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About P. Johnson

Established in Sydney in 2008 and now with showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, New York and London, P. Johnson offers a unique approach to creating elegant and versatile wardrobes for our clients. P. Johnson draws upon traditional Italian tailoring practices, with a focus on lightness, simplicity and wearability.

Their suits are lightweight, supple and luxurious and are constructed by traditional artisanal means to ensure a softness, flexibility and freshness on the body. The majority of their tailoring is crafted in their Tuscan atelier, Sartoria Carrara. "You should be able wear a suit in the same way that you wear pyjamas, unconsciously."

Behind The Brand

Your advice for selecting groomsmen or event suiting

The dress code of the event is naturally important, and it’s critical that the groom and his groomsmen look their best. Having said this, you should be comfortable in what you’re wearing.  While you have to look great, if you’re not comfortable it will be difficult to wear the suit well. Keep an open mind, discuss exactly what you’re after with your tailor, and try not to take it too seriously at the same time – the process should be an enjoyable one.

 

What was the spark for P Johnson/Suit Shop? Where did the story begin?

I began P Johnson when I returned from the UK in early 2008. In the beginning, I was travelling around Australia seeing any clients I could, and it just evolved from there. My vision for the company was, and still is, simply to help people dress better.

 

What inspires you creatively?

Inspiration is everywhere

 

Most memorable place you’ve travelled?

Cape Jervis in South Australia, and the Tuscan coast in Italy.

 

On a typical weekend we’ll find you?

At the beach.

 

A favorite quote?

‘Never compete, never compare’ Karl Lagerfeld