Skip to main content

Muddy George’s Outclass shawl cardigan is made using an ultra-soft, wool blend yarn.

Muddy George

The owner

Altaf Baksh

Story continues below advertisement

The location

973 Bloor St. W, 647-748-9000, muddygeorge.com

The story

After years of joking about wanting to open a store if I won the lottery, I only started to take my dream seriously last year. While I have no industry or retail experience, I am very passionate about men's fashion and have always had an entrepreneurial spirit about me. Last fall, I started to contact local brands and, thanks to their support, my progress started to snowball. The idea has always been to have an emphasis on Canadian and specifically Toronto brands that are all equally well made, wearable and timeless.

The stock

About 50 per cent of the stock we carry was made in Canada, but it'll grow in the spring and summer. I love a good button-down shirt, so a lot of our products are different button-downs. We have a lot of accessories: men's bracelets, leather bracelets from Vancouver, belts made in Italy, bags from Montreal. Everything lasts multiple seasons. The idea is that you won't have to clean out your closet twice a year.

The philosophy

Story continues below advertisement

I want things to be made where they're actually from. You won't find anything made in a sweatshop or in developing countries, where the workers aren't paid very well.

The buy

The Outclass shawl cardigan, which is made using an ultra-soft, wool blend yarn. It features one-by-one rib cuffs with herringbone detail, two hand pockets and black corozo nut buttons. ($225)

This interview has been edited and condensed.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Cannabis pro newsletter
To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies