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Mandatory was founded in 1997 offering locally designed, urbane, quality men’s fashion alongside service; styling advice, custom fit and tailoring. A rare gem, the independent menswear store, Mandatory operates as a classic men’s outfitter with a constantly developing mostly local fashion range from tee shirts to suits and accessories. With garments produced in an independent studio a mere stones throw from their Cuba street store, Mandatory is an enduring brand of 19 years that prides themselves on quality manufacture, good cuts and excellent fits. This is the best of NZ Men's Fashion. Welcome. 
Size Guide

The table below sets out garment sizes that correspond to each other and regularly fit together. Eg. A size Medium guy typically fits a 39 or 40 cm neck dress shirt, a 96 or 100 cm chest jkt, an 88cm dress/casual pant, and this will correspond to good brand jeans as  33 inch (there are a few dodgy sized 32” sold elsewhere these days confusing the issue!) 

Medium can be the hardest area to define as guys can be on the smaller or bigger side of this. Buying dress shirts; collars and neck sizes are absolute, but brands can vary in roominess, length etc. Please enquire, we stock a variety of brands and styles to cover shape and taste below the neck!

Our top sizes are considered to be good fair standard sizes and a Medium guy fits our medium casual shirts, tees and jackets generally without issue.

Our trou sizes are true to measurements. Due to our extensive involvement in tailored wear where centimetres matter, we are not generous with our waists. Ease is added to allow for pants sitting low but neat. The table is a good guide to what is likely to work on a guy whose frame is fairly in proportion.