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Gift Certificates… the perfect gift.

Our popular Gift Certificates are ideal for presenting to a work colleague or family member who is contemplating purchasing a new suit , bespoke shirt, or accessory in the New Year.

You have the choice to either choose an individual item , or an amount of money.

To make things simple, we will also accept payment over the phone and post the certificate out to you.

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More Spring carnival racing men’s fashion tips

Many clients have recently been ordering casual separates. This involves pairing some chino trousers with a casual style jacket in a cotton or linen blend. Last year we saw the double-breasted style of jacket making a small appearance but I think we will see it make an even bigger mark at this year’s spring carnival. Blue will be everyone’s go to colour, however simply adding contrast buttons on the jacket is a often a nice touch to differentiate your bespoke garment.

Use bright colours. Whether you’re daring enough to wear a brighter coloured jacket or simply adding some colour in the tie or pocket square, a splash of colour will always make you stand out in the crowd. Pocket squares are a must for racing, don’t leave home without one.

For spring carnivals try to steer away from your suit attire looking too corporate, with bold pin stripes. As a general rule of thumb, I wouldn’t recommend stripes. If you are looking at wearing double-breasted make sure it fits, there is nothing worse then wearing a double-breasted jacket that is too big for you.

 

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Christmas trading 2015

We wish to thank our valued clients for your continued support throughout 2015. Zink and Sons has had another great year thanks to everyone.

Our store will be closed from December 24th and re-open on Wednesday 6th January.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Casual Suits

At Zink and Sons, we don’t just make bespoke business suits. Our clients are increasingly looking for clothing they can wear out and look good in. We also make casual attire – which we call tailored separates – and have a huge range of cottons, linens and denims suitable for a casual weekend or weeknight event.

What we’ve been noticing in Sydney is an increase in sport jacket and trouser combinations. Men aren’t just dressing up for work anymore – it’s now also very fashionable to have a styled look when you’re out and about at the pubs and bars around Sydney after work or on the weekends.

We’d recommend a colour from our lightweight cottons by Holland & Sherry for your next sport trouser. Match it with a light mohair jacket for a great combination. You can have the jacket fully lined for warmth, or half-lined to give it a summer feel.

We also have options for casual styling available, which gives a separate look to the everyday suit. If you need help putting a casual combination together, give us a call and we can organise a meeting.
If you’re still not convinced, visit us in-store to see a sample of our cloths for yourself.

 

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Suit Care – how to add years to the wearable use of your suit.

A number of factors need to be taken into consideration when taking care of your suit.  The following tips will help to prolong your favourite suit’s life.

  • Cloth choice can be a factor in determining the expected life of a suit. Generally, the heavy the cloth chosen, the stronger the suit will be. However,  with our warm climate we can’t always choose the heaviest of weights. Through the warmer months, light to medium weighted fabrics will be the best choice. Huddersfield Linthwaite super 120s collection is a durable lightweight option.
  • The frequency that you wear your suit is the possibly the biggest factor in determining your suit’s life span. We recommend wearing a suit once or twice a week. If your suit has two trousers then you can wear the suit at least three times a week by rotating the trousers.
  • You suit will not need to be dry cleaned every week, especially your jacket. An occasional press for the jacket, and dry cleaning of the trouser once a month or so is, in most cases, more than adequate. The chemicals used to dry clean disturb the natural fibers in the cloth which in turn reduces the life of the suit.
  • Avoid the wire hanger! Always use a wide coat hanger. This will help to maintain the shape of the suit and avoid nasty stains that many cheaper wire hangers leave on garments.

 

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New ready to wear shirts

The latest arrivals for our ready-to-wear shirts are now available. The range consists of white oxford, royal blue, blue stripe with white collar and cuffs, ginghams checks and pink herringbone’s.

The shirts are slim cut with classic styling in the collar and cuffs. Each shirt has convertible cuffs so you can either button the cuff or use a cufflink.

All ready-to-wear shirts are $180

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Jacket lapels – what to choose?

For all the decisions that need to be made on style, shape, and fashion when tailoring the ultimate bespoke suit, creating the lapel choice on the suit is often one of the the most difficult decisions to make.

Notched or peaked lapel?

  • the notch lapel is the most common lapel. Usually only found on single breasted jackets, this lapel is the most classic of designs and is suited for all occasions. It is also found on sport jackets. The width of the notch is usually from slim to medium.
  • the peaked lapel is one of my favorites, this lapel is commonly found on double breasted jackets and is also very popular on the single breasted jacket. It is the best choice for a formal occasion, such as a wedding, and also a great choice for a dinner suit. The lapel width ranges from medium to wide.

 

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Fortis Green Socks

Fortis Green have redefined the luxury men’s dress sock by identifying every aspect of sock design, materials, manufacturing and finishing and then engineering each component to the highest possible standards.

Their strong geometric designs and compelling colour combinations are inspired by 1930’s Art Deco poster art, giving their range both a bold personality.

Fortis Green socks have been engineered to eliminate all the common technical bugbears. Producing dress socks from mercerized cotton has eliminated the possibility of shrinking or pilling. Reinforcement at the heel and toe means less chance of wearing through. Manufactured with a single rib welt, your Fortis Green socks will stay up all day without tight elastication at the calf and our hand-linked toes create a truly seamless feel.

Our Egyptian mercerized cotton has been treated by Swiss textile company HeiQ to create a finished product with a super soft luxury feel on the foot, combined with practical antibacterial properties.

The end result from Fortis Green is the men’s luxury sock defined.

Zink & Sons is proud to stock a selection of Fortis Green socks for our clients.

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120 Year Celebration

We would like to thank everybody for helping celebrate our 120 years of tailoring event last month.  We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the event, as I know we did.

I would like to thank Huddersfield Cloth for helping put on the night and also The Balvenie for continuously pouring rounds of delicious Old Fashions into the night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel Cloth

I often have clients who ask ‘What is the best cloth to travel with?’

So here are my top picks and why these cloths are good for travel.

  • New fine worsted by Dugdale Bros – for a pure wool cloth this is a great cloth which has a slight ‘uptwist’ in the yarn which helps the cloth shed creases more readily and retain its shape over long periods.

 

  • Wool and mohair blends work very well as a travel cloth. The mohair helps the cloth spring back after being creased, our favourite wool/mohair bunches are from William Halstead and Dugdale Bros.
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Tuxedo

Demand for tuxedos remains strong throughout the year. If you are thinking of adding a bespoke tuxedo to your wardrobe here are a few considerations which will help you make the right style choice.

Our most popular style is the single breasted/single button with either a peaked lapel or wide shawl lapel. Pockets are finished with a straight jet with no flaps. Two vents or no vents at the back should be the only choice. Double breasted tuxedos are also a great choice.

 

Cloth and colour

We recommend a cloth with some body in a medium weight and a matt finish, this helps create a more distinct contrast between the cloth and its satin lapels.

Barathea is the most traditional cloth for tuxedos, it is made up of a wool and mohair blend.

The three colours are black, navy, and midnight navy. Our most popular choice currently is midnight navy.

Standard features for all of our tuxedos include black satin or silk grosgrain lapels, jet pockets and covered buttons.

The trouser outside leg with also have a matching satin braid.

 

 

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