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Harold x You: Enabling Self-Expression and Finding Your Fit

How we leverage our expertise in tailoring and made-to-measure to cultivate authentic style and breed confidence in your everyday life.

By: Harry Rosen StaffDate: 2024-06-24
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At our core, Harry Rosen has always sought to treat people as individuals, helping them curate wardrobes that are honest and authentic to who they are. We believe that when garments fit well and suit your unique personal style, only then are you truly able to achieve self-expression and confidence through clothing.

Through our rich heritage of crafting custom-made tailoring, we’ve achieved a masterful understanding of how fit, fabric, construction types, and stylistic details all come together to tell your personal style story.

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Today, our in-house label Harold spearheads our offering of tailored clothing, featuring a vast selection of ready-to-wear styles alongside custom-made services with a seemingly endless number of customization possibilities. To help us demonstrate the end-to-end possibilities of our custom-made program, this Pride we partnered with the Get REAL Movement, a Canadian non-profit organization focused on combatting 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination, racism, and bullying in schools, summer camps, and workplaces.

The Get REAL Movement nominated seven 2SLGBTQ+ high school students, each coming to us at an instrumental moment in their lives with a familiar goal in mind: to look and feel great at prom. We’ve helped countless students prepare outfits for prom over the years, though this fitting was particularly special.

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While each student had their own unique style identity, each had their own reservations about dressing up for prom. Be it access to formal clothing, apprehensions surrounding style, size, and fit, or simply a lack of access to funds, prom presented a barrier to entry for each of the seven students nominated by Get REAL.

Through Harold’s entirely customizable made-to-measure tailoring program, the students were invited to create their own custom-made garments, allowing style to serve as a powerful form of personal expression and empowerment.

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“Clothes are what tell other people who you are... When I feel good in an outfit, I feel like I can act the most myself and people can see me for who I want to be seen as.”

Hear directly from the seven students about their experience getting prom ready at Harry Rosen and how Harold helped them achieve their dream outfit in the attached video. This content was captured by filmmaker Lucah Rosenberg-Lee, a member of Get REAL’s network and the 2SLGBTQ+ community, who helps to amplify 2SLGBTQ+ talent and tell authentic stories. 

More About the Get REAL Movement

The Get REAL Movement is a Canadian non-profit organization that combats discrimination, racism, and bullying in the 2SLGBTQ+ community, specifically in academic and professional settings. The Get REAL Movement does this by offering a variety of different programming that aims to break down prejudice, promote unity, and foster compassion in our world.

This includes various educational workshops as well as providing leadership development and marginalized youth support through University Chapters, High School After-School Programs, and a 2SLGBTQ+ Virtual Counselling Program.

The Get REAL Movement partners with companies just like Harry Rosen who wish to help them achieve one or more of their key objectives: to increase funding for core programs, to expand Get REAL’s reach into communities and schools, and to ensure 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion is a priority within corporate cultures in Canada. Harry Rosen is proud to support the excellent work the Get REAL Program is doing through financial support, publicity across our channels, and by providing their seven nominees custom-made Harold garments for their special day. 

To learn more about the Get REAL Movement, visit their website at

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Pride Window Installations

In celebration of Pride, we worked with Toronto-based artist Kat Tapp, also a member of Get REAL’s network and member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, to create engaging designs for our store windows nationwide. Appearing in 15 Harry Rosen stores across Canada, the window art showcases Kat’s uniquely energetic artistic vision, inspired by Harold's custom-made process, while sending a mass message celebrating inclusivity.

Learn more about Kat Tapp and discover more of her work at

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