What does it take for someone to leave the safe, comfortable route behind, to take a leap of faith, and forge a new path to follow their dreams? For Tomas Romita, it took a love of men’s suits.
“I knew it was time to leave Bay Street when all I could focus on was the suits,” Romita said.
Romita’s passion for custom suits drove him to leave his career in finance to build MADE Clothing Co., a custom menswear studio. However, starting the company wasn’t easy. Romita had some growing pains along the way.
“I realized that I didn’t know much at all about suits and that was going to be a problem,” Romita said. “So I kinda immersed myself in it.”
That immersion paid off. Because of Romita’s persistence, he was able to build a thriving company and make his dream come true.
“The first time we got suits to fit perfectly without too many alterations was amazing,” he said. “You get this confidence that says you’re in business now.”
Through some trial and error, Romita and his team at MADE Clothing Co have a developed a simple four step process to make it easy for men to get a great looking suit:
- Visit the private downtown studio for an appointment, pull up a stool to our custom-built design table and let the ideas start flowing.
- Consult with personal designers to find the looks that fit your lifestyle. Choose colors, patterns and textures from a selection of premium Italian fabrics to build a one of a kind custom suit.
- Experienced tailors and stylists take numerous measurements and assess your fit profile to design a suit that will fit you better than any suit you have owned before.
- Within 3-4 weeks, your custom suit will be ready for your final fitting. From there, you’ll be ready to stand out from the crowd and start turning heads.
Although the company has become a leading menswear brand in Toronto, MADE Clothing Co’s success would not have been possible without Romita’s willingness to take a huge risk.
“I’d been saying for years that I was going to start my own business. [When I was working on Bay Street] I didn’t really feel alive and I wasn’t going to go down like that,” Romita said. “Knowing that you’re following your path, that’s success to me.”