Find the perfect wedding-day suit, thanks to these locally-designed bespoke options.
LEAVE RENTED SUITS FOR SCHOOL FORMALS. HERE ARE FOUR LOCAL COMPANIES THAT DELIVER THE PERFECT BESPOKE OUTFIT – AND AN EXPERIENCE TO MATCH.
Suit shopping can be thirsty work. But as luck would have it, Joe Black is here to help you and your groomsmen, with a range of beers and whiskies on hand in its Melbourne stores. The brand offers a discount of 15 per cent for groups of more than three people and can also provide catering for larger parties (at no extra cost, mind). The brand’s made-to-measure service lets you choose everything from your suit lining, right down to the thread on the buttonholes. Because that’s important. joeblack.com.au
Oscar Hunt doesn’t do off the rack. Everything is fully tailored – suits, shirts, vests, trousers, overcoats – and with more than 4000 fabrics on offer, there’s bound to be something you like. Getting your very own suit is a six-week process, with three in-store fttings – an initial meeting to choose fabrics; a second at the four-week mark to try on the garments for the frst time; and a third at six weeks to ensure it fts like a glove. If you’ve got the time, it’s well worth it. After all, if there’s an occasion to make that extra effort, your wedding day is probably it. oscarhunt.com.au
Now with stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Aussie designer (and former GQ Fashion Designer of the Year winner) Brent Wilson has long provided bespoke services. He offers the choice of seven different styles to suit any dress code – from tailored suiting to formal wear – with a choice of more than 500 fabrics, plus a range of linings and other details. If time is an issue, the brand’s ready-to-wear service also provides a wide variety of suiting styles in a range of premium fabrics. Quick, simple, stylish. brentwilson.com.au
The MJ Bale Dressing Room is the ultimate spot to ensure you and your groomsmen are looking sharp on your big day. There are a handful of them dotted around Melbourne and Sydney, where you can get your mates together, sip on beer, whisky or Champagne – oh, and get a custom suit ftted. You can choose between thousands of different suiting fabrics, plus fnishing touches like buttons, monogrammed details and lapel widths. It’s one of the best ways to turn buying your wedding day outft into the exclusive experience it should be. We recommend booking an appointment as far in advance as you can. mjbale.com
CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT: A LOOK BY JOE BLACK; AN MJ BALE DRESSING ROOM; A LOOK BY OSCAR HUNT; LOOKS BY BRENT WILSON.