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It is our fundamental belief and philosophy to celebrate life to its fullest. Life offers us beauty every moment and we want to capture the quintessential element that brings it forth. Our goal is simply to bring a smile to your face by adding colour to the gray shades of the day-to-day. Every VASSI item is lovingly created to be as individual as each of you. VASSI couture collections are 100% made in Italy with unsurpassable quality and uncompromising uniqueness in their design.


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Red Collection

Red is more than a color. It evokes strong passion and fervor for standing out from the crowd. Red is the inspiration behind Vassi’s journey in creating a unique couture collection – the true essence of RED.

Vassi began as a philosophy striving for virtuoso creations in colors and patterns which pursue passion without compromise. The commitment to meticulous Neapolitan tailoring and the artisan tradition of Italian craftsmanship has made VASSI Red unique from other collections.

VASSI does not duplicate suits in any one size and continually redefines the cut and finish in the hands of master tailors.

The collection presents a gallery of Super 240 2-ply shirts, luscious vicuna and supple leathers from Florence, 7 fold ties, and Super 180 suits designed from the finest wool, silk and cashmere fabrications.

For our Friends – the romance of the Collection never ends – as long as the influence is RED.

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Black Collection

Driven by inspiration from the Red Collection and an uncompromising approach toward unwavering fundamentals – the Black Collection was launched. The combination of luxurious fabrics from the finest mills in Italy, as well as modern manufacturing techniques, unveiled a collection at a thoughtful value.

Suits – All suits are exclusively tailored with Loro Piana’s renowned Super 120’s and Super 130’s, Reda’s exquisite Super 150’s, Revenge’s luxurious Vitale Barberis Super 140’s and 150’s and Drago’s Super 160’s & 180’s.

Shirts – tailored elegantly with world renowned Thomas Mason and Albiate Super 100’s and 120’s 2 Ply cotton.

Ties – Each tie is handmade in Italy and is, unquestionably, unique in design and colour.

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The Vassi Membership program radically changed the way men shop for clothing. Members receive 50% savings for the Black Collection – every day of the year. The belief is that quality and fine craftsmanship should be available and enjoyed without having to wait for sales.

VASSI is committed to Thoughtful Value!

Annual Membership Fee – $100

Exclusive to Members:

Suits – $699-$850 (regularly $1399 – $1699) | Shirts – $150 (regularly $299) | 7 Fold Ties $125 (regularly $250)

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We have some exciting news to share with you. VASSI is moving into a new home!

This has all been made possible because of your unwavering support. As our membership numbers continue to grow, over right now, so does our need for space.

What does this mean for you? First off, let us reassure you that the shop will remain in a convenient, easily accessible location. In fact, it is right across the hall from our old location at First Canadian Place, right beside the Indigo bookstore.

There will be no interruption to our services. There will however be some exciting changes.

We are delighted to announce that we are adding even more categories to our incredible Black Collection lines, accommodating your growing need for quality and fine craftsmanship. Our members deserve nothing short of transformative works of art and we fully intend to keep that promise.

Vassi is moving to a new home in Early September 2019.


On February 14, 1990, famed scientist Carl Sagan gave us an incredible perspective on our home planet that had never been seen before. As NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft was about to leave our solar system in 1989, Sagan, pleaded with officials to turn the camera around to take one last look back at Earth before the spaceship left our solar system.

The resulting image, from a distance of 3.7 billion miles, with the Earth as a speck less than 0.12 pixels in size, became known as ‘the pale blue dot”.

In honour of Sagan’s famous earth portrait, Canadian menswear designer, Andre Vassi, has created a limited edition “Pale Blue Dot” tie to be unveiled on February 14. The Italian silk, 7-fold tie features an indigo background reminiscent of the night sky, with a smattering of silvery stars and a single pale blue dot. Inside, the words “one planet, one people – piece, love and unity”.

The Vassi message: “Let us all deal more kindly with one another and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot.”


Dear friends,

Today at Vassi we release the much anticipated ‘Dump Trump’ ties. Simply put, I am overwhelmed with the attention they have garnered. However, there is a reason etiquette suggests avoiding political talk at the dinner table – passions quickly flare surrounding the subject! So while I am glad that the tie has sparked a conversation, I would like to share my motivation for creating it. Because frankly, this has less to do with politics and more to do with principles.

The ‘Dump Trump’ ties began as a playful rejection of a man who’s bullying tactics seemed unfit for someone seeking the Office of President of the United States. Over the course of the campaign, Trump has made countless statements, that were offensive to various demographics. However, the straw that broke the camel’s back was when he mocked the physical disability of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Serge Kovaleski.

Since releasing the ties, there have been those that have suggested as a Canadian I should mind my own business. It is not our election. However, the President of the United States yields far-reaching powers that affect the lives of people around the globe. It is our obligation as members of the human race to stand up for what we believe in; to shape the society we want to see created.

What makes Canada one of the greatest countries in the world is our harmonious diversity. I know I am only one voice, but I believe my Canadians share this sentiment with me.

The worlds needs more Canada. More inclusion. More unity. More love.

By standing up for the principles we believe in, I hope to help usher in the day where:

…We have more leadings doing what is honorable, instead of what will secure them re-election…

…We recognize we are all connected and strive to break down existing walls instead of building new ones…

…Nations like Canada are the norm – where diversity is celebrated, and people of all backgrounds and religions reside together peacefully.

We are all living under the same blue sky – and for the foreseeable future, this is the only place we have to call home. I know I am a dreamer. I know many of you think I’m naive. But I know with utmost certainty, the only way we will survive on this planet is in the pursuit of unity and love.

Again, this is just a humble whisper from a proud Canadian, who once immigrated and is grateful to have the opportunity to call the great city of Toronto home.

Modestly yours,

Andre Vassi


View the VASSI Seven Fold Tie Ad Campaign featuring Paul Mason and Monique Boblin


That is the standard opening line that other establishments use to approach a customer – but at VASSI we don’t adhere to the ordinary.

Much like a painting that begs for a subject at inception, we believe that subject is YOU – necessary to transform our canvas into a true work of art.

The world offers us a palate of colours – but the transformation created by the artist, is best expressed, if the desired result is known. Therefore, a shirt and tie combination cannot be recommended without your input in letting us know where you will wear it.

For instance, some shades and fabrics might be suitably complementary for a political function, however, they may be less desirable for the nuances of a romantic evening… that may become more special by the moment.

We would like to extend a personal invitation to our clients to call, email, Skype or simply drop in and spend a moment sharing your thoughts before making that purchase. It’s our special way of making sure that ‘picture you saw’ wasn’t meant for someone else.

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Whether you’re planning a grand formal wedding or a beachside barbeque there are certain elements that can make your day memorable as you begin your journey into nuptial bliss.

The day would not be complete without the polished and elegant look of a French cuff shirt. Many a groom sets out to find the perfect set of new cufflinks to add to the charm and grace of the occasion. Andre’s heartfelt opinion on the matter takes this subject and brings sentiment to center stage.

Why not make the day unforgettable with timeless tradition? Instead of buying new cufflinks use your Grandfather’s or those from a dear family member. This will make your special day all the more spectacular. Cufflink timepieces tell their own tale and may, in fact, be the single part of your history that can partake in memorable events from generation to generation.


Our seven fold silk ties have often been commented on as conversation starters. Their uniqueness in design, colour and theme are widely recognized by their vibrancy and one-of-a-kind quality. Each exquisite piece is is designed in house based on inspiration stemming from various sources.

Specifically, Black Swan Tie has received considerable recognition and commentary since its introduction. The basic thought and philosophy is not one that can simply be overlooked by any one of us – specifically, that the “Black Swan” or darkness exists within us all. Moreover, acceptance of our imperfections.

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