If you’re in Adelaide and have an appreciation for fine clothing, this one’s for you.
In a time where tailored clothing has increasingly disappeared from the mainstream, there is still a bastion of people who share an appreciation for it.
There are a number of such folks in Adelaide, several whom I have met through work and common interests.
However, most of them lamented to me that there wasn’t a group to share this interest with.
And it’s not fun sticking out like a sore thumb.
As such, I began to form the idea of a social club of sorts, where those of this common interest could feel at home.
And have an excuse to dress up, to be with others who also were dressed up.
A place for us to be ourselves.
This idea started to become more than just a spark in the brain thanks to friend and menswear personality Steve Tilly, who loved the idea and was incredibly keen to make it happen.
With his enthusiasm spurring a decision to act, we decided to work together on making this thing happen.
Our friends Monty Wolf and Nick Goggin have come on board to form the founding members’ committee of the SSC, and we’ll be launching our first open-to-public event next month.
We plan to hold these monthly, on the third Sunday of each.
We look to put on a range of activities for the sartorially inclined in addition to a regular luncheon; visits with artisans, day tours (wine tour, anyone?), a croquet match and so on.
The most important thing for us, regardless of what we do, is to create and foster a community of friends where we can gather, have a sense of camaraderie and enjoy our shared interests.
This community will be open to all interested South Australian residents, and our events will be open to travellers too.
Depending on the event, an RSVP may be required in order to attend, especially if bookings are made in advance for us to go somewhere.
If you would like to be involved and come along, feel free to reach out to Sartorial Social Club on IG, or private message myself (or one of the other founders).
Details of coming events will be posted on the Insta page, as well as any photos from our events.
Hope to see you there!