• About Us

    About Us

    Peter Jackson is an Australian garment maker constructing quality menswear with a passion for innovative design and a strong emphasis on revolutionising the menswear retail space. We recognise there’s a huge disparity between ‘disposable fashion’ and luxury garments in both quality and price; we stand to bridge that gap because we believe that fashion and luxury should be accessible to everyone.

    By challenging modern day fashion conventions and pushing boundaries, we believe the modern man deserves clothing constructed from the world’s best textiles without paying over the odds. Our brand is not only a testament to authentic craftsmanship but also represents our dedication to instilling confidence in men to embrace their fashion aspirations whilst making confident and lasting impressions.

    Where it all began

    For over 7 decades we’ve believed in elevating the dress standards of all Australian men.

    Empowering them to draw confidence from their appearance, knowing that they will look their best and be ready for every occasion.

    This strong sense of purpose started in 1948, in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD-Little Bourke Street, where siblings Olga, Peter and David Jackson ran their iconic barbershop.

    Selling neckties, the trio’s foray into fashion gradually evolved into a full tailored Men’s range. Soon after, we promptly established ourselves as the number one destination for men’s fashion throughout Melbourne.

    With a new generation of Jacksons at the helm and more than 60 stores nationally, Peter Jackson still remains a family business echoing views and values established 70 years ago.

  • Mills & Production
    The Fabrics

    All Peter Jackson fabrics are sourced from the most respected and prestigious textile producers in the world. With refined production techniques and a distinct focus on the finest natural fibres, our selected mills are renowned and highly sought after for their uncompromising attention to quality and superior construction

    We’ve developed longstanding relationships with these mills not only because they have a progressive stance on innovation in their craft, but also because they practise working in harmony with nature; through continual improvement in environmental performance and complying with applicable environmental legislations and regulations.

    Merino Wool

    Our suits are crafted from Australian Merino wool that is meticulously cultivated by generations of Australian woolgrowers. We use Merino wool because its resilient natural stretch prevents it from losing its shape. When the fabric is stretched, the fibres natural crimp acts like a spring returning it to its original form. Its durability also stems from it being comprised of a special protein called Keratin. Keratin acts as a barrier, protecting you (and the sheep!) from the environmental elements. With ‘Merino Care’, our partners at Woolmark.

    Make a concerted effort to reduce their environmental footprint by less energy, chemicals and water when producing their world-class wool. We work with Marzotto Group, Marlane, Zignone, Reda to transform fleece to fabric. Combining traditional craftsmanship with technology, these Italian mills have pioneered sophisticated men’s fabrics to be softer, lighter and more refined with a focus on constantly improving the performance and functionality of their textiles.

    Sheep Shape: From Raw Material
    Shear Brilliance: A Day In The Life of a Woolmark Sheep
    Cotton

    All Peter Jackson shirts are fashioned from 2-ply Egyptian cotton formed from the rich soil and moist atmosphere facilitated by the Nile River. We use Egyptian cotton because it’s substantially longer than regular cotton. This results in more uninterrupted fibres to use for composing yarn and threads; making the threads and eventual fabrics stronger overall as a result of fewer splices. Allowing our textile weavers, Tessitura Monti in Italy and SÖKTAS in Turkey, to turn these extra-long fibres into fine yarn. This gives our shirts a softer and more lustrous finish unparalleled by any other shirting cotton.

    We are proudly associated with Tessitura Monti and SÖKTAS because of their fine designing and craftsmanship. Effortlessly weaving Egyptian cotton into intricate yarn-dyed fabrics renowned for their quality. We also support both companies’ philosophies of combining exceptional fabrics with environmental sensitivity and responsible stewardship of the biodiversity of the Earth.

    Silk

    All our ties and pocket squares are handmade from premium silk sourced from Italy’s city of silk, Como. The ample water supply provided by Lake Como and the mulberry (the silk worm’s food of choice) farming in the Po River Valley to the south, provides the nurturing landscape this fine fabric demands.

    Our ties are folded, sewn, and saddle-stitched by experienced Italian artisans highlighted by our ties integral internal spine - a trademark of a genuine handmade tie. This internal spine provides a sturdy structure to guarantee our ties always sit in style whilst maintaining perfect shape.

    Linen

    Our linen lines are all organically woven from the fibres of the flax plant, a long and flexible plant that sprouts a single blue flower. These stalks contain the bundles of flax fibres that take it from field to fabric. We source our linen from the Italian Boggi Milano (formerly known as Crespi). For more than two centuries, this Italian mill has been a leader in natural fabrics. Pioneering an all-natural way of producing linen, Boggi finds itself on the cusp between tradition and modernity, mixing age-old practices with cutting-edge technology.

    Their linen production is organic from start to finish. Their flax is grown without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers and the material is dyed without relying on commonly used substances such as chlorine and cobalt. Boggi’s dedication to delivering organic textiles reinforces our commitment to producing quality garments that are gentle on the Earth.

    OUR MILLS

    Learn more about the suppliers that make our garments possible.

    • The Marzotto group is an Italian textile manufacturer, based in Veldango. Created in 1836

      Since 1865, Reda has a history of producing fine Italian suiting fabrics, beautifully designed to embody style and elegance.

      Combining quality raw materials with years of textile tradition - Zignone creates quality fabrics that are all expertly constructed in Italy.

      Founded in 1815 in Biella, Italy - Marlane is a fabric manufacturer distinguished for its innovation and use of natural fibres.

    • Since 1766, the legendary Thomas Mason mill of England has been known for premier shirtings. Now, woven in Italy by Albini. Created in 1836

      Established in 1876, The Albini Group is known for producing some of the best shirting fabrics in the world.

      Since 1766, the legendary Thomas Mason mill of England has been known for premier shirtings. Now, woven in Italy by Albini. Created in 1836

      Founded in 1971 SÖKTAŞ is a specialist designer and producer of cotton and cotton blended fabrics.

      Established in 1819, Borghi treat fabric construction as an art form - where natural fibres meet to create the ultimate textiles

  • Sustainability
    OUR ETHOS

    We strive to be to be ambassadors of taste, passionate for the innovation and creation of menswear. We are committed to bridging the gap between accessibility and luxury. We dedicate ourselves to bringing you the best possible value for quality tailored menswear.

    We do this because we believe the modern Australian man deserves more from the menswear industry. We believe by following this mantra and supporting ethical and sustainable trade, we can promote a healthy industry standard that benefits every person involved.

    Sustainable Sourcing

    We believe in creating a sustainable future for the world of fashion, aligning ourselves with suppliers that are dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint. Suppliers, like Marzotto in Italy, whose investment in solar energy has saved the use of close to a one million litres of oil since November 2011.

    The Reda mill also stands out as a key sustainable supplier, whose dedication to environmental controls and introduction of a water purification plant in 2004, has earned them an EMAS certification. In working with companies like these, we are able to move towards our goals in minimising our impact and creating an environmentally secure future.

    We believe by following this mantra and supporting ethical and sustainable trade, we can promote a healthy industry standard that benefits every person involved.

    Ethical Production

    We stand resolute on the ethical manufacturing and production of our garments all over the world. We align ourselves with production partners that ensure regular site checks, salary standards and a minimum working age.

    We do this not just because it is right for us, but because we seek to elevate the industry standard. We believe that every person, no matter where they’re from, has the right to a fair, liveable wage a safe work environment.

    Ethical Retailing

    At Peter Jackson our people are our most valued assets. As our business continues to grow, we rely upon our team to be specialist in their field and effectively communicate our ethos to the public. It is because of this that we strive to find the best talent and develop a strong, customer centric skill set.

    We will always providing a safe and secure work environment with a strong sense of belonging. We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to regularly training and developing the members of our team. It is through this that they gain valuable skills and experience to achieve and build upon a career in fashion.