WHEN YOU NEED A FULL BESPOKE SUIT, WHO DO YOU TURN TO?
Sydney’s Oxford street has not always been the rainbow capital of Australia. Once this street was the centre for high fashion for the gentleman and the common man. One of the first was Zink & Sons (est. 1895) which grew to be the busiest tailors’ shop in Sydney, making suits, coats and trousers for every person from the local butcher to high court judges. In the 1940s, Zink & Sons’ clientele was huge. On Saturday mornings there would be a queue of thirty people outside its doors, there were about a dozen employees working on the two floors and two mezzanines of the shop with “ready to wear” sales on the ground floor and Tailoring on the first floor. From our own experience, there is nothing better than a Full Bespoke suit. With the beautiful trade of bespoke tailoring slowly dying out, Zink & Sons are determined to keep this tradition alive in Sydney for many more years to come.
You can find this Sydney landmark when you take the “Sequinned Steps. Take a walk on the wild side of Sydney” walking tour.
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PHOTO CREDIT- Cassandra Hannagan and Philip Thalis