Often the most generation-defining individuals fly under the radar. Their influence is undeniable, their attitude calm. Distinctly dapper but with the swagger and expertise to do a valve grind at short notice if required. This is Working Style.

This season, Working Style – a proudly New Zealand owned company for more than 30 years – introduces fresh philosophy and the very latest style advice to take the modern man from the bedroom to the boardroom, from the gallery to the gastro pub, the slopes to the sports ground. We at Together Journal have picked out our favourite pieces from the collection, a curated capsule of the Working Style collection that we have selected to be broad enough to cover the smart-casual right through to the distinctively formal groom. But you don’t have to have a wedding on the horizon to appreciate or covet these pieces, any man who wants to look good should take note…

The latest collection elevates structural design. Jacket shoulders have a been adjusted to a softer, more relaxed fit. Gentle silhouettes with meticulous cuts allow for a new side of elegance to be explored – understated and clean cut.  Tactile flannel and brushed cotton cloths are then introduced to create a carefully curated range for the cooler months ahead. The autumnal palette of blue, chocolate and forest green offer a sense of informality.  The details are subtle, a reflection of those who wear them.    

Exquisite European Construction:

Working Style recently shifted their production to Portugal.  As a top-tier production house, this move maintains founding brothers Chris and Tim Dobbs’ benchmark of engaging only the highest level of craftsmanship and quality.  “The decision to re-locate our production into Portugal allows us to be more nimble and dynamic in both make and design” says Chris Dobbs, Managing Director of Working Style.  “Our customers demand that our processes are top-notch, and they trust us to find the very best skills in the world to bring their product to life. New Zealand production isn’t what it once was, so we’ve had to look overseas to meet our own high standards.”

Style Advice from Working Style: 

“It’s important to start with a core, highlight piece in your wardrobe, and then build around that to develop several outfits. Start with a smart casual jacket for example, and then compliment that with alternative pairs of chinos, then add a beautiful denim shirt, a cotton twill and a button down. This ensures that each piece can be worn independently with your existing wardrobe, or with each other, offering a different look each time.” Karl Clausen, Creative Director of Working Style.

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