Tailor-made Style

Theodore English & Oscar Leal, BELANCÉ

In the words of high-fashion demi-god Tom Ford, dressing well is a form of good manners – and it’s a philosophy that the boys at BELANCÉ seem to effortlessly live by.

Theodore English and Oscar Leal, the (very) well-mannered, immaculately- presented duo behind the specialist tailor brand’s new Barangaroo store, believe dressing well is more about self-respect than it is about fashion.

“It’s all about getting the fundamentals right,” says Theo. “When you build your style on beautifully-made and designed pieces, it tells the world you value yourself. That’s the type of thing that can’t easily be communicated on a CV.” 

At BELANCÉ, there’s a carefully curated accessories (from brands including Born/Raised, Malle, and Sydney’s own Burton Metal Depository); but bespoke suiting is the heart and soul of the business.

It all starts with a tapestry of Italian and English-made fabrics, and highly skilled tailors take it from there. And since a tailored jacket might just be the best-value fashion investment you can make, the team at BELANCÉ share their thoughts on how to get it right.

Belance tailored jacket guide

BELANCÉ is located on Scotch Row, and is open 7 days a week.