Thursday, 24 February 2011

Thurs Shoeshine returns today - Brisbane

Our inhouse shoe expert Ben will be back on the brushes today for the first weekly shoeshine of 2011.
Drop in if your shoes need some love, or you just need an excuse to get out and stretch your legs.

9am - 2pm at our Brisbane store - 104 Edward st

Monday, 21 February 2011

Our new home - 104 Edward st

The doors are now open at our new Brisbane store!

We'd love to show you around the new digs, so please drop in and say hi.

This year we have a few new additions to our team. Joining Mitchell and I (Andrew) will be Ben, who among other things is our resident shoe expert and Thurs shoeshiner, and Louis who brings some invaluable experience to the team. Louis is a native of Montreal, but has lived and travelled across Europe, NY and now Brisbane.

Here's a look at the finished product.

Edward St - all done!

In the last week we have seen it all come together at the new store.
Josh our shopfitter managed to get his hands on some beautiful Tasmanian oak which we have used through the shop for the shelves and racking. It's great to see the space change and feel more like a Cloakroom shop each day.
Much thanks to all the boys for their hard work.

Friday, 11 February 2011

104 Edward St

This month's Map Magazine hits the streets today (check it out online), and we've run a double page for the opening of our new Brisbane store.
We have been slightly pre-emptive with the opening date, but we are hoping to be open on Thurs (Feb 17th).

The new store is located at 104 Edward st, which is just a short stroll down Edward st from the bottom of the Queen Street Mall.

Although our address details have changed we are contactable on our usual number 3210 1515 and on all our current email addresses.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

New Brisbane Cloakroom - almost ready

The last few weeks have been crazy trying to get our hands on the keys, and then getting started on the fit out for our new Brisbane flagship.
It's been all hands on deck with everyone pulling their weight, and then some. The painting in particular has been a mammoth job. I guess that's one of the few downsides of having a large shop.
The new shop will be our Brisbane HQ, and as of Feb 20th our only Brisbane store (we will be closing our James st store in the next fortnight).
The extra space and long term lease means this will be our most comprehensive store to date. We hope it comprises all of the things we have dreamed of and that you, our customers, would hope for in a menswear store.

The space has fantastic light, and with the high ceilings and timber floors plenty of character.

As one of our Cloakroom signatures we had to of course stay with our black theme that we've done in all our previous stores.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Swiss wedding

Was a real pleasure to look after Roger and his groomsmen, for a winter wedding in Switzerland. The boys are all in black wool cashmere suits (Roger with morning coat) dove grey wool waist coats, off white pinpoint shirts and custom made silk ties.

Congratulations and thank you for the pics.

Monday, 7 February 2011

hands down the best thing about sydney

Bronte Beach is a 10 minute ride, almost in a straight line east from home.
I made the rookie error one afternoon of catching a bus from the store ie Elizabeth st, Oxford st then Bondi Junction. It was hot and took over 40 minutes. Generally I find the public transport pretty good and use it a lot to get around. Though I think once you get into narrow suburban streets it gets clogged quite quickly.

The Cricketers Arms Hotel

A bit of an institution I think. The first time I visited was with a local friend of mine. I soon found myself riding with a crew on fixed wheel pushies racing through the eastern suburbs. The schooners beforehand did nothing to help me keep up.
This was taken while with the Brisbane Cloakroom boys last time they were in town.

Mr Alvaro

Sue and Dom (cloakroom custom order navy linen blazer). At the launch of Grand designs Australia.
Those with FOX TV may have already seen their amazing home in Surry Hills, a few blocks from the shop.


Beautiful amplifier. If only I had grabbed it then. Im sure its not still there. Would have made a real statement in the new store.

its been a while

Its been a while since I've posted anything from our cloakroom Sydney adventure.
I thought id share some things I've seen. excuse the photo quality.


Boxing Day!