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Velvet Revolution

Dropping a knee is the easy part. It's important to select the right attire while considering time of day and style of your wedding. A velvet dinner jacket is the obvious way to go during an evening formal occasion so we've gathered a small pile of information on this king of cloths.


Velvet is a luxurious fabric that lends itself to be worn at night time because of the natural lustre it has. It is the perfect wedding or black tie attire as a contemporary, soft alternative to a wool dinner suit. The general consensus is that Velvet originated somewhere in the far east. Was carried along the silk road by Arab traders to Europe. Velvet reached Italy and made fortunes for Lucca and Florence after dominating world production from the 12th to the 18th centuries by supplying the rest of Europe where it was used as a luxurious covering for royalty and the rich on everything from furniture to walls and clothing.

Typically made from cotton or silk, the two-for-one process of creating a velvet cloth involves creating two interconnected cloth layers and slicing the connecting threads down the middle. This leaves a pile of outward pointing, relatively loose fibres and the back side flat to create the familiar plush looking cloth we know today.

A confident man who appreciates the nature of the cloth and its lovely pile can wear velvet with ease. While traditionally worn in darker colours, more ornate and elaborate velvets such as those available in our new range of Ariston cloths, enable the groom to express considerable personality.


When accessorising it is important to remember that the jacket is the hero piece of your outfit, keep accessories understated. Pair the velvet with a crisp white shirt and a silk grosgrain bowtie. While a dark woollen trouser is the sleeker route to take, a pronounced check trouser can be a more directional alternative. Keep your footwear simple, avoid broguing and go for a sleek, elegant Black Lace Up or loafer.




It’s all in the details. Seen here with a simple black silk bow tie, offset the plush velvet with silk grosgrain peak lapels or keep it classic with a shawl collar.





An understated white cotton pocket square ($29) and Pleat Front Dinner Shirt ($249)

To select from our range of velvets, see us in store for an introduction to the cloth collection.




This entry was posted in on Sep, 29 2016

Ariston Fabrics





We're pleased to announce the arrival of Ariston Fabrics at Working Style.  The Neapolitan family company is one of the most progressive cloth merchants in the world of tailoring.  Their emphasis on innovation, limited production run and use of technology and techniques gives Ariston one of the world's most covetable cloth collections.

Their range is extensive but extremely limited. Ariston's fabrics consist of the finest merino, mohair, cashmere, silk, linen or cotton and are milled in Italy with a focus on contemporary weaves, colours and patterns. Over 500 cloths enter their collection every 6 months and all are sold out and replaced by a dynamic new range within the 6 months that follow.

Whether you're a newbie or have experienced Ariston cloths before, we'd like to show you the complete new Ariston collection in store.

Available on all full and half canvassed made-to-measure suits. Visit one of our stores or book an appointment for a personal introduction to the range.




This entry was posted in on Sep, 23 2016

Trish Peng Bridal High Tea

Thank you to everyone who attended the Trish Peng Bridal High Tea at the Sofitel. It was a pleasure to be involved and meet you all. We hope to have inspired you with some of our wares from our Groom collection. Here's a selection of our favourite pictures from Levien & Lens Photography























This entry was posted in on Sep, 23 2016

The Secrets to going Sockless

Going boating? Got beautiful ankles? Temperature rising? Peacocking at Pitti Uomo? Whatever your reason to shake off the socks, make sure you know the 3 key things to do.


1
Choose the right setting.

This is a look for warm sunny weather, not for days of gloom and gusts.  Few things make your choice of attire look more ill-considered and out of place than the weather making a seasonal U-turn & that goes for any outfit, any time of the year. Going sockless is not really suitable for the office but it works perfectly for the weekend, the beach or on holiday. 


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Wear the right things.

Most styles of shoes are fine to wear without socks with the exception of boots and high tops. Slip on loafers are the most sensible choice because they are softly constructed and low cut plus they're just a little bit smart so work with relaxed tailoring perfectly. Beware of the new shoe and the all-day sockless walkathon, your socks protect your soft feet from your shoes so if you haven't got perfectly worn-in shoes, wear socks for the day.  Keep this look for more pliable footwear and your well-worn favourites.

Dress it down rather than up. Denim and cotton trousers are the most appropriate trousers to consider, informally styled wool makes for a valid pant choice also. Up top, opt for textured soft shirting, polo or a tee underneath a bomber jacket or soft-shouldered light casual jacket and you can't go wrong.



3
Wear these socks.

This sort of goes against the concept of being sockless but your feet and your shoes will thank you for it. Socks protect the leather from sweat and odor, if you go sockless your shoes' lifespans will decrease significantly. The leather patina may change (for the worse) and the shoe will warp with the increase in moisture and improper storage. That's why we've started stocking these handy footlets. 






These footlets wont end up half way down your feet, they'll stay discretely low. 

Footlet Features:

  • Quality Egyptian Cotton
  • Breathable top
  • Non-slip heel grip
  • Antibacterial finish
  • Cut to sit 'invisibly' below the shoe-line



This entry was posted in on Sep, 15 2016

Serious Business


This entry was posted in on Sep, 13 2016

Jess & Rob's Wedding



Fantastic images from Jess & Robbie's wedding. Congratulations to you both and well done on the amazing ceremony.

BUBBLEROCK
GREY AREA PRODUCTIONS
JOLENE HANNA; BUOY
SAM EMERSON
SAM ALLEN
NAVEYA AND SLOANE
STRETCH TENTS WELLINGTON
J'ATON COUTURE
SARAH JAYNE KAVALI
WORKING STYLE
ZIMMERMANN
CARMENCITA
CAITLIN LOMAS
ARCHES
CHANEL
JOSH BLUE AND EMMA SARGENT
WAIHENGA, FAMILY HOMESTEAD














This entry was posted in on Sep, 12 2016

The Pants are On Us



*Purchase any Working Style Made-to-Measure suit before the 17th of October and you will receive a complimentary second trouser of the same value as the first pair.

With Made-to-Measure suits starting from $1790, this offer is an affordable way to double its lifespan or add variety to your trouser collection.

Try a Jacket-Trouser combination with a different extra trouser option for added variety or double the life of a suit by getting two pairs of trousers.



This entry was posted in on Sep, 12 2016

Hawke's Bay - We're Coming





Tell your friends! We're landing in Hawke's Bay next week for private appointments with preselected pieces from our new season collection as well as our extensive range of cloths for made-to-measure suits and jackets.


WHEN: 9am Thursday 22/09/16 until noon Saturday 24/09/16

WHERE: We will come to you anywhere between Bay View & Puketapu down to Havelock North & Te Awanga. We can meet at your office or in the comfort of your own home for a private consultation so you do not need to lift a finger except to click and confirm a time that suits you.
This could be the ideal time to work with your existing wardrobe and collaborate on something truly versatile.

This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of our Pants are on Us offer on Made-to-Measure suits which could get you a second trouser for free*. Learn more here.



Secure the best consultation time now, make a booking for a private appointment with Vianni, our travelling tailor.









This entry was posted in on Sep, 12 2016

Urban Rooftop Elopement

Great to be a part of this. Get your wedding inspiration here.

You're either getting married or you're invited to a wedding this summer. Make an appointment with us now so your wedding suit is planned in advance.



















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CREDITS

Creative Direction and Styling - Weddings by Paris
Photography - Sweet Events Photography
Cinematography - De Coeur a Coeur
Makeup & Hair Artist - Olga Gill
Lighting structure - Vintage & Style
Glass props - Royal Laboratorie
Flowers - Renee Carver
Bridal Gown - Natalie Chan
Groom Suit - Working Style
Cake - Magnolia Kitchen
Table Linen - Insphire
Tableware - Father Rabbit
Stationery - Just my Type
Venue - Rooftop Chancery Chambers
Bride - Amy Tomlinson
Groom - Marco Sapich




This entry was posted in on Sep, 06 2016

Take a Swing at Something Grey




This elegant fabric plays tricks with the eyes. The dusty blues and greys fade in and out, suggesting an over-check, but without committing to anything too rigid. The more you look at it, the more interesting it becomes. We think this Vitale Barberis Canonico cloth says everything about this season’s suit collection - complexity balanced by simplicity, tradition offset by contemporary informality.

Shop the Look via the links below

Suit - Grey with Blue Check Suit

Shoes - Taylor Burnished Brown Lace Ups
Shirt - Blue Self Net Shirt
Socks - Navy Polkadot Socks
Tie - Blue Grenadine Silk Tie
Belt - Chocolate Saffiano Leather Belt




This entry was posted in on Sep, 01 2016