British skipper Alex Thomson cuts a sleek figure in a custom-tailored navy blue Hugo Boss suit. You’d never guess this handsome gent with a warm smile and firm handshake is a champion athlete competing in the one of the toughest, most brutal sports practiced today.

On a fine Saturday afternoon in early April, sprezzatura is alive and well on Bloor Street West, Toronto’s boulevard of shopping dreams. It is no thanks to the street itself, which is a mess of construction as the thoroughfare is being gussied up with granite sidewalks.

There is a resounding chorus when one sits down in the stock room of a Harry Rosen store with it’s founder and Executive Chairman. “Watch the youth in their environment, at clubs, beaches, in the streets, hang on to good staff, and be committed to quality standards.”