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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

6 tips on what to look for when buying a suit

6 tips on what to look for when buying a suit

As part of celebrating the new season release of US legal drama Suits on Lightbox, Viva interviewed Working Style Creative Director, Eddie von Dadelszen, on his top tips for what to look for when buying a new suit.


1. Fabric fitness
Fabric quality can make or break a suit, so it’s important that you’re buying a quality fabric that can last several seasons. A wool suit comes in different levels of textile quality and different mills produce myriad results. The wool is often referred to by its super quality — Super 100s through to Super 150s and beyond.

As you might imagine, the higher the Super number the finer the wool and the tighter the weave, making the cloth softer and more luxurious. Whilst higher quality means a higher price, the investment made will pay off over the years. The most desirable fabrics for the corporate environment include woollen suits and if you want to splash out then cashmere/high twist wool blends are quite extraordinary to wear.

2. The perfect jacket
Fit from the shoulder first, look for a neat waist and a slim sleeve. These are three key characteristics you need to know when buying a suit and dealing with a suit tailor. As long as you have these three things in mind when choosing a suit, your jacket should fit accurately and look modern.

3. It’s all about the legs
Trousers should always fall gracefully against the shoe. The most desirable look is to have a soft break at the front of the trouser and not at the back, meaning the front crease should break a few inches up the calf. Shorter trousers with no break and a cuff are also popular but think twice about wearing this style if you have anything but slim legs.

4. Waistband 101
There should always be a little bit of room with a waistband and trousers should fit snugly across the hips. A tight waistband will not only be uncomfortable but will pull at your skin enlarging your waist, which is never a good look, of course.

5. Single breasted vs double breasted
Single-breasted suits can be worn for most occasions whether for work or a party. A peaked lapel is more dramatic than a notch, but a notch is more versatile. Personally, I like the sophisticated aesthetic of a wide notched lapel. It looks rich and bold, but not overly extravagant as a peak lapel sometimes does.

Although a double-breasted suit can look extraordinary, they are rarely selected as a first, second or even a third suit; my preference for double breasted is that it is made to measure and styled with the intention of utmost formality and is rendered in a cloth of great structure — because it looks best buttoned up.

6. Colour
Finally, the colour of a suit is also very important. Rich, patterned grey and bright, plain navy suits are popular colours that are trending this coming season and for next winter too. Grey and navy are also more interesting than black and look good against most complexions.

This entry was posted in on Aug, 14 2015

Bagel Master

Bagel Master

This happy young man paid us a visit last week. Arms full of Best Ugly Bagels for delicious staff lunches too.

Al Brown is right in to personalising his wardrobe and we've added a number of his embellishments to his attire for judging Master Chef New Zealand on TV3.

Nice to see someone add their own personal twist to their look.

This entry was posted in on Aug, 03 2015

Christchurch Pre-Match Function

Christchurch Pre-Match Function

To celebrate the start of the Rugby Championship and the arrival of the Argentinians in Christchurch, on Friday we held a pre-match function with Armstrong Mercedes-Benz and Partridge Jewellers at our Merivale store. We hope you enjoyed the Bluff oysters. Always a much-anticipated treat. Justin Marshall and Scotty Stevenson provided excellent banter and thanks to all the guests and everyone who made the event happen.

Thanks to Treasury Wine Estates for the cold Peroni beer, the rich South Australian Penfolds Bin 2 and crisp Marlborough Matua sauvignon blanc. 

Note the beautiful Partridge jewellery on display and as modelled by our three female team members.

We had fun, lets do it again some time.

This entry was posted in on Jul, 22 2015

Remedy for Winter

Remedy for Winter

On Thursday, our team in Wellington held a fantastic whisky tasting and mixer.

Whisky is the grandest of cures to the winter cold so thank you to everyone who attended and for the evening out to follow afterwards. It was a great night.

This entry was posted in on Jul, 17 2015

NZ International Film Festival

NZ International Film Festival

The NZ International Film Festival starts today at the Civic Theatre with a screening of The Lobster. A Yorgos Lanthimos film, probably best known for 2009's Dogtooth. The Lobster is set n a dystopian English future where single people must find a mate in 45 days or they get transformed into animals and released into the woods. 

The weird and wacky are sometimes the most surprising pieces of work to watch. 

Our pick for music lovers is Amy, the Amy Winehouse tribute.

There are too many others to choose from but some other worthy watches might be:

Being Evel, about the life of the legendary stuntman, Evel Knieval.

Ex Machina:  A psychological thriller exploring the AI meets Human arena.

Steve McQueen: The man and Le Mans.: All about the coolest man to have ever lived. Steve McQueen had a fascination with driving and this lead him to make the ill-fated film titled Le Mans.

Head along if you get the chance for a ticket. This is one of winter's never-fail entertainment activities.

This entry was posted in on Jul, 16 2015