Welcome to the home of

Menswear in Nanaimo

Proudly providing our local community (and beyond) with quality men's clothing and accessories since 2014.

If you live in Nanaimo or just visiting, feel free to come and have a look around. Every product found online can also be found in-store. A carpenter by trade, the owner, with the help of other Nanaimo locals, constructed the store interior to reflect the perfect local menswear environment.

We offer both a casual and a classic atmosphere at our store, allowing you to shop at your leisure or seek a more tailored experience from our knowledgeable associates. Our name ‘NYLA’ shares the same notion – a combination of the business classic feel from New York and the casual relaxed vibe from Los Angeles.

Our products are all sourced from proven brands – Canadian where possible – that offer quality menswear. We accommodate for every size and budget, with different ranges of clothing for every occasion. We’re redefining the menswear shopping experience.


Store Details

206 Commercial St, Downtown Nanaimo (British Columbia, V9R 5G7, Canada)

Opening Hours:
Sunday - Tuesday: 10:00am to 5:00pm PST
Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00am to 6:00pm PST

Contact Information:
Phone: +1 250 716 3331
Email: contact@nylafreshthread.com

Take The Tour

The unique wooden interior of our store was hand built by store owner Leon Drzewiecki with the help of the local Vancouver Island Community. It reflects the relaxed shopping experience that we live by - where anybody can come find quality menswear of all styles and sizes. If you're visiting Nanaimo or live nearby, come in and enjoy the ambience!

Past & Present Menswear

A Legacy of Men's Clothing

Our location on Commercial Street has been a local men's clothing retailler for over 50 years. The previous installment (photo) prior to NYLA Fresh Thread was an upscale boutique selling luxury suits and dresses which closed a few years prior to our opening.

Carrying On The Tradition

NYLA Fresh Thread was born in 2014 when our store owner, a carpenter at the time, purchased the empty space and brought local menswear back to Downtown Nanaimo. The store was given a fresh look and feel, with a focus on high quality everyday clothing.

From The Gallery

Check our some fresh pics of our Nanaimo retail store and some of our men's clothing products below! Be sure to keep update with us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest styles!