamilton for 135 years, is now owned by American firm Individualized Apparel Group. However, the future looks bright in Hamilton as Coppley is investing in building a new factory to house their 300 employees.

Men’s Clothing: Miik Men 🍁

Name: Miik Men

Products: Men’s clothing

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Online

Website: miikmen.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Bamboo, beech trees, flax and fermented corn sugars are the source of most of Miik’s incredibly soft fabrics. Their women’s brand, Miik, is more well-known, but the company applies the same principles with Miik Men – sustainable, ecologically, incredibly soft fabrics and local production.

Clothing: Encircled 🍁

Name: Encircled

Products: Clothing

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Online or their Toronto studio

Website: encircled.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Encircled’s clothes are cut and sewn within a 35km radius of their Toronto head office, and 25% of their fabrics are knit in Canada. They hope to increase that to 50% within the next few years as their business grows.

Clothing: Lipson Shirtmakers 🍁

Name: Lipson Shirtmakers

Products: Men’s Shirt – Dress/Sport Shirts & Made to Measure

Manufactured In: Toronto, Ontario

Where to Buy: Better men’s independent stores throughout North America

Website: lipsonshirtmakers.com

Canadian Owned: Yes…?

In 1947, when Ted Lipson couldn’t find shirts that met his standards for his downtown haberdashery, he decided to make his own.  The result is Lipson Shirtmakers, where quality rules and details prevail. All made to exacting specifications in the very finest fabrics and trimmings in the world.

Lipson was purchased in 2017 by Luxury Men’s Apparel Group (LMAG), which itself appears to be owned or partially owned by Grano Retail Investments, which is based in Toronto. All in all, this appears to be a Canadian-owned company.

Clothing: National Athletic Goods

Name: National Athletic Goods

Products: Sportswear

Manufactured In: Canada (potentially Vancouver)

Where to buy: Various stockists

Website: www.nationalathleticgoods.com

Canadian Owned: Unclear (probably)

National Athletic Goods is a clothing producer making sportswear based on vintage American athletic wear of the 30s-60s. They specifically outline that they are made in Canada, although further information is sparse.

Clothing: JM 🍁

Name: JM

Products: Undergarments, shirts, sweaters

Manufactured In: Montreal, Quebec

Where to Buy: Online, some stores (the Bay)

Website: jm.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

JM has been making underwear in Montreal for 35 years. They are clear on their website that their underwear is made in Montreal, but their other items, shirts and sweaters, are not as clear. We’ve reached out to the company for clarification and will add more information as we receive it.

Clothing: Frank and Oak 🍁

Name: Frank and Oak

Products: Men’s and women’s clothing

Manufactured In: Unclear

Where to buy: Online and retail stores

Website: frankandoak.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Frank and Oak started as a stylish, online men’s brand, but has expanded to several brick and mortar locations and more recently added women’s clothing.

It is unclear where they manufacture – they talk of domestic and international manufacturing partners but Made in Canada items do not appear to be identified on their website.