Originally Posted by XenoX101
Hey guys, I'm also from Australia, Melbourne to be exact. I've been looking for tailor-made shirts for a while now, still haven't pulled the trigger but I've found that herringbone is pretty much the best you can get. They are very modern and funky with top notch quality, you are looking at $400 per shirt though There is also Sarti Tailors, they are in little collins st. in Melbourne. They have more of a classical look (like rhodes & beckett). $350 for the first shirt, $250 thereafter If you're looking for cheap tailor made but with somewhat limited fabrics, you can check out Abelard, a store called Cavalier in Camberwell on Burke rd will do it for you. $200 a shirt with $250 for the first one. Hope this helps for anyone else in Melbourne, I'm always looking for more tailors and such myself though, so please let me know your $0.02.
Respectfully, I would not give Herringbone custom shirts to a dog. In fact, my experience in this matter has put me off the company altogether. About this time last year, I walked into the Brisbane store to ask about custom shirts. After standing around for about 3 mins (in a tiny shop) before anyone saw fit to ask me if I needed assistance, I queried a salesperson who went and got the manager. She then told me that custom shirts were available, starting at $400 and going up to $600. I was a little shocked at this, but nevertheless asked if they had a swatch book so that I could see some of the shirting fabrics on offer. No samples were available, but there was a folder that had printed photos of the various fabrics. As I began flipping through, the manager warned me: "They only make up the custom shirts out of the fabric left over from the regular line of shirts, so it changes with each season and if there's none left you can't get it." At that point, I thanked them for their time and walked out. I have since been back into Herringbone once, hoping to have a look at the 'Osaka' cut suits that have been favorably commented upon here. The fellow I asked didn't know what I was talking about, but he told me that it was his first day so I didn't hold it against him. Once again, they fetched for the manager, and she told me that they didn't have any Osaka cuts in stock. This was after I waited for about 4 minutes. Once my query was curtly answered, she quickly palmed me off. I was left standing in the middle of the store awkwardly before again walking out with a sour taste in my mouth. The level of service was appalling. After the first time I walked up the road to Anthony Squires to ask if they did custom shirting. The chap in there was very friendly, showed me the fabrics, told me that prices started at about $275, engaged in conversation and was on the whole very pleasant. My impression was that Anthony Squires, while perhaps not the pinnacle of quality, were sensible people to do business with. My impression of Herringbone (at least in Brisbane) was that they were a bunch of arrogant shysters.