With Sydney being the stylish city that it is, it should come as no surprise to learn there a number of tailors dedicated to the very art of creating a bespoke suit just for you. A tailored suit will trump an off-the-rack and cheaper cut in every single sense. Having a bespoke suit that fits perfectly to your body’s proportions and made from fabrics that give you the confidence to command the attention of any room, is what makes tailored suits worth every dollar.
Not only does a tailored suit tailor to your body, but it will be one of more premium quality since it will be handmade by a tailor who will likely have spent years perfecting their craft.
So, now that you’re convinced you need a bespoke tailored suit, we’ve picked out the very best tailors in Sydney who will have you looking a million dollars (without having to spend too much).
In this Sydney tailors story…
2/14 Martin Place, Sydney, 2000
M.J. Bale suits are specifically designed for the Australian climate. Born from the mind of Matt Jensen, M.J. Bale’s name is synonymous with exquisite and quality suiting. And, with Spring now on our doorstep and racing season galloping towards us, M.J. Bale has released its ‘Spring Ready’ collections just in time for you to make an update to your wardrobe.
Summer essential colours including white, pebble, sand, seafoam, salty blues and dusty reds make plenty of appearances throughout the new collections, which range from smart casual cool through to more formal pieces. So now Australian men have plenty of opportunity to step away from the classic grey and navy looks and inject some serious colour into their collections.
And with an M.J. Bale suit, you can be guaranteed of quality. Not only is the outfitter Australia’s first carbon neutral fashion brand, but the wool used for their suits is sourced from Tasmania, with pieces being crafted by experts locally and in Italy and Japan. If it’s Spring Carnival suiting you’re looking for, look no further than M.J. Bale.
Zimma Tailors Sydney
91 Macleay St, Potts Point, 2011
Headed by the perennially stylish and knowledgeable Roger Shamoun, Zimma Tailors has forged itself as one of Sydney’s premiere destinations for men’s bespoke suits. The tailoring house is located in the heart of the Sydney CBD and is the only tailors in Australia to provide a full tailoring service including bespoke, made-to-measure, ready-to-wear and in-house tailoring and alterations. With suits that evoke pure Italian craftsmanship and styling, men can expect immaculate attention to detail ingrained in every garment that departs this store.
A Tailor’s Words: “Zimma Tailors is a proper tailoring house with real tailors and a real passion for what we do. If you carefully inspect our work you can see we use the same quality and artisanship in our ready-to-wear and made-to-measure as we do in our bespoke.” – Roger Shamoun, Founder
The Strand Arcade, Shop 104, 412-414 George St, Sydney, 2000
Another respected Sydney CBD tailors is Oscar Hunt. These guys have the expertise to sort out your made-to-measure and bespoke needs whether it’s for business, play or events. Their fitters work with clients to identify any unique requirements, taking into account specific uses of your custom suit before walking through the various design options and finishings. All of this takes place in the comfort of Oscar Hunt’s plush fitting room which can easily double as a man cave.
A Tailor’s Words: “Oscar Hunt specialises in crafting the perfect suit for the individual and their unique requirements. Out of our stunning showroom on York St, we spend the time to learn about our clients to create something truly remarkable.” – Steve Barkla, Head Fitter
55-57 Underwood Rd, Homebush, 2140
Kazuna may have moved from its Sydney CBD location, but this boutique tailor continues to offer one of Sydney’s finest range of made-to-measure suits that are 100% made in Japan. Kaz is the man who runs the establishment which provides discerning clients with a dazzling array of bespoke suit options from the dress shirt collar right down to the sleeve cuffs.
Far from just a custom suit store offering quality garments, Kaz has earned his sartorial stripes on Saks Fifth Avenue in New York where he managed labels like Charvet, Kiton and Brioni. It’ll be interesting to see what Kazuna brings to the Sydney menswear scene in the years to come.
A Tailor’s Words: “We specialise in everything ‘Made in Japan’: Made-to-measure suits, shirts, shoes, knits, ties and small leather goods. It’s something that the average made-to-measure place wouldn’t offer. That’s the concept of Kazuna.” – Kaz, Founder
The Bespoke Corner
223 Glenmore Rd, Paddington, 2021
The Bespoke Corner Tailors, headed by Men’s Fashion Blogger’s Miles Wharton is all about building a custom suit anytime, anywhere – that’s 24/7 for those playing at home. Their range offers Italian-made suits for business, casual or leisure with an extensive list of customisation options right down to the initials on the label. As an incentive, every booking appointment is free whilst an assigned tailor takes ample time to sit down, chat and evaluate the client’s needs. Even the delivery of the finished suit is done by hand to ensure indulgence begins from start to finish.
A Tailor’s Words: “Our clients deserve the best, and that’s no longer just about fabric, our service accommodates our clients at all hours, at any cost and in any location to suit your needs, always with a whisky on hand for your pleasure.” – Miles Wharton, Founder
Zink & Sons
56 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, 2010
For a classic English take on men’s suiting without compromise, Zink & Sons is one of the oldest places to hit up in town. The establishment is one of Sydney’s most enduring tailors, having been around since 1895 to dress the stylish men of Sydney. Robert Jones and his son Daniel are currently 6th generation tailors leading the sartorial charge with expertise in both traditional suiting as well as the more modern aesthetics. They offer both premium made-to-measure and bespoke services to suit those moving on from ready-to-wear.
A Tailor’s Words: “We pride ourselves on our quality. Any style can be chosen and we can replicate photos as well as fabric choice. Everyone here has been tailor cutters or actual tailors themselves, so a lot of experience goes into making every suit.” – Daniel Jones, Tailor
7 Walker Lane, Paddington, 2021
P.Johnson provides a refreshing take on traditional dapper suiting by adding a hint of quirkiness and fun. More importantly, they encourage their customers to add a personal touch to their made-to-measure suits which promise both function, originality and beauty. Their team can assist customers with fabrics, colour, tone, drape, texture and body measurements to ensure the optimal balance of quality and aesthetics. They also cater for wedding suits, but be sure to book an appointment as the store can get quite busy.
A Tailor’s Words: “P.Johnson Tailors specialise in soft, supple and ultra-light custom-made suits and separates. With their own dedicated Su Misura workshop in Tuscany, PJT has the ability to create clothing for the individual by building wardrobes that truly reflect the wearer, as well as the occasion.” – Blanka Nemeth
Level 3, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney, 2000
Finally we have the store which stocks just about everything in the latest cutting edge fashion for men. For those who don’t know, Harrolds also offers made-to-measure and custom tailoring services through their Concierge program. That means customers can pick luxury suits from labels such as Tom Ford, Saint Laurent and Thom Browne and have them fitted to their exact body dimensions. They even boast their own line of suiting which is designed in-house and produced in Italy from Australian wool.
A Tailor’s Words: “Our Made-To-Measure program offers our clients the opportunity to have a fully customised garment crafted by the finest suiting brands in the world specifically to their measurements.” – Mary Poulakis
Step up your sartorial swagger with the help of Sydney’s bespoke specialist, Wil Valor. The team here boast a serious fabric range with over 3,000 samples sourced from high-end Italian & English Mills. The garments themselves are also unique to Wil Valor with adaptable styles inspired by current trends, classic sartorial elegance and innovation.
Mark Ferguson is the man at the helm of the label and says that it’s about providing a truly bespoke garment. Wil Valor only has a showroom in Brisbane, but if you’re in Sydney and want to get one of the company’s suits, the team will happily come to you!
A Tailor’s Words: “Your pattern is drawn by hand, your skeleton baste fitting by hand & your hand-finished garments are reviewed by expertly trained and experienced clothiers. More specifically we like designing unique suits; with over 25,000 garments hand-delivered since 2005.”
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330 George Street, Sydney CBD
2/73 York St, Sydney CBD
Suite 202, 90 Pitt Street
The Bespoke Corner
3 Kings Cross Road, Kings Cross
410/350 George St, Sydney CBD
G.A Zink & Sons
56 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
7 Walker Lane, Sydney CBD
Level 3, 188 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD
Herman Bros. & Co
Burwood Plaza, B Level, 42 Railway Parade, Burwood
Shop 30, 455 George Street, Sydney CBD
412-414 George St, Sydney CBD
15 William St, Paddington