Get modern styles with traditional service.
long lived tradition | established in 1967
Founded in 1967 by John Nisbett in Port Hope Ontario, the family business was passed down to Greg Nisbett and a partner in 1981.
Expanding Nisbett's Mens Shop in 1985 to Lindsay, purchasing Henry Houser Mens Wear. The Houser family was the leader in the menswear business for over 80 years.
After the closing of the Port Hope Store in the 1990's, Nisbett's Clothiers in Lindsay stayed strong and today is the leader in men's clothing in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Specializing in in-stock formal wear rentals and sales, as well as tailored clothing and brand name casual wear.
Then vs. Now
A look at where we started and where we are now
Our Menswear Professionals
owner, menswear expert
Greg’s career in menswear took off in 1981 when he purchased his father’s store, John Nisbett’s Men’s Shop, which he operated out of Port Hope for four years before moving to Lindsay. After moving to Lindsay, Greg acquired Henry Housers, a reputable menswear shop that had been in operation for 80 years. In 1985, Greg started a new menswear legacy with Nisbett’s Men’s Shop located on the main street in Lindsay. In 2012, he decided to rebrand the business and change the name of Nisbett’s Men’s Shop to Nisbett’s Clothiers to reflect a new direction, appealing to a new generation of young professionals as well as catering to his existing clientele.
Amy has been around Nisbett’s Clothiers all of her life (it has been with the family since 1967). She went to school and worked with children with autism for several years before deciding to “come back home” and manage the Formalwear Division of Nisbett's. That was 4 years ago and she never looked back. She still loves the store and providing great customer service and creating lifelong customers - a commitment and passion that has been passed down to her from her dad and grandfather.
Lucy has been working with us since January 2018 and has quickly risen through the ranks. She was shy when she first started but has really blossomed and is now the Assistant Formalwear Manager and Sales Associate for Menswear. When she is not working hard here or at school (studying Social Science and majoring in Social Psychology at McMaster) she is almost certainly spending time with her family.
Sady has been welcoming customers to our store since 2012. Sady specializes in customer care, and makes sure everyone leaves the store with a smile on their face. You can find Sady in one of our store windows, or on the store stairs overseeing its operations.
Nisbett’s Clothiers prides itself on buying Canadian designed and manufactured brands whenever possible to support both the Canadian economy and the men’s fashion industry in Canada.
In the Community
Greg’s passion outside of the men’s fashion industry is training for and competing in Triathlons, including nine Ironman Competitions. Having a strong belief in community spirit, Greg is a chief advocate and president of Kids of Steel Triathlon Lindsay, an annual event that gives kids a fun and healthy outlet.
Please bare with us throughout the construction of Kent Street and the surrounding area. To reach our location, you have the below parking options:
Downtown street parking: found right out front of the store and along Kent Street (free for 2 hours)
Downtown parking lots: found behind most of the main buildings downtown (free for 2 hours)
To keep up to date with road closures and the Kawartha Lakes new parking strategy for downtown Lindsay, please check out the below links