The Tony Barlow story began in 1969 when brothers Derek and Tony and a group of friends left Perth for a working holiday to London and Europe.
Tony and Derek began working for a high-end menswear group, Cecil Gee, in London’s Kings Road, Chelsea.
In 1971 Tony decided he wanted to return home to Perth with a plan to establish his own business and bring the latest London fashion to Australia. He opened his first tiny 30 Sq. shop in Perth’s Sherwood Court.
Derek decided to stay on and went to Rome and worked for 2 years modelling and a travelling the world with Brioni, a fashion icon of the times, and still is.
Tony Barlow Menswear expanded quickly and Derek returned from Rome and joined his brother in 1973.
Derek went to Sydney in 1975 and opened the first Eastern States store in the new MLC centre in Martin Place. Over the years they’ve dressed many celebrities like Paul Keating, Tony Barber, John Burgess, the Eagles Football Club, and Brisbane Bullets. They also had their own” TONY BARLOW SHOWJUMPING TEAM “which was led by John Fahey an Australian Olympic medal winner.
Derek Barlow bought the Queensland naming rights in 1989.
The Tony Barlow Story continues today. They’ve had a long and vibrant history and are looking forward to getting better in the future. So if you want to look your best. Let the team with over 46 years’ experience look after you on your special day.
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