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Cardinal of Canada was founded by Russian immigrant Sam Ray in 1938. Drawing inspiration from the pioneering spirit of Canada, the old world charm of Montreal, and exacting traditions of European craftsmanship, Sam set out to create the most luxurious and meticulously crafted cashmere topcoat– eponymous with style, comfort and warmth.
By 1960, Cardinal of Canada became renowned for its cashmere coats as Sam continued to innovate with cashmere fabric. At the same time, while other apparel makers moved towards machine made construction, Sam refused to compromise on quality and continued to preserve such time intensive tailoring steps as canvas basted lining and setting sleeves by hand. These are the very same details that prevail in our overcoat styles such as the Saint-Pierre and the Saint-Paul to this day.