Sometimes, too many options aren’t a good thing, and what we really need is to be told who, what and where.
This goes for finding a good tailor, no matter if you are buying one suit that will last you for the foreseeable future, or if you prefer to frequently update your wardrobe. So, to make it easy for whoever needs it, we have compiled a list of the top tailors around Australia as well as some showrooms that bring a whole new meaning to the concept of a ‘change room.’
InStitchu has four different stores around Australia, each of which has a truly enjoyable and aesthetic showroom. InStitchu was founded by James Wakefield and Robin McGowan, an Aussie pair who offer made-to-measure tailored menswear without the usual hefty price-tag. Their wool comes from specialist Australian and New Zealand farmers, and they produce made-to-measure business, wedding and casual wear.
The Bespoke Corner
The Bespoke Corner has a reputation for being a prestigious tailor for the modern man, which has been built by the owners, Miles Wharton and Rami Mikhael. Their house-style is classed as modern Italian, and they specialise in personalised suits made specifically for you. They specialise in a range of garments including sports jackets, shirts, trousers and overcoats. The luxury tailor operates by appointment only, making your experience that much more exclusive and personalised.
Oscar Hunt has recently opened their new showroom in Adelaide, for which the motivation is to provide “exciting and relatable tailoring experiences to their South Australian clients.” Their goal has been to create a showroom that feels welcoming. That, alongside their in-house style of ‘classic that endures’ invites men to want and feel good about dressing to impress.
The Suit Shop
The Suit Shop boasts beautifully made and expertly fitted made-to-measure suits, available only by appointment. Their team is expertly trained in fitting custom suits and casualwear and have been since their inception in 2008. With over 10 years of experience under their belt, the Suit Shop excel in attention to detail and constructing their garments using the most sophisticated and cutting-edge technology alongside the finest quality cloths.
MJ Bale has been providing men with a timeless, masculine style since 2009 and ensuring that each creation sees customers’ visions come to life as each individual detail, from fabric, lining, embroidery, AMF stitching, collars and buttons are up for your selection. Passionate about quality, MJ Bale uses the best premium Australian merino wool in their suits. They also excel in producing casual wear and occasion wear.
P Johnson are proud to provide made-to-measure suits for different occasions, specifically differentiating between them through their three different lines of suiting; P Johnson Carrara, P Johnson Pronto and P Johnson Suit Shop. They also provide custom shirts, casualwear, outerwear and accessories. P Johnson also surprises customers with their quality range of knitwear, footwear and surprisingly, swimwear.
Germanicos Bespoke Tailors
Germanicos are one of the best bespoke and authentic tailors in Western Australia, with heritage that proves it so. Starting from a small shop in 1999, they have grown nationwide and today their motto reads “make our customers look and feel like a million dollars.” Their founder John Tellis wanted men to be able to buy suits within Australia, so he cut out the middleman to minimise the cost of Italian and English fabrics and now produces quality suits at a lower cost.
Parker & Co.
Parker & Co. not only have an extremely aesthetic showroom, but also provide Western Australia with luxury men’s apparel. Victor and Deborah Tana are the owners of the iconic establishment which has been a fashion establishment in Perth since 1895. Each year, the Tana family personally travel to Milan, Florence and London, sourcing the finest quality in luxury men’s apparel. Parker & Co. is renowned for providing its customers with collections showcasing exceptional versatility and incorporating a range of classic distinct styles to accommodate every aspect of life.
Routleys is an establishment in Tasmania who are here to tell men to get with the program; pride in how you look is the new definition of masculine style. Classic but relevant, standing apart but not alone and appreciating colour and quality are the rules that Routley’s live by and continue to emanate through their casual and luxury wear. Norman Routley opened the shop in the 1920s in Launceston. And there it still stands today, providing high- quality tailored menswear for all.
Black Jacket Suiting
Located in central Brisbane, Black Jacket Suiting specialises in offering personal service with expert knowledge alongside product diversity. With options from casual to formal wear, Black Jacket Suiting offer many different options for how you want to look and feel. With four different steps that make up your experience to Black Jacket Suiting, you are in for the premium experience for a reasonable price.
Attitude for Men
Attitude for Men started in 1993, and since then have proudly provided a guide for style and made their customers look sharp with their extensive range of business, leisure, corporate, formal and casual wear. Attitude for Men will have you looking and feeling your best with their high-quality service, attention to detail and care they take in providing great clothing for great people.
The Cloakroom in Brisbane is one of two sister shops, the other in Montreal. If one thing is for sure, The Cloakroom know how to do classic style. Not only does The Cloakroom provide premium menswear, but the location itself, so timeless and effortlessly cool, is one of Brisbane’s favourite showroom. Not only do they boast quality suiting, shirts and accessories, but they now have their own hidden bar called The Cloakroom Bar, which turns this luxury menswear store into a one-stop-shop – after your shop, have a drink and relax into the natural and easy atmosphere that is The Cloakroom Bar.