Made-to-measure menswear label Mister Mister has revealed its first retail headquarters at Sydney’s Strand Arcade. The bespoke tailor launched in November last year and has, until now, only run out of a showroom in The Rocks. This new, refined retail setting is intimate and carries through Mister Mister’s individual, sharp and very sophisticated aesthetic.
“The move to retail was a natural one for us, says one half of the Mister Mister team, Josh McPherson. “We ultimately wanted to entertain our guests and clients in a space we created and curated.” Inside, garments hang from warm, American walnut shelving by Sydney-based outfit A.B. Projects. “The Strand Arcade was a natural fit,” adds McPherson. “It’s an iconic destination that speaks the same language as us – our service, our brand and the experience you can't get shopping online.”
Unique to the new Mister Mister store is its recently launched made-to-measure denim. “We’ve sourced fabric from small denim suppliers to create a range of options for our clients,” says McPherson. “They get to be involved in the process much like having a made-to-measure suit made for you. The denim we use is primarily Japanese raw selvedge. We like the idea of breaking in your own pair and that takes time.” Next for the label will be footwear, a collection they are currently developing to be made in Spain.
Mister Mister sees the value in the whole experience over more immediate shopping satisfaction. Patience and persistence pay off for pieces that are in the end distinctive and inimitable. “Our aim is to build a rapport with our customers and visitors in a very natural and human way. It is important that our clients are comfortable with us and the process.”
Shop 126, Level 2, The Strand Arcade, 412–414 George Street, Sydney
(02) 8040 2152
Mon to Wed 10am–6pm
Sunday – by appointment
Also available for appointments before work and after hours.