Our aim is for you to get good wear and satisfaction from garments you buy from us – and for you to return happy to buy more. We have a very good alteration service which facilitates the rack garments to work well for the majority of purchases. These same rack garments do also function as prototypes for garments made to order. Mandatory offers custom fit on any Mandatory Label garments we can at no extra charge. (Time and fabric availability are considerations against custom make).This does guarantee you that if we can see a way that something could be improved upon – we will say so.
Occasionally someone needs to buy a stock prototype suit in a hurry, there are limited but high value options as these are what we show as examples. Our main focus is for these prototypes to display good design ideas, fit and cloth options. We can and prefer to make your choice of cloth, style and individual shape in 4 weeks as required.
There are options in the level of make; in the main this is chasing fit and design details. Made to Measure expertly deals with stance and posture. The better a suit fits-the longer they last so there is a saving long term on a high spec make. Price variance is mainly on cloth, which can be quality but also exchange rates etc. We have more than usual cloth options at the lower end $1700-1900 at the moment - all excellent. There are books of cloth at the high end which are awesome too.
We are specialists in well priced custom fit suiting and have expertise in designing and coordinating for a variety of styles of Wedding, Civil Union, Award and Special Occasion wear. View our Wedding Gallery or Wearing Mandatory Image Archive for inspiration.
Book an Appointment: You are cordially invited to book an appointment to have coffee and discuss wardrobe (or wedding) plans. We have a reputation for quality, expert knowledge and honest assistance; making a flattering cut of clothes that remain favourites.
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.