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Sydney Tailors

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sydney lawyer, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sydney Lawyer,

    I'm a couple of years late, however I hope this information reaches you well!

    I have been getting tailor made Bespoke suits in Sydney for many years.

    The last time I did though I gave a new tailor a chance called Germanicos Tailors! I was a little sceptical at start because their prices seemed too low compared to all the other bespoke tailors I had used in the past ie: cutler..

    However I am pleased to say it was the best suit I have ever had! in terms of fit, fabric and style! At the same time it was the most cost effective bespoke suit I have received in Sydney...

    I highly recommend them, you can find them at: tailor.com.au

    Good luck, let me know how u go



    ...........................................


    They're offshore (Asia) MTM, like many of the new wave of tailors appearing online from Australia (Bentex, Pernac, Garrods Lane and a myriad of others).
     
  2. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Well-Known Member

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    WUT THE CUSS..

    Bespoke & MTM & OTR are not the same..

    Sheesh..

    Now all we need is for the Waratahs to win the next 2 games in SA..
     
  3. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, though most of these new online Australian MTM houses promote themselves as bespoke. Pernac rightly calls their suits MTM, though, and there's no doubt others who correctly identify their services.
     
  4. __PG__

    __PG__ Well-Known Member

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    They're offshore (Asia) MTM, like many of the new wave of tailors appearing online from Australia (Bentex, Pernac, Garrods Lane and a myriad of others).

    I spoke to Germanicos, I was told that their workshops are in Portugal.
     
  5. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    I spoke to Germanicos, I was told that their workshops are in Portugal.

    If that's true, then that's a recent change, because they previously used to clearly identify their work as Asian sourced.
     
  6. __PG__

    __PG__ Well-Known Member

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    I chatted to them in October/November 2009.
     
  7. TheWraith

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    Definitely a recent change then. Either way, they're still offshore MTM.
     
  8. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Well-Known Member

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    I note that many of you are still sourcing your own cloth. Please note that both Adamo Marrone and Sam Disano have been distributed with books by Dugdale. They are the last family owned independent cloth merchant based in Huddersfield. Dugdale do not sell through middle men and so you do not pay their extortionist agency fees. This makes the number one bang for your buck English cloth you could possibly buy. You can see the swatches yourself and you can get your tailor to procure the exact amount of cloth needed for you. If multiple clients place orders this will save everyone courier fees too.

    This is a thread on the English & Town Classics book (no local tailor has this, but it can be organised to be delivered if there is sufficient demand). There is a bit of positive feedback on how the cloth makes up by Jefferyd in that thread.

    A bit about the company here:

    http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum...?showtopic=522

    This is better value than Minnis or any other source you care to name. Given that you can get a great choice of designs, and that they are firsts rather than a questionable end of mill run, you are far better off going with Dugdale than buying off eBay. I have been very impressed by the quality of the cloth.

    If necessary, other tailors in Sydney can be distributed the books. Disclaimer: I have no financial connection with Dugdale whatsoever. I (like the tailors around town) am just a bit sick of the extortionist mark ups imposed by cloth middle men.


    I am really hoping to get a suit made up by Adamo later this year. Will ask about this company for sure.
     
  9. fox81

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    I spoke to Germanicos, I was told that their workshops are in Portugal.

    maybe a former portugese colony in sth east asia?
     
  10. mr.rose

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    Just a bump to check for newer updates, since it's almost been 4 months since this thread was last posted in.

    What are your recomendations for good quality, stylish, bespoke shirts, budget, maybe $200-300 shirt?

    Heard Charles Nakhle was good?
     
  11. meister

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    Just a bump to check for newer updates, since it's almost been 4 months since this thread was last posted in.

    What are your recomendations for good quality, stylish, bespoke shirts, budget, maybe $200-300 shirt?

    Heard Charles Nakhle was good?


    he's the guy.
     
  12. mr.rose

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    Anyone else within tha budget?
     
  13. Banker1

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    Actually Sartor when I bought my suit from Germanicos tailors I actually used a English cloth from Huddersfield cloth (Dugdale) in the cape Breeze range wool & mohair mix.. I agree with you it is magnificent.

    After speaking with John from Germanicos he mentioned that Germanicos uses Dugdale cloth throughout their export network of 15 countries and buy huge volumes... He had also just returned from Huddersfield after having meetings with the owners Dugdale. (highly recomend the fabric at it's price point!)

    In response to the other queries regarding Germanicos, as I mentioned before I have been wearing and buying suits for a great number of years. Throughout this time I have used several tailors. I can honestly say that the service, leadtime and quality of the finished product from Germanicos is far superior to all the others I have purchased in Sydney.

    I know they are a company with a worldwide presence and produce their suits offshore, I am not quite sure where, however when I went for my fittings they had their own dedicated tailors to take care of 2nd and 3rd fittings and their own equipment ie: sewing machines, pressing machines etc etc.

    Also as I just went in the other week again for some more garments, I was told that they do offer and Australian made bespoke service now, is more expensive, but i guess if it's a big issue where your garment is made there is your option...

    Further to that I did ask them why they dont produce the suits in Australia, John's response was that most of the good qualified tailors in Australia are either 60 or 70 years old, and that there is no schooling or appreticeships for tailors and any new blood coming out of the country. He also explained that they export to 15 countries and they need many good tailors and stitchers working for them, it would be impossible to get those numbers here in Australia...

    I'm happy with the make and fabric, and I get compliments everytime I wear the suit, so all I am saying is that I highly recomend them as I do know finding a good consistent bespoke tailor in Australia is very difficult....

    I note that many of you are still sourcing your own cloth. Please note that both Adamo Marrone and Sam Disano have been distributed with books by Dugdale. They are the last family owned independent cloth merchant based in Huddersfield. Dugdale do not sell through middle men and so you do not pay their extortionist agency fees. This makes the number one bang for your buck English cloth you could possibly buy. You can see the swatches yourself and you can get your tailor to procure the exact amount of cloth needed for you. If multiple clients place orders this will save everyone courier fees too.

    This is a thread on the English & Town Classics book (no local tailor has this, but it can be organised to be delivered if there is sufficient demand). There is a bit of positive feedback on how the cloth makes up by Jefferyd in that thread.

    A bit about the company here:

    http://www.cutterandtailor.com/forum...?showtopic=522

    This is better value than Minnis or any other source you care to name. Given that you can get a great choice of designs, and that they are firsts rather than a questionable end of mill run, you are far better off going with Dugdale than buying off eBay. I have been very impressed by the quality of the cloth.

    If necessary, other tailors in Sydney can be distributed the books. Disclaimer: I have no financial connection with Dugdale whatsoever. I (like the tailors around town) am just a bit sick of the extortionist mark ups imposed by cloth middle men.
     
  14. budgiesmuggler

    budgiesmuggler Well-Known Member

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    Regarding minnis cloth, I've had 3 suits made in it which I wear daily, and all still look amazing. The eldest, which is 4 years old, actually looks better now than when it was made!

    Also, where is a good alterations tailor? I need to have my coat lining replaced.

    And are their any companies that do suit cleaning (not dry cleaners)?
     
  15. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    Regarding minnis cloth, I've had 3 suits made in it which I wear daily, and all still look amazing. The eldest, which is 4 years old, actually looks better now than when it was made!

    Also, where is a good alterations tailor? I need to have my coat lining replaced.

    And are their any companies that do suit cleaning (not dry cleaners)?


    Alterations = Hayel and Son 4th floor Gowings building Market and George (entrance on Market). Suit Cleaning Avant Guarde in Mosman and Blue and White.


    BTW where ae de Havilland suits made?
     
  16. hylo

    hylo New Member

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    Interesting comments and I am new to this forum .. First post.. I have 4 shirts from Charles Nakhle and they are all exceptional first and just damned good value for money second. Charles also in my opinion is an outstanding individual.

    Today idropped inn and ordered 2 more and enquired about suits. Never had a bespoke or Mtm and don't really care. Found my anthony squires quite good and now have 3 canali which just fit me well and definitely feel and look really good,btw I buy Canali ineurope at half the price herein Sydney which is crazy


    Charles recmended hashamtailor next door so I've made an order and will let you know how it goes.
     
  17. Hiras Fashion

    Hiras Fashion Well-Known Member

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    Cheers! Hiras Fashion is currently in Sydney and we'd like to invite you to come see us at the Sheraton on the Park until July 31st. To book your appointments, email info@hiras.com
     
  18. YudanGu

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