Cubec, women’s suits in half sizes
A trip to Melbourne isn’t complete without a visit to my favourite tailor-cum-suit emporium Cubec.
When you love tailored, fitting suits with the effortless elegance of European styling (sprezzatura), this requires a fitting at a reputable women’s tailor. Whilst a premium experience everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime, now thanks to Cubec there’s another option for women’s suits that fit like bespoke. This is a small miracle worth noting.
The secret is their half sizes.
Cubec appreciate that you may be between sizes and they want to make it as easy as possible to get the perfect suit without compromising on fit. Their women’s suits compliment the body from teensy size 7 all the way up to 20, (or so I believe).
Regardless of your body type or shape, they are by far the closest you will get to bespoke tailoring.
Encouragingly they also offer alterations. Even if the magic half-size formula doesn’t quite fit your body type, a quick nip, tuck or seam and your second skin suit is perfected!
Cubec is owned by the lovely Helen K who has been bringing women’s suiting into the world since Cubec’s inception back in 1999. Speaking with her earlier in the year to make arrangements for my own suit’s delivery to Qatar, I complimented her on the business. She left me with a strong sense that the boutique, customer-centric approach she has built her reputation on, is as thoughtfully tailored as the beautiful suits she makes.
As an Australian designer with over 30 year of experience in a tough industry, her passion and experience shine through in the quality of the final product. Despite being woo’d by big department stores at different times, she has stood firm on the need to stay small, hands on and focus on quality.
Cubec’s boutique is in Flinders Lane in the heart of Melbourne, but their reach is global.
Cubec Signature Suits
Cubec are known for their eccentric prints and sophisticated colour within their garments, which has helped secure a large and loyal following.
Their signature jackets, trousers and waistcoats are accompanied with a combination of brightly patterned shirts, which give a splash of excitement to a stylishly cut suit and reflects the customer’s personality.
Social media is full of compliments for Cubec’s quality and design, with one loyal follower describing her suit as her second skin!
As you can see above, I have a Cubec Charcoal Grey Wool Suit.(Modeled by Roccio).
This is paired with a blue patterned shirt that fits beautifully. We’ve added a fun pink Paisley Perfection Scarf from the Liberatti Collection, with a touch of girl power with Liberatti Ladies Pocket Square.
Cubec have a wide selection of suits from conservative all the way to the colourful and funky. Cubec also stock a large range of belts and cuff links which will compliment your suit and give you the edge at the office; see images below.
Head on over to Cubec’s site and have a look at some of the incredibly funky women’s suits they are creating. Get involved and empower your look!
Website – www.cubec.com.au
Address – 1b/241 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.