Clare Sheng is the author of The Suit Book, and the owner of The Fitting Room on Edward – a menswear tailor that has disrupted the industry by focusing on education and styling. As well as offering an alterations service, she also teaches her clients how to buy, wear, fit and maintain their clothes.
Since she took over her mum’s small clothing alterations business in 2011, Clare has grown it into a seven-figure enterprise that is now the largest independent alterations tailor in Australia. Her unique approach has seen her win a number of awards, including the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Young Multicultural Business Person of the Year and 2017 Australian Small Business Champion Award in Fashion.
“Becoming a gentleman is a personal journey – it is not a status, but a personality trait developed over time. A true gentleman is not so because of family or appearance. When you are referred to as a gentleman, it should come as an honour, as it is a reflection of who you are as a person.”