Strong suit: Household disposable income growth has boosted formal menswear sales

The Formal Menswear Retailing industry has exhibited stable revenue growth over the past five years. The rising prominence of office-based work for men has fuelled demand for industry products over the period. Demand has been further boosted by the increasing wealth of Australian consumers, the declining cost of formal menswear, and consumers’ increased access to information and options regarding men’s fashion online. A gap in the menswear market has led prominent industry players to add custom-made tailoring to their product ranges, which has been well received by consumers. Demand growth has enticed new players to the industry and has prompted operators to expand their store networks. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Prominent industry players have added custom-made tailoring to their product ranges
  • Retailers have increasingly cut operating costs by directly sourcing from manufacturers
  • Consumers are expected to increasingly wear formal attire in less formal settings
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Formal Menswear Retailing industry has exhibited steady growth over the past five years. Consumer demand for formal menswear has increased over the period, fuelled by the consistent rise in household disposable income. Growth in disposable income has increased household purchasing power, making formal menswear more affordable. Affordability has also increased due to growth in China’s manufacturing strength, leading to the production of better value clothing, and a more appealing destination for retailers to source formal apparel. Combined, these factors have provided Australian men with the opportunity to invest more in their attire. The increasing number of online retailers competing for a share of the industry has further strengthened demand for formal menswear. Ind...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Formal Menswear Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Formal Menswear Retailing are:

  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Attractive product presentation
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Male population aged 18 and older in the Formal Menswear Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Formal Menswear Retailing Industry?

    Industry operators primarily retail formal menswear such as suits, shirts, ties and jackets. Retailers may operate as brick-and-mortar retailers, online-only retailers or a combination of both.

    Industry Products
  • Suits and formal wear
  • Dress shirts
  • Coats
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Industry Activities
  • Men's suit retailing
  • Men's coat retailing
  • Men's formal shoe retailing
  • Men's formal shirt retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Male population aged 18 and older
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Total number of non-manual employees in the workforce
  • Demand from department stores

  • Current Performance
  • Profitability
  • Purchasing power
  • Demand trends
  • Competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profitability
  • Styles of the future
  • Competition
  • Table: Formal Menswear Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Formal Menswear Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing Wholesaling
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Leather and Leather Substitute Product Manufacturing
  • Men's and Boys' Wear Manufacturing
  • Tailoring and Clothing Accessories Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Dress shirts
  • Shoes
  • Suits and formal wear
  • Accessories
  • Coats
  • Chart: Formal Menswear Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 15 to 34
  • Consumers aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Formal Menswear Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Formal Menswear Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Formal Menswear Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Princeton Apparel Pty Ltd, HUGO BOSS Holdings Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Princeton Apparel Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: HUGO BOSS Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Formal Menswear Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Formal Menswear Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Products or goods that are made to order or custom-made.
  • Cctv
  • Closed circuit television; a system that helps monitor and record activities in a retail store.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos)
  • Technology that incorporates a cash register with a credit and debit card electronic payment system in the one device.
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