Many Ottawa families have shopped at E.R. Fisher for generations, due in part to the company’s steadfast commitment to maintaining close relationships with customers and suppliers. Established in 1905 by the great-grandfather of current president, Sonia Fisher, it has retained its region-wide reputation for offering unparalleled, personalized service and quality tailored clothing, sportswear and accessories.
“Our loyal customers appreciate our continued emphasis on the importance of building and maintaining a quality wardrobe, whether casual or professional. We enjoy working with our customers to help them cultivate a sense of personal style,” says Sonia. “Trendy, inexpensive clothing can be fun but typically does not last long or it goes quickly out of style. Our clients understand that an investment in quality, well-tailored clothing will pay dividends for years to come. As we like to say, the cost per wear is low because people enjoy wearing our clothes and things last so long.”
Among the expert services offered at E.R. Fisher are professional consultations to build or refresh a wardrobe, made-to-measure service as well as a complete selection of formalwear, with all alterations done in-house by a Master Tailor. They provide flat-rate shipping across North America and offer personalized gift certificates and free gift wrapping. “We can also assemble a whole package of clothing for wedding parties which can include rentals for the groomsmen to complement the groom’s made-to-measure suit or tuxedo,” adds Sonia.
One of E.R. Fisher’s most successful programs is its custom shirt service. “So many people are not a standard shirt size – this is an opportunity to get the fabric and fit you want plus personalized style details such as contrasting cuffs, collar, thread or buttons,” she explains. “This is a really popular gift, especially for Father’s Day.”
The E. R. Fisher family has witnessed every fashion avenue, often cycling through the generations. “Men’s clothing has changed over the years, but one thing has not: the value proposition of quality garments,” notes Sonia. “We still do some things the way we have done for many decades because our customers recognize that is the route to timeless style.”