"Mandatory has the combined effect of good stuff on offer, and a stand-in awesome sister on hand to guide what the priorities are and what looks good."

For 23 years, Mandatory has produced quality garments while providing knowledge-based service to assist purchasing the right things in the right size. We make throughout the season keeping fabric options for guys needing specific sizes etc. 

Online shopping is challenging and the world does not need stockpiled fails in peoples’ homes. We have considerable expertise working with far flung clients and we use this experience to support people purchasing remotely. Helping compare fit and weights of cloth and what goes with what, Mandatory can consult via email. We are good at this stuff and keen to help with your online purchases if you need us. Fire us a Question

Alternatively, our book-in appointment system has had huge take up. A heads up that you are coming in, and what you are keen to see is proving efficient and effective for clients.  This is helping us greatly to manage our workflow and costs at this time.  Book an appointment

Ngā mihi

The Mandatory Team

04 3846107



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: