Dressing to impress this winter

With NZ out of lockdown and winter well and truly here, it’s the perfect time of year to revamp your wardrobe with some quality garments to keep you looking your best. Whether you’re heading to the office, or out onto the slopes, here are some style tips and recommendations to help you stand out from the crowd at work or play.



In our ​last blog​, we spoke about how you could head back to the office in style by gearing up with some timeless winter essentials. With meetings back in full swing and social distancing but a distant memory, a beautifully-made suit can give you the warmth and comfort needed for winter with the style you need to transition back to the boardroom with confidence.

At RJB Design, we’re proud to offer made-to-measure and bespoke suit options for clients; to learn more about what these terms mean, read the small guide below.


Made to Measure vs Bespoke

If these terms warrant a bit of head-scratching, you’re not alone. The term ‘bespoke’ has become overused in the industry and often misused, but traditionally, bespoke refers to a suit made from a pattern created exclusively for the individual wearer.

At RJB Design, we place no limit on design options and offer as many as necessary to ensure you’re happy with your garment and it fits true to form.

From our womenswear options to our suits, customisable in every facet from the fabric, to styling, lining and trim, our bespoke offering is where true personalisation comes to the forefront and the wearer can create something truly unique. You can learn more about our bespoke tailoring offering ​here​.

Made to measure, on the other hand, refers to suits that are tailored to your measurements from an existing pattern.

At RJB Design, we are proud to offer the choice of over 2,500 luxury fabrics, from black suits to pinstripe and all in between. We also have an extensive choice of style and lining options. Our Dormeuil 3D offering, made in Europe in the finest tradition, with exceptional style and an impeccable cut.

 At RJB Design, we offer the finest collection of Mens Suits NZ wide, and provide our expertise in fittings to ensure your chosen garment fits elegantly, comfortably and in a way that complements your body to help you look and feel your absolute best. Options include our ​Blue Window Pain Check Suit​, our stunning ​Grey Houndstooth Suit​ and many more.



Both options provide you with a timeless wardrobe addition that will be sure to see you through work and formal occasions this winter and for many years to come.



But the winter isn’t just about work.

With travel back on the cards, ski resorts opening up all over New Zealand and many of us itching to leave our bubbles and explore the beautiful country we’re fortunate to live in, there’s no better time to get on top of your winter wardrobe. To help, we’ve worked tirelessly to curate an incredible selection of winter garments with form, function and effortless style in mind.

 Lucky enough to be heading to Queenstown?

Bring out your inner Bond with this winter tweed jacket by Florentino​, elegant, functional and perfect for keeping cozy in the elements while simultaneously turning heads.


While you’re there, stop by our friends at ​Cruikshank​ to explore their incredible range of Bespoke furniture; stylish, practical and enduring pieces that will add a touch of elegance to your home or living space. Or if in Wanaka check out Alice Herald, our friend and artist of bold, elegant fine jewels who is opening her first By Appointment Gallery and Studio space. We're so lucky to have such talented people doing amazing things in our own backyard. 

For something more form fitting, the slim fit ​Winter Quilted Leather Jacket by Florentino​ is a perfect winter addition to your wardrobe; modern and classy but with a casual feel, perfect for transitioning from outdoors to a special occasion at your favourite bar or restaurant in our South Island hotspot. We’re proud to offer one of the most incredible ranges of winter clothing NZ wide, with style characterising the entire collection.




Or maybe you’re just looking to add some style to your downtime wardrobe?

Whether you’re heading to and from the gym, out with the kids or family, or simply heading to the shops, every outing is an opportunity to express your personal style, look and feel your best.

To help you do just that, we have a range of ​casual-wear​, ​accessories, ​winter clothes and daily menswear choices you’re sure to love.


Beat the winter chills in the ​Classic Crew by Standard Issue​, a beautifully-crafted, NZ made,  medium weight Crew neck sweater in a range of colours.

If the cold is really biting, a few layered accessories can do wonders. Great options include the Bronze Scarf & Beanie pack by Dstrezzed​, perfect for dressing down a formal coat and adding versatility to your outfit. Simply add the accessories to dress it down while on the move, then remove for a more formal look.





You also can’t go wrong with an elegantly made watch, timeless in style and the mark of a man with places to be and people to see.

Never miss a beat with the ​Military Watch Household Edition by Smart Turnout​, fashioned in classic army design for precision, utility and accuracy.





So whether you’re working away, or out for the day, never lose the opportunity to wear what makes you look and feel your absolute best this winter. Check out our range online, or head in to see us at our Mens Suits Auckland CBD store, feel our incredible fabrics for yourself, enquire about a tailored suit, or just chat clothes. We can’t wait to see you.

The RJB Design team 

June 25, 2020