Did you know this is a Montreal-based brand? This menswear maker, specializing in shirts and suits hip professionals actually like to wear, has conquered indie circles all over the world with its web store, but over the past couple of years it has also opened flagship stores in Vancouver and Toronto. The Montreal store was the original, though, and you can soak up that cred in a stylish wood-and-iron shop on Mile End’s Rue Saint-Viateur. You’ll find Frank & Oak’s signature check shirts in both long- and short-sleeve, as well as suits and accessories like ties and a beautiful range of house-designed bags, whose combination of rugged canvas and thick leather has made them a favorite among women, too. Photo: Jocelyn Reynolds

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Their website says it all: “Frank & Oak’s mission is to help a generation of men dress and live well.” And indeed, they do. Their iconic cuts and fabrics have been adopted by hipster Montrealers, and few other local brands can claim to have had such a remarkable growth over the past two years. The two founders, who share a passion for walking the line between art and technology, are childhood friends who grew up in Montreal - which only makes them even more attached to the city than they normally would, seeing as their vertically integrated brand has its headquarters in fashionable Mile End. Frank & Oak not only offers incredibly trendy yet affordable clothes; it offers an entire lifestyle, a mindset, if you will. It encourages gentlemen to dress to impress, themselves or others, and to actually learn to enjoy the process. The shop pleases to bike messengers, young professionals and geeks alike - and to their girlfriends. A quintessential Montreal shopping experience. Plus, the atelier also features an acclaimed coffee shop as well as a barber shop.

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