The timeless appeal of quality
A trusted mainstay in men's tailoring and fashion on Albert Street for the past decade, Tony Stephano and his family have brought old world attention to detail and a beautifully curated selection of men's fashion to Greenbank Hunt Club Centre.
Stephano's love of quality garments and fashion has been a constant thread through his life. He first established himself as an exceptional maker of custom menswear in Windsor, and then transitioned his business to Ottawa ten years ago with his wife Sue and son Ramy.
The appreciation for a quality suit and the process involved in getting the right fit still thrives in Ottawa, and Stephano's counts among its regular customers business professionals, judges and lawyers. Many of these customers live in Ottawa's west end; opening a second location at Greenbank Hunt Club Centre was the obvious choice to make. These two locations keep Tony, Sue, Ramy and three professional tailors-on-the-spot busy attending to their core services.
Made to measure
Custom suits and garments are crafted for men, women and children. An exceptional process which factors in more than forty measurements and considers the client's tastes and preferences across details such as pick stitching, vents and lining, is paired with luxurious fabric choices from some of the world's best known suppliers, including Harris Tweed of Scotland (exclusively carried in Ottawa by Stephano's). Customers appreciate that several visits are required to result in a meticulously fitted garment and love the results.
Ottawa judges and barristers turn to Stephano's for custom made waistcoats, robes, wing collar shirts and tabs, while call to the bar packages can be made or rented. Grooms can count on Ramy Stephano to style and also create custom ties, bow-ties and pocket squares for wedding attire of the highest standard.
Alterations at Stephano's run from hem adjustments and repairs to resizing suits, dresses and other garments. A much loved but dated item of clothing can also be restyled to breathe new life into it, or copied with painstaking attention to detail. Stephano's traditional tailoring team ensures those extra details that really make a garment special.
Seasonal menswear, timeless appeal
Stephano's also carries a carefully selected range of quality off the rack men's suits, shirts, knitwear and accessories chiefly from Italy, Germany and Canada. Ready-made suits from Zegna, Samuelsohn and Paul Betenly, can be paired with classic and shaped fit shirts from Italy's Bugatchi Uomo, Serica shirts and ties from Italy, and Dion silk ties and pocket squares from Canada. Other Canadian-made offerings include travel-friendly Riviera pants, leather jackets from Jez Elite in Montreal, a selection of knitwear and leather belts.
Profile published August 2014.