For the past 129 years Henry Bucks has produced custom-made clothing for many of Australia’s best dressed men. Our strict focus on quality and attention means that we will deliver a quality, luxury garment that we guarantee will fit you perfectly.
Our Made-to-Measure garments, or “Su Misura” as the Italians like to call it, are produced to your selections. With assistance from our trained specialists, you can select your fabric, lining, construction, and design. The options are endless to let you create a garment that is uniquely personal to you.
Choosing our Made-to-Measure service means that you are opting for the luxury of a personalised tailored suit at an affordable price. The fabric range is extensive with choices of colours, patterns, designs, and textures that will keep your wardrobe in line with the latest seasonal trends.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do your made-to-measure suits cost?
Our made-to-measure suits start at $995
Where do you get your garments and fabrics made?
As we offer a variety of made-to-measure garments, you have the option of choosing which option suits you best.
In our Ermenegildo Zegna range, all fabrics are woven in Italy and the suits are made in Italy.
In our Dormeuil range, all fabrics are woven in England and the suits are made in Italy.
In our Canali range, all fabrics are woven throughout Europe and UK and the suits are made in Italy.
In our Henry made-to-measure range, we use fabrics from Dormeuil, Loro Piana, Holland and Sherry, Vitale Barberis Canonico, and Ermenegildo Zegna which are woven throughout all of Europe (primarily UK and Italy) using Australian wools. The Henry made-to-measure suits are made in Italy or China (depending on your price preference).
What can I expect at an appointment?
We have a variety of different types of appointments to ensure that we are correctly catering to your needs.
In a Fitting appointment we’ll go over fabrics and design options before we measure you up for your made-to-measure garment. If you have any reference images for the look you are trying to achieve, bring them along with you to your fitting. We will help guide you as to which fabric, fit, and aesthetic are appropriate for your body type and preference. Our stylists will guide you to the best selections to suit your needs. During your fitting you will try on sample garments to ensure your suit has your desired look and feel.
In your Try on appointment (about 6 weeks after your fitting) we’ll be reviewing the fit and finish of your made-to measure garment. Almost all of our customers will be able to take their garments home with them after this fitting. If you’re not local to one of our stores than we can happily ship your garment directly to you and skip this step.
In a Wedding Consultation your stylist will review some information about your wedding to help you achieve the desired look. After discussing the perfect design, we will send a quote with the all of the costs attributed to making your wedding suits. Along with price, we’ll also give you a break down on timing. We’ll provide you with the dates that you’ll need to be measured, make your purchase, and have your final fitting. There are no additional costs for wedding suits but, to ensure a seamless process, we do ask for more time. We ask you come in for a consultation no later than 12 weeks before your wedding date. All quotes are applicable for 90 days.
How long does it take to get a suit?
Our production times range depending on which brand you choose. On average, we can have a suit finished and in your hands in about 6 weeks. However, if your suit is to be worn on a specific date, we ask that you keep in mind items can get delayed in the shipping process.
Can you make suits for a wedding?
Wedding suits are our most popular suits in our made-to-measure range. Our stylists are well trained on helping you select fabrics and designs that are complimentary to the aesthetic of your wedding. When you are booking in for a wedding consultation feel free to bring in as much information as you have. We will be discussing things like time of year, venue, colour scheme, and what the bridal party is wearing to help dictate what we suggest for your wedding party. Alternatively, if you have images of what suits you want for the groom and groomsmen, bring those along.
When doing wedding suits for your wedding it important to remember one thing - to make the experience easy and seamless, we ask for a little bit more time than for a standard business suit. Wedding season can be very busy and we want to make sure that each and every wedding is treated as if it is our own. Between consultation, measurements, fittings, and pick-up, we want to make sure that we can provide our undivided attention through every step.
If only the groom is getting his suit from us we ask for at least 8 weeks from the wedding date. if an entire wedding party is getting suits from us (3 or more suits) we ask for 14 weeks. For a consultation, feel free to come in as early as you would like*.
*Fabric quantities can change. Quotes are valid for 90 days
What Fabrics are used?
Depending on the occasion we have thousands of fabrics to choose from. We have Merino wools for everyday suits, Silk blends for black tie, cottons and linens for casual wear, and even cashmere or vicuña for a more luxury experience. With the largest made-to-measure fabric offering in Australia, we can cater to every need.
What does the Super number refer to?
The “super” of a fabric represents the fineness of a wool fiber as represented by its maximum diameter in micrometres. The higher the super number, the thinner the thread. There is a common misconception that a higher super number equates to a more easily wearing fabric. This is not always true and is reliant on a variety of factors.
What is GSM?
GSM is an acronym for Grams per Square Meter and simply is a metric measurement of the fabrics weight.
Do I need an appointment?
While it isn’t mandatory, appointments for measurements are typically recommended. An appointment means we can ensure you will receive undivided attention by a stylist.
How long does it take?
On average the measurement process can take anywhere from 10 – 45 minutes. In order to provide you with the best service we allow 45 minutes per appointment.
Can I use my own materials?
At this stage we are not using any materials that we don’t supply.
What are the payment options?
We take various forms of tender including Cash, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
What type of construction are your suits?
None of our suits are fused but we do offer a variety of canvas options. We can do no canvas for lightweight, deconstructed, and casual jackets, half canvas for all-season suits, or full canvas for longer-wearing garments. It is completely up to the customer and what may be suitable for his needs.
How do I launder my suits?
We recommend minimal dry cleaning for any suit. As dry cleaning can contain chemicals that can break down natural fibres, it is best that it is done minimally and only when necessary. If a suit isn’t visible dirty but has fallen out of shape, we recommend opting for a “pressing” instead of a cleaning.
What are the design options?
There are very few options that we can’t do in our made-to-measure program. We will help make suggestions as to what will suit your style and build. Reference photos are always helpful if you’re trying to achieve a specific look.
What if I don’t know what suit is best for me?
That’s where we come in. Our stylists are exceptionally skilled in understanding fabrication, design, and functionality of a garment. We will go through a sequence of questions that will help us provide the best options for your needs.
Sizing varies greatly form one designer to another. This will assist you in purchasing your correct size using the size guides below.
Click here for measuring instructions.
|IMPERIAL||14 1/2″||15″||15 1/2″||16″||16 1/2″||17″||17 1/2″||18″|
|NECK||14-14 1/2"||15-15 1/2"||16-16 1/2"||17-17 1/2"||18-18 1/2"|
|HAND||7 1/2-8"||8 1/2-9"||9 1/2-10"||10 1/2-11"|
|44 1/2||10 1/2|
|45 1/2||11 1/2|
For the best fit, wear little or no clothing while measuring, and use a fabric tape measure.
Neck: Measure around the middle of neck (at the Adam’s apple). Allow room for your index finger to fit between the tape and your neck for a comfortable fit.
Chest: Wrap the tape around the highest part of your chest and shoulder blades
Sleeve: Bend arm and place on hip. Measure along the arm from the center back of your neck to your wrist.
Glove: Measure around the dominant hand starting at the knuckles, leaving out the thumb.
Waist: Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape comfortably loose.
Leg Inner Seam: Measure along the inside of the leg just below the crotch to one inch below the ankle.