ABOUT OUR DESIGNERS


Channeling a vintage, maritime aesthetic, 18 Waits' garments are manufactured with care right here in Toronto. The label's inspiration is equal parts pastoral and rock 'n roll. 18 Waits' attention to detail, quality of construction and fabrics are unmatched - each piece is loaded with subtle, unique features and details and are all built to last.

'Vancouver' and 'rain' are two words that often find themselves used in the same sentence, so it's only natural that one of the finest technical outerwear companies in the world would design and manufacture there. Veilance is Arc'teryx' urban program, employing technologies developed for life on the mountain and bringing them seamlessly into the city and the boardroom.

Founded in 1974 by Mauro Sani in his quest to make the best riding boots in the world, Buttero remains owned and operated by the Sani family. Named for Tuscany's old-time cowboys, Buttero's soul – and sole – is bound to Tuscany. Handmade by craftsmen in Stabbia, Tuscany, Buttero boots honour the Tuscan recipe book with simple, honest, local ingredients.

Founded by brothers Dennis and Maico Signor in 1992, all Diemme products are made at the Calzaturificio Diemme factory in Óne di Fonte, Italy, utilizing the brand's 20 years of experience of boot and shoe making. The collection ranges from sneakers and lighter footwear to hunting and mountaineering boots, adapted for city use. Diemme's goal is to produce the highest quality footwear with an exceptional level of comfort through progressive, innovative designs and sharply executed takes on classic footwear styles.

Etat Libre d’Orange concocts surprising olfactory compositions without any limitations in terms of creativity, raw materials, or expense. The brand self describes as "luxurious, provocative, sometimes ironic, often subversive, and always elegant". There are few perfumeries like Etat Libre d'Orange, which still produces all of it's scents in house, at 69 rue des Archives, Paris.

Falke is one of the world's finest manufacturers of socks and base layers. The line is sure to keep you stylish and comfortable where it's thought of least, but matters most.

We believe strongly in the idea of doing one thing, and one that thing well; this is why we stock gloves from Scandinavian glove maker Hestra. A family run business since it's founding, originally as Martin Magnusson & Co, in 1936, is run today by the third and fourth generation of Magnussons in the town of Hestra, Sweden.

IN SITU is GERHARD's in house label. The term "in situ" is used in art and archaeology to describe an artifact or event where it is or where it takes place, without isolating it from its original conditions. Studying an artifact “in situ” is often critical to the interpretation of the artifact and the culture which formed it. Our IN SITU program is domestically manufactured, in a small knitwear factory in Québec, using only the finest yarns available. The line is a permanent core program of high quality, well designed, fairly priced essentials.

For wholesale inquiries please contact GERHARD.

We love brands that do one thing, really, really well - which is exactly what Kent is all about. The brand has been making saw cut, hand polished combs and hair-brushes since 1777 - seriously. With over two centuries of practice, we are confident that theirs are the finest in the world.

Malin + Goetz is a family owned and operated apothecary based out of New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. Started by Matthew Malin, who suffers from rosacea, eczema, seborrhea, fragrance allergies and dry skin and Andrew Goetz together they have developed easy-to-use treatments to be both gentle and effective for multiple skin conditions. Malin + Goetz's two-step regimens offer a head-to-toe pH balance for face, body, and hair. Each advanced formula, which is never tested on animals, blends trusted natural ingredients with gentle performance technologies to address skin sensitivities, irritations and allergies.

The lynchpin of Gerhard's selection of grooming products, Merkur has been making the finest steel razors for over a century. Made from platinum coated stainless steel, these are a whole different ballgame than your standard disposable razor. Offering different configurations for different beard types, Merkur's got what you need to shape up your shaving routine.

Made in Montreal but inspired by Japan, Naked & Famous Denim, in our humble opinion, makes the best denim in the world. The fabric is milled in Okayama Prefecture, Japan on antique shuttle looms and is constructed in founder/owner/designer Brandon Svarc's Montreal workshop. With an emphasis on textile and fit rather celebrity endorsement and unnecessary embellishment, Naked & Famous Denim offers the highest quality denim garments without all the bells and whistles.

One of Toronto's most exciting up-and-coming labels, Outclass Attire features trim, contemporary cuts and tough, unique fabrics. Rough-luxe at its finest. Its materials - sourced from Japan, Europe and the United States - and it's construction - entirely manufactured in Toronto by small family businesses - are its strengths. A confident and adventurous brand, Outclass is a label to keep your eye on.

Reigning Champ designs and develops their own original fabrics. Construction, fit and comfort is unrivaled. Produced in Vancouver, British Columbia, where they have crafted year-round staples since 2007, their process is guided by two principles: Respect the details. Master simplicity.

Launched in 2010 as a partnership between two Canadian textile designers, Lysanne Latulippe and Meghan Price, String Theory produces scarves made from fabrics that are both designed and produced in small batches in Quebec. Using top-quality yarns such as Peruvian baby alpaca and Italian merino and cashmere to knit and weave their unique designs, the scarves are then hand finished in Montreal and Toronto.

Born between Tokyo and Vancouver in 2004, wings+horns is a contemporary menswear label integrating innovative fabrics with a Japanese approach to detail. Each garment is designed to balance rugged utility with considered simplicity using versatile patterns and earthy colors to create an all encompassing, functional ready to wear program.