Really? That's interesting Romp, have you seen many Cutlers in the wild. I was basing this off some things that I read on SF around 2 years ago, I have not actually seen anything Cutler in the flesh, but I've heard a few good reports from some friends. The only other well known bespoke tailors I can think of are Fink and Sons and Sam Disano.
Also, please edit that suits post or add to it. I was hoping to make it a place to direct anyone new to protect the sanity of others. In my mind, if there's a good detailed section on Australian suits, shoes, pants and jackets on that wiki, this thread will remain a place to discuss more important things, like indulge in 10 page arguments about eBay sniping. Who wouldn't want that?
One of the guys who helps with Owen and James worked at Cutler without being paid for a year or so to try and learn the craft. Apart from being a bunch of old blokes who had no interest in teaching anything (why he eventually left) Ive had the low down on their suits. Yes all hand made in sydney, yes its "bespoke" but im just not certain the price tag matches the quality. You could get a plane ticket to HK (like WW Chan) or even England/Italy and for the same money get a much better suit.
Apparently they are looking at cheaper line that is outsourced in Asia or something...
Not many bespoke tailors in Oz - Bijan is another one that comes to mind on O'Connell St.