For 23 years, Mandatory has stood for quality garments with a knowledge-based service to assist purchasing the right things in the right size. 

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 will be using this experience to support people purchasing remotely: Helping compare fit, weights of cloth and what goes with what. 

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.  

We make right through the season, this is efficient for our cash flow and keeps options available for guys needing specific sizes etc. 

Mandatory offer online consults for your changing wardrobe needs. We know this process needs to be both efficient and deliver a great result.  Work from home, smart casual office, and get me sorted I have no time… options. We can send through suggestions and answer questions. 

Get in touch, we are good at this stuff and keen to help.


  • I am working from home for the foreseeable, I like the sound of your stretch jeans and trou, organic cotton-knit classics that are hardy and wash well .





Get in touch with a question or go directly to book an appointment online.

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 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.

Massa Shoe sizing: