Sporting white loafers and a summer suit, Harry Rosen himself cut the ribbon at the opening of his namesake chain’s massive new digs at the Eaton Centre yesterday morning. (The ribbon was made of Glen plaid suiting fabric, prompting Rosen’s eldest son, Larry, now CEO of the sartorial empire, to quip, “I hope this wasn’t expensive cloth.”) The new space, on the upper level of the mall overlooking Queen Street, has a tailor shop, private shopping suites and over 15,000 square feet devoted to making guys look good. The opening is the first phase of an aggressive expansion in Toronto for the menswear institution: a store twice the size of the Eaton Centre location will open in Yorkdale Mall in 2013, and the renovation at the First Canadian Place location should be revealed later this summer.
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