Frequently Asked Questions
Working Style operates a hand tailored tailormade/made-to-measure/custom made suiting and shirting program.
Garments typically take 6-8 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.
Ready-to-wear (also known as 'off the rack') clothing refers to garments that are made in various set size increments and stocked in stores. These are ready to wear directly after purchasing, aside from any minor alterations.
The terms 'Made to Measure' and 'custom made' refer to the 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.
Working Style Made to Measure suits are priced from $1499, jackets are priced from $1199 and shirts are priced from $399. Pricing will vary based on your choice of maker, fabrics, style and more.
Please find more information regarding Made to Measure and pricing here.
Made to Measure
Working Style makes Made to Measure suits, jackets, trousers, waistcoats, overcoats and shirts in nearly any size for your individual measurements.
Ready to Wear Collections
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. Casual wear 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 are a classic fit and range from a size XS to 3XL 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.
Classic Fit- XS/37 - 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.
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.
Garment Alterations and Tailoring
Ready-to-wear garments can be tailored in store. 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.
Our team are experts in the art of defining the most flattering fit on a range of body types. We have expertise on the adjustment possibilities of our own garments and are armed with an eye for contemporary fashion. 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.
Working Style has a no quibbles return policy, we want to make it easy for you to swap a size or to purchase and take something home to show a friend. However, please take the time to familiarise yourself with our returns and exchange conditions on this page.