Michael Levine

The in­vest­ment ad­viser who moon­lights as a be­spoke-suit­ing guru

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Back in 2007, when Michael Levine was pre­par­ing to start work in the fi­nan­cial in­dus­try, he went search­ing for a tai­lor who could make him an af­ford­able, well-cut suit to fit his ath­letic frame. He ended up at Gar­ri­son Be­spoke, then op­er­at­ing out of a cub­by­hole on King West, and quickly be­came a reg­u­lar. Heads turned on Bay Street when Levine would sport eg­g­plant-hued or pale gold suits to the of­fice, and in time, col­leagues be­gan ask­ing him for sar­to­rial tips. He du­ti­fully marched them over to Gar­ri­son. In 2014, he even took a year-long sab­bat­i­cal from his work in wealth man­age­ment to learn the menswear trade for him­self, and though he’s since re­turned to his day job, he some­times still pinch-hits as a stylist for friends and col­leagues.

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