I previously thought that buttons back-marked ‘Bentley & Son Melb’ referred to a tailor by the name of Alfred Bentley, but it refers to Coles Bentley and his son Harry Cole Bentley.
Cole Bentley 1917
Mr Bentley was originally from Birmingham. He ran the Firm of Bentley & Son from circa 1880 until his death in 1928. Before moving to Little Bourke Street, the firm was located at 205 Little Lonsdale Street. His son continued the business until he sold up upon receiving a commision.