Craftsman Clothing are a luxury leather outerwear specialist, founded in 2015, who proudly handcraft their products in a small atelier in Hong Kong, in the south of Kowloon District. The compact surrounding area is a textile hub featuring many of the regions best tailors and garment producers. Utilising the skills of their artisans, paired with the highest quality Italian Lamb Suede, grained Lambskin and Spanish Calf Suede, Craftsman Clothing are able to provide the ultimate Made-To-Measure and Bespoke Outerwear service at the best value for money possible.
The brand draws much inspiration from vintage military outerwear, incorporating subtle tweaks in fit and design to ensure modernity and uniqueness. Blending this well-thought out design with luxury material, Craftsman Clothing's aesthetic delivers a functional garment that is timeless and hard wearing.
A variety of high end materials are available, focusing on two of Craftsman's beautifully executed house styles: the Hemingway Safari and Grant A-1 Bomber. There are a multitude of colour options in Lambskin leather, Lamb suede, and Calf suede including the opportunity for special orders in Exotics. For summer a special range of Linen, Cotton and other woven fabrics from England are also available - a Calder Sartoria exclusive.
Spacca Neapolis Ties
Vintage-Inspired Ties, Made by Hand in Naples
Headed up by Nicola Radano, a Neapolitan gentleman of social media fame, Spacca Neapolis focuses on a very specific and exclusive design aesthetic. 3-fold, untipped and only lightly ironed, the printed silk of Spacca Neapolis forms the most beautiful four-in-hand. When worn, one of their ties will flow and move in a way that emphasises the relaxed nature of the Neapolitan design and make. Nicola has used exclusive drawings in vintage style and colour, printed using the traditional Hand-Screen printing method. This guarantees a depth of colour and sharpness that is rarely seen. Spacca Neapolis is a must-have addition to the Sartorial wardrobe. The range is exclusively available in Australia at Calder Sartoria.
Timeless Frames, Made in Italy
Founded in 2015 by Italian Sartorial legend Fabio Attanasio, alongside business partner Andrea Viganò, The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear is, in their own words, "a patron of Italian excellence with the goal of meeting the demands of the most discerning customers around the world." The names of the collections come from the bespoke tailoring industry. TBD handcrafted sunglasses are inspired by a deep-rooted appreciation of quality and craftsmanship, guaranteed by the expert artisans of Cadore, Italy.
The acetate frames are extremely lightweight and provided by Mazzucchelli Varese – a historical Italian company and global leader in the production of acetate frames – and our lenses are also made in Italy to guarantee an incredible optical quality. Moreover, the entire collection consists of timeless accessories, mixing classic forms with a modern twist, represented by elegant frames and refined lenses. The hinges of TBD handmade in Italy sunglasses resemble a bow-tie picked from a vintage lot dating back to the 30s and feature four screws – rather than the usual two – tightened by hand. It is a long and costly construction, but they are not in the trade to compromise on quality. The range is exclusively available at the Calder Sartoria.
Hand-Finished Shirts, Made in Naples
A relative newcomer on the shirt-making scene (EST. 2015), Vanacore Napoli has certainly entered the market with a bang. Supported by the likes of Italian Menswear aficionado Nicola Radano, and already stocked in some of the best department stores like Japan's Isetan.
Vanacore specialise in hand-finishing, and at the Calder Sartoria you will find their Made-To-Measure range featured alongside their own cloth selection exclusively by one of the best Italian cotton producers: Canclini. Vanacore's manufacturing process is overseen by highly skilled Italian labour in their small workshop in Naples. Patterns are cut by hand, with two levels of finishing: 4 Steps by hand (Buttons, Bar Tacks, Side Gusset, Armhole), and 9 Steps by hand (the aforementioned plus Buttonholes, Collar attachment, Yoke, Front Placket internal and external).
The Vanacore Napoli experience is truly unique in the Melbourne market, and exclusively available at the Calder Sartoria.
Founded in Sweden in 2011, Viola Milano aims to bring a fresh, unique range of beautifully crafted accessories to a global market of menswear enthusiasts through their online store and a small selection of stockists worldwide. Most known for their Instagram, Viola Milano has created a huge following by showcasing their accessories in their natural habitat, alongside some of the best Neapolitan tailoring in the world.
At this point in time, Calder is the only retail stockist of Viola Milano in Melbourne, and one of only a few in Australia. I’ve chosen a curated selection of ties, pocket squares and accessories, selected with the idea of bringing something fresh and truly unique to the Melbourne menswear scene. Available to view by appointment at the Calder Showroom, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne.
Aaron Cheung is one of the most stylish guys in Melbourne, a lover of classic handmade menswear, and a great friend of mine. His brand was established to great critical acclaim in 2014, focusing on luxury handmade gloves and soon moving into other beautiful accessories.
Aaron's brand AARCH focuses on exclusive limited run high-end products, made for the everyday guy. With a successful Pop-Up collaboration in 2016, our partnership continues with beautiful handmade Aaron Cheung Gloves, Cashmere Scarves, Japanese Loopwheel T-Shirts and Turtleneck knitwear Made in Scotland available at the Calder Showroom.
Tom Smarte Hats
Classic Hats with Modern Style, 230 Years In The Making
Thomas Smarte first established his hat-making business in London in 1786. Now, more than two centuries later, the brand lives on with high-end craftsmanship, luxurious materials, and a modern approach to classic British style. We saw Tom Smarte at Pitti Uomo 92, and were so impressed with the range that we placed an order on the spot. A curated range of Flat-Caps and Newsboys are exclusively available in Australia at Calder Sartoria. Panama hats woven in Ecuador coming soon for Spring/Summer!