Hi, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Leon Drzewiecki, owner principal of NYLA Fresh Thread.
Over the last few years I have seen the lack of dedication to menswear and men’s fashion. With most retail filled with women’s fashion, menswear has taken a back seat. NYLA Fresh Thread is at the forefront of the menswear revival.
Who We Are
NYLA Fresh Thread is an upstart men’s fashion retailer. We’re located at 206 Commercial Street, right in the heart of downtown Nanaimo. We expect to lead our local market in all areas of business casual and contemporary menswear, with a price range to fit any budget.
Thanks to your support and our commitment, we’ve built a strong following since opening in the Fall of 2014.
Shop In Style
We have created a man driven environment that gives our clientele a comfortable place to relax and shop in style.
Our Heritage Nanaimo t-shirts are great conversation starters. With every purchase, you're supporting locally designed and printed clothing.
NYLA Fresh Thread represents exceptional quality, fair priced, well-known, and trusted brands.
Our stock changes regularly – as do our displays – so make sure to come by often to see what’s new.
Looking for Something?
We stock jeans, t-shirts, golf shirts, sweaters, cardigans, chinos, and khakis. There’s also dress shirts, dress pants, and sport jackets. Accessories, too! Ties, bow ties, belts, suspenders, wallets, cuff links and more.
We buy small size runs of everything in our store. This helps keep our customers shopping for a more unique quality product and helps us turn our inventory quickly to keep our inventory fresh.
Styles & Sizes for Everyone
We carry a wide selection of business, casual, and contemporary styles for men of all ages. Our sizes range from small to XXXL, with long and tall options as well.
Our clothing is sourced from far and wide to make sure we have unique products that you just won’t find anywhere else.
And since we love to support local business, we choose Canadian brands and Canadian-made clothing as much as possible when we’re stocking our shelves.
Made in Nanaimo
In addition to stocking quality brand-name menswear, NYLA Fresh Thread also produces limited-run clothing in partnership with other Nanaimo-based businesses.
We work with the Nanaimo Archives, Nanaimo Museum, BC Vancouver Archives and along with private images to produce our own Heritage Nanaimo t-shirts. Each Heritage Nanaimo t-shirt is locally screen-printed by hand. Every month we release a new limited edition Heritage Nanaimo t-shirt. These t-shirts are meant to peek interest, inspire, and invoke emotion over Nanaimo’s colourful past, with images that make Nanaimo unique.
Holidays or special occasions coming up? Our Heritage Nanaimo T-shirts are the perfect gift for the special man in your life!
Nanaimo's response to NYLA Fresh Thread has been so positive we've already expanded and doubled our floor space.
Continuing the Tradition
Our company shares its current address at 206 Commercial Street with well over 50 prior years of formal gentleman’s haberdasher.
NYLA Fresh Thread is located in the same building as Ken Thompson Menswear (open from 1957–1999) and Rickwood’s Menswear (open for over 10 years).
We are proud to share in this tradition of family owned and operated menswear stores in downtown Nanaimo.
Fresh Classic. Casual Menswear.
We aim to follow in the tradition of menswear before us, while keeping styles fresh and evolving with the fashion thread trends in our global community.
I’d like to personally invite you to our store at 206 Commercial Street, downtown Nanaimo.
Thank-you for your continued support!
– Leon Drzewiecki, Owner