Showrooms

  • Sydney Flagship

    7 Walker Lane, Paddington

    0409 091 485 /  Map

  • Melbourne Flagship

    29 Thomas Street, Windsor

    0488 207 240 /  Map

  • New York Flagship

    145 Spring St, 2nd Floor, New York, 10012

    917 533 5879 / Map

  • Sydney Fittng Room

    The Strand Arcade, Lvl 2, Shop 127, 412 - 414 George St

    0409 091 485 / Map

  • Melbourne Fittng Room

    1a Crossley St, Melbourne

    0459 995 445 / Map


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P.Johnson TailorsAppointments

How does the process work?

1. Appointment

We operate by appointment (or chance…). So please make contact through enquiries and we can organise a consultation or fitting with one of our tailors.

2. First fitting

Fittings take about an hour. We guide you through all the decisions that go into making your suit and then we conduct the initial fitting.

3. Second Fitting

In about 6 weeks time* your suit is delivered and we contact you for a second fitting. If there are any alterations we have these done within a week.

4. From there

We then have your pattern and re-ordering is straightforward. Making changes to your pattern is simple. We can keep as many ‘cuts’ as you wish. The system works in the same way for shirts.

Book a fitting

* delivery times vary with construction, cloth choice and availability, best case is 4-5 weeks. Occasional delays due to cloth availability happen form time to time.

What jacket details can I choose from?

We have multiple construction elements and details to choose from.

Jacket construction elements include:

Canvas

Two chest piece weights or the option of an uncanvassed jacket.

Shoulder

Five different shoulder styles and option of an unpadded shoulder.

Internal Linings

Fully lined, half lined and unlined internal lining options.

Jacket details include:

Lapels

Peak, notch and shawl (dinner wear options inclusive with each, grosgrain or satin). All in a standard width or a wider option.

Closures

Single breasted 1 button, 2 button and 3-roll-2 button and double breasted.

External Pockets

Flaps (3 sizes), jets, standard patches or curved patches. Flap or jet ticket pocket also available. Chest pockets barchetta welt, patch or curved patch.

Internal pockets

Standardised to one each side (right side button-closing) and pen pocket left side, in fully lined and half lined jackets a lower left side card pocket as standard. Option for hidden mobile phone pocket in lining of fully lined jacket.

Top-stitching

None, 1mm or 6mm placement and a double row.

Vents

None, Single, Double, Double with strap.

Cuff buttoning

None, 3, 4 or 5 (kissing or non-kissing for each). All cuff buttons are functioning.

Buttons

Various options

Monogramming

Under collar and inside lining.

What trousers details can I choose from?

Trouser details include:

Waistband

Bare, side adjusters (buckle and strap) or belt loops. Dinner split as standard.

Front

Flat front, single pleat, double pleat. (Pleats come in 2 sizes)

Side pockets

Seam, slant, jet, American (on front, jeans style)

Back pockets

Jet with button, jet without button, jet and loop over button, single right side pocket with button, or none.

Lining

None, below the knee (standard with wool), total.

Dinner suit

Braid in satin or grosgrain.

Closure

Zipper or button fly

Finishing

Turn up 4cm, turn up 5cm or none (all are finished with hem tape).

What shirt details can I choose from?

We offer over 20 collar styles, plenty to cover the myriad of faces and shoulder shapes, along with multiple cuff styles. There are choices between real and faux Mother of Pearl buttons, thick or thin, and 3 types of collar and cuff interfacing including an option for no interfacing.

We offer back pleats in various forms and the option for none at all. We can make shirts with darts, with chest pockets, with plackets or without. There are various sleeve vent closures including hidden buttons or a gauntlet buttons.

You can opt for a monogram in contrasting stitch on the cuff, the skirt, the front, the pocket or in the collar.

We also make fully handmade shirts in the true Neapolitan style, with micro-pleated yokes, sleeve heads and cuff attachments. Or have it handmade without the micro pleating for the most finessed and beautifully delicate appearance. This includes hand stitched buttonholes.

All shirts have a split yoke unless specified. This adds strength to the sleeve attachment.

What makes P Johnson different to other tailors?

We’re a lightweight specialist. We aim to make suiting relevant and highly wearable in all contexts. Our emphasis is on fit and a reductive approach to building a wardrobe.

We encourage our clients to slow the process down and carefully, over time, build their ideal wardrobe. We approach it logically and didactically. We discover most client’s tastes and preferences develop as a result of them improving their understanding of what it is that makes the clothing relevant to them.

We encourage you to keep in contact with your tailor about your ideas to facilitate this progression. Where at all possible we endeavour to keep you in contact with the same tailor. (If you wish to change your tailor please let us know).

What about alterations?

The cost of alterations are cordially included in the initial purchase. We only charge for alterations when it’s a result of a significant and measurable change in build. We only make alterations to P Johnson garments.

What is canvas for, and what is a floating canvas?

Canvas is used in the chest of the jacket to give it shape and structure. It comes in various compositions; mixtures of animal hairs, cottons, linens and other fibres depending on the properties desired. Ours are typically lightweight and do not have linen content (so they can be used with wool suiting and not considered Shatnez in accordance with the Torah).

The canvas is combined and then attached to the cloth using many fine stitches (not glues) and is referred to as a floating canvas. This is the genuine and traditional means of construction and allows for fluid movement, drape of the cloth and breathability of the jacket. This is important for a natural appearance in the jacket and allows for the best exploitation of the cloth’s properties.

What is ‘shape and drape’ referring to?

The suit as it’s known to most is a structured garment meaning it employs a chest piece and a shoulder pad to give the jacket a clean and shapely addition to the wearer’s own chest and shoulder. It serves to disguise deficiencies in the body. The more structure the more elevated and distinguished is the appearance.

Drape is quite the opposite. Drape refers to the natural fall and movement of the cloth and aids in creating a more sensual and luxurious appearance. Reducing the internal structures of the jacket allows for more drape, an increasingly lithe and more natural appearance.

Why Merino?

Wool can be divided in to three basic categories. Fine, Medium and Coarse. The ‘Fine’ category comes from the Merino sheep. It’s Merino’s wool that is required to make the soft-handle suiting fabrics and knitting yarns that we use.


Terms & Conditions

All purchases, vouchers, adjustments, refunds, etc are based on our standard terms and conditions.