Good Morning, Vietnam

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

Never Tear Us Apart

"Women are incredible in groups... Terrifying. Men have nothing on them.Ē

- 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

How to Drive a Fine Suit

A 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.

Our 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 pruning.

3. 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.

5. 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.

5. 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 iron.


This entry was posted in the Working Style Blog on Aug, 01 2014

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

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:nwilton@workingstyle.co.nz


This entry was posted in the Working Style Blog on Jul, 29 2014

Tie Refresher

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,


and the 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

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

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

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

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