TAILORMADE SUIT PRICE - HOW MUCH IS A TAILORMADE, MADE-TO-MEASURE, CUSTOM OR BESPOKE SUIT OR SHIRT?
We take a 50% deposit of the total price of a made-to-measure suit.
The starting price is $1890 for a 2 piece made-to-measure suit and from $299 for a shirt. Additional trousers start from $549, waistcoats are from $499, made-to-measure jackets are from $1465.
Working Style offers a Made-to-Measure tailoring service (also referred to as tailor made or custom made), not a bespoke service.
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TAILORMADE SUIT FITTING - HOW LONG AND HOW MANY FITTINGS WILL IT TAKE FOR A MADE-TO-MEASURE SUIT?
2-3 fittings happen for a made-to-measure suit. Your initial fitting will be conducted by one of our most experienced fitters, it should take around 20-30 minutes. The second and potentially third fittings will take 10-20 minutes.
It typically takes around 45 minutes for most first timers to find the right cloth, decide on the styling, get fitted and process the 50% deposit.
We recommend booking a fitting time before midday or after 2pm or after 3pm on the weekend, the more we know about what you are looking for, the better we can prepare in advance to make it a smoother experience. You are encouraged to make an appointment but this is not a requirement, and you are more than welcome to simply enquire or browse our cloth books for inspiration at your leisure.
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Deciding on your favourite cloth and styling details takes as long as it takes. We're here to help and will provide direction for you to choose a garment and cloth that will work best for you, describing the features and benefits of each element of your garment so you can be properly informed. This process can take anywhere from 10 minutes to half an hour to multiple visits, we're not going to rush you in to making a decision.
TAILORMADE SUITS - HOW LONG SHOULD I ALLOW FOR LEAD TIME BEFORE I CAN EXPECT TO WEAR MY MADE-TO-MEASURE SUIT?
Working Style operates a hand tailored tailormade/made-to-measure/custom made suiting and shirting program.
Garments typically take 4-6 weeks to make, prices change mainly based off the type of fabric selected for the garment. Garments are made with globally sourced components so it is advisable to visit early rather than closer to your deadline or important event in order to minimise the effect of any unforseen delays. We recommend at least 8 weeks lead time before a wedding.
SIZE RANGES - WHAT SIZES DOES WORKING STYLE MAKE?
Working Style makes tailormade suits, jackets, trousers, waistcoats, overcoats and shirts in nearly any size for your individual measurements.
Ready-to-wear Collection Sizing
Suit Size Range
In our ready to wear collections, suit jackets come with trouser waists 12cm smaller than the jacket chest size. Suit jackets range between 84N-124N the trousers range from 72cm-112cm waists. Casualwear typically ranges from 92N-116N jackets and 76-108cm waist trousers.
Suit lengths increase incrementally with each increase in chest size therefore most people fit a normal/regular (N) length as height and chest circumference are correlated. Suits also come in Short (S) and Tall (T) lengths to match to people of varying frame sizes. This is not a reflection of whether you are tall, short or normal height against the population average, it is the specific length of jacket required for your individual torso relative to your unique chest size. Short and Tall lengths are made in limited quantities on selected jacket sizes. Short fittings are available on 96-108 size suit jackets. Tall fittings are available on 100-116 suit jackets
Tall and Short jackets are 3cm longer and 3cm shorter than the Normal fitting. This difference is spread across the entire pattern of the jacket which changes where the jacket buttons up and how it rests on your torso.
Shirt Size Range
Our shirts range from a Super Slim extra small (XS) 37cm neck up to a XXXL Classic Fit 48cm neck shirt. We also tailor make shirts to nearly any size. Lengthening or shortening sleeves or tailoring the waist in or out can dramatically improve the fit on you but a comfortable fit through the neck chest and shoulders is key. Across our three fits, we are confident at least one of these will be the right shirt for you.
Super Slim Fit - XS/37 to XL/44
Slim Fit- S/38 - XXL/46
Classic Fit- S/38 - XXXL/48
Trouser Size Range
Typically between 76cm-108cm waist trousers. Casual trousers come with an adjustable 84cm inside leg and dress trousers come with an unhemmed 89cm inside leg.
Footwear Size Range
Shoes range from 39-46 EU. Special orders may be available in some circumstances, talk to our team in store.
Suit Hire Size Range
We offer the same size range as the ready-to-wear suit collection. 84-124 inclusive of Tall, Normal and Short length jackets.
All lines are made in small quantities to ensure your individuality, sometimes as few as 10 items exist for the entire line in the world and often just one of certain sizes are made. As a general rule, smaller and larger sizes within our size range are always made in lower quantities than sizes near the middle of this size range. This is also the case for Short and Tall length suits. For this reason it is advisable to secure your size in whatever you've fallen in love with as soon as you're able to place a deposit on it or risk missing out.
We do not make any childrenswear.
ALTERATIONS & TAILORING - CAN WORKING STYLE ALTER GARMENTS TO FIT BETTER?
Garment Alterations & Tailoring
Ready-to-wear garments can be tailored by our in store experts. We can slim or shorten sections of your garment that are too full or long. Garments can also be lengthened or widened where items are short or tight due to extra fabric inlays hidden inside the seams.
Working Style employees are experts in the art of defining the most flattering fit on a range of body types. Our team has expertise on the adjustment possibilities of our own garments and are armed with an eye for contemporary fashion. We're able to advise on all aspects of your outfit and manage any alterations ourselves with our inhouse tailors. Common alterations include invisible sleeve or trouser lengthening/shortening, waist/seat trouser adjustments, jacket/shirt waist adjustments, sleeve/leg adjustments and many many more.
Alterations are additional to the price of the garment.
LAYBUYS - DO YOU OFFER A LAYBUY SERVICE?
Yes, we take a 20% deposit and require full payment inside 3 months. If you require flexibility on this, please discuss with us in store.
TAILORING - WHERE DOES WORKING STYLE TAILOR/ALTER GARMENTS?
We have our own inhouse tailoring room on level 1 above our 186A Ponsonby Road store that conducts all tailoring for Working Style Auckland under the brand of Ponsonby Alterations. You're welcome to bring any clothes you wish to be altered there directly otherwise only Working Style garments can be remodelled or refitted at Working Style branches.
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We strongly recommend getting your Working Style garments tailored by us rather than other tailors. For recommendations on dry cleaning or information on tailoring from our southern stores, please contact our stores here.
RETURNS & EXCHANGES- WHAT IS WORKING STYLE'S RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY?
Our full Return & Exchange policy can be found here https://www.workingstyle.co.nz/delivery
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MADE-TO-MEASURE, TAILOR MADE, CUSTOM MADE, BESPOKE AND READY-TO-WEAR?
Ready-to-wear (also known as 'off the peg' or 'off the rack') clothing refers to garments that are made in various set size increments and stocked in stores. These are ready for someone to try on and wear as soon as they like if they purchase the garment.
The terms 'made-to-measure', 'tailor made' and 'custom made' refer to the same process whereby a set base pattern is adjusted to fit the wearer. It is a customised fit that will work incredibly well for almost everyone and the fit will be superior to a ready-to-wear garment's fit. Styling details and finishes are able to be changed and personalised from within a selection of options. Working Style offers this made-to-measure service for suits, trousers, jackets, overcoats, waistcoats and shirts.
Bespoke refers to a suit or shirt that has been made directly for one person's frame and a unique pattern made for the style and size of that customer. This is significantly more expensive and involves more fittings than made-to-measure but is much more flexible when it comes to pattern adjustments and styling options.