PORTS was founded in Toronto, Canada in 1961 by visionary entrepreneur, Luke Tanabe, as a premium niche fashion brand. With well-crafted garments, modern silhouettes, perfect details and an elegant style, PORTS has won the favor of distinguished public figures and fashion elites around the world.
“I dream of a breakfast in the Sahara and a dinner in New York.” Tanabe’s itinerant spirit of global travel had endowed PORTS with a symbol of timeless elegance reflected in the saying "Global Soul, Urban Spirit.” In the 1960s, Luke Tanabe opened the first PORTS flagship store in Toronto. As a global traveler and visionary entrepreneur, he foresaw the developing trends of globalization and upheld the spirit of “Global Soul, Urban Spirit,” bringing PORTS to the world. In the 60s and 70s, PORTS launched its global operations by opening boutiques around the world, including New York City, USA and London, UK. Luke Tanabe added the GLOBE into the PORTS logo, establishing an international status.