Joe Black


The Macky clan sailed from Scotland before New Zealand had electricity or proper sewers. In a frontier settlement both raw and refined, Joe tailored a clientele ranging from brawlers to barristers in garments to service them through life’s landmarks, from seduction to deposition, baptism to wake. With a glance of his eye, Joe could discern the measure of a man without a tape, and his humour earned him the nickname so enduring few remember how he was called before Black.

Joe Black dresses brawlers to barristers; ready to wear and made to measure suits tailored in superfine Australian merino wool and luxurious cotton and linen blends. Ready to wear $695-$795, MTM from $995. To complete the look for any occasion, we have a range of textured plains to bold checks and silk ties and pocket squares that add a personal touch.

For wedding parties we offer a 20% discount. Available from Joe Black retail stores and select David Jones.

Shop 2-026C
Emporium Melbourne
Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Ph: 03 9639 8795

149 Little Collins Street
Melbourne CBD
VIC 3000
Ph: 03 9663 1713

Visit website for David Jones locations. 

Images courtesy of Joe Black.