Bespoke Apparel – A Cut Well Above

Having a private tailor on call sounds like a service only available to royalty. Yet, the Hunter Region is fortunate to now have a bespoke tailor living right here in Newcastle – one of the world’s most highly recognised.

Having created suits for Governor Generals, Prime Ministers, overseas dignitaries, industry leaders and gentlemen from all walks-of-life, John Cutler offers the most discreet and confidential service making dreams become a reality. “It is not uncommon for a client to fly me to their destination for fittings,” explained John, who is highly in demand.

John Cutler, now resides in New Lambton Heights, dividing the business week in Sydney and is a fourth generation bespoke tailor, who believes that being well dressed is essential to ensuring a gentlemen’s confident first impression. With today’s time pressures in business, the help of a tailor who understands fit, form and function as well as the versatility of fabrics, is a blessing.

Yet few people really understand the difference between made-to-measure and bespoke tailoring.

The term ‘bespoke’ applies to a suit cut and made by hand. Every stitch and every button, delicately twirled with threads of silk, cotton or gold. The tailor creates a suit that fits like a glove and will silhouette you perfectly. Although some garments are totally hand-made, most bespoke garments include a little bit of machine work on the major seams.

As one of the world’s most respected master tailors, John Cutler, operates in the heart of Sydney in O’Connell Street. The fourth-generation artisan was named by Forbes magazine as one of the top 10 tailors in the world.

Story Marilyn Collins.