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Tiff & Pete's Wedding

Tiff & Pete's Wedding

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."

WS - So how'd you personalise your wedding?

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 Measure

Groomsmen - Working Style

This entry was posted in on Apr, 28 2016

Premium Spanish Footwear

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.

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This entry was posted in on Apr, 22 2016

Autumn/Winter Launch Party

Watch this short clip from our AW16 Collection launch party. Thanks to everybody who attended and made this such a great night.

Working Style in association with ASB Bank and Mercedes-Benz New Zealand held our AW16 Collection launch party and fashion show at the stunning St Matthew in the City church.

Guests were treated to Champagne LansonPenfolds shiraz, Matua sauvignon blanc and Moa beer and dined on delicious fresh Bluff oysters from Al Brown and his team from Depot.

Our friends at Samsung NZCathay Pacific AirwaysRicoh New Zealand Limited, Moa Brewery and Treasury Wine Estate all helped make this happen with their support. As well as the expert events team at J&A Productions for their huge effort pulling everything together for the party.

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This entry was posted in on Apr, 18 2016

Gabriel Macht meet and greet

Here's a short video from last Friday's meet and greet withSuitsstar Gabriel Macht in store at Working Style. Can't wait for season 6 out later this year onLightbox

Gabriel and host Tim Lambourne both wearing Working Style suits

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This entry was posted in on Apr, 15 2016

Runway A/W16

This entry was posted in on Apr, 08 2016

Black Tie AW16

Black tie dress code is the standard for formal wear, the mainstay for awards ceremonies, ballrooms and formal evening parties. Typically the most formal attire you'll ever need to have in your wardrobe. Black tie requires a dinner suit, potentially with an evening waistcoat, a dinner shirt, bow tie and plain-toe black patent shoes, also known as ‘ceremonial’ shoes.

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.

Midnight Polka Dot Bow Tie - $129 // Stirling Silver Cufflinks - $199 // Black Grosgrain Bow Tie - $129 

Woven Houndstooth Tie $129 // Black Silk Tie - $129 // Houndstooth Knitted Silk Tie - $129


The chance of ruining an outfit with clumpy, square-toed shoes is high. A keen eye and beautiful women notice these things. Opt for a sleek, highly-polished black pair for some optical kick in the night's dim lights.

Patent Leather Ceremonial Shoes - $599 // Mercury Black Shoes $599 // Bowie Black Leather Toe Cap - $599


If you can't make the change to black tie after work, do your darndest to dress one of these puppies up. Make sure it's a step up from your usual look and put your slickest accessories together or you'll look under-dressed. Try 'Black on Black' with a black shirt underneath for a sophisticated evening look.

Plain Black Suit - $990 // Black Pin Dot Suit - $1290 // Plain Black Twill Suit - $1290

Add some pattern or colour...or both to your outfit. Ours are made by hand in Italy from the finest silks and cottons..

Black/White Dot Pocket Square - $89 // Silver Paisley Pocket Square $89 // Black Geometric Squares Pocket Square $89

We have a handy range of suits to loan out for black tie occasions that spring up on you. Able to be hired for $279ea

This entry was posted in on Mar, 29 2016


If you haven't seen Diplo on the cover of the latest Remix, go out and grab a copy for yourself. The American DJ is wearing a very healthy amount of Working Style product on the cover and throughout the rest of the photoshoot.

This entry was posted in on Mar, 29 2016

Easter Hours

This entry was posted in on Mar, 24 2016


Working Style started in 1987 tailoring made-to-measure shirts for New Zealand men and extended in to fine suiting, accessories and shoes. We often hear stories about our goods still being used 5 or 10 years after they were first purchased, still in good order. Some have been cared for, some have been through many battles.  In either case, we love seeing these ancient Working Style products, send a picture through if you have any to

Here is a belt from one of our most loyal customers - purchased way back in 1993 for $39. This is what we're all about, buying something once and getting a return from your investment.

Our memory of '93 is hazy so here's a reminder of we were up to 23 years ago.

-NZ population 3,597,000
-Jim Bolger was Prime Minister of New Zealand,Bill Clinton became president of the USA andLes Mills was the (fittest ever) mayor of Auckland
-The Mutton Birds won Album of the Year at the NZ Music Awards. Whitney won a Grammy for 'I Will Always Love You'
-Jurassic Park, Schindler's List and The Piano were released in cinemas.
-Michael Jordan retired from basketball to return again 17 months later.
-Audrey Hepburn, James Hunt, Frank Zappa passed away and were promptly replaced with births of 3/5 of the original lineup of One Direction

This entry was posted in on Mar, 22 2016

Win a Nespresso Coffee Maker

Win a Nespresso Coffee Maker

Be in to win - We're giving away 3 brand new Nespresso coffee makers, the Prodigio&Milk worth $499

Wellington customers, your chance for a taster and to be in to win will be on the 3rd of April so visit our store at 8 Woodward Street on Sunday.
Let our team know if you want to enter and they will pass on your details.

If you can't make it in store on those dates, be in to win once by emailing us here with Nespresso as the subject line

This is Nespresso's first connected machine. It provides you with a unique experience that combines coffee pleasure with additional connectivity benefits.

It's bluetooth enabled and means you can program your morning wake up routine to be a whole lot more flavourful by scheduling a Nespresso the second you want it as well as recieving maintenance assistance and track and reorder your capsules.

More time to enjoy coffee, just let your smartphone do the work.

1.Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

2.Entry is open to residents of New Zealand only.Employees of the Promoter, the Promoter’s associated companies, the Promoter’s agencies associated with this competition and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.

3.Working Style reserves the right to withdraw this promotion or any part of this promotion should their ability to fulfil due obligations be compromised.

4.To enter the promotion, entrants must provide their email address and any other required information to sign up to the Working Style staff member on the day of the coffee activation or enter via email, emailing withNespresso in the subject line and contact details provided.

5.The following prizes will be awarded:3 Nespresso Prodigio machines valued at $499 each.

6.Total prize pool is valued at $1,497 RRP.

7.Each prizewinner will be notified by email or phone.

8.Prize is not transferable for cash.

9.Entries must be received by the promoter during the promotional period.

10.The promotional period commences at 9am on Saturday 19th March 2016 and will finish at 5pm onSunday2rd April 2016.

11.The prize draw will be conducted on Wednesday 6th April 2016 at the offices of Working Style in Auckland.

12.The promoters accept no responsibility for late, lost of misdirected entries.

13.Prize will only be delivered in New Zealand and each winner should allow 28 days fromthe closing date of the competition.

14.The Promoter is Working Style, 33 Shortland Street, Auckland.

This entry was posted in on Mar, 18 2016