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
Describe the man you design for…
The men we design for are highly varied. We spend a lot of time with our clients to achieve the best result for them.
Do you offer a custom tailoring service? If so, how long does it take to make a custom-tailored piece?
Custom tailoring is the core of our business and our team are expertly trained to create something perfect down to the last detail, ensuring that the groom and his groomsmen look their absolute best on the special day. As no two weddings are the same, we believe no two suits should be the same either. We offer thousands of cloth and design options to suit all weddings and are here to guide you through the process. We recommend to allow 6 – 8 weeks.
What advice do you have for grooms looking to have a suit tailored?
A wedding is undoubtedly one of life’s most important occasions, and a wedding suit one of the most iconic pieces in a man’s wardrobe. 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, be comfortable. While you have to look great, you have to be really comfortable in your own skin 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. If you’re in good hands it should be a fun and enjoyable experience.
What is your most popular style for grooms and groomsmen?
We find that men are increasingly looking for something truly unique, something no one else has. As people are wearing suits less in the office, formal wear is becoming more exciting, a chance to dress up and really make a statement. Having said this, a shawl collared, one buttoned black tuxedo is a timeless design that is flattering for a variety of body shapes, and is a perfect understated yet elegant option.
What advice do you give to men to care for their suit?
Suits, particularly trousers, need rest from wear and should ideally be worn in rotation with several other suits. We recommend to always hang your suit after wearing it to retain the shoulder form in the jacket and to keep the crease in your trousers. Don’t dry clean your suit too often, it’s better to get a good dry cleaner to sponge and press your suit if it needs a refresh. Make sure when traveling that you give your suit time to hang in a humid environment (like your bathroom after a shower) as the wool gets dehydrated from the flight and needs moisture. This will gently rehydrate and recover the cloth.