TORONTO, ON - APRIL 25, 2017
Four Fifty Five is a made-to-measure men’s and women’s wear company, founded by Ryerson’s own Noah Parker and his brother Jake. Incubated in the Fashion Zone, the company launched this March with their full product offering; Made-to-Measure suits, shirts, coats, and accessories. Through pop-up shops and now their newly opened design studio, Four Fifty Five provides their clientele with high quality garments and superior customer service, all for an affordable price.
Throughout the month of March, Four Fifty Five hosted two pop up shops at the Ted Rogers school of Management (TRSM), partnering with both the Ryerson MBA and retail management programs. “Ted Rogers was the perfect launch pad for our new clientele” said Jake Parker, Operations Director. “We met so many people looking for their first suit who were frustrated with what the industry offered; a great price and a terrible experience, or an unreasonable price and the quality they wanted”.
With the success of their first two pop-up shops, the company needed a permanent location for customers to visit. Just weeks later, Four Fifty Five opened their downtown design studio in historic Queen East. According to Creative Director Noah Parker, “Every company in the business claims to be doing something different, but at the end of the day, they either slap a sale sticker on cheap garments or try to win you over with grandiose talk like an old gentleman’s club. With us there are no gimmick”.
Take one step inside the Four Fifty Five Studio and you’re greeted with a beautiful rustic atmosphere. The showroom-esque office space defies the typical start-up vibes that you would expect from a 9 month old company. Visits are by appointment only, however you can go in for a fitting, to browse products and even to hang out with the team as they work. The studio is also pet friendly, so remember to bring your dogs when you visit. They even sell dog bow ties.
To celebrate the new design studio, Four Fifty Five will be hosting a launch party on May 26th, at 90 Ontario St, Unit 310. Keep up to date with the guys of Four Fifty Five at www.fourfiftyfive.ca or on Instagram at @fourfiftyfiveto.
RSVP to the Studio Launch here.