Jack Victor Limited’s evolution into a leading North American manufacturer for men’s tailored clothing started in 1913, the year the company was founded. Today the company remains a family-owned business with Alan Victor, CEO, the third generation, following in the footsteps of his father Herschel and his grandfather Jack. The timeline of key moments follows:
Jack Victor leaves his native Romania and lands in Quebec City.
Jack opens his first retail store in 1909; he will eventually own four in Northern Ontario and Quebec.
The Royal Brand Clothing Company is established.
Jack closes his stores and moves to Montreal to join Royal Brand Clothing Company.
Jack Victor becomes sole owner of Royal Brand and renames the company Jack Victor and Sons.
A new Montreal headquarters and factory building on Saint Alexander Street is completed.
Jack Victor passes away at age 72; his son Herschel succeeds him.
Alan Victor, Herschel's son and third generation, joins the company.
The company opens US showrooms in New York City.
The company expands it manufacturing facilities to 150,000 sq feet.
Herschel Victor passes away at the age of 88.
The company celebrates its centennial and publishes Jack Victor: Our Story and the World of Men's Tailoring 1913-2013.
A new Montreal showroom is opened.
The Company re-launches outerwear, its first collection since the 1960's.
A Toronto showroom opens.
Jack Victor launches its first sportswear collection, dress shirt and neckwear collections.
The Jack Victor E-commerce site bows, the first DTC initiative since 1920.