Directory: the best shirt boutiques
Where to go when you want smart tailoring to impress in the boardroom – and beyond.
August 28, 2012
Qld: Shirt Studio
Shop 13, Tattersalls Arcade, 202 Edward St, Brisbane, shirtstudio.com.au.
Expect a huge selection of French-cuff, classic business and three-quarter sleeve shirts, all in Italian cotton.
Shop 20, Ground Floor, The Wintergarden, 171 Queen St, Brisbane, (07) 3221 0355.
The dark interior is an indication of the designs within: plenty of black by The Eleventh Hour, Mok Theorem and Antipodium. You won’t be able to resist walking away with something.
169 Charles St, Launceston, yeltuor.com.au.
Think corporate for creative types – with brands like Cooper St, Maison Scotch and Bless’ed Are The Meek, plus Minkpink and Milk and Honey (for off-duty).
Shop 1B, 241 Flinders Ln, Melbourne, (03) 9663 9717.
We’re talking mega-luxe. Faced with the exquisite off-the-rack cottons and silks, your only question is, why stop at white when you can incorporate stripes, prints and brights into your closet as well?
1 Exhibition St, Melbourne, cecil.com.au.
What do you get when you mix European fabrics with custom fitting and a flawless finish? Made-to-measure shirts that merge modern design with classic tailoring. Prices from $140, with delivery in two weeks.
WA: Zara Bryson
Shop 176, 23 St Quentins Ave, Claremont, zarabryson.com.au.
Can’t get enough of Equipment? The state’s biggest range of shirts by the French cult label is in Zara Bryson’s two physical stores and her online boutique. Free shipping on all domestic orders sweetens the deal for out-of-towners too.
Dilettante pour HOMME et FEMME
575 Wellington St, Perth, (08) 9322 2717.
With an edgy edit that includes Ann Demeulemeester and Helmut Lang, your search for a non-boring business shirt ends here. Peruse the mix of men’s and womenswear over two floors, and take advantage of the in-house tailoring.
NSW: Mr. Rose
31 Norfolk St, Paddington, mrrose.com.au.
A true fashion-insider fave, they specialise in off-the-rack and made-to-measure styles that nod to trends without ever losing their immaculately tailored edge. Choose from slim-fit, tuxedo, blouse shapes and more, in materials ranging from sturdy stretch cotton to the most luxurious silk georgette.
102 Queen St, Woollahra, herringbone.com.
This iconic Aussie label is all about timeless details – first and foremost, impeccably cut shirting in luxe but durable fabric. As well as dress shirts for both sexes, you’ll find crisp suiting and silk cufflinks.
sa: Chris Kisna
Shop 112, Burnside Village, 447 Portrush Rd, Glenside, (08) 8379 0119.
The place to go for fine-shirt fanatics. All shirts are 100 per cent super-fine Egyptian cotton (read: wrinkle-resistant), and you can choose between French or two-button cuffs.
ACT: Pink Inc
23 Lonsdale St, Braddon, (02) 6249 1215.
Boasting one of the best collections of business and dress shirts in the capital, you’ll find autumnal prints (in exquisite Italian fabrics) by Anna Thomas, sleeveless dress shirts by Belgian designer Sarah Pacini and a colourful selection from local favourites Trelise Cooper and Easton Pearson.