• Tales from London - The Trends and President Kennedy

    Tales from London

    In our relentless pursuit to bring the finest and latest Men's fashion to our loyal customers in Australia, I am in London working on some very exiting new projects, new Bespoke and Made to Measure services to compliment our fast growing order book for individually made garments. All these new tailored pieces will be made in England.

    The current trends

    The current London fashion for men and women is grey and black, while navy blue takes a back seat. Black coated denim with rips and tears is in and leather is big! Fur collars on men's overcoats, fur trims on blousons. Scarfs are the essential accessory. Tweeds and velvet are everywhere. It's great to see that lapels are getting wider and suits and jackets are now no longer ridiculously short and tight. In the shoe department it is boots with hiking or ski elements, contrast laces, lots of suede in brogues, driving shoes, monk straps. Soles are chunky and funky.

    Truefitt & Hill

    Truefitt & Hill is our exclusive supplier of Gentlemen's Grooming products. Their Christmas windows are wonderful and the shop was busy with clients purchasing Christmas gifts. At both our William Street & South Yarra Stores we offer a wonderful selection of their scents and grooming products. The shaving creams are a man's best investment as they are gentle and smooth on the skin. Visit us soon to pick up your Christmas essentials as we keep selling out and stocks are limited as this is a true boutique product.

    Barker Shoes

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    I paid a visit to the Barker Shoe store in Regent street and the shop was buzzing! This is the busiest Men's shoe store in London and carries the entire collection. When I compare the quality and styles to the likes of Crockett & Jones, Churches, Grenson and Loake, I believe we made the right choice in stocking Barker exclusively in Australia. Their quality and style is second to none and very competitively priced. Drop in to see our shoe guru Frank in South Yarra to view the range; remember we can order in anything you wish as well special orders.

    The President Kennedy Suit

    For any of our clients coming to London you are most welcome to visit our spiritual home at 11 St George Street Hanover Square Mayfair W1. The shop is exactly as it was 50+ years ago.

    Our Head Cutter Mr Bob Biggs will "strike"a pattern for the first time since the death 51 years ago of our most famous client President John F Kennedy, using the same suit pattern in the same cloth from our archives (50 years old). We will be filming this as a short documentary and will post it on our website and YouTube. Tolley is the only firm in Australia that owns a Savile Row tailoring house.

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