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F.T. Russell

Tailors & Suitmakers

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About

About Us

Welcome to F.T.Russell & Co, family operated by myself, Fiona Sofo and husband Tony Kara since 2010. We create custom made gentlemen’s suits and shirts. Our goal is to help you become even more successful through perfectly tailored garments that are designed to fit both your form and personality.

I invite you to make an appointment to see us at our studio, located in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Mentone, to discuss how we can help you with any of your tailoring needs. I look forward to meeting with you.

Fiona Sofo

fiona@ftrussell.com.au

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Suits

Our suits are made by hand. Our suits are built around you from a pattern created exclusively for you. You choose, your cloth, your style, it’s your way. It is completely unique to you.  When it comes to tailoring an F.T.Russell & Co. custom made suit  is the ultimate in luxury. At F.T. Russell & Co. we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of traditional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.

Initial consultation & First Fitting

At your initial consultation we will discuss your needs and desires, only then do we decide on the cloth and style of your garment. Your measurements are then taken and proportions are assessed.  We then ask you to try on a fitting garment in a size that closely corresponds to your measurements. We will then create the pattern, taking our observations into consideration, before preparing your garments for your second (final) fitting.

It will be approximately 6 weeks before we then meet again.

Second Fitting (Final)

At your second fitting (final) you will be trying on your garment in its completed form. During this fitting we will assess the final fit and if necessary make any finer adjustments such as jacket sleeve length, trouser waist size or hem length. If no adjustments are required then your garment can be taken home to enjoy. If it does we will most probably need to keep it for a few more days.

 

 

 

 

The Construction

Our garments are not produced via production line techniques. They are hand sewn. Our  handmade garments offer the finest of tailoring techniques. Our interlinings are natural canvas, including 100% horsehair, with a four piece chest set to ensure a perfect and lasting fit across the chest and shoulders.  The hand stitching of the canvas defines the curves of the chest, it also gives its lapels their roll, defines the waisted silhouette and gives a very high level of integrity to the jacket. Over time this will mould to your body shape. This is defiantly a detail that old world techniques offer superior quality to modern mass production.  We apply these time honoured methods of construction to ocreate clothing of exceptional elegance, comfort and durability of wear.


Our Cloth

Cloth is very important to any garment. The cloth is essential for the drape, shape, style and longevity of a garment, Hence we have gone to great lengths to only offer you the finest cloths the world has to offer. From the most durable worsted wool to the finest of cashmere cloths. We also go into great detail to ensure the cloth is suited to you and your needs.

Our Prices

2 piece suit starts from $950
3 piece suit starts from $1,250
Jackets start from $780

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Shirts

An F.T.Russell & Co. shirt provides a wonderful complement to our suits. Our shirts are made exlusively for you, from a pattern which is created from your measurements and proportions. This is your shirt. You will, with our assisistance, choose your cloth, your style, it’s your way. It is completely unique to you.

Initial Consultation/Fitting

At your consultation we discuss your needs and desires, only then do we decide on the cloth and style of your shirt. We then take your measurements and your proportions are assessed, before creating your unique pattern which is kept on file for future use.

Final Fitting

About 3 weeks will pass before we meet again, this time you will be trying on your shirt in its completed form. During this fitting we will assess the final fit and if necessary make any finer adjustments. If no adjustments are required then your shirt can be taken home to enjoy. If it does we will most probably need to keep it for a few more days.

Prices

Shirts start from $295

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News

Welcome to F.T.Russell & Co. family operated mens custom tailoring in Melbourne

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Contact Us

We look forward to the pleasure of tailoring you. Appointment only.

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Email:
appointments@ftrussell.com.au
Phone:
0422 288 894
Address:
6/41 Florence Street, Mentone Victoria 3192
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