Oct 2, 2015
682 Queen St West (Get Directions)
Sydney’s is Toronto’s premier independent mens’ retail shop. Owner and head buyer Sydney Mamane has spent over a decade, evolving his business from a bespoke suiting and denim service to one of the world’s finest menswear destinations.
We are a multi-brand shop menswear shop located in Toronto’s Queen West neighborhood. Sydney’s offers a carefully curated selection of contemporary and designer clothing, footwear, and accessories – many of which are exclusive to Sydney’s and of limited availability worldwide.
Sydney’s aesthetic is minimal and simplistic with an acute focus on quality. Throughout the store, one is likely to observe clean lines, classic shapes and silhouettes, thoughtful design, innovative construction, minimal detailing, predominantly neutral palettes, and elegant fabrics.
We are a full-service menswear store: not only can one purchase clothing, footwear, and accessories, clients can also have alterations and customization completed in-house. Sydney’s also provides a Made-to-Measure program. We stand behind all our products. For items purchased from Sydney’s, we provide tailoring, footwear care and maintenance services.
About the Owner
Sydney Mamane started out as a stylist. Within two years, he had found a niche in the film industry working in the wardrobe department of numerous productions. Combining his DIY attitude with skills learned from professional wardrobe technicians, he acquired elementary skills in sewing, cutting, draping, and pattern drafting. After six solid years in wardrobe, he took a position apprenticing with an experienced tailor and costume maker, further solidifying his expertise in advanced sewing techniques, tailoring, and design.
Upon completing his apprenticeship, Sydney started a custom bespoke suit and denim program out of a small Toronto-based studio. The custom denim then expanded into bespoke suiting for which demand grew rapidly. In 2005, he developed the studio into a multi-label menswear store on Toronto’s Queen Street West.
While operating his retail business, Sydney spent four years meticulously perfecting and developing his own label KIN. The long-anticipated collection debuted in August of 2010 and was carried widely across North America in leading contemporary menswear stores.
In 2011, Sydney collaborated with Michael Cavaggioni to launch United Stock Dry Goods, a Toronto-based menswear collection, to fulfill their passion for quality garments and construction while maintaining an accessible price for the consumer. United Stock Dry Goods is a reflection of their minimal and modern aesthetics with a nod to classic proportions and tailoring traditions, the collection includes shirts, denim, chinos, outerwear, and accessories and is available in stores internationally.
The combined efforts of Michael and Sydney result in a unique understanding of the men’s contemporary market and, above all, deliver a product with “honesty, quality, and integrity”…United.