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Made In Italy

Made In Italy

Como, Italy, a capital of cuisine, cotton, Clooney and clothing. We're pleased to announce that, our shirting cloth provider from Como, Canclini is supplying us with an exclusive range of ready-to-wear shirts that have just arrived in the country.

Canclini are world leaders in premium cotton fabric produciton and one of the few manufacturers in Italy who have confidently fended off an onslaught of competition from lesser cloth companies outside of Europe. Canclini's cloths are currently across much of our ready-to-wear shirt collection as well as being our made-to-measure shirt manufacturer. The flawless quality of  the Italian construciton and way the collars stand up impeccably are hard to pass up, but you need to try one on to feel the difference. Visit us in store this weekend and see the range up close or have a quick look and view the range online, they are the bottom 7 shirts in our online store.

This entry was posted in on Nov, 09 2015

Cup & Show Week

Cup & Show Week

There's a busy week in Canterbury from 7-14th of November. If you're in to fast animals, there are plenty of races to watch at Riccarton and Addington so trot along and enjoy the show.

Saturday 7th of November - Riccarton Park - Sothys New Zealand Guineas Day 2000
Guineas Day puts the best three-year-olds against one another in the first of the two Guineas races run over the carnival.
Tickets here

Tuesday 10th of November -  Addington Raceway - Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day
A day to dress your best and enjoy the party atmosphere, the Trotting Cup is the country’s premier two-mile harness race. Salmonella Dub is playing and if you're up for a bit of peacocking, try your luck at winning best-dressed man.
Tickets here

Wednesday 11th of November - Riccarton Park - Coupland's Bakery Mile

More fashion, live music and equine athleticism. New Zealand's richest open-handicap over 1600m.
Tickets Here

Thursday 12th of November - Addington Raceway - Christchurch Casino Greyhound Cup
Paw power around Addington for the evening. NZ's fastest greyhounds compete for the $100k Greyhound Cup.
More here

Friday 13th of November - Addington Raceway - Show Day Races
Friday the 13th is a great day to test your luck. It's Canterbury Anniversary day so you'll hopefully have the day off to watch the Woodlands New Zealand Free-For-All and Hellers Dominion Trot. family friendly with live music from the Black Velvet Band.
Tickets Here.

Saturday 14th of November - Riccarton Raceway - Christchurch Casino NZ Cup & New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas Day
The most prestigious event of the week, the 3200m NZ Cup attracts the largest crowds and holds Fashion in the Field for anyone wishing to claim ownership of the title of best dressed at the races. 
Tickets Here

This entry was posted in on Oct, 27 2015

Drapers - by Vitale Barberis Canonico

Drapers - by Vitale Barberis Canonico

Working Style has a new cloth range in-store from Drapers of Italy. Not to be confused with the similarly named fabric store in Newmarket, Drapers Fabric.

Drapers was founded by Arturo Lolli in the heart of Bologna, Italy and have been in operation since 1956. They distribute Vitale Barberis Canonico cloth by the metre for your next made-to-measure suit. As well as being in neary all of our ready-to-wear suiting collection, Vitale Barberis Canonico are the oldest and finest mill in the world, having been in operation since 1663 at the foot of the Alps, out of the town of Biella in Piedmont, Italy. It is this mountain range that formed the origins of the wool industry in the region with the lush mountain pasture for the sheep to graze and near-permanent snowmelt providing water to wash fleece as well as provide mechanical power to the mills. Statues of woolworkers from the year 1245 testify to the town's histroy and pedegree in wool weaving. 

So many of the original cloth manufacturing techniques were learned here, then developed and perfected over the course of many hundreds of years to produce the best of the best. That is real heritage and it is reassuring to be stocking a range of cloth that is of such a high quality.

Have a look through the range next time you are at one of our stores, you deserve a new suit anyway.

This entry was posted in on Oct, 07 2015

Breast Cancer Cure

Working Style are pleased to support Breast Cancer Cure. 

The not-for-profit organisation raises funds that go directly towards only the most promising scientific research and clinical studies that have found breakthroughs in treatment or steps toward a cure for breast cancer before 2018 - an important distinction. Backing winning research  is a sure-fire way to slipstream the process to finding a cure

We're showcasing our latest collections as part of an effort to raise funds whilst being part of an entertaining evening for all. Come along to the remaining shows on the 21st of October in Wellington or the 19th of November in Arrowtown.

Buy tickets here

Learn more about BCC below.

This entry was posted in on Oct, 07 2015

Mercedes-Benz GLE class

Mercedes-Benz GLE class

Owner and Founder of Working Style, Chris Dobbs was so excited about the recent launch of the Mercedes-Benz GLE range that he selected a brand new one this morning.

There is pretty much a GLE model for everyone—if you cannot find one to suit your needs, it may be too late to help you. Mercedes-Benz were announced as the most registered luxury car manufacturer in New Zealand and the GLE class is the best selling Mercedes-Benz SUV in New Zealand and represents a significant evolution from its predecessors with the new 9G-Tronic trasmission and Dynamic select handling system which reacts to the terrain according to the driver program selected to alter the transmission. Engine, transmission, steering and suspension characteristics are modified in accordance with the driver's program selection, so whether you're going cross country, over winter ice or doing mainies through town, the vehicle reacts and adapts itself for comfort and performance. This means we're in the perfect vehicle with enough storage for us to take next year'sNZ fashion week garments to the show (fingers crossed it goes ahead) - and tow the boat to launch from the beach for a celebratory dangle afterwards.

Mercedes-Benz GLE Class

This entry was posted in on Oct, 07 2015

NZ Fashion Week

As part of the New Zealand Weddings Magazine Collections Show at NZ Fashion Week, Working Style presented their Groom's Attire Wedding Collection for Spring/Summer 2015-2016

Art wears:

Black Fine Dot Suit
Knitted Check Silk Tie
Silk Pocket Square
Sienna Black Lace up Shoes

Matt wears:

Black Quilted Velvet Dinner Suit
Black Grosgrain Bow Tie =
White Cotton Dinner Shirt=
Bologna Black Suede Shoes=

Ethan wears:

Blue/Black Mottled Dinner suit
White Dinner Shirt
Blue Grosgrain Silk Bowtie
Black Toe Cap Shoes

Hunter wears:

Black Shawl Lapel Dinner Suit 
White Cotton Dinner Shirt
Black Silk Bow Tie

Silk Pocket Square
Black Patent Leather Shoes

Ariki wears:

Blue Mohair Suit
Blue Madras Check Silk Tie
Dante Brown Burnished Shoes

Brad wears:

Grey Wide Check Suit
Grey Overplaid Tie
Spica Black Single Monk Strap Shoes

Jaspar wears:

Mid Blue Birdseye Suit
Blue Linen / Silk Gingham Tie 
Scala Chocolate Monk Strap Brogue Shoes

DJ wears:
Blue Herringbone Washed Cotton jacket
Blue White Weave Shirt
White City Chinos
Scala Blue double monk strap shoes

Kieran wears Working Style:

Red Washed Cotton Jacket
Beige Cotton Chinos
Navy Elephant Silk Tie
Angelo Charcoal Suede Lace Up Shoes

This entry was posted in on Oct, 06 2015

Samsung GALAXY Note5 & Eddie von Dadelszen

Samsung have the world's most sophisticated electronic products, not only are they handsomely designed  from an aesthetic point of view, they are designed to perform duties that make communicating, conducting business and going about life easier for the user. Their new GALAXY Note5 has proven to be the perfect business tool for designing and communicating.

By taking advantage of the Note5's S Pen and beautiful large display, our Creative Director Eddie von Dadelszen,  is able to create and share his deisgns and do business from the palm of his hand.

Click here to learn more from Samsung's website.

Here's the extended verison of the video below.

This entry was posted in on Sep, 23 2015

Introducing Acca Kappa

Introducing Acca Kappa

We are pleased to announce that Working Style is the excluive New Zealand stockist of Italy's iconic Acca Kappa fragrance range.

Acca Kappa is a family company with a love for nature, respect for the human body and production that is exclusively made in Italy. An absolute passion for simplicity and authentic beauty can be seen in every item they produce and in every tiny detail.

Since 1869, the historic brand of excellence has developed an extensive range, with scents inspired by the fragrances of the flowers and plants found in Italian gardens.

We've got testers in stores now so try the range out during your next visit or click here to view the range online.

This entry was posted in on Sep, 08 2015

Gentlemen's Tonic In-Stores Now

Gentlemen's Tonic In-Stores Now

Working Style are now the proud NZ stockists of Gentlemen's Tonic. Their shaving and face-care range as well as fragrances are in store now. Samples are available for those who want to dip their toes before they dive.

Gentlemen's Tonic was founded in the heart of Mayfair, their products are carefully selected and personally tested for quality and effectiveness. They are designed to promote a sense of well-being and vitality.  The brand produces the perfect antidote to the rigors and stresses of the outside world and their products makes for an ideal gift.

We're pleased to be associated with a brand held in such high regard because we hold our clientele in high regard. Offering something to put on your skin that isnt up to standard is simply not an option for us so we've selected one of the best ranges in the world.

Click here to explore the range

This entry was posted in on Sep, 08 2015

Bluff Bivalves and the Bledisloe

Bluff Bivalves and the Bledisloe

You wouldn't bellieve how difficult it is to get 1200 Bluff oysters now that the season has finished. Chances are, you probably had the last available until next season.

With our partners, Mercedes Benz New Zealand, Mercedes Benz Coutts Newmarket, Mercedes Benz North Shore and Partridge Jewellers, we played host to over 350 guests throughout the afternoon in our Shortland Street branch. Pre-bledislow banter, thanks to All Black Aaron Cruden, Grant Nisbett and Australian rugby great, Nick Farr-Jones.

Thank you to everyone who attended and thanks to Treasury Wine Estates for the cold Peroni beer, the rich South Australian Penfolds Bin 8 and crisp Marlborough Matua sauvignon blanc.

This entry was posted in on Aug, 18 2015