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February 11, 2014

Trunk Show Debut: Bespoke Suits from Down Under

By Ingrid Skjong | Fashion

Trunk Show Debut: Bespoke Suits from Down Under
Courtesy of P Johnson Tailors

One of the top tailors Down Under is bringing his expertise stateside for the first time. Patrick Johnson of Australia-based P.Johnson Tailors (29 Thomas St., Melbourne; 61-4/8820-7240; 46 Liverpool St., Sydney; 61-2/9966-7548) will host trunk shows in New York February 17 to February 19 at The Towers at the New York Palace Hotel (455 Madison Ave.).

Known for impeccable fit and sharp details, Johnson’s suits (from $1,100) pair artisanal techniques (sewing and pressing by hand) with modern technical upgrades (proprietary pattern-making software) that result in garments with both character and precision. (P.Johnson will return for follow-up fittings every seven weeks.) It is an approach that the tailor is eager to share.

“It’ll be great to see our existing clients, but we’re also keen to show U.S. men who we are and what we do,” says Johnson (pictured above), who champions a “reduction and refinement of the wardrobe.” “We want them to see that a simple, clean and fresh approach to dressing makes it easier to have an effective look.”

P.Johnson will move on from New York to a three-day stint in Chicago, February 20 to February 22. To schedule an appointment, e-mail bonnie@pjohnson.com.au; pjohnson.com.au.

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