"Praise from Caesar is praise indeed" is a favourite expression of mine, so anyone who comes recommended by the god of ties - Mr Michael Drake - is someone I want to meet. And today I did.
Patrick Johnson is an Adelaide born Sydneysider, by way of London and Holland. A tailor by way of wine making, and a fantastic guy by way of his general being. Operating out of Paddington in Sydney and another store in Melbourne, Mr Johnson is passionate about men's clothing, and shares my belief in educating the next generation of stylish and classically dressed young men with product that is accessable and service that is never pushy.
Ranging from $1500 and up, Mr Johnson's Made to Order suits are available with all the bells and whistles to keep the younger generation excited, but all the fit and classicism to give them something their boss will admire. Shoulders are light but still have a sense of regality, the quarters closed enough to ignore trends, and the overall feel a perfect blend of Sydney and Lago di Como.