They should be national treasures. These two men below are capable of knocking out some extraordinary work in tailored suits and jackets. Leng and Gennaro were once the workhorses behind the success of John Cutler, one of the oldest and most established names in tailoring in Australia.
Cutler has seen better days with rumours circulating that the business may be up for sale. It will be a sad day if JH Cutler no longer stands but over the years the local tailoring business in Sydney has been decimated by offshore manufacturers and MTM services by the likes of P. Johnson Tailors and a host of other companies which offer similar programmes such as M.J Bale and Herringbone.
Today there are fewer than ten work rooms in Sydney that I know of that still make tailored suits on site. Of those roughly four are older Italian gentlemen due to retire shortly. Of the remaining ones left, one which stands out is Leng Bespoke, the team of Gennaro Scuro and Leng Ngo. They are dedicated craftsman who still make (mostly) everything with a pair of scissors, a needle and thread and it is an absolute pleasure to watch them work.
They have moved from their Kent Street address recently to Suite 8, Quay West Business Centre, 102 Gloucester Street, The Rocks. Leng is still available on +61430 388 528.
My advice is not to try and get there in your existing suit. The walk up the hill from George Street is tiring and you will break out in a sweat. There is a car park and valet service in the building or use an Uber.