We describe our style as Antipodean tailoring. Whilst we draw from both British and French traditions, our suiting, jacketing and trousers are designed to work in harmony with the Antipodean climate and lifestyle. We utilize soft, comfort-focussed artisanal construction that allows the wearer to feel effortlessly ennobled without stiffness or restriction. Our philosophy is that tailoring should be as much of a pleasure to wear as it is to look at.
Our garments are cut, constructed and finished by hand at our French Factory. We use hand-canvassing on all of our jackets, a process which, when paired with our soft shoulder line and full sleeve head, gives them unparalleled freedom of movement. Our house shape is soft through the shoulder with a full sleeve head and a gently suppressed abdomen, designed to work in concert with our finely tailored trouser shape.
Mr. James works with dozens of the world’s finest cloth mills, offering an incalculable number of exciting options to create with, from light and breathable Italian twills to the luxurious and tactile British flannel. Our staff will be able to guide you through the selection process, understanding your requirements for the garment and helping you select a fabric that offers the right blend of aesthetic, weight, performance and handles.
Our service also allows you to customize the features of your garments to create something that feels truly personal and unique. From shoulder line to lapel shape, to pocket styles, to trouser pleats, we offer numerous ways to put your personal stamp on your tailoring.
Making beautiful things takes time; our service requires a minimum of four to six weeks and at least three fittings. This is important for allowing our tailors to finesse and perfect the cut and fit of your suit.
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