Mandatory Menswear

Mandatory Menswear are the local experts in suiting and creative wedding outfit solutions for grooms. Makers of quality menswear for overs 20 years, the team at Mandatory are passionate about ensuring that grooms feel like the best version of themselves on their big day. Honest and knowledgeable, with skills to deliver results and quality, Mandatory works closely with you to create individualised solutions. Custom made suiting is offered alongside a considered range of ready-mades with a comprehensive alterations service provided. Mandatory are also experts in alternative wedding attire; they can happily create custom made trousers, waistcoats, shirts, and more. Have a vision for something out of the box? Book an appointment online at

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Mon - Fri 10-6 | Sat 10-4:30 | Sun 11-4


04 384 6107


21 Ghuznee St, Wellington


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Nick + Vee Hensman

"My first suit buying experience started poorly after making the mistake of buying online and thinking I could get it tailored to fit me, with my weird shaped body. After that failed spectacularly, Vee and I had a really good idea of what we were looking for. So I did what I should have done at the start and called our old mates down at Mandatory. As soon as I walked in the door I felt welcome and looked after. We looked through material samples and styles and eventually chose the combo for me. Every step of the way was a great time and the end result was amazing. I could not be happier with the fit, comfort and look of the suit. Thank you guys so much for making our day so much easier and more special. I felt so comfortable and happy in my suit. See you again soon!"

Duncan Wallace

"I've always struggled to find clothing that fits right, cookie cutter, one size fits most just doesn't work for my physique. I was visiting Mandatory one day when Leah informed me that I would be a perfect candidate for their shorter mens range of clothing, and that they could also offer a bespoke tailor made service. A few months later when I was starting to think about an outfit for my upcoming wedding i didn't hesitate to get in touch to see if they could help. It really appealed that Mandatory are a local business and that I could deal directly with the people making the clothing. From the very first meeting I knew I was in good hands, Clare and her team were all brilliant, professional, and absolute masters of their trade. The Mandatory crew made the whole process easy and enjoyable, from selecting fabrics, colours, and suit style they made sure I was involved in every step and always kept me up to date. There was no compromise in quality, and Clare ensured everything was absolutely perfect. She took her time and explained everything ensuring that we all had a good laugh along the way. I received a tonne of good feedback on on the big day, thanks Mandatory."

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