It’s easy to get bored of recycling outfits for your social events. If you’re looking for some new gear for the new season, we’ve got you covered.

Best Weekend Wear

Checks Downtown | 3/7 High St

For an interesting range of brands and styles, head to Checks Downtown on High Street. At Checks you’ll find a selection of streetwear and international designers, as well as items from Checks’ own label.

Parlour | 13 High St

At Parlour, streetwear and sportswear reign supreme. 1980s and 1990s vintage, along with modern international brands (such as Levi’s and Tommy Hilfiger) are available, and you can spend hours browsing the racks for treasures.

AS Colour | 48 High St

If you need to stock up on quality basics in a number of colours and styles, AS Colour is the place to go. With their affordable items, you can fill your wardrobe with tees, trousers, accessories, and more.

Best All Rounder

Barkers | 1 High St

Beloved New Zealand brand Barkers is a favourite on High Street and they really do have an outfit for any occasion. From great graphic tees and shorts perfect for a BBQ, right through to formal suiting options. Plus they have their in house Groom Room for anyone needing a haircut or barber shave.

Best Wedding Outfit

Crane Brothers | 2/4 High St

Crane Brothers’ Italian suits are sure to make you the sharpest dressed guest at weddings this summer. You should visit soon, as a suit needs multiple fittings and weeks before it’s perfected and ready for you.

Rembrandt | 41 Shortland St

For classic yet contemporary suiting, head to Rembrandt. Their made to measure service will tailor a faultlessly-fitted suit for you - but if you have a tight budget, they also offer a number of suits for hire.

Best Accessories

Edit. | 20 Vulcan Lane

At Edit, you can find all the sneakers and sunnies you need to keep you admirably accessorised for summer. Head there for top international brands like Y-3, and the Raf Simons x Adidas collaboration.

Jewellers Workshop | 50 High St

For the finishing pieces for your suit, make your way to Jewellers Workshop. Their finely crafted cufflinks and tie clips will add to your polished look, and if you have something specific in mind, they can create a bespoke piece for you.

Best for Quirky or Vintage Shirts

Strangely Normal | 19 O’Connell St

If your style is more on the quirky side, check out Strangely Normal. Their retro-inspired shirts will be a helpful conversation starter - go all out with vibrant multi-coloured patterns, or play it safe with a more subtle print.

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Last updated: 25 June 2019