We are Carel Pieter Du Preez and Simone Zandstra; Best friends who share a mutual passion for International Fashion, Art & Lifestyle. We started our brand in 2012 when we brought our Custom Made clothing concept from Europe to South Africa, after we felt there was a big demand in South Africa for more international- & individual styles. 


'Modernism' is all about mixing the old with the new, without any rules. We focus on classic items, with a modern twist.

The Modernist Tailor Made crafts exquisite Tailor Made Suits, Blazers, Waistcoats, Shirts, Pants, Tuxedo’s and Tail Coats/Morning Coats. We bring you world- class quality and craftsmanship, at affordable prices, without compromising on the quality. Our garments are made to your body measurements, your choice of fabric and personal design. We cater for all body types and sizes, plus sizes welcome! We also craft ladies formal suits & shirts.

Among our clients are TV personality Riaan Cruywagen, top International business men, judges and advocates. 


Tailor Made suit or jacket is a wardrobe essential for every man and to have a garment tailor made is an experience that will separate you from other men on a very noticeable level; A Tailor Made suit will ensure you of the best fit and a far more superior quality than a mass produced garment bought in a store (and better money spent), as well as a great opportunity to dress according to your personal style!


Our Designer Suits are crafted from patterns from Italy and are designed according to the latest international fashion trends and styles. Our many different design options will give you endless creative opportunities. 


We welcome you in our showroom in Bloemfontein, Free State and in the Western Cape, where we are available Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Helderberg & Overberg Region.


A personal investment

Better Fit and Quality

The only way to get the perfect fit is with a Tailor Made suit; a tailored suit is cut exactly to your measurements and reinforced with an interior of canvas, which means that it won’t hang baggily from your shoulders; but will instead accentuate your best features and mask the ones you’d prefer not to highlight. Your appearance will be streamlined and sophisticated.

With our service you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of top- quality fabrics that don’t wear out, are very comfortable to wear and drape impeccably on the body. Our skilled tailor understands your uniqueness, opposed to Ready Made garments being mass produced on an assembly line.

Better time & Money spend

We only need 45-min to 1 hour to do a full consultation, including taking your measurements. Compare that to the time you can be wasting trying on ill-fitting suits at various retail stores.


An off-the-rack suit can often be found at a low price during sales, but you get what you pay for. And more often than not, cheap is expensive; With constant trips to the dry- cleaners, the repair of rips and tears, and the eventual need to replace it, your low- cost suit ends up costing you more than it’s actually worth.


A quality suit won’t wear down or get that shine from worn-out fabrics.

When you look at the quality, detail, and superiority of a Tailor Made suit, it is a great investment!

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Bloemfontein | Cape Town | Stellenbosch | Franschoek | Helderberg | Gordon's Bay | Strand | Somerset West | Paarl | Boland | Cape Winelands | Overberg

South Africa

TEL: 082-7967464 or 071-3218675 


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