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Your Working Style suit has been made for you by highly skilled and somewhat obsessive tailors. The cloth you selected was woven at one of Europe's finest fabric mills from the best natural fibres available. The pattern of your suit was adjusted to your body shape by the master tailor, placed on the fabric and to ensure it drapes correctly, and that any stripes and checks match. Essential elements to the overall fit and line of the suit, such as the neckline and armholes, were sewn by hand. After the final hand detailing, your suit was expertly hand pressed on both the inside and outside to set its shape permanently. The master tailor made his final fastidious checks and your suit was left to settle for a short time to allow its natural fibres to assume the proper shape. Others might say our quality standards are unnecessarily high. But they don't look as sharp as you in your new suit.
tip 1 - give respect, get faithful service
This garment has been well made from the best materials with utmost pride. Treat your suit with respect and it will repay you with years of dutiful service. Your suit will not respond well to being worn each day. If you want to wear a suit every day and stay sharp, invest in at least three good suits and employ a reconditioning and rotation policy. By resting each of your suits for at least 24 hours between wearing, you will extend the life of them all. Resting allows the creases to drop out and the fabric to recover. If your suit needs freshening after being in a smoky environment, hang outside in a shaded area. The flow of fresh air will naturally remove all traces of unpleasant
tip 2 - moderation in all things - especially dry cleaning
Dry cleaning is a necessary evil for any well-made garment. Dry cleaning chemicals are harsh on natural fibres and make them brittle, making overly dry-cleaned garments shiny and lifeless, just like cheap whisky did to your uncle's nose. Only dry clean your suit when it is soiled and try to keep it under two or three times a year. If your suit becomes hopelessly wrinkled but it isn't soiled, take it to the dry cleaner and ask for a press only. Always use the very best dry cleaner you can find. To find the best on your patch, ask your Working Style tailor or another top-end clothing retailer. A bad dry-cleaner will ruin your clothes. Bad dry cleaners use excessive heat, poor quality chemicals and excess moisture. One hour and one day cleaning services have a particularly bad reputation for butchering beautiful clothing.
tip 3 - brushing up
Dust can act as an abrasive and may accelerate the deterioration of the fabric. We suggest that you use a good natural bristle clothes brush to remove any dust: a stiff brush for worsted or fine suit fabrics, a softer one for woollens and more delicate fabrics. Use long sweeping movements or short flicks, always in the same direction. Never use a circular or scrubbing motion.
tip 4 - don't touch your stains
If you stain your suit, resist the temptation to clean it yourself - in most cases you'll simply spread the stain and entrench it in the fabric. Stained garments should be taken to your dry cleaner as soon as possible with emergency haste. Give your cleaner as much information as you can about the stain: the more the cleaner knows about the stain, the swifter and more efficient the removal. Be warned - some stains which appear invisible (such as white wine) may become more obvious after cleaning.
tip 5 - beating wrinkles
When your suit becomes wrinkled, and
it inevitably will, resist the hot iron. Ironing is not good for tailored
clothing. Frequent ironing will make a suit look shiny, lifeless and worn out –
just like the poor sap wearing it. If the iron is too hot the fabric will be
weakened and the shape of the garment irreparably altered. If you decide to
iron your garment at home, use a damp cloth between the iron and the garment,
as a gentle steam press is far better than a hot iron. Your first attempt to
beat wrinkles should always be to hang your suit or a few hours in a steamy
bathroom and let the heat, gentle moistness and gravity encourage the fabric to
restore its natural crispness. If your wrinkles are beyond all forms of home
help, take a "press only" trip to the dry cleaners. To avoid wrinkles
for as long as possible steer clear of corporate life, self-employment,
marriage and fatherhood.
This entry was posted in on Jun, 01 2016
Event schedule for 2016
AUCKLAND– 19 MAY
HAMILTON– 9 JUN
CHRISTCHURCH– 22 SEP
WELLINGTON– 26 OCT (Tentative Date)
QUEENSTOWN– 17 NOV
This entry was posted in on May, 03 2016
We had the pleasure of dressing Pete and his crew of groomsmen for his wedding to the lovely Tiffiney. They kindly shared their photos of the big day with us and told us some of their story.
WS - How did you two meet?
T - "We first met when we were 18 and Peter was a bit of a punk rocker. Fast forward three years on from the studded belts and long hair and when we met again sparks flew! 8 years, a house and a dog later the girl who was never going to get married said yes. Peter whisked me away on a romantic picnic and promised me chocolate from his pocket for dessert but instead produced a stunning black diamond art deco style ring he had designed. How can a girl say no to that?"
WS- Tell us some wisdom you would give to someone styling their wedding
T -"If I had one bit of advice it would be to stay true to your personal style and inject things that reflect who you are as a couple. So many weddings take the casual approach and we wanted to embrace the formality of the occasion! For us the style of the wedding and attire was super important. In a world saturated with Pinterest images we wanted a wedding worthy of Pinterest but uniquely us and bucking the typical wedding stereotype. It's all about injecting your personal style and not being governed by wedding traditions."
T-"Peter and my father spent weeks woodturning
personalised pens as wedding favours and made them from the apple tree of our
first home. We aren't dancers by any stretch so decided to have a "Tiff
& Pete" trivia night MC'ed by our best man. Trivia nights played a big
part of our dating years and our guests absolutely loved it and it ended up
getting a bit competitive and raucous!"
WS - Pete looks sublime in his Working Style suit, you bucked convention and selected something bold to stand out from the groomsmen, why?
T- "Peter certainly didn't have any traces of his punk roots in his bespoke suit. It was important to us that his suit was just as memorable as my dress.! Between this and his poignant speech which bought the entire room to tears I was told most of the female guests fell in love!"
WS - And where did you have the wedding?
T- "The quest for a classy venue led us down to the stunning Ataahua Garden Venue in Tauranga for a weekend destination wedding. It was amazing having all our friends and family present not just a day but a weekend of celebration."
Photographer - Kate Wark
Dress - Sottero & Midgley from Abbey Bridal Sydney
Venue - Ataahua Garden Venue Tauranga
Bridesmaid Dresses - Natalie Chan
Groom's Suit - Working Style - Made to MeasureGroomsmen - Working Style
This entry was posted in on Apr, 28 2016
On your behalf, we are on a continuous search. We explore the techniques of the best craftspeople in the world and seek out the highest quality heritage cloth mills and leather producers to create world-class goods to bring back to you in New Zealand.
Chris Dobbs recently travelled to Spain to speak with the master cobblers who create our beautiful shoes. We filmed this short clip showing some of the techniques and processes in our footwear collection.
New footwear is in store now, complimentary accessories are included until May 8. View the range here
Thanks to Augusto for the footage.
This entry was posted in on Apr, 22 2016
Watch this short clip from our AW16 Collection launch party. Thanks to everybody who attended and made this such a great night.
This entry was posted in on Apr, 18 2016
Gabriel and host Tim Lambourne both wearing Working Style suits
This entry was posted in on Apr, 15 2016
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Blue Grosgrain Dinner Suit - $1490 // Black Shawl lapel Dinner Suit - $1490 // Black Grosgrain Dinner Suit - $1490
Pleat Front Dinner Shirt - $299 // Marcella Dinner Shirt - $249 // White Stretch Cotton French Cuff Shirt - $249
·Consider a velvet dinner jacket with silk lapel and complementary trousers. It’s smoking jacket cool.
·Select a peak or shawl lapel. Choose the peak if you want to look more athletic – it accentuates the shoulders.
·A midnight blue jacket is a way to twist the tuxedo rules for extra cut-through.
·Your dinner shirt should always have a turn-down collar, never a wing collar.
·Tying a bow tie is no more difficult than tying your shoelaces. We’ll show you how.
This entry was posted in on Mar, 29 2016