Calibre – Australian Designer Menswear

A Fashion label by Gary Zecevic

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Calibre – A Timeline Snapshot

Calibre is a designer men’s fashion label celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2009. Calibre clothing was founded by Gary Zecivic in 1989, with the first Calibre store opening on Oxford St in Paddington Sydney the following year. By 1995, Calibre was sharing a design studio with Scanlan & Theodore, one of Australia’s most highly regarded designer women’s fashion labels. The year 1997 saw Calibre clothing enter the international fashion scene, with US stores Barneys and Fred Segal, and Hong Kong department store Lane Crawford snapping up the label. Fast forward another few years to 2001, and Hugh Jackman stamps his approval on Calibre clothing by wearing it to the AFI awards.

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In 2002 Calbire participated in its first runway fashion show during Melbourne Fashion Week. Two years later in 04, Calibre expands its fashion range to include a menswear shoe collection. More recently in 2009, Eric Bana was found wearing Calibre on the promotional tour for one of his movies. Calibre also celebrated its 20th anniversary, which was celebrated in style with David Jones and Miranda Kerr. Calibre will also feature in concept stores within selected David Jones stores throughout the nation.

The Calibre Aesthetic

So how does an Australian menswear label survive two whole decades and still maintain its image as a leading designer label? Well all we have to do is look at Calibre clothing to realise it is a quality men’s fashion label. Calibre shirts use Italian and Japanese fabrics, tied together with intricate tailored cuts to produce a quality garment that makes men look like men. Whether referring to a wool suit or casual t-shirt, the styling of Calibre clothing is clean cut, professional and tailored.

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The men who buy Calibre clothing care about how they look. Why else would someone pay over $200 for an off-the-rack shirt unless they wanted to impress. Successful, confident and stylish are the three words that best describe the Calibre man –  That probably explains why Hugh and Eric are avid fans.

Visit the official Calibre website, here.

If you like the look of Calibre, check out fellow Australian fashion labels Herringbone, Arthur Galan and Saba.

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