At the end of last year I realised that I would need to make my first suit purchase for my brother's up coming wedding. I wasn't in the wedding party so I was free to do as I pleased. Once I had the idea that a double breasted white suit wouldn't be so great. I started to shop around. At first I did continue to look at suit supply, but with the constantly rising US dollar, it was becoming more and more less attractive, at $599 USD. They also didn't seem to have exactly what I wanted. After that, as well as the fact that I was in Australia, my options were quite limited. My next best bet was MJ Bale, which was going to set me back $500 for a navy suit, but I was still not happy, and I would have had to spend at least $100 to get the suit altered. Then, one day in class, I had remembered this small little establishment, Oscar Hunt, that a good friend of mine had taken me too once before, than he swore by. I had done an appointment earlier in the year, so they had my measurements, but I never committed to anything at the time. I went in,where the guys were very welcoming, and I ordered a navy S120s half canvased suit. This was around November the 12th. A few days later, I had realised that in my rush, I had forgotten a few things, and sent them a prompt emailing asking for Tab Adjusters, Increasing the Lapel width and raising the rise on the trousers. They where very accommodating of the changes I wished to make. I then went in for my second fitting, on the 10th of December. Where I saw the suit, the trousers still and jacket needed adjusting, but only slightly. I returned on the 17th of December to pickup my suit. I was super happy with it, and still am. Here are some photos.
At the Bond museum.
Here I am having my trousers fitted by the head fitter, Julian.
The experience and high level of hospitality you receive from the team at Oscar Hunt is truly amazing, and I am proud to call them my friends now.
My Fabric was from the Australian wool range, but they also stock Huddersfield, Dugdale, and others. They also carry a wide range of Italian made ties and pocket squares, and also carry a range of shirting fabrics which they can make for you.
Four weeks ago I made an order for a Huddersfield brown tweed herringbone sportscoat, with patch pockets, half lining, and unstructured shoulders. I'll be receiving this very shortly, so please look out for photo's.
If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to ask, and if you would like me to put you in contact with them, let me know!
Edited by Foxhound - 3/19/14 at 2:46pm