Originally Posted by Chris - NZ
the issue I have with Working Style, Cane Bros etc is that they either use Cambridge or Rembrandt suits.
As for the Wellington - there doesnt seem to be a market for it.
Can I ask where you guys get your suit from and are they bespoke?
Of the Auckland High St stores, RJB and Farrys both predominantly sell Cambridge and Rembrandt suits, though Farrys sells overpriced Hugo Boss etc also. I believe Working Style claim to have their own workroom. Crane Brothers, though, definitely make their stuff in house, rather than selling rebranded Rembrandt or Cambridge stuff. Murray, Chris, and Robert have always been very helpful to me.
I understand that Crane Brothers offers a separate, fully canvassed bespoke option, which is well out of my price range, hitting around NZ$4000, as I recall. I have had mixed success with their made to measure option.
My suits are mix of Crane Bros made to measure and Cambridge/Rembrandt brands bought at deep discount in end of season sales. An Escena suit isn't of ideal quality, but, hell, for 60% off, I can live with it.
For shirts, my favourite made to measure option so far is Wellington's Rixon Groove.
Finally, though I haven't checked it out yet, I understand that Paul who used to be at Crane Brothers now runs Mark Crane's (the other
Crane Brother, who left Crane Bros several years ago) Wunderkamer store off Upper Queen St, which I'm told has recently started producing suits.