The Oscar Hunt experience has evolved dramatically since TVG first encountered the brand some years ago. From modest and somewhat cramped beginnings, Oscar Hunt has blossomed into a significant player in the Australian made-to-measure scene, and it only takes a trip their new showroom, on Sydney’s York Street, to confirm just how significant a player they are.
TVG has observed the Oscar Hunt journey almost from day one, and we’ve been seriously impressed with their progress, making waves in the #menswear, corporate and wedding markets. Stepping into the brand’s flagship Melbourne store for the first time, we were blown away by the ambition and grandeur. Those familiar with the Melbourne store, perched above Hardware Lane, will be pleased to learn that their new space is even more formidable, bringing 5 years of Melbourne experience, to the streets of Sydney, in pure class.
Touting a selection of clothes from some of the finest mills in the world, including Dormeuil, Huddersfield, Ariston and Solbiati, Sydney siders can choose to visit the elegant new showroom, or take advantage of Oscar Hunt’s travelling tailor service – a three step measure and fit process, at your home or office. Like the Melbourne facility, Oscar Hunt’s new showroom houses both fitting rooms, and its own in-house bespoke trained tailors, working tirelessly to create your dream garment.
Inspired by the grand Haussmann-style apartments and terraces of Paris, the showroom boasts white washed walls and high ceilings with ornate cornices contrasted by dark stained floorboards and French steel doors. The simple palate of black, white and grey is enhanced by designer furniture and elegant brass and velvet fittings, adding a touch of contemporary flair and masculinity to the space.
The expansive layout sees a central showroom flanked by two bright fitting rooms on the York St side, with a sophisticated bar/lounge area giving entry to the tailoring room at the rear. Head tailor Steve Burkla, resides in the larger of the two fitting rooms, surrounded by cloth books, pointing clients in a direction that matches both their budget, starting from $895, and their desired style. How, and where, the client chooses to wear their suit has a big impact on cloth choice, structure and style – be it casual or more formal.
The bar area itself is worthy of applause, enticing you to sit and enjoy one, or two, nips of the fine whiskies on offer. A handsome gold lounge frames the corner of the bar and would happily accommodate a handful of chaps for wedding fittings, or a spur of the moment late night session.
It’s thoughts like this that encapsulate the Oscar Hunt experience, and the new space is adept at evoking feelings of distinction, sophistication, camaraderie and ultimately, desire – desire to stay for a drink, and desire to own their product.
We’re really excited to introduce you to the new Oscar Hunt showroom, and excited to immerse ourselves in the brand as it carves a well deserved space for itself in Sydney’s since relatively undisturbed, made-to-measure scene.
Head to the Oscar Hunt website to make an appointment.