Stan Mallick (1910-1990): Blayney and Standex Suits

nterior of Mallick's Shop, Blayney, c1955
Interior of Mallick's Shop, Blayney, c1955

Stanley Abraham Mallick  was founder of the brand of suits that became a household name in Australia:  Standex.

 Stanley Mallick was born in the village of Bterram, Lebanon in 1910 and migrated to Australia in 1924 aged 14. At first he lived with his sister Hilanie in Homehill, Queensland before working as a hawker at the age of 16. He eventually settled in the Blayney district in NSW in 1932 and opened a men’s clothing business.

Stanley Mallick

Stanley Mallick

He was said to have been so well known in Blayney that he was referred to as Stanley Blayney and contributed much to the development of the Blayney township. Among his achievements included founding the Blayney newspaper, member of the Shire Council, foundation member and secretary of the Bowling Club, instigated the reopening of the Blayney abattoir, member of the Pony club, Rotary and other service organisations.

In 1957 Mallick sold his store in Blayney and moved with his family to Sydney. He and his family were accorded a public farewell and diner in recognition of their years in business and civic life.

In Sydney, he founded the Standex brand of trousers and suits that became well known around the world.

Standex suits ad

At the time of his death in 1990 he lived at Vaucluse and was survied by his wife Sylvie (nee Malouf) and son Robert and daughter De-Whyn.

References
The Lyndhurst Shire Chronicle, 29 November, 1990, p. 9.
Cowra Guardian 23 July, 1957 & 26 July 1957.