Friday, 19 December 2008

Denim has arrived!

This week we took delivery of our Summer denim range.
We have worked hard in the last few months to get the cut right, and sourced some great denim from Italy and America.

We have a single cut on offer and in 3 different styles of denim. The American denim is a narrow loom Indigo coloured selvedge (with copper thread), while the Italian is a lighter weight Blue/Black (with black thread). And for the rockstars we have a limited quantity of white.

We've had the jeans made in Melbourne, and had the leg overlocked but left unhemmed. This allows you to get the perfect fit on the waist and then have us pin it to the correct length.
We then have the jeans hemmed and ready for you in 30-45 mins.

As with all things Cloakroom we have limited quantities so please drop in and see us to avoid disappointment.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Branch Out

We would like to say thank you to the boys at Street and Garden Furniture for inviting us to be a part of Branch Out. It was daunting to exhibit in the company of some of Brisbane's best design and architecture practices. We had a great night and already look forward to the next installment from Alex, Surya and Bjorn.

see footage of the event at

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Men's Style Dec - just out!

The new Men's Style has just been released so waste no time in grabbing a copy.

Despite what some of you may think, we are not paying anyone at the magazine. We are very grateful that once again we have some great coverage with our pieces in different shoots. As an added bonus, this edition we were very fortunate to land the much coveted Contents page image.

Many thanks to Kim Payne and Peter Holder for their ongoing support.

From the top:
Contents Page - Navy Jacket, Polka Dot Shirt & White Cotton Pants
B&W Image - White Tuxedo Shirt
Doorway Image - Leather Roman Sandals

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Patently Fantastic

For everyone who has asked about the Grenson shoes and if the Black and Navy Patents are available, the answer is yes!

Some very good looking shoes.

Monday, 1 December 2008

10,000 visits to Cloakroom Blog!

At some stage last Thursday our 10,000th visitor viewed the Cloakroom blog.

What started as a way for us to keep you all updated on the shop and new pieces we design has somehow become a lot more than that.
Thanks to everyone for your support and patronage. We both hope that you've enjoyed the content thus far.
Hopefully we continue to entertain you with our posts and don't get too lazy or busy to regularly stay in touch.

Stay tuned for more.


AFR mag - Dec 08

It was very exciting to open one of our favourite magazines - The Financial Review Magazine, last Friday to see our Navy Polished Cotton suit alongside brands such as Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior.

Many thanks to Virginia Van Heythusen for a great shoot.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Sunny Brisbane

It's been an electric week here in Brisbane with some amazing storms, and last night was no exception. Here is the view from my balcony of what went on for almost an hour. It actually felt more like a James Cameron movie than reality.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Behind the Scenes - latest shoot

Last weekend's shoot is currently being editted and post-produced, in the meantime here's a 'behind-the-scenes' peek.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Just arrived from London - Grenson Shoes

'Grenson - England's Master Shoemakers since 1866'.

We were both excited to take our first delivery of Grenson shoes this morning, and are very proud to say we are currently the only Australian stockist. We think the brand has the right combination of tradition and vision to create beautiful shoes that suit our customers taste and lifestyle.
The brand has recently collaborated with the boys from Albam - and also Rag and Bone -

Don't just take my word for it though. Check out or drop into our shop and see for yourself.
I think they are classics that you will want a pair of for every occasion.

Currently instore we have the 'Noble' wingtip and the 'Kirk'.

Monday, 3 November 2008

Sunday Life Magazine

Sky blue leather lace up

Eggshell half lined cotton jacket

Front Cover

New Shoot

James was gracious in donating his time for a recent shoot with our summer ready to wear. Keep an eye out for more pics to follow.

Vouchers Now Available

There is nothing worse than fighting the crowds on Christmas Eve, looking for an elusive gift and settling for something less than perfect. This year we have in store, gift vouchers for a tailor-made shirt or you can nominate a voucher amount of choice.
We have already thought of the gift wrapping. All you'll need to do is think of something appropriately festive to write on the box.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

BSA Single Speed

Thanks to James at Bicycle Revolution West End for lending us his single speed for the weekend. We are hoping to incorporate the bike in our next photo shoot if it doesn't get snapped up before hand. It's a great ride, super light BSA steel frame with single speed freewheel hub.

On the mannequin today - Oct 28

For Summer we've been able to get some amazing cotton from our French supplier Doremuil. It's not cheap, but the quality of the cotton is so good that the grain in the weave is barely discernible.
Today we have a Tuxedo jacket in black cotton. We have styled it with a traditional single button, shawl lapel (narrow) and finished with silk covered buttons. A nice detail that we often use for 1 button jackets is the extra internal button on the front.
The shirt is a polka dot cotton with a narrow (mod) spread collar.

Monday, 27 October 2008

On the mannequin today - Oct 27

Today we have a casual take on the shirt and jacket. It's a charcoal self stripe cotton shirt, under a camel linen 1 button half lined jacket - complete with patch pockets and jetted chest pocket for a less formal finish.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Weekend Magazine

Thanks to Elizabeth Clarke for a great shoot in Q Weekend.
It's really good to see some of our key Summer pieces in print.

Friday, 24 October 2008

On the mannequin today - Oct 24

This morning we have a smart summer look going on. It's a soft blue herringbone button down shirt, worn with a grey cotton half lined jacket and knitted wool/mohair tie.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Summer Epilette

Coming soon we'll be publishing The Cloakroom 'Essential Summer Wardrobe' - a guide to everything you'll need for the warmer months ahead.
Just arrived this week is a new blue epilette shirt (End on End weave) which may just may the cut.

Men's Style - spring/summer

We would like to say a big thank you to Kim Payne for her enthusiasm and support. She recently shot one of our jackets for the 'checks on the male' story in the new spring/summer Men's Style. Check it out, it hit shelves this week.
We're already looking forward to catching up next time we get back to Sydney.

The blue cotton jacket was part of the runway collection shown at Mercedes Fashion Festival.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Upcoming Editorials

We have been very fortunate to have had pieces from the Pistols at Dawn range used for a number of editorial shoots. Keep your eyes open as they start popping up in the next few weeks.
Here is a look at the pieces that were selected for the first of these shoots.

Friday, 26 September 2008

finally a web site to call home

thank you to Dan and Nick at The Letter D. for their patience.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Poliform x Pistols at Dawn

In conjunction with Poliform, Pistols at Dawn installation.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

saturday indesign

See some of the Pistols At Dawn summer collection up close this Saturday during Brisbane indesign. Mezzanine floor Poliform's new showroom on James street.

Thursday, 11 September 2008

mr du plessis

Our very good friend James making it look all too easy, modelling the summer Pistols At Dawn range.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

New Shoes now available

It's starting to warm up and that means for many of us a new pair of shoes or 2. We're happy to announce we're now able to offer some great shoe options.
Now available is a light blue lace up as well as a black leather & canvas lace up. And for the more adventurous a slim profile roman sandal.