We are open daily, appointments for fittings are preferred.
For your fitting appointment please call m: 0450 897 998
Monday – Friday 9am to 4pm, Saturday 9am to noon
*Outside of these hours, by appointment only.*
Buying clothes that last isn’t just about how they’re made – it’s also about how they look. A great pair of jeans or a leather jacket will never date, so rarely needing replacing, a quality suit will last you and be versatile for many occasions. Our focus is to stock quality brands that have reputations built on garment quality and styling ease as well as being ethically produced so you can build a wardrobe of lasting garments not fast fashion. Fast fashion is “inexpensive clothing produced rapidly by mass-market retailers in response to the latest trends”.
Fast Fashion via large global chains dominate the shopping malls and online world, leaving the small local retailer in a vulnerable position. We have many options outside of fast fashion and it’s possible to find stylish, affordable and ethical clothing, if you just know where to look.
Like Expedition Apparel, another family business based in Melbourne, Australia for more than 50 years celebrating their 100th seasonal range release. Expedition focus on creating a good outfit for a fair price and this is reflected in their suiting range. In 2001 Expedition introduced its own brand ‘Boston Fine Tailoring’ and in 2006 became the Master Licensee for global fashion brand Daniel Hechter, all of these labels show case quality suits for all occasions.
Expedition Apparel truly provides a fusion of French and Australian fashion labels, designed for the fastidious modern market.
Breakaway is an iconic Australian label established in 1976 offering smart casual style for the Aussie man, at the heart of the design process, they always have comfort, superior fit, timeless style and ease of care in mind. This brand promotes quality and comfort in a timeless style that suits an active outdoor lifestyle, perfect for the Mandurah local. Breakaway has a great reputation and an extremely loyal customer base, all styles are made from durable fabric that is easy care and easy to wear. Look out for their loved and patented Smart Pocket, a great handy feature to their garments.
City Club, a brand committed to crafting quality tailored pants and shorts for men for over seven decades! Traditionally offering a choice of speciality fittings including Regular, Stouts and Talls, the City Club range is also has a large offering for the bigger man. City Club offers a range in Kingsize and Jumbo fittings, which we are happy to order in for our customers. Many of the City Club pants offer the unique ‘Flexi Waist’, this ensures maximum comfort and a great fit every time.
What a “good” fit actually looks like
Your suit jacket should cover about 80% of your butt and crotch, with the bottom edge of a jacket ending between the two knuckles on your thumb. This rule can be pushed a little bit when wearing a casual sport coat because they tend to be a little shorter.
Technically, the jacket length should be approximately half the height of the distance between the point that is the base of your neck and the distance down to the ground.
When you try on a suit you are looking for a good fit in your natural stance, that means standing up straight wearing the dress shoes that you will be wearing with your suit and having your arms relaxed at your sides.
A good guide is that the shoulder lies flat, the seam on top of the shoulder should be the same length as your shoulder structure and should meet the sleeve of the suit right where your arm meets your shoulder. Shoulders are one of the hardest parts of a jacket to alter, so do not buy a jacket expecting a tailor to make the shoulder right with alterations.
An oversized jacket will cause bunching of the shoulders, with the top button fastened (never the bottom button) the jacket should lightly hug your middle section and should not feel tight or constricting. You do not want the jacket pulling at the button, this creates an X, meaning the jacket is too tight!
If its roomy around your waist/stomach area, but fitting perfectly on the shoulder you should have a tailor take in the sides so it fits properly, this is a very common and easy fix.
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