- On January 16, 2019
It’s with great pleasure and pride that Majestic International presents their Legacy in Esther Landsman’s words…
In 1924, my father, Sam Cowan founded Majestic Neckwear. The story began in 1901, when, at the age of thirteen, desolate and alone, he arrived in Canada, from Rumania, a country ravaged by famine and depression. Shortly thereafter he started as a peddler working out of a handcart selling scarves and mufflers and demand quickly called for the need of a horse and buggy.
He was ambitious and his success led to the opening of a menswear store in Saskatoon, Canada. After many years, he sold it and pioneered making men’s Ties and Mufflers (Scarves) in Montréal, Canada under the name Majestic Neckwear. 23 years after arriving in Canada, at the age of 36, Sam began the long history of Majestic International.
In the 50’s, our sleepwear heritage began: it was considered very chic for a man to wear a white terry robe at the end and beginning of his day. Majestic sold many prestigious Canadian department stores terry robes made in their Canadian facility for a mere $4.10 and retailing at $6.90!
Business has changed and the way we do business has changed but our founding ideals have not: quality products and quality service are what we believe in.
A fine purveyor of men’s accessories, sportswear and sleepwear for 90+ years