Worldwide icon-chevron-right South Pacific icon-chevron-right Australia icon-chevron-right Melbourne icon-chevron-right Pickings and Parry

Pickings and Parry

Shopping Fitzroy
Pickings and Parry

Time Out says

Friendly warning! We're working hard to be accurate. But these are unusual times, so please check that venues remain open.

A Gertrude Street emporium for dapper gentlemen

Ever wondered how working-class guys in old photos managed to look so dapper? Wonder no more. Jaunty Briton Chris Pickings has just opened Pickings and Parry, a Fitzroy men’s emporium purveying heritage workwear and manly accoutrements. It’s very Ernest Hemingway, with a dash of Steve McQueen.

The Triumph motorbike in the window; the vintage Faema espresso machine; the railway luggage racks and hand-painted signage… Pickings and Parry celebrates handsome, robust things made to last in time-honoured ways. Pike Brothers raw denim jeans are styled just as in 1937, and Merz b. Schwanen military-style cotton undershirts knitted in Germany on the original circular machines. There are brass and brown leather stationery sets and pocketknives, tweed caps, sturdy-soled work boots, motoring goggles and niche literature.

There’s even a baby barbershop – called Faulkner's – tucked in the back. Enjoy a haircut, straight-razor shave or beard and moustache trim, and leave with pomades and unguents for your own bathroom. Pickings and Parry is a portal to the days when men worked hard… and scrubbed up fine.

By: Mel Campbell



Address: 126 Gertrude St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 11am-5pm
You may also like
    Latest news