STEP 1 — BOOK A CONSULTATION
We operate by appointment (or chance…). Get in touch and we can organise a consultation with one of our team. We'd love to host you in one of our showrooms (Sydney, Melbourne, New York and London) or at one of our ‘trunk shows’ that operate throughout North America, Australia and Asia. Or, depending on your location, we are happy to come to you for a private in-home or in-office appointment. Essentially, whatever is easiest, we'll work around you to make the process as enjoyable and fuss-free as possible.
STEP 2 — DESIGN & FIT
With a wide selection of the finest European and Japanese fabrics, trimmings and infinite design options, we are here to give you the best possible advice to ensure that you look and feel your best. We are good listeners and we are here to work with you to make sure that together we can build your ideal wardrobe. Every client gets their own individual series of patterns from an exhaustive fitting process conducted by a highly trained professional fitter. We take up-front payment to get the garments underway.
STEP 3 — REVIEW
Your garments will be ready in 3 - 8 weeks.* Once your garments arrive we will contact you for a follow-up fitting, where together, we review your garments and work out any adjustments that need to be made. We have our own in-house team of expertly trained tailors to make sure that any changes can be made promptly.
* Timing can be impacted by make and cloth choices. If you have an event date, please be sure to mention it at the time of booking.
STEP 4 — REORDER
Whether it's casual, formal, evening or weekend, now that we have your preferences and patterns on file, reordering is simple. Contact your fitter directly or our customer service team for another appointment.
SARTORIA CARRARA — from $2,895 AUD
Our P Johnson Sartoria Carrara suits are crafted in our Tuscan based atelier. They are made by hand using traditional artisanal means, resulting in a beautifully soft, comfortable and charismatic suit. Allow 6-8 weeks*.
PRONTO — from $1,495 AUD
Our Pronto workshop is located just south of Shanghai. At this state of the art facility we combine the best Italian ingredients and construction techniques with the best cutting-edge technology to produce our signature soft, precise and beautifully constructed tailoring. Allow 4-6 weeks*.
PRONTO HALF CANVAS — from $1,195 AUD
This line is a half-canvassed option available from our Pronto workshop. The half-canvassed jacket construction yields a beautifully made, perfectly fitting custom suit at a very accessible price point. Allow 3-5 weeks*. (Express option may be available at additional cost).
P JOHNSON FEMME — from $1,545 AUD
Our P Johnson Femme line is a range of uniquely designed and tailored garments, developed specifically for the female form. Produced in our Pronto workshop. Allow 4-6 weeks*.
See more about our lines of suiting.
*Timing can be impacted by make, cloth choices and unforseen events. If you have an event date, please be sure to mention it at the time of booking.
After your first appointment with P Johnson, a second fitting will be organised once the garment is made. During this second fitting the tailor will determine, with you, whether any adjustments need to be made. All adjustments that need to be made are conducted in-house at no cost to the client. In the odd case that a garment cannot be adjusted reasonably, P Johnson will organise for the client to be re-fitted and the garment will be remade. There is no cost to the client undergoing this process, unless it’s a result of a significant and measurable change in build.
Vouchers can be purchased and redeemed online or in our showrooms. They are valid for three years from the date of purchase. The voucher must be presented when wishing to redeem it. Vouchers are non-refundable.
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We have multiple construction elements and details to choose from:
Three chest piece weights, one of which is almost completely uncanvassed.
Four main shoulder expressions, including an unpadded shoulder.
Fully lined, buggy lined and completely unlined, including unlined sleeves if desired.
Peak, notch and shawl (dinnerwear options inclusive with each, grosgrain or satin). All in a standard width or a wider option.
Single breasted 1 button, 2 button, 3-roll-2 button and several double breasted options.
Flaps, jets (beson) or patches, including a special hidden patch pocket option. Flap or jet ticket pocket also available. Chest pocket options are barchetta welt, patch or curved patch.
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.
Super fine 1mm or 6mm placement and a raised double row.
None, Single, Double, Double with vent strap.
None, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 (kissing or non-kissing for each). All cuff buttons are functioning.
Various button options are available, such as buffalo horn, Mother of Pearl, corozo, metal or fabric covered.
Choose from under collar, 'baffo', and inside lining positions. Under collar is perfect for displaying your wedding date.
Trouser details include:
Bare, side adjusters (buckle and strap), belt loops or portofino. Dinner split as standard.
Flat front, single pleat, double pleat.
Seam, slant or jet.
Jet with button, jet without button, single right side pocket with button, or none.
None, below the knee (standard with wool), total.
Braid in satin or grosgrain.
Zipper or button fly.
Turn up 3cm, 4cm, 5cm or none (all are finished with hem tape).
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 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.
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).
The cost of alterations are cordially included in the initial purchase, up until the final fitting, when the fit of the garment is mutually agreed upon between tailor and client. Any alterations after this time, will be charged at cost-price to the client, except when it’s a result of a manufacturing fault in the garment. All alterations are conducted in-house. We only make alterations to P Johnson garments.
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.
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, and an increasingly lithe and more natural appearance.
Australian super fine merino is still king when it comes to beautiful suiting cloth. We work with the very best technical merino weavers, most of which are based in the Biella area of Piedmonte in North West Italy, using Australian grown merino wool. We also work with some of the classic UK mills for more niche requirements. Our linens are variously sourced from classic Irish to softer Belgian linens, as well as very light Italian. Our cottons are sourced from specialist weavers in the Varese region of Northern Italy, and Japanese weavers as well. Our shirting cloths are Italian spun and woven Egyptian cottons.
We construct our garments with a number of makers from around the world. We make most of our tailored clothing in our workshop in Tuscany, Sartoria Carrara. We also make some tailored clothing, including our leisurewear, with partners in China. We make our shirts in both China and Poland and our knitwear in both Italy and Nepal. In essence our mission is to find the best possible makers from around the world to ensure our garments are of the highest quality and best value.
Some products are available made-to-order when your size is out of stock. These items will display a leadtime* (e.g. "Ships in 6-8 weeks") below the ADD TO CART button.
Occasionally we will open up ordering for items prior to them arriving into stock. These items will display an arrival time* (e.g. "Ships from 8th December") below the ADD TO CART button.
*Please note that production and arrival timelines are estimates only and delays can occur. Orders including a pre-order item will be dispatched once all items in the order are ready. To check the status of your order, please contact us on +61 409 091 485 or email us at email@example.com.