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Italy Update

Italy Update

Our design team, Karl Clausen and Tim Dobbs, are busy in Italy procuring the best cloth in the world from our suppliers at Vitale Barberis Canonico (VBC) and Drapers. It takes a combination of the best raw materials, technology, design and experience to make cloth of quality and the lads sent a few snaps of their visit, the machinery and production of clothing material is a fascinating process to observe.

This entry was posted in on Feb, 12 2016

How to say 'I do' in blue

How to say 'I do' in blue

Outfit inspiration for your upcoming nuptials.

One of our favourite parts of tailor-making a suit for something as special as a wedding is getting to make something using the highlight cloths from our range of fabrics. Even better is when we get to see photos of the suit worn for its raison d'etre.

Here's Joe, wearing his Working Style  made-to-measure suit in Dormeuil Linen. Suit by Rex in our Wellington store and photography by Mandy Caldwell

Of course, see us in store if you want something special.

This entry was posted in on Feb, 03 2016

Auckland District Law Society Evening

Thanks to everyone who attended our event late last year. Working Style held an exclusive night for ADSLI members in our Shortland Street store. We discussed all things sartorial, were treated to a powerful display of timepieces from Partridge Jewellers and we sipped on Matua, Penfolds and Peroni as well as delicious cocktails made by maestro Cameron Timmins using Chivas Regal Whiskey.

This entry was posted in on Jan, 26 2016

Wellington Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to our beautiful capital city today.

You've grown up so fast, we hardly recognise you from when you were younger.

This entry was posted in on Jan, 25 2016

New Year, New Creative Director

New Year, New Creative Director

Working Style welcomes back a familiar face to our senior ranks with the appointment of Karl Clausen as our new Creative Director based out of Working Style's Shortland Street store.

Karl takes over as head of the creative team from mid January bringing to the role a wide range of skills and knowledge of the menswear industry, both local and international. Our Cantabrian clientele may recognise a familiar face, Karl
 worked with Working Style from 2002 to 2007 and helped set up the first Christchurch Working Style store in Colombo Street. He’s well accustomed to the Working Style way of life and knows his way around a beautiful suit.

Karl knows much about our business and the international menswear scene. He
 has held a number of different roles with both international and New Zealand brands so we are very lucky to have him back. He was with us at a transformational time and set the Christchurch store up for the success it now has gained so we are delighted to be putting the band back together and forging ahead.

Our previous creative director, Eddie von Dadelszen, was instrumental in influencing Working Style’s sartorial edge. Eddie worked with us for 10 years, starting as a part-time salesperson in Christchurch and  moved up to the top creative job in our firm and arguably the New Zealand menswear industry. Eddie achieved great things with us so we are sad to see him go, but he leaves with the best wishes of the Working Style team.

We have a few other fresh but familiar team members in our Shortland Street store alongside Karl. Andrew Miers (from our Parnell Road store) replaced David McNeill as store manager after David took the helm of our Christchurch store. Harrison (from our Parnell Road store), Alex and Reuben all joined the team this January as our new young guns, with long-serving (suffering?) Shortland Street team member Josh Burrowes remaining as a key member of our squad.

We invite you all to visit our Shortland Street store and share in some new year cheer & say hello to a new (or old) friend.

This entry was posted in on Jan, 18 2016

The Last Call for 2015

The Last Call for 2015

Thank you to everyone for the support during 2015, we realise there's a world of competition out there and your loyalty does not go unnoticed.

We have planned many exciting new developments, products, special announcements and events to unveil during 2016 so watch this space. We look forward to sharing these with you and seeing all of you again throughout the next year.

This entry was posted in on Dec, 18 2015

Holiday Trading Hours

We have reduced opening hours over the holiday season and close on a few days so please take note of the hours of operation below and contact your nearest store for assistance.

18 -24 Dec - All stores OPEN
25 Dec - All stores CLOSED
26 Dec - Main stores CLOSED, Outlet stores OPEN
27 Dec - Main stores CLOSED, Outlet stores OPEN
28 Dec - Main stores CLOSED, Outlet stores OPEN
29-31 Dec - Main Stores OPEN 10am-4pm, Outlet OPEN
1 Jan - All stores CLOSED
2 Jan - Main stores CLOSED, Outlet stores OPEN
3 Jan - Main stores CLOSED, Outlet stores OPEN
4-10 Jan - Main stores OPEN 10am-5pm, Outlet stores OPEN
11 Jan - Return to normal trading hours

This entry was posted in on Dec, 17 2015

12 Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

12 Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

We've compiled an edit of our best 12 Christmas gift options, guaranteed to put a smile on someone's face.

Free gift wrapping available in store and freedom from Christmas music.


Fully lined and generously sized for a few days worth of clothes, this bag's crush-free zip compartment lets your must-haves arrive in perfect condition. It also makes for a handsome, practical piece of carry-on plane luggage with its scratch-resistant saffiano leather so it is a great gift for the seasoned traveler.


The most handsome belt in our collection makes a superb gift. This intricately plaited design is made entirely in Italy and only an estimate of size is required as it can fasten up anywhere along its length.


Steering clear of all things synthetic, Acca Kappa of Italy produces authentic, complex fragrances and face care products sourced direct from the blossoms and botanicals of Mediterranean gardens. This fragrance has notes of Bergamot Elemi Davana Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Balsam, Fir, Cloves, Cinnamon and produces a wonderful woody, spicy scent.


Our Leather Trimmed Suit Carry Bag is a new addition to the luggage arsenal at Working Style. It has been designed to keep your suit in perfect condition while travelling. Crafted from black shell and featuring black leather accents, this piece has been carefully constructed with form and function in mind and makes for an awesome gift for a business traveller.


Shopping for a man? Gentlemen's Tonic caters for both the bearded and baby-faced with their range of shaving equipment, shaving treatments, face care and fragrances. This Classic Shave Cream has been formulated to soothe and moisturise the skin whilst shaving . Enriched with natural babassu oil and aloe vera to soften and protect the skin giving you a close and comfortable shave.


Working Style socks are stylish stocking fillers. Made in England with hand-linked seams in bold-patterned fine merino wool that make them easy to catch your other half out when they're trying to borrow your favourite pair.


Our satchel also comes in black leather and is a most stylish gift option for the daily commuter. Inside there is a padded sleeve for securing your laptop and includes multiple discrete compartments for which achieves a sleek minimalist style.


Eagerly anticipated around October when the new vintage is released, many go a lifetime without their tastebuds touching Grange. Being one of the top wines of any variety in the world, it'll put a sure smile on any wine-lover's dial if you can get your hands on a bottle.


A great gift for someone who has everything. It brings instant refinement to any stationary collection. Designed with a smooth and streamlined shape to fit comfortably in the hand, these pens will make an elegant addition to your work desk or a considered gift for businessmen and novelists alike. 


For those who can only fit 1 Mercedes Benz in their garage, be economical with space and get them their favourite miniature scale model.


A no-brainer to get for the man that needs encouragement to downsize his 3 inch thick wallet to something more streamlined.


Beretta are the most sophisticated firearms manufacturer in the world and have partnered up with Bracu estate for a unique claybird shooting experience. A gift guaranteed to please anyone from novice to expert.

This entry was posted in on Dec, 16 2015

Writing Style

Writing Style

We've developed a capsule range of writing instruments - mechanical pencils, ballpoint pens and fountain pens - each made with precision in Germany. The instruments come with a hand-made leather pouch for safe keeping.

These make an ideal gift for the man who has everything and for anyone who appreciates the feel of a quality pen in their hand.

Numbers are limited so if you see someone else using one like yours, they knicked it from your desk.

Check them out here

This entry was posted in on Dec, 16 2015

A Wild Affair

A Wild Affair

We're pleased to see that Erik (R), Working Style's own eligible bachelor, made his fashion editorial modelling debut in the latest issue of The Denizen shot by Olivia Hemus

The brilliant photo shoot titled 'A Wild Affair' has Erik and co showcasing some of our very best black tie attire for the party season ahead so go and get your copy to see the full set of photos or visit us in store to see our formalwear collection (and Erik) up close.

This entry was posted in on Dec, 02 2015