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Published March 25th 2013
Impressing your future wife/employer needn't break the bank
Boys this one's for you. Sick of paying upwards of $1000 for a good quality suit? Need some affordable shirts and slacks for your office job? Or just a few ties and funky cufflinks to jazz up your already substantial wardrobe? If there was a 'yes' somewhere in there, a visit to Michael Christian is a must.
Pick up a new suit without maxing out your credit card
A huge warehouse packed to the brim with slacks, shirts, ties, overcoats and shoes, Michael Christian is located in Highett, Victoria. The staff are passionate and know their way around the male physique. Armed with measuring tape and friendly banter, they'll have you measured up and in a suit in no time.
An Italian wool suit will set you back $300, but cheaper suits are available for $150 - $170. Overcoats are a bargain at $99 as are leather shoes, which also start at $99. Knitwear will set you back approximately $25 per jumper while ties are $20. Slacks and suit jackets can be purchased as separate pieces with slacks starting at $60 and jackets starting at $129. There is a huge range of shirts and they are a bargain at $30 - $40 each.
Suits and overcoats come in standard colours – grey, navy and black; while ties, shirts and knitwear come in a variety of colours and patterns. The store's best offering has to be the collection of cufflinks for sale. From postage stamps to jet planes, to English Premier league club logos, select a pair that allows your personality to shine through. And then another pair. Because they are only $20.
So gents, whether you have a wedding to attend, a prospective employer/future wife to impress or a general need for some new attire, head to Michael Christian – your one stop shop for all things suit and tie.