Working Style: The Right Fit


When you feel good in your clothes, it’s obvious. Premium menswear fashion brand Working Style has a better understanding of the right fit than most and is renowned for its made-to-measure business and casual wear.

For over 34 years, the New Zealand label has produced custom suits for grooms – and even a few brides.


Working Style now has six locations (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, along with selling online) and is known for exceptional personable service.

Often, clients will even pop by for a drink and a chat, even when they’re not due a fitting, say founders and owners Chris and Tim Dobbs. 


Chris Dobbs founded Working Style in the late 80s, selling made-to-measure shirts door to door when fresh out of college.

You really get to know people when you’re offering a made-to-measure tailoring service, such as they do, says Working Style director Graig Douglas.


During a client’s first 30-minute consultation, 40 measurements are taken, with tweaks made during final fittings.

Their customers choose the style that suits them best, along with their fabric, and the garments are made in Europe by leading atelier, Davion. 


Douglas says there is nothing more satisfying than watching their clients put on garments that’ve been tailor-made for them. It’s like one of life’s great truths (a good one) has been revealed, and they’re never going back.


When you enter a Working Style showroom it’s all about you, says Sharon Orquejo, who has a background in textiles and has been part of the team for over 15 years.

Working Style even offers no-obligation bookings with their tailors for those who are curious about the process.


Clients choose from double or single-breasted jackets, various collar and lapel options, along with pant widths and lengths, and fabric.

“We love the opportunity to work with clients and allow them to experience the joy that comes from having bespoke garments created just for them,” says Orquejo.

Visit Working Style online to learn more about their made-to-measure service.