Creating handcrafted, custom tailored robes and regalia since 1842.

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Company History

Mr. George Harcourt founded our company in Toronto in 1842. Harcourts is the oldest robemaker in North America. Harcourts has maintained a tradition of the highest quality workmanship and tailoring for over 175 years. To this day, our garments are individually tailored and sewn by skilled craftspeople in the heart of Toronto. The Harcourt family operated the business as a family concern until 1965, and created a wonderful legacy of providing outstanding service in Canada and all over the world.

In the course of our history, we have prepared garments for nearly every member of the Royal family, as well as the political, academic and religious leadership in Canada and the United States. We produce the highest quality legal and academic regalia, as well as choir robes and clerical vestments, all Made in Canada.

Harcourts is proud of the loyalty that its employees and customers have shown to the company. Our customers understand how we conduct business and in many cases are familiar with our craftspeople. We produce virtually all of our products in our manufacturing facility adjacent to our showroom in downtown Toronto. This allows us to closely monitor quality and ensure prompt delivery.

Over the years, Harcourts has been the primary supplier to the legal profession in Canada. We continue to maintain that position through our network of dealers across the country. We supply judicial and barrister attire to Canadian Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments, as well as to Caribbean courts and other courts and lawyers in the British Commonwealth.

Harcourts' robes are the highest quality available. We use fabrics that have been time tested and, in some cases, are made exclusively for us. Our workmanship combines the best of traditional methods and modern technology. Much of the work is done by hand by skilled craftspeople. Our garments are individually cut to ensure a proper, custom fit. Machine stitching produces a strong long lasting garment, and we hand stitch the finer details of each item. Your academic, legal, or clerical attire will incorporate the fullness of our experience and the elegance of traditional styling.

Individual attention and the highest quality materials characterize Harcourts excellence.