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The Quiet Fighting School Teacher Who Overcame The Bullies

July 11, 2017


The bell has gone, and the fighting schoolteacher advances towards his opponent, the legendary Manny Pacquiao. With the support of over 50,000 passionate fans behind him...


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Our Review OF George & King Custom Suits It's Now Time To Go Custom

May 15, 2017

Our Review OF G&K Custom Suits It's Now Time To Go Custom 

George & King is an Australian premier custom suit company that specialises in masterfully crafted custom garments. A one stop shop for sartorial style.  A lot of people often ask what exactly is the difference between Made to Measure, Custom and Bespoke. At George & King every client has the ability to design a look that is individual to them, reflects their personality and enables them to stand out from the crowd something we think is pretty awesome! 

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Made To Measure  

A MTM company takes suiting patterns and modifies a standard jacket block. A tailor will modify standard block patterns to take your body shape nuances into account (sleeve length, jacket length, shoulder width etc.) George & King roughly 20 body measurements are taken during your first fitting this helps get the perfect fit ruling out lengthy alterations.  

Their style concierge will pass on your choices and measurements to the master tailor, you don't meet this tailor. Because their suits are hand crafted off shore. After 4 weeks when the garment returns a second fitting takes place. If with the off chance your suit still needs minor tweaks, this will be done locally, within a few days. 

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Going Custom

When you decide to go with MTM with George & King you will have an hour long fitting. Going custom refers to the ability to choose the small details and add personal touches to your suit. A style concierge will help the you choose the perfect fabric, and talk you through the customisation options to suit (excuse the pun) your body type and style preference, choices such as, how many pockets, would you like them slanted or straight, how many buttons, what type of buttons, single or double breasted, the lining, the lapel etc. The options are endless and this is a benefit of going custom. You get a choice!

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Bespoke is defined as a handmade garment/item where the pattern is cut completely from scratch. This includes a first fitting so the tailor is able to adjust the suit at an intermediary baste stage. As a result, you have limitless options for the design of the suit because there is nothing to build on or adjust.

A pattern has everything to do with shape of the garment, how it sits with you, how it drapes on you, how it moves with you. With a Bespoke piece, a new pattern is created for each individual wearer. There is no modifying of base patterns because this could mean that the tailor could miss any of the individual quirks of the wearer’s body.

There are also many more fittings required with a bespoke suit. First is the skeleton baste fitting, second the forward fitting, third the fin bar fin fitting, all being done at different stages of tailoring. Then there are multiple other fittings to tweak the feel, the design. Talented tailors build on top each fitting. Bespoke is also handmade, not machine made. This means between 50-100 man hours can be placed into a single suit. MTM will have approximately only 20 man hours put into it in comparison.

A Bespoke suit can cost you anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000; dependent on fabric and quality of your chosen master tailor. A MTM is a little less damaging to the wallet, with George & King suits costing upwards of $700 and taking approximately 4-6 weeks to create. 

George & King suits are handcrafted using 100% wool. Major bonus thier business bundles, purchasing a second pair of pants and a few custom shirts will get you on your way to creating the perfect capsule wardrobe. 

We highly recommend George and King Custome Suits 

A word from Newstead Brewing Co: A meeting of excellent people and an education on how quality drives our passion

April 05, 2017

newstead brewing co meets gentlemans monthly meetup group

This month's meetup took us to the Newstead Brewing Co. where we had the pleasure of tasting and pairing some of their best beers, with BASIK Chocolates premium chocolates. This is a word from Newstead Brewing Co themselves on the event. 

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Recap Of The Gentlemen’s Meet-Up From The Owner Of BASIK Chocolates

April 04, 2017

BASIK Chocolates tasting event at the emporium barber

The founder of BASIK Chocolates gives us a rundown of the tasting event at the last Gentleman's Monthly Meetup group. Pairing great beer with great chocolate is something everybody should get the chance to experience in life. Learn more about this event and how you can sign up to take part in many more just like it from The Emporium Barber. 

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How To Keep The Love Going From Valentines Day

February 16, 2017

how to keep the love going from valentines day

It’s very important to keep the spark going in a relationship, and many use valentine's day as a good excuse to get some love. The rest of the year lies dormant and uneventful. This doesn’t need to be the case. In fact, it shouldn’t! No matter how long you’ve been with your partner it’s possible to keep the love alive for many years to come. We’ve put together a small list of 7 ways to keep the love going after valentine's day...

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5 Tips For A Successful Valentines Day

February 07, 2017

valentines day tips

Valentine's day is fast approaching. Don't be "that guy" that waits until the morning of to find a random, thoughtless gift. Be the one that takes that simple step of planning ahead to truly impress your partner? Whether you're with Britney or Brian, we've got you covered this V-day with these 5 simple tips....

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3 Classic Hairstyles That Always Look Sharp

October 09, 2015

Modern man’s hairstyles have evolved way past the good old ‘short back and sides’. These days we can wear our hair however we please – shaved, dreadlocked, coloured, or even tied up in a trendy ‘man bun’.

But that’s not to say that some of the classics of times past should be binned. Classics become classics for good reason, after all.

So check out these three classic men’s hairstyles that still look mighty sharp today.

1. Crew Cut

This short haircut is done almost completely with a clipper (except for the front), and is a type of buzz cut. It’s classically masculine, and mostly suits people with a solid shaped head and a squarish face, although any good barber can make it work for different shaped faces.

It’s a favourite request here at The Emporium Barber. We usually get asked to leave some length in the front so guys can create a bit of a quiff or scruff it up a touch for a bit of ruggedness amongst the sharp neatness of the rest of the head.

To style, use a bit of light paste to give it some finish.

2. Side Part

This absolute classic from the 1920s – 1940s is still going strong today. The basis of the haircut is short-back-and-sides, with a classic taper on the sides and the top left long enough to comb to one side. Traditionally it has been very tight and clean, making it a conservative favourite for businessmen. These days the style has loosened to give the hair a bit more of a natural look.

The styling product you should use depends on your hair density. If you’ve got thicker hair, go something like this pomade, while more light and fine hair is more suited to a Matte Clay Paste. The best approach is to put the product on your hair when it’s damp, and then part using a comb.

3. Slicked Back

Typical of Hollywood actors in the 1950s, the slicked back look is still going strong. Thanks to modern pomades and other hairstyling products, it’s easier to achieve than ever.

To slick your hair back, apply a good pomade with some shine to your hair. Then, gently comb your hair back starting at the forehead hairline and finishing at the crown of your head. Classically, the sides were also slicked back, with the hair pretty tightly flattened to the head. These days however, a short crop underneath is a favourite with a longer, more volumised slick over the top.

There are tons of terrific hairstyles for fellas out there, and these are just the tip of the iceberg. Out of these three, which one’s your favourite? Come in to the barbershop and we can advise which will look best on you.


We Want You!

August 26, 2015

We are currently looking for some more amazing staff for both our Fortitude Valley and Post Office Square stores as we can't keep up with demand.

We work off a flexible roster and provide industry leading rates of pay with great staff incentives.

If you love your coffee then you're in luck we our espresso bars serving only the finest Toby's Estate Coffee from some of our amazing fully trained Baristas, so we'll keep you well caffeinated and fed with some of the tasty treats we get in from time to time.

We provide regular training from some of the best in the industry, so if you've got a passion for what you do and a willingness to learn and even pass on your already great skills then don't hesitate to apply.

Check out our Employment page for more information.

If you don't like coffee then this offer is not for you!

March 20, 2015

But if you do then check out our Coffee Subscription.

That's right for $19.95 you can get for yourself 7 days of unlimited coffee.

Not just any coffee either, not instant, not what we want to give you, but you can have as much of your favourite cup as you like.

Not only is it great value but its pretty simple as well, all you need to do is have a quick chat to one of our baristas and they can set you up with a subscription in the time it takes to make your coffee.

Start and stop whenever you want, all you need to do is pay $19.95 and for the next week you get unlimited coffee.

There's only one catch, our subscription is only valid for you, so if you can only grab one coffee at a time.

Beards, Beers & Barbers

March 12, 2015

The Emporium Barber would like to extend an invitation to an evening of Beards, Barbers & Beers, supported by The Bearded Chap and Burleigh Brewing.

All stages of beards are welcome! So whether you are sporting light to heavy stubble, all the way through to your formidable full beard, come along to learn about Beard Grooming 101, presented by The Bearded Chap founding beard and CEO Luke Swenson.

Date: Friday 13th March 2015

Time: 6pm onwards

Location: The Emporium Barber Post Office Square
Shop 11, 215 Adelaide Street, Brisbane.

The evening will entail:

A FREE beer on arrival,
Special Offers,
Live Demonstrations,
Beard Grooming 101,
Live Music.

We hope to be greeted by your glorious growth and ask that you RSVP prior to the event. To accept this invitation click here.

Start talking about this event now with the trending #BEARDGROOMING101 and tag a bearded bro! After all, two beards are better than one!

Post Office Square Store now open...

January 28, 2015

Our new store in the heart of the Brisbane CBD is now open and ready to have have you looking your sharpest.

Located at 215 Adelaide St we are just off the Post Office Square park, next door to Guzman y Gomez.

Open from 7am to 6pm our Espresso Bar brews your favourite Toby's Estate Coffee, the fridge is keeping those boutique beers cold for you and our awesome barbers will definitely have you walking out looking, smelling and feeling like a new man!

To book an appointment at our Post Office Square store click here.

Barbers Wanted

December 08, 2014


We're busy and just getting busier as our awesome clients spread the word about us.
If you are an experienced barber / men's hairdresser then we want to hear from you.
Have a look at the Employment section of the website

Featured in Off The Cuff by Flinders Lane

July 29, 2014

Hey guys, 

Recently we were lucky enough to be featured in Off The Cuff, a blog by Flinders Lane who are the embodiment of bespoke craftsmanship fused with modern culture, with the vision to create a luxurious range of quality men’s shirts.

You can find the article here.  

The Blog is definitely worth checking out guys, so are their shirts!


We're celebrating our 2nd Birthday!!!

May 01, 2014


Its our 2nd Birthday today and we just wanted to say a big thanks to all our out awesome supporters!  Without our amazing friends, family, staff, suppliers, customers and supporters we wouldn't be where we are today.  
Stay tuned for some awesome specials to mark the occasion!
Again thanks to all of our amazing supporters!

Christmas Shipping Cutoff

December 20, 2013

Hey everyone

To make sure you receive your Christmas orders in time to make Santa's Sack get them in today (Friday December 20) so we can process them and pop them in the post for you.


Take advantage of the fragrance sale that ends today and make it a happy Christmas all round.


Merry Christmas