February 14th is fast approaching, and you want to sweep your date off their feet.

You’ve already planned a romantic evening, but

have you planned what to wear?

Welcome to Tom’s Place, a leading retailer of designer men’s suits and accessories in Toronto’s Kensington Market since 1958. Featuring brand name menswear and business apparel below retail prices, Tom’s Place is a unique clothing store for every occasion.

Come meet our knowledgeable sales staff and tailors in the store that’s been styling Toronto for over 60 years. You’ll get a friendly welcome from the owner, Tom Mihalik, and helpful service to fit you into clothes that’ll not only feel comfortable and look great, but will rise to any occasion this Valentine’s Day!

If you already have a look in mind, or just have a question for the experts, please feel free to come in and talk to us. If you are looking for ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

For a Casual Date

This year you’ve opted out of the upscale scene in favour of something more low-key. You’re planning a relaxed dinner date, a chill club appearance, or an easy trip to the movies. Whatever casual fun is in store this holiday, you won’t want to look like you just rolled out of bed. Even the most laid-back dates appreciate men with fashion sense.

Trade in your typical jeans-and-tee combo for effortless class in a patterned dress shirt layered under a comfortable cashmere sweater or sweater vest. Match a pair of nice pants like chinos or corduroy with sleek casual shoes.

If you’re planning a leisurely stroll through the city or a scenic trail, forego your staple sneakers for simple boots. Come in for a look at our collection of smartly cut jackets, sweaters, scarves, and outerwear that’ll keep you warm while you tour Toronto in February.

purple colour suit with sweater
cashmere scarves
casual shoe colours
Tom Mihalik displaying mens shirts at Tom's Place

For a Dressy Casual Date

Dressy casual, or semiformal, is the perfect marriage between casual and formal wear. Your Valentine’s Day will be fun and low stress, but still feel like a very special occasion for you and your date. Make reservations at a fine dining restaurant, or splurge on a couple of tickets for a local concert or performance.

Dress a buttoned shirt up or down with casual or dress pants, and bring a sports jacket in case your date gets cold. Go the extra mile with a coordinated pocket square and cool pair of shoes from Tom’s Place – where you can find more advice on men’s fashion outfits.

For a Formal Date

For an upscale dinner date overlooking breathtaking city views, or a spectacular show at a preeminent theatre like Toronto’s Four Seasons, you want to look your best.

For a more upscale Valentine’s Day, impress your date with a well-fitted suit that flatters, a fresh white dress shirt, and an attractive tie. Match your belt with a crisp pair of dress shoes for that added note of sophistication and add a pocket square to complete the look.

dressy suit tie and pocket square

Fashion and men go together like the pieces of a well-tailored suit.

And who sells suits better than Tom? For this February 14th, we have designer suits for men, black men’s suits, blue suits, men’s long suits, big and tall suits, 3-piece suits, tuxedos, and so much more!

If you know what you want to wear, come in for special deals on guys’ fashion. If you have one or two pieces you want to wear but need to complete the look, bring it to us and we’ll help you match your item to our popular styles. And if you have no idea, just come in and we’ll help find your style!

Your date is going to look amazing, but will only have eyes for you when you find your best look for a great price at Tom’s Place.

By Selina Barker