Good Morning, Vietnam
We lost someone truly special last week with the passing of
Robin Williams. Whether it be his highly acclaimed performance in Good Morning, Vietnam, or the countless voice-overs for
animated films, he was an inspiration to all generations. Here he is at his
best Ė making everyone in the room smile.
This entry was posted in the Working Style Blog on Aug, 20 2014
Never Tear Us Apart
"Women are incredible in groups... Terrifying. Men have nothing
- Michael Hutchence
Must view TV last night on TV3 Ė the story of the iconic
music legends INXS. We loved every minute of it. If you missed the story on
Michael Hutchence, the Farris brothers and the rest of INXS, you can still
catch it on your computer. Click on the picture to see Part 1 and its entirety.
Donít miss Part 2 next week Ė Thursday 21st at 8:30pm.
This entry was posted in the Working Style Blog on Aug, 15 2014
How to Drive a Fine Suit
fine suit is like a prestige car Ė powerful and confidence-boosting. And, like
a car, it must receive the right kind of care and service. A suit breakdown could leave you stranded on
the side of the entrepreneurial highway.
best suit tips:
1. Cough up for good cloth and top tailoring. This isnít so much of a
care tip as a buying tip. The Duke of Windsorís wardrobe recently sold at
auction and his suits were still wearable, even though they were 70 years old.
2. Stick to suitable activities. Suits are for walking, talking and sitting. Not
for heavy lifting, fixing the photocopier or a spontaneous spot of tree
Brush daily. Use a proper suit brush to
clean your jacket and trousers after each wear. It only takes 30 seconds.
4. Donít attempt amateur stain removal. If the daily brush doesnít do the job, itís
off to the dry cleaners.
But take it easy with the
dry cleaning. Dry cleaning is tough on fabric. It causes the fibres to become
brittle, which speeds up wear and tear. Once a season is enough.
Steam out your wrinkles. If creases donít fall out overnight, steam
will do the trick. You can either invest in a steamer or hang your suit in a
steamy bathroom. At a pinch, you can put a towel between your suit and a steam
This entry was posted in the Working Style Blog on Aug, 01 2014
We are currently seeking people for full time and part-time positions in our Auckland stores.
We reward our salespeople handsomely and our people love their work.
Email CV's through to:firstname.lastname@example.org
This entry was posted in the Working Style Blog on Jul, 29 2014
If youíve been tying your tie the same way for years, why not lash out
with a new knot? Check out these videos on how to tie the Double Windsor,
Four in Hand.
This entry was posted in the Working Style Blog on Jul, 25 2014
The Working Man's Wardrobe
If you are wanting to build respect in the work place, have a listen to Fraser Bremford, our Southern Director, for tips on the Working Man's Wardrobe.
This entry was posted in the Working Style Blog on Jul, 22 2014
Shirts that Cancel out Winter
Hereís our antidote to the
gloomy weather. The clouds will lift the moment you slip one on.
Youíll feel brighter, sharper
and definitely more amusing.
Did you know? People are six times more likely to be influenced by
the colour you wear than by anything else about your appearance. Blue is
for trust and credibility. Red is assertive.
This entry was posted in the Working Style Blog on Jul, 16 2014
Rubber Sole Protection
It is a sad day when you have to part with your favourite shoes because the leather soles have worn to holes.
Fear not - now you can extend their life.
Bring your precious footwear to your nearest and dearest Working Style store and we'll rubber sole them to provide mile after mile of extra wear.
This service is available on any of the shoes we sell, and we can discuss it with you on any of the new shoe range.
This entry was posted in the Working Style Blog on Jul, 09 2014
Luggage comes with Hidden Treasure
It's no secret that our VBC Luggage range is fashioned from the finest cowhide.
However the metal that keeps it closed is less well known.
Our zips are made from palladium, a metal commonly used to manufacture white gold.
It's in the same class as platinum - just as strong, but not as heavy.
You can trust palladium zips to withstand the most brutish baggage handlers.
This entry was posted in the Working Style Blog on Jul, 07 2014
Servicing your Suede Footwear
Suede shoes or boots can instantly deformalise your outfit and give you that extra degree of cool, because they're softer and less structured.
However they do require a little more care than leather footwear.
For regular grooming and spot stains, we recommend a suede brush. And every so often treatment with a specialised suede shampoo can work wonders to keep your investment in good shape.
When all else fails, bring your shoes/boots in and we can take a look.
This entry was posted in the Working Style Blog on Jul, 03 2014