Mandatory offers personal wardrobe planning consultations with a focus on function and versatility as well as style. We’ll help you make the most of your current wardrobe and suggest additions that will make you look good, feel good and take you places – whether for work, fun, or special occasions.

Your consultation will start in store, where we can work together to identify your requirements, style, and taste. We’ll then come to you for a relaxed in-home consultation (1–2 hours) when we’ll put together some outfits for different scenarios, and work out what’s working and identify any gaps. We’ll bring samples, swatches, photographs and our ideas as inspiration. Back at the store, we’ll work with you to choose garments to get you going in the right direction. And we’ll sort alterations for existing pieces if needs be.

We’ll provide you with a ‘Style File’ summarising your consultation, including our advice and suggestions on future purchases and things to look for –including belts, hats, shoes and other stylish accessories. If you like, we’ll contact you with relevant suggestions as our new ranges arrive each season.

The cost of the consultation is $200 – with no obligation to purchase and no other strings attached. If you buy from us, however, the $200 consultation fee is redeemable against purchases at a rate of $50 per item.

Testimonial: 

Clare and Hannah delivered great advice on my wardrobe. I approached Clare with the suggestion that I needed help! I had learnt to trust Clare and Hannah when buying clothes at Mandatory over the last many years. Their advice was clear and tailored (no pun intended) to what I wanted my business wardrobe to do for me. I confessed to making some bad choices in the past. Expensive clothes that I only wore once!  I got it right a few times too, but without thinking about how it would work with the whole wardrobe. I have every faith that with their advice that won't happen again. Also they made it easy to think about how various items go together. With their help I know that I can get more out of the investment I'm making in clothes. Also it wasn't a sales exercise to get me to buy Mandatory. They give great advice on other brands as well. Highly recommended. – Bernie White

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: