“The definition of the word bespoke comes from bespoken – giving the characteristic of choice. This in tailoring terms means to design clothing from a blank canvas, the client adding his own individual choice of styling to those of the skilled cutter.” (Henry Poole, Savile Row)
A bespoke suit can be whatever you desire. Clients choose from either single breasted one, two or three button or double breasted jackets. Extra trousers are a popular choice to prolong the life of the suit.
Styling options include an adjustable waist, handmade open button holes on jackets cuffs, different lapel widths, additional pockets such as coin pockets, hand stitching on the lapels, side or centre vents and additional ticket pockets on jackets. A full canvas jacket is also available to prolong the life of the suit. We serve a diverse range of clients from the business, legal, sporting, racing and political arenas and also have extensive experience outfitting and styling wedding parties.
Our suits, jackets and shirts are hand made in Australia within 4-6 weeks.
Steel and May clients select from a range of the finest English, Italian and Scottish cloths. Many of the highest quality cloths are produced from Australian wool and then woven in Europe.
Typically the suit fabrics are graded for both weight (measured in ounces) and wool fineness (measured in ‘Super’ numbers). The heavier wool cloth is more durable and will tend to last longer than the lighter weight cloth although it may be uncomfortable in the Australian summer. We recommend fabric weights in the range of 9oz up to 12oz for everyday wear.
Wool fineness is measured in Super numbers, the higher the number -the finer the wool. Typically, wool is graded from Super 80s up to Super 200s. New technology and breeding techniques allow us access to finer wool than ever before, such as the Super 200s.
Our range includes classic patterns of Pinstripe, Chalk stripe, Herringbone, Prince of Wales, Birdseye, Houndstooth and plains. Each season new colours are added to bring in different variations and fabric choices.
Bespoke Suits from $1500 AUS
Bespoke Jackets from $1000 AUS
Bespoke Trousers from $480 AUS
Dinner Suit from $1600 AUS