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KOVALUM was born all the way back in 2010. At the time, founder (and menswear aficionado), Mark Johnson, sought to counter the cheapness of fast fashion with timeless, masculine clothes. And he wanted to have them all made in his hometown of Toronto, Canada. 


But if we're being candid here, the seed that sowed the brand was his father's madras plaid anorak from the mid 1960s that Mark discovered as a teen in the '80s.  Mark then rediscovered it many years later and it would go on to inspire him to start Kovalum.

By the way, Kovalum is named after the legendary beach at the southwest tip of India.

All of our shirts, coats, hats and scarves are proudly cut, sewn and stitched at facilities in Toronto that we visit.  This lets us keep a close eye on manufacturing quality. And since we're a small business, all of our products have limited production runs, which not only ensures a top quality product, but every season could yield a limited edition piece.

Mark loves hearing from his clients, no matter what they have to say. He's happy to field anything.

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Don't be shy.

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