Established in 1978, Arthur's is a family owned business run by master tailor Arthur Der Shahinian and sons David and John. For over 40 years, we have worked tirelessly to earn the recognition as one of the finest bespoke tailors in the country.
In keeping with the time-honoured tradition of bespoke tailoring, Arthur started his apprenticeship at the age of 16 as a custom shirt maker. In 1974, he immigrated to Canada finding employment as a master shirt maker while continuing to take courses in pattern making and tailoring.
In 1978, Arthur proudly opened his first boutique on Jean-Talon Street, which at the time, was commonly considered Montreal’s Savile Row. We moved to trendy Crescent Street in the heart of the Golden Square Mile in 2001.
David and John had been fascinated by their father’s work at a very young age. In 2005, they answered the call to arms and joined their father in continuing the bespoke tailoring heritage and tradition. Finally, in 2011, we expanded to our present location and also added premium custom-made shoes, custom cashmere knitwear and accessories to our offering. The boutique was specifically designed to create the perfect setting for a truly exclusive and private shopping experience.
In a world filled with fast-fashion fads, we have chosen the path less travelled. We know that machine cut and sewn garments cannot be compared to the quality and precision of the skilled hand and sharp eye of our expert tailors. We offer gentlemen who appreciate the finer things in life, old-world craftsmanship and quality that’s made to last.
While you will never find an “Inspected by…” sticker on any of our attire, rest assured that we adhere to a meticulous quality control process. Every element and item is carefully inspected at every stage to ensure that we achieve the highest level of perfection in quality and finish.
Arthur is very different from other men’s fashion boutiques. Our relationships with our clients, many of whom are friends, are measured in decades, not years. We know each and every one by name, not an invoice number, and they also know and trust us. Our clients can always expect a discreet and private consultation and complete peace of mind in knowing we will do whatever it takes to ensure timely delivery and complete satisfaction.