We are thrilled to have been making things Mandatory for 25 years.
The steady method: carefully managing good materials to make covetable pieces - that the crew loves to work with and the clients love to wear, continues to be rewarding and exciting.
We especially prize the amazing relationships that have developed and endured. We thank you here:
The Crew; We're a talented family in this amazing work environment that we've worked together to create. Fantastic people have worked with us and given a lot to Mandatory.
So many people gave time and assistance over the years. All those shows, a few moves, shoots, schemes and themes: Big love to Nektar films, DJs many, models, photographers, crews, family, and friends.
Clients - loyal and encouraging. It is wonderful to be respected for our practice while meeting people doing all manner of cool and important things. Thank you for the friendships too.
Our Peers - hard times again! Small businesses; NZ-made, conscious fashion, comrades of Cuba - Kia Kaha! Theatre, music, arts, and beloved hospo - we see your māhi, we are in awe, it is clearly super tough. Thank you all for the work and care you have put our way over the past 25 years.
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 trouser 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.


Please measure a belt you are currently using, this will give you the best indication of the correct size you require.

Measure from the beginning of the buckle to the strong indentation line between the holes. That is the measurement to ascertain what is the best belt size for you. I.e. this belt measures 77cm, so you would need the 76-83 belt.

Massa Shoe sizing: