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

Front and Centre

Front and Centre

Just installed this beauftul new display for our made to measure cloth books in the Shortland Street Working Style.

There are very few places in New Zealand that will be able to give you a canvassed, hand made tailored suit but we are one of them. Ready-to-wear or made-to-measure.

Definitely worth a visit sometime soon to view the new books that are in store.

This entry was posted in on Jul, 15 2015

The Bachelor

The Bachelor

For those of you interested in cute boys, a visit to Working Style is always in order but now we can lay claim one of the most eligible bachelors in the country.

Working Style's very own coveted Canuck, Erik Lehman, was voted Cleo Bachelor of the Year 2015. 

Well done to Erik, he's a top man. NZ couldn't have voted for a better guy.

This entry was posted in on Jul, 03 2015

James Hunt

James Hunt

Launched in to a Formula 1 racing career, James Hunt has made a name for himself as a hot tempered, competitive and brash driver. Leading to many race wins as well as earning the nickname Shunt because of all of his accidents. 

He had a casual approach to everything in life unless it involved competition. On one of the lowest salaries in the Formula 1, he lived like a playboy and he lived fast doing what he loved.

After years of dodging accidents on the racetrack, Hunt passed away on this day in 1993 from a heart attack aged just 45 and will always be remembered as one of the most colourful characters of motorsport. 

This entry was posted in on Jun, 15 2015

Free Shoes with Made-to-Measure suits*

Free Shoes with Made-to-Measure suits*

To kick off the start of winter, we've got a fitting proposal for everyone.

Buy any made-to-measure suit from us and receive a free pair of shoes*

*Shoes  to the value of $399. While shoe stock lasts. Deal ends 30/06/2015

Examples of shoes in the deal are below. Each shoe was handsomely crafted by hand in Spain, with 100% calf leather with welted leather sole. Fantastic quality, exceptionally durable, stylish and comfortable.

Seville Chocolate Brogue - FDP046 - $399
Buffed to perfection, Working Style's chocolate brogues add polish to your business ensemble. This style is timeless and versatile - a smart investment.

The word 'brogue' stems from broguing, which describes the ornamentation of shoes using perforations and pinking. Modern brogues trace their roots to a rustic Irish shoe that was constructed using untanned hide with perforations that allowed water to drain when crossing a bog.

Seville Brown Suede Brogue - FDP049 - $399
Working Style's chocolate suede brogues are the perfect 'smart casual' shoe for work or leisure. This style is timeless and versatile - a smart investment.

Toeldo Black Shoes FDP048 - $399
In a word, sleek. Made with a single piece of leather, these black lace-ups are made in Spain for Working Style. Once you've worn them a couple of times, you'll never want to take them off - the simple styling with closed lacing delivers slipper-like comfort

San Sebastian Black Toe Cap FDP047 -$399
These classic cap toe Oxfords in basic black are a wardrobe staple. The quality leather will soon conform to the individual contours of your feet, providing many months of comfortable standing and walking. Dancing too, if you're that way inclined. 

Padua Chocolate Sneakers FCWS159 - $399
This sneaker has snuck into the tailored wardrobe, proudly exhibiting the recontextualisation of sportswear. Crafted from butter-soft premium leather and made in Spain especially for Working Style, it makes perfect sense in the urban professional environment, especially for those who catch ferries, buses and trains to work.

Padua Chocolate Sneakers FCWS160 - $399

This entry was posted in on Jun, 11 2015

Milanese button holes

Milanese button holes

How can you make a statement with your outfit without wearing clothing that is louder than you are? The devil is in the detail.

Understated, elegant features within your look certainly set you apart from the crowd and catch the eye in the best possible way. Initially, all but the most detail-oriented people might not be able to put their finger on why you look so dapper. It's good to keep people guessing.

We can offer a simple, sexy addition to your next tailor made suit - a Milanese Button hole.

Be careful when you type that term in to Google whilst using the office WiFi, a small habitual typo could spell the end to your internet privileges.

A beauty mark on a the face of a true hand made garment and the ultimate in subtle style, the Milanese button hole is vastly more aesthetically appealing than the common hand-finished button hole.  The esoteric technique takes an experienced tailor approximately an hour to complete each hole. Whilst not particularly technical, it is time-consuming and is practiced by relatively few. 

Due to the labour-intensive practice having a serious expertise scarcity, the Milanese button hole appears on very few garments. This is exactly why you should get one. 

Only available at our Shortland Street branch on selected made-to-measure garments, $POA.

This entry was posted in on Jun, 02 2015

Mr. Smith

Mr. Smith

Everyone's favourite All Black, Conrad Smith kindly donated his shirt to a worthy cause, his biggest fan's wardrobe.

Rex's last reported sighting was on his journey home from work, miming dummy passes and stepping pedestrians down Lambton Quay with a grin on his face..

This entry was posted in on May, 29 2015

Queen's Birthday Hours

Queen's Birthday Hours

The best and most peaceful time to shop is when everyone else leaves town.

If you aren't heading away, make sure you visit us to take advantage of your extra day off work to get your new winter kit sorted.

For Queen's Birthday weekend, we're opening with reduced hours: Monday 10am-4pm.

Picture from the 1953 royal performance at Auckland's St James Theatre.

This entry was posted in on May, 28 2015