Our Company

Who We Are

In 2015, Grand National Apparel Inc. will celebrate its 50th year anniversary of being the leading supplier of better dress and casual menswear to the Canadian marketplace. GNA is dedicated to delivering stylish and exceptionally well crafted apparel products to the North American market. Over the years, the company has been a former licensee for many brands including: Haggar, London Fog, Pacific Trail, Perry Ellis, and Matthew McConaughey’s clothing line - Just Keep Livin.

Our fully integrated approach leverages our main areas of expertise, product development, global sourcing, sales and marketing. These core attributes combined with our affiliation with major renowned brands is the key to our success in providing these exceptional products in every major menswear category.

From concept to distribution, Grand National Apparel works to bring what’s innovative and relevant in the global fashion industry to the North American market. We have a commitment to developing long-term relationships with our brand and retail partners while offering superior-quality branded apparel products to consumers. It is for this reason that we remain industry leaders in both the dress wear and casual wear categories, marketing a diverse portfolio of brands through multiple distribution channels. Current and former major customers in Canada & USA include: Hudson’s Bay, Sears Canada, Grafton-Fraser, Walmart, Costco Canada, Winners, Big & Tall, Macy’s, Dillard's and Stein Mart.

Grand National Apparel Inc. is a privately held and wholly owned company. Jeff Otis is President and Chief Executive Officer of Grand National Apparel and Grand National USA Inc.

Our History & Philosophy

Grand National Apparel Inc. was founded in 1965 by the late Ben Otis and originated primarily as a quality manufacturer of private-label dress pants for major Canadian retailers.

In 1975, Jeff Otis took over as president of the company and began to secure the rights to renowned American-based apparel brands for the Canadian marketplace.

At Grand National Apparel, our mission is to provide exceptional, branded products with outstanding value, continuously exceeding the expectations of our retail partners and consumers alike. We believe that this approach is the foundation of our success in the men’s branded-apparel market.

Awards, Affiliations & Honours

Over the years, Grand National has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades—a testament to its strong standing with both industry and its customer base. GNA is proud to have received Vendor of the Year awards from both The Bay and Sears Canada, and to have been named one of the Arthur Andersen “Top 50 Best-Managed Private Companies in Canada”.

GNA President & CEO Jeff Otis has held the following positions and affiliations: