Calling yourself "Captains of Industry" is no small declaration, but when you’re cut from the hippest cloth Melbourne can offer, you can make this kind of claim. Thom Grogan, of Bobby’s Cuts, and James Robertson, cobbler to the young and well-heeled, operate in an undeniably cool space overlooking Elizabeth Street on Somerset Place. The mix of retail, made-to-order and hospitality is the perfect existence for a couple of guys whose lifestyle is all about lifestyle.

Grogan's made-to-measure suit shop is named "Statler and Waldorf", after the famous Muppet hecklers. In approximately three weeks he can fit and measure you for a well-cut suit in a choice of fabrics from Italy’s Vitale Barberis Canonico or England’s Holland and Sherry. Expect to pay a little more for the English cloth, but it's entirely worth it.

Sit and people-watch in style from the street-facing window and enjoy a nice cup of coffee. With an in-store cafe, Captains of Industry is your one stop shop for no small number of sartorial and gastronomic needs.

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Updated: February 12th, 2019

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