We are a double vaccinated crew working through our third doses. A vaccine pass or exemption is required and we request that everyone use the tracer app for entry into our store. We are masked for serving and fitting in-store. 

21 Ghuznee Street is a large space with a high stud and two sets of open doors providing significant airflow. There is Hepa filtration in the open topped change room area.  We are managing numbers and providing seating for extras in the open air to keep it feeling easy-breezy. 

Mandatory has an excellent booking system which we are encouraging guys to make use of.  It aids efficiency if you are planning to make multiple purchases and think it likely you may need a specific fit, variation, a bit of outfit/wardrobe planning. The right consult/fitting crew will be on hand, fabrics/sample garments can be assembled, and we can prioritise your time and limit people contact.  

Please take a look. If you don't find a suitable time please feel free to email us and suggest what could work including mornings, evenings, some Sundays. 


Mandatory’s crew, with one law/commerce student exception, are fashion and clothing trade trained. We are able to swap in and out of each other’s jobs and work remotely as needed. We feel tentatively prepared for what comes next... We anticipate use of the booking system and guided online purchasing to expand, as it has since March 2020. These systems have worked extremely well and kept us in work - any needs or schemes you have, we are keen!

Please get in touch about anything you see on the site. (sometimes needs updating/ always new things on the horizon).  We have a significant client base outside Wellington and are well practiced in working at a distance with clients.  Get in touch

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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.

Massa Shoe sizing: