Fresh Classic. Casual Menswear. We aim to follow in the tradition of menswear before us, while keeping styles fresh and evolving with the fashion thread trends in our global community.

About Us

NYLA Fresh Thread is Vancouver Island’s menswear destination.

We’re proudly family-owned and operated, and conveniently nestled in the heart of Downtown Nanaimo.

Our company shares its current address at 206 Commercial Street with well over 50 prior years of formal gentleman’s haberdashery, starting with Ken Thompson Menswear in 1957 for 42 years and Rickwood’s Menswear for over 10 years.

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A view of NYLA Fresh Thread’s store expansion

We stock jeans, t-shirts, golf shirts, sweaters, cardigans, chinos, and khakis. There’s also dress shirts, dress pants, and sport jackets. Accessories, too! Ties, bow ties, belts, suspenders, wallets, cuff links and more.

We buy small size runs of everything in our store. This helps keep our customers shopping for a more unique quality product and helps us turn our inventory quickly to keep our inventory fresh.

Quality & Quantity Our selection of high-quality menswear is unrivalled in Nanaimo. We're proud to be Vancouver Island’s Menswear Destination.


(250) 716-3331

206 Commercial Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 5G7


Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

2016 Retailer of the Year Nanaimo’s response to NYLA Fresh Thread has been so positive in 2016 we doubled our floor space and won Retailer of the Year.


We’re flattered you want to shop with us! At the moment we are 100% focused on serving our in-town customers and making our store even better. So please stay tuned for news about online shopping.

So if you're in the downtown Nanaimo area, I’d like to personally invite you to our award-winning brick-and-mortar store at 206 Commercial Street. And if you're from out of town, we promise that it's worth the trip.

Interior photo of NYLA Fresh Thread

Thanks again, everyone – we wouldn’t be here without you!

– Leon Drzewiecki, Owner

NYLA Fresh Thread

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