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About Us

About Fosters

Foster’s Mensland is your local menswear retail specialist, stocking a wide variety of fashionable and stylish men’s clothing and accessories, as well as clothing for ladies, too. Foster’s two locations stock a full range of menswear, formal wear, casual clothes, shirts, jackets,  trousers, jeans, shirts, ties and shoes. 


It’s also your one stop shop for workwear that keeps you safe as well as looking good. Choose from hi vis shirts, jackets, jumpers, vests, pants, shorts, overalls, hats and accessories. Our friendly staff are always happy to assist so we invite you to come into either Ararat or Stawell to see the range for yourself. 


Spoil yourself, or maybe drop the hint you’d like something for Father’s Day, a birthday or Christmas. 


Looking the part was never this easy.

Our History

Four generations of family dedicated to quality and fashion


Foster’s Menswear in Ararat has been making local men, and more recently women, look their best for as long as anyone can remember.  


The Foster’s story goes back 110 years when William Foster rented a small single front shop and began operation as W.J.Foster Men’s and Boy’s Outfitter and Mercer.  And a tradition was born.


Later, William John purchased the old  “Starts Albion Hotel” six shops down, which he re-built as brand new double frontage shop. This move was the talk of the town.


In 1937, William John handed the running of the business to his sons Jack and Robert (Bert), who continued as partners until 1963. Bert part gifted/part sold his share of the business to Jack’s youngest son Ian, who had already been working in the business for five years.


Jack’s record of service spanned at least 65 years until he was well into his 80’s.


Ian, in turn, passed on his experience and the business to his son Graeme and wife Alana, who are the current owners of the business. 


Then after ninety years in Ararat, the Foster family expanded the business and its reputation with a retail presence in Stawell.


While the fashions may have changed Foster’s menswear is still dedicated to quality and service, and today stocks a wide range of men and ladies wear - as well as school uniforms, corporate apparel and much more. 


William Foster couldn’t have guessed his retail vision of 1910 would still be alive and well after all this time. He would be well pleased. 


Fosters Mensland offers an in-house embroidery service as a local option for all your embroidery needs.


We have the latest in embroidery technology with skilled staff trained to use it.


This allows us to create a fast turn-a-round time for all of our corporate customers in a cost-effective and timely manner.


From corporate embroidery to sporting clubs, school uniforms and more, we can provide you with all of your embroidery needs.

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Foster’s Mensland stocks brands that range from leading suiting institutions, to modern casual wear, and even workwear. Below is a selection of the brands that you will find available at Foster’s.