Taylor Russett, a 24-year-old entrepreneur, has embarked on a new journey by
taking over the reins of Lafferty’s, a staple menswear shop with a 47-year legacy. With a
background that includes founding a successful wedding photography company at the age of 17
and later establishing the acclaimed Grind and Vine café and wine bar, Russett brings a fresh
perspective and innovative vision to the world of menswear retail.
Russett’s connection to Lafferty’s runs deep, stemming from childhood memories of receiving
shirts, ties, and more from the establishment frequently since the age of 10. This early appreciation for quality menswear laid the foundation for Russett’s passion for fashion and style.
Under Russett’s leadership, Lafferty’s is set to undergo a transformative evolution. While honoring its rich heritage, the shop will embrace a forward-thinking approach, pushing the envelope on quality menswear for all ages, seasons, and fashion sensibilities.
“I’m incredibly excited to embark on this new chapter with Lafferty’s,” said Russett. “This iconic
establishment holds a special place in my heart, and I am committed to preserving its legacy while infusing it with a modern twist. We aim to provide an unparalleled shopping experience, with a carefully curated selection of menswear, onsite tailoring, and new experiences such as whiskey tastings, wedding groomsmen experiences, and events.”
As part of this commitment to innovation, Lafferty’s will introduce new experiences in the retail
world, including personalized styling services, curated collections, and interactive events aimed at engaging customers and fostering a sense of community.
Tom Lafferty, the original founder, leaves behind a legacy of exceptional service and philanthropy in the Bay of Quinte area. For over 47 years, he has been a community leader, known for his generosity and always being "the sharpest dressed man in the room." His dedication to quality menswear has set the standard for fashion in the region. Tom will continue to serve the area’s menswear needs as a continued member of Lafferty’s Menswear team.
With Russett at the helm, Lafferty’s is poised to become not only a destination for premium
menswear but also a hub within Belleville's downtown community.
For more information, please visit https://www.laffertysmenswear.com/ 

About Taylor Russett:** Taylor Russett is a 24-year-old entrepreneur with a diverse portfolio of
successful ventures, including a photography company and an award-winning café and wine bar. Named among the Top 30 under 30 Canadian Tourism Leaders and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Russett is poised to revolutionize the menswear retail landscape with his latest endeavor, Lafferty’s.

About Lafferty’s:** Established in 1977, Lafferty’s has been a cornerstone of the local fashion
scene for nearly five decades, offering premium menswear and exceptional service to discerning
customers. From its beginnings in the Belleville Mall to its recent expansion to Belleville’s
downtown, Lafferty’s is set to embark on an exciting new chapter under the leadership of Taylor

Congratulations to both Taylor and Tom.   The Belleville Chamber of Commerce is proud to have called Lafferty's Menswear a member since 1996.