Mandatory Workroom

The Mandatory Workroom is located in the Hope Gibbons Building in Wellington, just a stones throw from the Cuba street store.
A light and spacious studio, this is the creative hub from which ranges are developed, patterns made, all stock and custom orders are cut, prepared and finished before they go on the shop floor or to awaiting customers.
Manufacturing menswear in Wellington is not without its challenges, but it is rewarding, we love doing it and ultimately we believe this is best practice from environmental/ ethical and design perspectives. Producing locally allows us to be economical with valuable cloth stocks and expert labour. Using our resources efficiently with in-time production allows us to offer a custom fit to order service for the same price as garments off the rack. Designing and producing successive in-season capsule collections enables us to deliver limited edition designs and maintain our long standing reputation as providing value for money. 

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.