Thursday, February 7, 2013

Photo February - Day Seven

Tuxedo, McKillop Street
A lunchtime walk to collect the mail provided dividends.
There, in the middle of a pedestrianised side street stood a disembodied tuxedo just minding its own business.

One of the great things about Melbourne is that you don't know what you're going to find around any given corner.

A look around the street and I found the tux's owner - it was all a publicity stunt. Bespoke tailoring is on the rise according to the young fellow making sure the tuxedo didn't go walkabout.

A closer look showed fine hand stitching. a handmade shirt, tucks and darks in unexpected places, fine material.

I've never seen a tuxedo close up and the fine stitching was a wonder - all of my clothes come off the rack.

It was a but strange - you wouldn't expect a tuxedo to be waiting outside of Red Spice Road - a wonderful restaurant - some of the best pork belly in Melbourne, but it's not a place you'd wear a tux. I'm not sure where you would go to dinner in Melbourne wearing evening dress.

Regardless, it made a nice diversion on the way to collecting the bills from the letterbox.

(Suit by Oscar Hunt:


Kath Lockett said...

Hmmm. Can't see myself ever needing bespoke tailoring done either. Although getting my caboose in jeans means that the waist has to be taken in.

....but isn't that what Mums are for?

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pand,

I've bought a tux - but it was off the shelf - mixed and matched and cheap.

I've worn it a few times too.