John Scuderi started his professional career as a high school teacher – but that did not stop him from working towards his dream of starting his own business.
During his lunch breaks, he would go out to local clothing manufacturers and suppliers, buy stock and sell merchandise at weekend markets in Sunshine.
After discovering that he had a flair for fashion retail (and earning more money at the weekend markets than at his teaching job), it was a natural progression for John to open his first menswear store, Menzclub at Forest Hill Chase shopping centre in 1989.
In 1998, he launched the store at Highpoint, making Menzclub one of the longest-running independent retailers in the centre.
Menzclub is now one of Australia’s most respected and trusted menswear labels. Every Menzclub garment combines the finest imported fabrics and first class workmanship for clothing that’s suitable for everyday wear and special occasions.
“Customers return to us because of our hospitality and service,” smiles John. “We also offer them coffee, beers – there’s even a Scotch bar!”
John describes the relationship he has with his customers as being like one of family. Customers who were first introduced to Menzclub as teenagers by their mothers are now bringing their own children into the store. He even regularly gets invited to birthdays and weddings!
“We have a passion for fashion and we gain great satisfaction from dressing someone well,” says John. “When someone looks good and feels good, they leave our store feeling like Superman!”