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Inside Outclass, the Toronto-made menswear label’s first standalone store

By Jean Grant| Photography by Giordano Ciampini
Inside Outclass, the Toronto-made menswear label's first standalone store

Local menswear label Outclass started as Matteo Sgaramella’s final OCAD thesis in 2010. After graduation, Sgaramella continued to work on the brand in his spare time, crafting men’s accessories from high-quality fabrics while working as a graphic designer. The brand officially launched in 2011, with a capsule collection of men’s shirts and trousers, and since then has evolved into a thriving wholesale business that’s stuck firmly by its made-in-Canada ethos. Sgaramella’s first Outclass storefront opened earlier this month at College and Dufferin, where the designer is currently stocking his latest collection of particularly stylish basics and pared-down dress clothes.

Sgaramella enlisted the help of a few contractor friends to build the custom clothes racks, paint the walls and re-do the flooring:

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The sweats, crewnecks, hoodies and henleys are all made from Toronto-spun cotton and terry blends:

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This fishtail parka ($800) is made with melton wool and lined with flannel. The hood is lined with shearling:

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In addition to crewnecks and denim, Outclass makes office-appropriate dress pants and button-downs. The “Made in Toronto” sign was commissioned from Neon Props, the same company that made Bar Fancy and Bar Isabel’s signs:

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This pair of jogger-inspired jeans ($220) is lined with an ultra-soft terry cloth for added warmth and comfort:

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The brand’s camel bomber ($565), made in Toronto from melton wool and cowhide, has been particularly popular this fall. It was spotted on blogger Kayla Seah at New York Fashion Week:

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Sgaramella runs the company with his fiancée Rebecca Sarracini. Their office is attached to the back of the shop:

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The brand’s own Italian leather sneakers ($395) are the only items not made in Canada:

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1122 College St. W., outclass.ca

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