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Happy 4th Birthday from Aussie Blokes Clothes

Happy 4th Birthday-Our First market stall March 2016

G’day Mate

Thank you.  We are 4 years old and could not have done it without you. 

Happy 4th Birthday from Aussie Blokes Clothes

From a personal quest to find some decent clothes at a decent price that actually fit – The Aussie Bloke was born.  We knew you were out there looking for the same clobber – we are meeting new Aussie Blokes everyday who appreciate what we do. 

We hear stories every day about the frustrations and pains to find clothes that fit if you are not a Small, Medium or Large, if your waist is over 110cm, if you are sick of low quality gear that washes away after 5 wears, about fat shaming in other shops because ‘they don’t go that big’, about clothes that fit maybe but only in Black, Navy and Grey. 

We also hear stories about Blokes feeling isolated and excluded because they do not have a lot of clothes or can’t fit the Dress Code.  They stay home and miss out on family and social functions.  Their self esteem is battered.  Some wear the clothes they do have to shreds and then are embarrassed further just to go out and shop for more. 

Aussie Blokes Clothes have got you covered Mate.

There is something so nice about a Bloke in the change room who hollers out – ‘Oi!  this is too big – that never happened before’.  We all have a bit of a laugh and get the next size down.  Out he comes looking and feeling like a Supermodel.  The shirt fits, we know the quality is there and he can’t believe the price. 

That’s what we are here for. 

We make it easy for Real Aussie Blokes to feel good about themselves by providing the Casual and Workwear they want with a focus on Quality, Value and Fit.   

So here we are 4 years in, and business is good.  Our shopfront in Gladstone Central Queensland goes from strength to strength.  In the last year we have upgraded our store with new racks and a mass of new stock.  New ranges have brought us sizing equivalent to 14XL in other stores.  The colours and range of good honest basics is great now.  New suppliers are approaching us, and we are happy to knock them back if they,  have inferior fabric and finish or charge a premium because they have high advertising budgets or do not go to at least a 5XL – it’s all about Quality, Value and Fit!!! We let our Gladstone customers give us feedback on new products to ensure they are working for Real Aussie Blokes.  We think of this city as Bloke Central and a great testing ground – thanks to the locals for supporting us and telling their Mates.  If you are a local and haven’t dropped by yet – Come and have a squiz – let us know if there is something you are looking for – we can probably get it. 

Same goes for our online customers.  Drop us an email, give us a call – always happy to answer questions.  We are also happy to work with you on sizing as we are aware of how variable the labels on different brands can be.  Some of our clothes are made for the US market and so you need to drop back a couple of sizes or more sometimes.  If you make a purchase and it doesn’t fit just let us know as soon as possible and we can arrange exchange or refund.  We are building our online offering and have some new gear coming over the next few weeks.   

Weekenders – The Most Comfortable Shorts You Will Ever Wear are now keeping 100’s of Real Blokes (and sometimes Mrs Bloke) company on the couch, down the road and sometimes at work all over the country.  We are working on our next line – Workers Shorts.  A rugby style short to take the place of the old Icon brands you used to love – but with our signature Quality, Value and Fit.  As we will only ever Manufacture in Australia it does mean that the price will be a little higher but if it means we can offer your kids a job in the future we hope you agree that it’s a good investment. 

Again – Thanks Mate – for helping our business to survive and grow while so many of the big retailers are falling by the wayside.  We think we have a formula for longevity and plan to be here for many years to come. 

Happy 4th Birthday from Aussie Blokes Clothes

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G’day Mate

TRUST US

G’DAY MATE

AUSSIE BLOKES CLOTHES ARE ON A MISSION TO MAKE IT EASY FOR REAL AUSSIE BLOKES TO GET THE CLOTHES THEY WANT WITH DECENT QUALITY, DECENT PRICE – THAT ACTUALLY FIT.

EVERYTHING ON OUR SITE GOES UP TO A MINIMUM 5XL –SOME BRANDS UP TO 14XL

WE KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO FIND THE RIGHT SIZE AND TO TRUST THAT OUR GEAR IS GOING TO FIT. 

WE TEST THE PRODUCTS WE SELL ON REAL AUSSIE BLOKES IN OUR SHOP IN CENTRAL QUEENSLAND – BLOKE CENTRAL !

WE LOOK FOR GENEROUS FIT – WE TALK TO OUR CUSTOMERS

AS THERE IS NO STANDARD SIZES IN AUSTRALIA – GRAB A TAPE MEASURE AND FIND OUT YOUR MEASUREMENT AT YOUR WIDEST POINT – SHOULDERS, BELLY, CHEST??? – AND LOOK AT OUR SIZE CHARTS FOR EACH PRODUCT. 

WE ARE HAPPY TO WORK WITH YOU IF YOU FIND YOUR PURCHASE DOESN’T FIT – REFUND OR EXCHANGE – LET US KNOW STRAIGHT AWAY

WE ARE KEEN FOR YOU TO BE HAPPY WITH YOUR GEAR AND BUY FROM US FOR YEARS TO COME. 

mates@aussieblokesclothes.com.au  or 0418 659 510

TRUST US
TRUST US
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Aussie Blokes Clothes – The story so far…..

Aussie Blokes Clothes – The Story so far..

G’day Mate – We are Aussie Blokes Clothes

We make it easy for Real Aussie Blokes to find the clothes they want to wear – at a decent price – in sizes that actually fit them – our business runs as a shop front, online and we have started Australian made manufacturing operations.

After Paul had another experience of not being able to find a shirt that fit, we started to question if perhaps he was not the only one.  We started to research and people watching – in shopping centres, events, city malls, regional centres. –He was not the only one – we saw many men stuffed into clothes that did not fit them – or so big they looked like maternity wear.  We started looking into the brands available and finding styles that appreciate the proportions of the substantial man – The REAL Aussie Bloke

Anecdotally we found that the Aussie Menswear Industry is suffering from neglect and abuse – it is tired and disinterested.  Once popular stores closing everywhere – think Roger David and Ed Harry’s

We looked at the former champions in the industry – Stubbies, King Gee, Billabong, RM Williams – what happened to them?

So, we decided to become the HERO that the Aussie menswear industry needed –

Here is an Aussie Bloke – We feel confident that even he has trouble finding gear to fit when he is not wearing his custom-made armour

So, as we gathered information, we knew that we needed to test our idea with real Blokes.  We started a market stall that we took to weekend markets in many locations- suburban and regional markets around South East Queensland – and Central Queensland –

We were getting such good feedback we opened a shop and got our website going

All the time talking with Aussie Blokes and the people who shop for them – we have literally spoken to thousands of people – they wanted what we wanted – Quality, Value and Fit

The shop went well in Northern Brisbane, but we chose too small a space and could not grow the shop as we wanted. – We couldn’t find affordable space and decided to see if online only would work. 

It mostly did but got too hard to manage out of our spare room that became 2 & 3 rooms – so we found a great spot in Gladstone and opened our current store in the Valley Shopping Centre.  The response from Gladstone has been excellent

We have gone from this

……..to this – and see continued growth

Running our business online only gave us time to look at manufacturing – we had already noted a gap in the products offered in the Aussie menswear industry

We developed our Weekenders shorts – we wanted to create the MOST COMFORTABLE Shorts you will ever wear – and we seem to have succeeded. We have sold hundreds of them now and get continuous feedback on how great they are to wear. We have had one pair returned as faulty and replaced them immediately – that customer went on to buy 4 more pairs,

We are very proud to say that 100% of people – for women too – who try them on buy them – They really are the most comfortable shorts you will ever wear – in sizes to fit 80 to 180 cm waist – just in black for now – with more colours coming soon

These shorts are 100% Australian made – from Paul’s design, to the Technical side of pattern making to the fabric – to the people who put them together – ALL Aussie Made

We are proud of these shorts and our future designs – we have had industry experts laugh at us for insisting on Aussie Made – perhaps we can offer their kids a job one day?

We are proud of these shorts and our future designs – we have had industry experts laugh at us for insisting on Aussie Made – perhaps we can offer their kids a job one day?

Aussie Blokes Clothes – The Story so far…… Where to Next ?

Aussie Blokes Clothes today offers a great range of sizes from XXS to 10XL + In men’s casual and workwear

We have strong relationships with some of Australia’s biggest suppliers with some already working with us to present bigger sizes in their current ranges

With our commitment to Excellent customer service – Our shop and online sales continue to grow

Our Brand is gaining its own Identity – Aussie without being Bogan – inclusive – easy going- We have a very strong social media presence with a strong following especially on Facebook – recently we were proud of an exceptionally good month with over a million views on our page

Lots of training and experience give us confidence that our business knowledge, systems and practises are compliant and current and scalable

We love our business and work at it full time – every day

After 3 years we are totally committed to the success of our business We love it – We live it

We believe we have created a strong and solid foundation for Aussie Blokes Clothes to go to the next level and we are looking for partners on this road to HERO-Dom

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Its Our 3rd Birthday – Thanks Mates

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Its Our 3rd Birthday – Thanks Mates

Three years ago, we decided to help Aussie Blokes into Clothes that are decent quality, a reasonable price and actually fit them because after a lifetime of experience we knew those clothes are not easy to find. 

Since then we have spoken to thousands of people who have told us we are right. 

 On January 26, 2019 our business will be 3 years old.

The support, interest, input, knowledge, fun and gratitude we have received since then are priceless. 

Starting with a 3×3 market stall, a handful of Polo shirts and buckets full of passion we have now progressed to a 170m retail outlet/ distribution centre.  From one supplier we now have access to some of the biggest menswear brands in Australia and can access just about anything that a customer may request.  From Sizing Small to 5XL to Infants up to 10XL is some brands.  From a Facebook profile of close family and friends only to a record month in December where we were in front of nearly a million people. 

Our true aim is to create the clothes that our customers are looking for.  Clothes built to a Real Bloke frame – not the skinny leg, badly proportioned, microfibre, cheap as chips offerings available now.  We want to manufacture in Australia and have been laughed at for it.  Manufacturing in Australia is not cheap and not easy – but we are determined.  We have made a start with our Weekender Shorts. 

Our Weekender Shorts fill a real gap in the market.  Real Blokes are loving them.  We can honestly say that 100% of Blokes who try them on – buy them.  Many insist on wearing them home once they have them on. 

On Christmas Day just gone we had a very happy moment late in the day as we pictured perhaps hundreds of men around the country – sitting back and enjoying the day – comfortable and content in their Weekenders.  Nice!

Over the coming year we intend to extend the colour and size range in the Weekenders.  Sizing will be 80-180cm – covering up to a 2m waist – in comfort.  New colours will be available soon too.  Then we will work on some shorts to Work in. 

As always – Tell us what your want.  Tell your Mates.

We are committed to Quality, Value and Fit for Real Aussie Blokes and the Best is yet to come. 

Its Our 3rd Birthday – Thanks Mates

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Merry Christmas Mates

Merry Christmas Mates

Please have a Happy and Safe Christmas

Get your online orders in before 17 December to ensure Santa can deliver on time and Online Gift Vouchers available up to Midnight on Christmas Eve. (https://aussieblokesclothes.com.au/product/christmas-gift-vouchers/)

We will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

 

Hope you have had a great year – we have and thanks for the warm welcome Central Queensland

The new outlet in Gladstone has been growing and in just a few months we are very happy with how well Aussie Blokes Clothes has been received locally.

As the year ends we are excited to be able to look forward to our Third Birthday on 26 January 2019.  So keep checking in for some Blokey Birthday presents.

As always please let us know – email or phone – if there is something you are looking for and can’t find it on the site – we can probably get it and if not we will look for you.

Thanks Again for a great year Mates and looking forward to a bigger and better year in  2019

 

 

Merry Christmas Mates

Paul & Fiona – Aussie Blokes Clothes

 

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Christmas Gift Vouchers Now Available

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Christmas Gift Vouchers Now Available

Ever wondered what happened to that shirt you bought him for Christmas last year?

Have you seen that look of appreciation for the lovely gift followed by the ….. ‘I will try it on later’?

He is a bigger size and anything over a Large looks big enough to you?

Sometimes its hard to know what size or colour they may want – sometimes you just left it too late.

Aussie Blokes Clothes can help

We will return your voucher to you via email – to print or forward to him – with a year to spend it.

We are available via phone or email. We will help with any questions about a choice that will mean he gets something that fits and suits him.

Let us know who your Voucher is to and from in the notes section when ordering. Let us know if a special message can be included.  If you need any further information just give us a call or email and we will get back to you  ASAP. We are working up until Santa arrives – and Christmas day is our only day off .

 

And you won’t be wondering about what happened to that shirt last year?

(Hint – have a look at the back of the wardrobe. We know a lot of Aussie Blokes have a little pile of clothing there that was never gonna work)

Christmas Gift Vouchers Now Available – in values of $25/$50/$100/$200

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Merry Christmas Mate -From Aussie Blokes Clothes

Merry Christmas Mate

Merry Christmas Mate

Already?  Where did the year go?

The Aussie Blokes Team would like to thank you for your support this year and hope we can keep on bringing you the gear you need – in sizes that fit – with good prices and decent quality – into 2018 and beyond

If your family and friends ask you what you would like for Christmas – just send them to Aussie Blokes Clothes.   In the next few days we will have Gift Vouchers available with values at $20/$50/$100.  We will send these to you via email and this makes a very easy – even last minute – gift.

Or perhaps you are looking for some Summer gear to get you through the Festive Season?  Contrast Polos come in some very appropriate Christmas Colours –  Red with White contrast plus a heap of other great colours  – up to a 5XL and just a little more Stylish than our Standard Polo – On special now at $25.

While we are always available and happy to take the time to chat through our products with you to ensure you get what you need – many of our suppliers are closed from 22 December to 2 January.  So if we do not have the stock there could be a delay on your orders of nearly two weeks.  Not ideal for us either but its Christmas for them too!

Merry Christmas Mate

Thanks for making this a great year for us and look forward to more of the best value Aussie Blokes Clothes in 2018

 

 

 

 

 

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10% Off Sitewide – 1000mates – Until 26 September

10% Off Sitewide

We are celebrating 1000 likes on Facebook with 10% Off Sitewide

Just in time for Summer – Quality Value and Fit – For All Aussie Blokes to Size 10XL

Add Coupon Code 1000mates at Checkout to ensure your Discount

Please let us know if you are looking for something that you cannot find on our Site as we can probably get it!  We have access to many suppliers and just cannot show all the products we have access to.

We are happy to discuss discounts for bigger orders – especially for workplaces, clubs and teams.  We can arrange personalisation for you too – embroidery etc,

Call or email at any time – 04 1616 8765  or mates@aussieblokesclothes.com.au

Check out our new gear from Farah, Bisley, Ruggers

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Aussie Blokes Clothes Update

Aussie Blokes Clothes Update

Aussie Blokes Clothes Update

G’day Mates

Lots of changes here at Aussie Blokes Clothes

For now we have closed our retail shop – and as yet have not found another retail site that suits our needs.

We have our online shop as always and will have time now to add a lot of new products that will offer real Quality, Value and Fit for Aussie Blokes (and of course, always, a little for the Ladies and for the Kids)

Aussie Blokes Clothes has also relocated to the Bush – bit of a tree change in Central Queensland for the winter – much warmer and very peaceful.

This move will also give us more time to concentrate on our manufacturing plans. Our first run of Weekenders Shorts was a big hit and now we can move into a full size and colour range. Unfortunately because of our Australian Manufacturers other commitments it may be 6 weeks before our next order of Weekenders is available for sale. Apologies to those who are waiting for this.

As always we encourage you to email or call at anytime we can help. If you have a favourite brand that we do not show on our website – chances are we can get it – please just ask and we will search our mountain of suppliers to ensure you get what you need.

Aussie Blokes Clothes Update