Words: Red Mosiane

It is said that a well-tailored suit can get you through any door. It communicates a level of sophistication and stature that most of us spend years working to achieve. Fortunately, in the meantime we can at least look the part thanks to these Gauteng-based bespoke tailors.

Relevance For Men

Tshepo Tsala’s Pretoria-based brand was founded off his desire to “dress like a gentleman”. Recently RFM has seen a rise in popularity thanks to the likes of DJ Black Coffee and members of Parliament turning to Tshepo to help them look like gentlemen.

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Instagram: @rfmtailoredsuits


Most people know this brand for their ready-to-wear offerings but they have quite decent skilled tailors on board as well. The brand’s founders, Justine and Marea, have become renowned in the space for both quality and customer experience.

Website: Augustine Clothing
Facebook: Augustine JHB
Instagram: @augustinejhb



Theo Ngobeni works with the aim to one day live in a society full of gentlemen (and ladies) who own at least one tailored suit. I’m sure we wouldn’t mind, right? Especially ones seen on some of the best dressed men and women in boardrooms all over the country such as his.

Website: Mr Slim Fit
Facebook: Mr Slimfit
Instagram: @mr_slimfit

Frank Bespoke

Grant van Berg’s clients come for the Savile Row acquired skills but stay for the quality service and fabrics offered in limited edition. He’s been doing this for over a decade and it doesn’t seem like he’ll be letting up any time soon.

Website: Frank Bespoke
Instagram: @frankbespoke