Norfords was founded in 2016 by Michael Hughes, with the belief that tailor made clothing should be within reach for everyone at an affordable price without compromising on fit or quality of garments.
Moving from New Zealand in 2010, Michael found a career and passion for fashion and particularly suiting. He quickly made his mark by progressing from a casual employee to managerial roles but as his career started to evolve he noticed a unique opportunity and gap in the market for affordable, tailor made clothing of exceptional quality.
Establishing relationships with reputable clothing manufacturers from Hong Kong and sourcing superb quality fabrics from Italian and British mills and the use of Australian merino wool, Norfords was born.
Keeping in line with our core beliefs Michael began to work on a business model that is stream lined without compromising on our customer experience. Physical stores were among the highest costs for retailers and manufacturing bulk garments that inevitably need altered to fit the majority of people. Norfords does neither, no physical stores or the need to produce bulk garments. Your custom-made garment is a one off creation and not mass-produced, reducing the amount of resources required and our carbon footprint.
Moving on to 2018 Abraham Slatter joined the Norfords family and started to begin work to help bring our vision to life. The Norfords experience now is a well polished and exciting opportunity to create a garment that isn't just one of a kind but uniquely made to fit only you.
- Michael Hughes
As a 50+ gentleman looking for his first tailor made suit, I found the whole experience that Abraham provided was exceptional. He could not have been more accommodating, often travelling long distances at odd hours to fit in with my schedule and always being 100% focused on delivering what I wanted. The range of samples of styles, colours, textures, fabrics etc that he brings with him is comprehensive to say the least, but he just made it so easy to envision, create and deliver on exactly what I was looking for. Follow up service with a minor alteration was again excellent and everything came together in plenty of time before the event for which the suit was needed. I received more compliments on the style and cut of the suit than I ever have before, and not just at the event for which it was made, having worn it several times since it continues to draw compliments. I would highly recommend Abraham for your next suit experience. Anthony
Norfords provided me with not only an amazing suit, which got perfectly, but also imparted style knowledge. Michael is impeccable with his service and measurements and is a great guy too. Will definitely be getting more suits from these guys!
The Norfords experience isn’t just tailored towards a great looking suit – Michael’s knowledge of style and quality of craft shines through with the end product; you not only look good, but feel good. Norford did an awesome job for my wedding suit and groomsmen and I couldn’t be happier with the end result and service.