Co-owners Tony Ranieri and Sebastian Giacobello only deal with the best Italian tailors. Their loyal customers know that while they’ll pay upwards of $3000 for a suit, they’re being fitted by experts with world-class industry knowledge. Yep – this is what luxury feels like.
The décor here is so old-world parlour room that it's easy to forget that gentlemen’s tailor Oscar Hunt opened just a few years ago. That is until you meet the tailors: they're young, they're excited about contemporary men's fashion and they'll ensure your suit reflects your personal style. Depending on the fabrics you choose, the process takes up to about seven weeks.
Patrick Johnson and Tom Riley know their way around a suit. Just listening to them talk horse hair canvasses, contrast stitching, French cuffs and British shoulders is enough to get you hot under the collar. And the results don’t disappoint, either. Expect to pay top dollar for an Italian-fabric suit – and to leave a very satisfied (and stylish) customer.
Sircuit – Smith Street's much-loved gay bar – took the ram by the horns and opened a late-night barber-in-residence in 2013 above the club. It's open for business when most other barbers and hairdressers have closed for the night – from 4-9pm Wednesdays to Sundays. Barber Gus Lundt offers classic cuts, buzzcuts, cutthroat shaves, beard colouring and even a facial.
More ways to pamper yourself
Treat yourself to a pampering session at the city's rejuvenation stations.