Who We Are
Formans Menswear is a men’s clothing store engaged in the aesthetics involved in all your human interactions. Ultimately what we gain out of life is born out of the moments that we experience with those around us. Enhancing those experiences for you is our commitment, our passion, and our accomplishment.
Specializing in lifestyle driven European fashion, you will find renowned designer collections that reflect your unique flair, with looks that range from sophistication to youthful exuberance … from corporate attire to weekend wear … from special event outfits to destination wear. When you are looking for individualized service, you will find we are focused on your needs, and how our international brands fit within your lifestyle.
Enjoy fashion in an environment where modernity is tempered with the fine traditions of quality and age-old ethics, where the shopping culture is of a civilized experience.
The Formans History
Originally founded as a men’s hat shop, Formans opened its doors in 1948. It evolved into a men’s clothing boutique in 1959, and by 1985, it was on the edge of the fashion industry offering a more unique and distinctive look. Several European Brands were introduced to Calgary and Western Canada that significantly redefined the men’s wear industry. It’s this pioneering spirit that defines Formans vision.
With over 5 decades of experience, we have developed a loyal and consistent clientele that continues to grow as the company grows. At the turn of this century, we relocated to a Heritage award winning building in the revitalizing community of Victoria Park. Here, the company became Formans Fashion Group, earning critical acclaim for the opening of its women’s division in 2004.
In 2008 Forbidden Clothing opened its doors and immediately earned a reputation as a unique, fashion forward boutique with a European flair. In 2012, the two companies focused on the best of both worlds and merged to provide a youthful edge for men and completing and integrating fashion to a new level.
Today… the new Formans Menswear is one of the leading independent retailers in the fashion industry, wardrobing men in Calgary with international designers from the World’s runways. With this global perspective, Formans is playing a key role in defining an urbane lifestyle to Calgary’s new-found cultural tapestry. This is Who We Are Today.