Remember her name, because you’ll surely come across her Gallant Collection at women’s fashion events. Even though she is currently focused on building her reputation, it has been clear from the start that she would pursue a career in fashion.
Cloée was initiated into the ‘sixth art’ at the age of 11, devoting the following 10 years to lyric jazz and modern dance. Her scholastic career would eventually lead her down the inevitable path, as she studied plastic arts, as well as fashion design and marketing.
Diligent and determined, Cloée was among the 25 finalists in the Telio design competition, which attracts participants the country’s 22 fashion and design schools!
Between studies and fashion shows, this young designer takes the time to share her passion on the floor of Surmesur’s Montreal boutique. Menswear gives her a global view of fashion, and the boutique experience allows her to continue to create in a different manner.
This Franco-Ontarian believes that small acts can make a big difference, such as instructing his clients in the finer points of proportion and contrast color when selecting a suit.
A graduate of the Algonquin College Hospitality Program, Matthieu was drawn to Surmesur because ‘they say the way you dress is an expression of yourself, and Surmesur creates an outlet to do just that.’ He has some definite ideas about how every man should express himself, and it always involves a pocket square!
When he’s not sharing his knowledge of men’s fashion, Matthieu can often be found at the gym, lifting weights or perfecting his moves in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In fact, he likes to take care of himself inside and out, which means following organic and sustainable living practices – another of his true passions.
Being this busy leaves little time for reading, so he likes to listen to audio books in the morning to create the right mindset to energize his day.
With degrees in fashion design and merchandising, Rich is no stranger to style. Before joining the team at Surmesur Pittsburgh, he worked as a personal stylist, an experience that comes in handy in his new role.
Like everyone at Surmesur, he believes the most important consideration when designing and wearing a suit is to achieve a perfect fit. In his off hours, though, you’re as likely to see Rich dressed in his cherished leather motorcycle jacket and a stylish fedora.
It’s during those off hours that Rich pursues his other passions, including, art, music, sports and travel. His next destination to discover? Australia.
He also has a soft spot for New York City, which he considers among the world’s hottest fashion towns. Of course, for this native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, there’s no town like Pittsburgh, where he’s ready to share his style knowledge with the masses.
François Thériault co-founded Surmesur along with his brother, Vincent, when their world travels revealed the potential to offer a new way for men to shop. “The moment when I saw thousands of possibilities of fabric and options, I knew something amazing could be created,” he says. Since the brothers had always shared a passion for sports and entrepreneurship, it seemed logical to put their interests and heads together to launch Surmesur in a competitive market where they would have to work hard to thrive. “Sports taught us to always push ourselves to meet our goals, whether it’s for a practice, a game or the playoffs,” says Frank. His role within the company also plays to his interests as he looks after supply chain and logistics, overseeing every step of the client experience from fabric sourcing to order processing to final delivery. For Frank, it’s all part and parcel of building the client relationships and customer satisfaction that are the lifeblood of Surmesur.
Jean-Pascal has a lot in common with Jean Pascal the boxer: he practises a sport religiously, is focused on his career, and he always has something interesting to say.
The main difference between the two is their chosen sport. Jean-Pascal chose . . . kin-ball, a three-team game with a seriously oversized ball. In fact, he was once the director of the Kin-Ball Association of Quebec-Appalaches.
Blessed with an open mind, this TV-series fanatic donned a variety of hats before finally earning a diploma in theatre. Ultimately, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in sports intervention.
He also feeds his passion for liquid spirits. If you want to make him happy, invite him to taste an ounce or two of Johnnie Walker Black, and this Scotch connoisseur will be satisfied.
Jean-Pascal was recruited to raise the bar for customer service in the Quebec City boutique, where he joined the team as a style consultant in 2015. The easily adaptable JP surprised his colleagues by quickly integrating into the eccentric world of men’s fashion.