About Us

We specialise in suiting for all ages and are the largest fashion retailer in Geelong West. We cater for men of all sizes and due to our large floor space offer a diverse range in many departments.

We strive to provide quality clothing and the very best customer service to our community, ensuring there is always a place to go that people know and trust. Our customer-focused dedication to building relationships within the community is integral to our long-standing and successful business.

Our team consists of eight people, with more than 140 years of combined experience in retail.

Our mission is to ensure the people of our community have a representative dedicated to sourcing and providing garments necessary to their requirements.

​Our core values include:

  • Honesty
  • Delivery
  • Community
  • Family

We continue to support many local projects including Ashby Primary School, Diversitat, Pako Festa, The Road Home and many more.

Our Story

In 1956, Geoffrey Brown, who had previously spent his time delivering garments door to door in his hometown of Camperdown, started his clothing business at 159 Melbourne Road, North Geelong. Brown lived in this same building with his wife and five sons, and it still stands today. Business was good, but there was limited space. As the customers grew, so did the need for more stock and a larger premise.

​Brown purchased and moved the business to 167 Pakington Street, West Geelong in 1966. The opportunity to launch Brown’s Drapery Centre was also realised in Pakington Street. In addition to the clothing business, Brown dealt in general merchandise. The Drapery Centre became a staple icon of the Pakington Street experience.

Once again, as the demand increased, so did the need for even more space. And so the search for a new home ensued

​In 1982, the bare allotment of land that is now 158-164 Pakington Street was purchased. The G.N Brown & Son’s building was built and is where the business of Brown’s Mensland still operates today.

SEE WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS HAVE TO SAY

Such a great local family business that’s given caring, friendly service to our family for years. Big thanks to Wendy and Cameron for fitting out our son Liam with his first suit. At over 2mtrs it wasn’t an easy task, they helped him look and feel great walking out with a smile.

Kerry Thomas browns mensland reviews

Great service by all the team at Brown's Mensland came in for a quality suit left in style with a quality fit thank you

Caine Devlin

Great service, affordable pricing. Highly recommend

Joe Lichstein

Great store ,large range of stock and size for all shapes of men . The staff is so helpful and very friendly making you feel very welcome and special . Thanks Browns Mensland very professional

Helen Turner

Friendly service and great prices, couldn't ask for anymore!

Dale Ricketts

friendly service, great quality clothing wouldnt go anywhere else.

Jay Turner

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the team at Browns Mensland for the suits for our fabulous wedding. We were always greeted with a smile and all the suits fit like a glove! The whole process was made so easy by the team and their good old fashioned customer service. I would highly recommend you to all! Thank you!

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To Peter & Team thank you so very much for all your patience, kindness and professionalism. We walked in your shop quite a bit during all the planning for our suits but every time we walked out, was with a huge smile!
The boys suits were complemented all day and night and a lot of recommendings were made :)
Could not thank you all enough!
Highly recommend! A big hi-5 to Browns Mensland!!

Danijela Hodges wedding-suits-geelong

A huge thank you to Brown's Mensland especially Cameron. He went above and beyond to help suit my husband and 5 groomsmen.
From head to toe including socks, belts, shoes, pants, vests and jackets. The suits were perfect and looked great on the day.
Would highly recommend to anyone and will definitely use them again in the future.
Thanks Cameron!

Leanne Fiolet wedding-suits-geelong

Needed a wedding suit and went into Mensland first, then went and compared some other stores before I realised I made a mistake by leaving in the first place. Cameron was wonderful from the very beginning, don't go anywhere else!

Russell Grey

Always such a pleasure to shop at Brown's Mensland. Wonderful range of clothing for all shapes and sizes!! To Peter and his Team, Merry Christmas, and we look forward to seeing you in the shop next year.

Pauline Fallander pauline-fellander-browns-mensland

Just celebrated my sons confirmation. Came into the store. Service was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Both my boys looked like red carpet movie stars! Recommend Brown's Mensland to everyone. Go in and ask for 'The Dude'! You won't be disappointed!

Nina Mihicinac boys-suit-hire

I purchased a new suit last week and the staff and service was excellent.

Patrick Mckay browns-mensland

I needed something slick for my job interview. So i went and saw the great prople at Browns Mensland. Cameron showed me around and helped me get a few options for that important shirt and tie combo. He took the time to give me different looks and options and let me decide. It was quicker than i thought it would be and i was on my way. Plus i was successful in the interview!!! Thanks Browns Mensland. I'll be back soon.

Stuart Anderson suit-hire

Thanks so much to Cameron for organising our boys' groomsman outfits. With some logistical difficulties involving groomsmen from all over Victoria, Cameron was nothing but patient with us! The extra detail when it came to accessories and preparation for our day was nothing short of impeccable. My husband has found 'his shop' for any future formal needs. You will definitely see us again

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