Darren McMullen with his 2015 Logie trophy
John Tellis with Robbie Rose on MTV
Scott Pendlebury being measured by Head Designer Michael
Darren McMullen initial measurements
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Germanicos is the strength of Australian tailoring

In the year 1999 John Tellis (Founder of Germanicos) was an international trade agent, he met an entrepreneur in Portugal who had a dream to build the biggest Bespoke Tailor made factory in the world. The tailor from Portugal took on the services of John Tellis to find him designer labels around the world he could stitch bespoke suits for. In less than one year John Tellis had found labels in fifteen countries that were having their suits and shirts made in Europe with him.

With ever increasing volumes of fabrics being ordered by the group that was formed, John Tellis decided it was time to cut out the fabric merchants & Middle Men. He decided to go directly to the Mills in Italy and England to buy fabric as a group and use the volume to drive the cost down. This was a great move which reduced the cost of the high class fabrics substantially.

With Bespoke tailors dwindling in Australia and retailing their suits at between $3,000 to $6,000, John Tellis quickly realized there was an opening in the marketplace to offer high grade European cloth and bespoke make but at a price point of between $990 - $2,750 utilizing the massive buying power he had achieved with the export of the suits to fifteen countries. This is how Germanicos Bespoke Tailors was born in 2004 in John Tellis’ home town of Melbourne.

What he envisioned was a full-service bespoke tailoring trade reminiscent of Savile Row, London, where cloth for a suit was said to “be spoken for” by individual customers. He had noticed the fly-by-night snipers coming out of Hong Kong and Bangkok , purveyors of cheap suits posing as bespoke, and wanted to create world-class, tailor-made garments at transparent and fixed prices.

After enlisting the help of his brother, Michael, John opened his flagship studio in Little Collins Street, Melbourne, followed by a successive store in Sydney.

By 2009, he was offering traveling service in Perth and Brisbane, giving Germanicos a foothold in all of Australia’s major hubs.

Today, Germanicos has services in Canberra, Adelaide and Tasmania and exports to fifteen different countries. With new stores slated for New York and Tokyo, there’s no denying the staying power that John has established with the Germanicos brand.

Testimonials

Our happy customers

Jack Ziebell, Australian rules footballer
Jack Ziebell, Australian rules footballer, Captain of North Melbourne
I own about 10 suits and this was the first quality one I purchased. Had an amazing experience making my suit from such a passionate and knowledgeable team
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Scott Pendlebury, Collingwood FC
Scott Pendlebury, Collingwood FC
Nothing BUT PRAISE
for the BEST SUIT MAKERS in Australia
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Aaron Sansoni, Author, International Speaker
Aaron Sansoni, Author, International Speaker
Everything was ‘bespoke’ not just the tailoring, but the conversation and service as well. I have purchased suits in 50+ countries and not one of them has come close to my tailored suits by Germanicos. I have tested all their suits vigorously in every condition both indoors, outdoors and they have passed with flying colours. Getting a suit from Germanicos gives you the feeling of ‘getting a new hair cut every day’!
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Darren McMullen, Host The Voice, TV presenter, actor
Darren McMullen, Host The Voice, TV presenter, actor
For the last two years I've employed the services of Germanicos to help me look sharp for The Logies.
They never fail to deliver an astounding suit, in record time. I've never had so many positive comments on my suits before.
I won't be going anywhere else from now on.
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Ruby Rose, Australian model, DJ, Actress
Ruby Rose, Australian model, DJ, Actress
Germanicos is one of the best tailors in Australia’s. Loved my suit
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Todd Payten, West Tigers Rugby Player
Todd Payten, West Tigers Rugby Player
I looked long and hard to find the right tailor to make my wedding suit. I’ve always had a desire to get a bespoke suit made as off the rack have never ever fit me right. I came across Germanicos tailors via the net and after making an appointment I knew right away that I was using them....
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Ronan Keating, Host: X Factor, Musician
Ronan Keating, Host: X Factor, Musician
Hey Buddy,
Just a quick note to say thank you for the suit but most importantly the effort and trouble you went to.
I love the suit its beautiful.
Ronan K.
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Ross Stevenson, 3AW radio morning host, Australia's most listened to radio presenter
Ross Stevenson, 3AW radio morning host, Australia's most listened to radio presenter
Thrilled with the result of my first suit with Germanicos.
If they can fit me they can fit anybody!
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