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The best in Brisbane Men’s Fashion – TFR’s Top Picks for 2018.

The best in Brisbane Men’s Fashion – TFR’s Top Picks for 2018

by Madeline Van Eeghen

Introducing the first of The Fitting Rooms inaugural event, TFR’s Top Picks for 2018!

2018 was a record breaking year for The Fitting Room. In the last 11 month, we have served over 3000 clients and altered around 15,000 suits. It’s safe to say that we have worked with all the suiting brands in Brisbane, and know what is good quality, what is good value, and what can be improved.

To help our clients choose from the best there is, we have created a list of the creme of the crop in Brisbane. Enjoy.

Mitchell Ogilvie

Men’s Retailer
This would have to be Mitchell Ogilvie. Their quality garments, attention to detail and their impeccable customer service always shine. Boasting luxury brands such as Brioni and Brunello Cucinelli, we know for sure you will be taken care of by their highly skilled team. We have worked with Mitchell Ogilvie for over 10 years and our quality tailoring and their fine clothes are a perfect match. A special mention to Hugo Boss – their dedication to their brand is outstanding and they always deliver the sharpest suit for any occasion.

Tom James

Men’s Custom Suiter
Tom James – a name synonymous with luxury suiting and timeless style. Since Tom James’ inception in Brisbane we have worked closely together with them and their clients and have seen some extraordinary results. You can’t look past Tom James if you are in the mood for ultimate luxury and almost near bespoke tailoring. A special mention goes to InStitchu, who has really smashed the ball out of the park with their affordable prices and fantastic service.


Again, Institchu manages to pull this one together. They have only been around for a couple of years, but have now become one of the busiest made-to-measure suiting companies around.

MJ Bale

Fashion Leader
Have you heard of a little brand called MJ Bale? Every season MJ Bale manages to redefine what suiting means for the modern gentleman. They manage to forecast perfectly what trends are in and can always be relied upon to bring some spice to any wardrobe.

Men’s Accessories
Joe Black managed to blow us away with their fantastic array of accessories any gentleman would want in his wardrobe. You can’t go shopping without dropping by and picking up a few essential pieces to raise your suit accessory game level.

Suit Hire and Affordability
We have a joint leader for this category, going to Tony Barlow Menswear and Black Jacket Suiting. Both businesses work tirelessly every week keeping Brisbane well suited, whether it’s for your wedding party or an emergency suit for a special occasion.

Dry Cleaner
Kathron’s dry cleaning is a new, very welcomed, addition to the Fitting Room family. With their dedication to giving the best possible customer service, they are definitely our choice for your dry cleaning needs.

Sprezzatura is an Italian word originating from Baldassare Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier, where it is defined by the author as “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it”. Rest assured, The Fitting Room will not be nonchalant about your alteration needs but we are very excited to see Brisbane growing up a little, taking a step back and taking note of the importance that a well tailored wardrobe can make to your life.

In summary, we love all the businesses above who play key roles in helping Brisbane looking great. Their excellence in quality products and friendly service are putting Brisbane on the fashion map.

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