Classic Line Tailoring is a family run business that has been in the Boroondara
area since the 1950s.
Located at 949 Burke Rd Camberwell, Classic Line Tailoring offers a
full tailoring service for men and women's clothing. With thousands of fabrics
in the shop to choose from and a team of dedicated tailors who are known to
work into the wee hours, the design and tailoring possibilities are seamingly
When designing a suit, a number of aspects are taken into consideration says
owner Nick Raftopoulos. "Matching the tailoring to the personality
of the person as well as their complexion is what makes tailoring a cut above
buying clothes off the rack."
"The skill of tailoring is in making individual garments, while the
specialty lies in our ability to fit someone to perfection."
As well as offering a full tailoring service Classic Line Tailoring fixes up
ill fitting suits bought at retail stores. "Often, that's how we get new
Although the shop has a reputation for traditional tailoring, there is also
an emphasis on creating more variation. For example putting a different lining
in suits makes the look a bit edgy, says Nick. The staff at Classic Line Tailoring,
including Nick who is in his early 30s make sure they keep up with the fashion
trends, so as to cater to younger people, while still maintaining the classic
style, cloth and tailoring that they built their reputation on.
Additionally, there has been an increase in the number of women who are requesting
tailor made suits.
Classic Line Tailoring is open from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm
and Saturday 8:30am to 2:00pm, but often "the candle is burning brightly
in the back room" therefore clients can make special requests to come
after hours. Also, home and office visits are available which include bringing
To contact Classic Line Tailoring phone 9804 0466, fax 9882 9520 or