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We’re all in this Together

Keep calm

We’re all in this Together

G’day Mate

Bugger of a time for the whole world.  ‘Unprecedented’- is an understatement. 

But with an attitude of co-operation, care for your own and wider community, kindness, patience, staying factually informed and advised- we can get through this. 

We are living the Big 4 – Wash your hands…. alot, keep 1.5+ metres apart, cover every cough and if you are crook… stay home.   

We are all in this together- locally, nationally and worldwide. 

We can keep our shopfront open and will continue to do so until advised not to. 

We are meeting Blokes everyday who got a new job and need new clothes for that or are stuck in this town and not able to go home because of restrictions so they don’t have enough socks & jocks.  Someone in our shop this morning said we had given them Hope and that makes it worthwhile.   

We are operating because we want to help our local community.  We’ve been told that every job is essential – so we are here doing our job every day (except Sunday and that Easter break is looking soooooo good). 

Its never been a better time to have a squiz at our website.  If you don’t see what you want, we can probably get it so drop us an email or a message and we’ll do what ever we can to make it happen. 

Over the next few weeks we will add some extra winter gear – comfy stuff that works for staying at home and those long days on the couch or in front of the video conference. 

We have always been about comfort …. check our Weekenders for absolute comfort all year round. 

So, look after yourselves and your family.

Do what you can for others.

Stay calm and She’ll be Right Mate!

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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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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

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

Cmas gift cert

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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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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

 

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Anzac Day Two Up – Ready for a game of Two Up with your Mates

Anzac - Two Up

Anzac Day Two Up

Anzac Day – Ready for a game of Two Up with your Mates

Wikipedia Says …..

Two-up is a traditional Australian gambling game, involving a designated “spinner” throwing two coins or pennies into the air. Players bet on whether the coins will fall with both heads (obverse) up, both tails (reverse) up, or with one coin a head and one a tail (known as “odds”). It is traditionally played on Anzac Day in pubs and clubs throughout Australia, in part to mark a shared experience with Diggers through the ages.

A person is selected as the spinner (generally greeted to loud calls of “Come in spinner!” from the rest of the players). The spinner tosses the coins in the air using the kip until he wins or loses.

The basic format of the game:

  • Two heads means the spinner wins.
  • Two tails means the spinner loses.
  • Odds (“one them”) means the spinner throws again.

The spinner is required to place a bet before his first throw that must be covered (equalled) by another player. If the spinner wins he keeps the bet and cover, otherwise it goes to the player who covered the bet. The boxer takes a commission out of this bet.[4]

The other members of the group place side bets (bets against each other) on whether the spinner will win or lose and the result of the next throw.

Australian soldiers playing two-up during World War I at the front near Ypres, 23 December 1917, Australian War Memorial Museum

Anzac Day Two Up

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First Birthday – 20% OFF Instore and Online

First Birthday - 20% OFF Instore and Online

First Birthday – 20% OFF Instore and Online

Coupon code at Checkout –  aussie17

Happy Australia Day – Happy Birthday Aussie Blokes Clothes

The Pressies are for You – Get in Now

21 to 28 January 2017

Thanks Mates!!

 

Australia Day 2017 Birthday Sale
Australia Day 2017 Birthday Sale

Polos $20 – 30 Colours Small to 7XL + Hi Vis

First Birthday – 20% OFF Instore and Online Coupon code at Checkout – aussie17

The Pressies are for You Thanks Mates!! Have a Good One

Bamboo Socks to Size 18 $11.20

Stylish and Cool Black Chino Shorts $24

Hawaiian Shirts to 5XL $24

Tradies Singlets $6.40 & Big Fella Sizes $8.00

 

 

Coupon code at Checkout –  aussie17