The dressing rooms

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INTRODUCING THE DRESSING ROOMS

M.J. Bale's by-appointment-only 'Dressing Rooms' are five tailoring man-caves located in Sydney (Queen Street, Woollahra & Chifley Plaza, CBD, stores), Brisbane (Wintergarden) and Melbourne (Chapel Street, South Yarra & St.Collins Lane, CBD). The Dressing Rooms are specifically built for grooms and their groomsmen/Wolf Packs to come get fitted out with personal service in a masculine environment. The rooms themselves are designed with a gentlemanly, club-like feel — a mix of dark and light oak timber, vintage sporting art, a cigar leather sofa and Mad Men-style wet bar for afternoon (or mid-morning) libations. 

We like to think of the Dressing Rooms of an urban sartorial oasis for premium and exclusive service; they are a place to relax and get kitted-out for the big day while sipping on a beer, Penfolds wine or Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky (feel free to bring your partner or future wife — we also have champagne on hand). 

Email custom@mjbale.com to book your appointment

the queen street Dressing Room

106 Queen St, Woollahra
Sydney NSW 2025, Australia

Phone: + 61 (2) 9327 6602
Email: queenst@mjbale.com

the St.Collins Lane Dressing Room

Shop RL 1.08, Level 1, St.Collins Lane 260 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

Phone: + 61 (3) 9663 1462
Email: stcollinslane@mjbale.com

the wintergarden Dressing Room

Shop G15, Wintergarden, 171-209 Queen St Mall
Brisbane QLD Australia

Phone: + 61 (7) 3210 2929
Email: brisbane@mjbale.com

the chapel street dressing room

574A Chapel Street
South Yarra VIC 3141 Australia

Phone: + 61 (3) 9826 9544
Email: chapelst@mjbale.com

the Martin Place Dressing Room

Shop 2, 14 Martin Place
Sydney, 2000 Australia

Phone: 02 9235 2370
Email: martinplace@mjbale.com

The Chifley Dressing Room

Shop UG18, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square
Sydney, 2000 Australia

Phone: + 61 (2) 9232 6240
Email: chifley@mjbale.com

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In the meantime, feel free to whet your appetite by exploring our range online.

M.J. BALE WEDDING SERVICE

Here at M.J. Bale we see marriage as the successful union of two soul mates – not cellmates. The day of your wedding should be the ‘grand final’ of your well-dressed aspirations, showing your betrothed, friends and family that you respect the occasion, your partner and yourself.

We love nothing more than creating suits of handsome invincibility for grooms, groomsmen and wedding parties and take our role as your ceremonial tailoring concierge seriously (see our ‘Wedding Vow’ below). We even have dedicated style man-caves – the ‘Dressing Rooms’ – in our flagship stores in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne for your personalised service in a club-like environment. (If you have a particular style or colour of a suit in mind for the big day, let us know in advance so sizing and suits are available for your appointment.)

Until we see you in store, please take some time to digest our wedding vow.

M.J. Bale’s Wedding Vow (to you)

We, M.J. Bale, take thee (to be our cherished customer for your wedding);

To have and to hold (you in great esteem and dress you and your groomsmen in impeccably tailored clothes);

For better or worse (we can tailor suits to accentuate your positives and limit the negatives);

For richer or poorer (we can work within your budget); 

In sickness and in health (if you fall down before the big day and are bed ridden, yes, of course, we can courier the suit to you)

To love and to cherish (we love weddings and we love you, big guy);

Till death do us part (well, let’s not get too overemotional; we want your repeat business);

In the name of the Father (your dad will be so proud of you in our wedding suits), the Son (look after your suit well and one day your son could wear it – don’t go overboard with the dry cleaning) and the Holy Ghost (“Well, don’t you just look DIVINE,” your mother-in-law will say);

Amen (amen to all that, buddy – come and see us). 

M.J. BALE CUSTOM SUITING

Step elegantly through the gates of sartorial nirvana with our Custom and Made-to-Measure suiting and shirt options.

M.J. Bale Custom is our completely individualised and hand-finished ‘Made in Japan’ suiting service that delivers sartorially passionate customers the pinnacle in personalised, high-performance suiting. Constructed and hand-finished in our Japanese tailoring workshop by our ‘Sartorial Samurai’, master tailor Kaneko (and his experienced team), M.J. Bale Custom suits are built according to your exact measurements and specifications. Customers have the possibility to choose between a range of premium and exclusive fabrics from the world’s top weaving mills, as well as select a wide variety of personalised details, including number of buttons, width of lapel, lining, canvasses and monogrammed initials. You will need to allow 8 weeks lead-time from fitting to delivery, but we advise 10 weeks for weddings.

For those customers wanting another top-flight and personalised tailoring option but at a more accessible price point, we have recently introduced our new Made-to-Measure Classics suiting option. The in-store-only service offers customers the opportunity to customise a half-canvas constructed M.J. Bale Classics suit with 30 different individual fabrics, including plains, pinstripes, Herringbones and checks, like the popular Prince of Wales pattern. All Made-to-Measure Classics fabrics are woven in North Italy from Australian Superfine Merino wool. The client has the flexibility to choose between different suit proportions and constructions (single or double-breasted), type of lapel, numbers and types of buttons and whether they would prefer belt loops or side adjustors. Additionally, the option to sew the wearer’s initials into the suit will be part of the standard $995 starting price.

The by-appointment service takes approximately six weeks to arrive from ‘store to your door’ and is available at selected M.J. Bale stores around the country.

In addition, we have recently launched our M.J. Bale Made-to-Measure shirts service. The Made-to-Measure shirts start from $175 and feature regular, slim, super-slim and samurai fits. Different fits are available for collar and body and the service takes advantage of a wealth of high-quality cotton fabrics. Please allow 5-6 weeks from fitting to delivery.

To book an appointment with M.J. Bale’s highly experienced clothiers by emailing or calling:

custom@mjbale.com | Phone: + 61 (2) 8208 8800