Rule #1 If we don't take care of the customer…somebody else will!
Family owned and operated at the same location since 1954. In the beginning Gilbert and Stella were making pants and suits for customers of all shapes and sizes. Across from Gilbert's was a television station (CHCH TV) where wrestling was filmed every Friday night. It became a ritual for the wrestlers to come over after a match to get fitted up for their special sized clothing. They then went upstairs to enjoy a steak dinner cooked up by Stella. Those were the days when you not only dressed your customers but kept them fed too!!!!
The little store that grew is the single largest Big & Tall store in Canada. We highly recommend a visit to our store in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to receive the best fit. Parking is available for 24 cars beside our building. There is no handicapped accessible washroom.
We are able to provide all manner of clothing, twelve months of the year. If you're looking for beach wear in December or a winter coat in July we are able to check stock on the premises and advise you of the items' availability. Not everything available in our store is mentioned on our website so please don't hesitate to ask about anything you might need. We will be happy to check our stock for items not on the website and if necessary get back to you.
Our store particularly specializes in hard to fit clients. Ladies, some of our clothing can be considered unisex. We carry a respectable range of S. Cohen Athletic Fit suits, for men whose upper body is shaped like an upside down triangle if you will! We have dress pants up to size 80 high rise. Some styles of pants and or jeans have up to 38" or 40" leg. Dress shirts with an extra large body fit are available and made by Hathaway and in limited sizes by Alexander Julian. Our tall ties are extra long for the man with the 19" or larger size neck. Our Redwood short sleeve T-shirts go up to size 7X Tall and the fit is great! Our stock of Sansabelt pants and shorts is not found anywhere in Canada. We carry tall, regular and low rise Sansabelt pants. As a matter of fact the low rise style was designed by Gilbert and in honour of his tailoring contribution the model is named "Gilbert".
Fitting and tailoring suits on the premises is one of our significant services. An off the rack suit by Saville Row, S. Cohen, or Cambridge Clothes will be adjusted to fit comfortably and attractively. Depending upon the alterations needed you may be required to return for a "try on" before your suit is complete. Your suit can be easily complemented by our wide selection of tall or extra stout dress shirts and extra long ties.
Another "best kept secret" is our ability to supply theatres and movie companies with in stock clothing dating from the seventies to the present day. Our period clothing collection which includes three piece suits, double breasted suits, plaid pants, plaid sport jackets, can supply your needs for the tall and hard to fit actor. An appointment may be required to view period stock. Please call and let us know the type of clothing needed for your show.
And finally, we would much rather have you visit our store than to have you make your purchase over the phone. We're funny that way. It's because we want the clothes we sell you to fit properly. Yes, we're all about fit. That's why we'll ask you "twenty" questions before we determine the right size and style of clothing for you. That's where our 53 years of experience fitting our special cut clothing comes in handy. It's not about selling you just anything it's about the importance of selling you a garment that fits properly. Your patience with our way of selling clothing is appreciated.
Thank you to all our customers who have had faith in our desire to serve you to the best of our ability and welcome to our new customers, we'll do our best to dress you in style and comfort…and remember rule #1!
August 1, 2012 Announcement
It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of the patriarch of our family Gilbert.
LJUBISAV "GILBERT" LAZICH April 9, 1928 - August 1, 2012 It is with profound sadness that we announce the loss of the patriarch of our family Gilbert, peacefully at the Hamilton General Hospital on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
Dear husband of Stella for 64 years. Caring father of Katy Yelovich, Ted (Edith) and Tom (Carol). Left to mourn are grandchildren Stephanie, Max, Kennan and Bryanna, Kumovi Stankovich, Kumovi Vukmanich, brother- in-law Svetozar Cupovic, nephew Dusko (Jace) and his family, many cousins, nieces and nephews in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia. Dad was a strong willed, opinionated and determined individual who never gave up right to the very end of his days. He and our mother worked side by side at their store Gilbert's Big & Tall Men's Shop, Hamilton since 1954. He was proud to be a Canadian and to have had the opportunity to make his mark in this world. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Hamilton General Hospital for their care and compassion.