Trunk Tailors creates debonair menswear. Its new store in Bourke Street’s Royal Arcade is accessible by appointment only, and trades in styles ranging from breezy “vacation linens” to double-breasted numbers that command respect. All are created solely using Italian and British fabrics. Speaking to Jack Liang, it’s clear that he and his Trunk Tailors co-founder Homie Yang are passionate about fine materials. Trunk Tailors stocks fabric from names such as Harrisons of Edinburgh, Caccioppoli, Loro Piana and more.
Liang watches clientele come for corporate pieces and return for tailored casual wear. “It’s easier for them to purchase something knowing they’ll wear it for three days a week,” he explains. Trunk Tailors works simply and suavely and offers classic fabrics that allow for custom flair. If you have a rare fabric in mind, “We have access to the entire Harrisons [fabric] collection,” Liang says. “We’ll be able to source it – no problem.”
Everything is handmade by a master cutter, who must remain unnamed. From the outskirts of Hong Kong, this mysterious craftsman works with a small team to create the suits that are measured in Melbourne. In Hong Kong, “there is the master tailor, and two cutters. Everyone else has a specific role for each part of the suit,” Liang says. It’s a cross-continental operation that is universally classy.
Upstairs, Shop 43, Royal Arcade, 335 Bourke Street
0410 592 597