Photos: Katherine Lowe
Attention menswear fanatics: you know when you’re having brunch on Ponsonby Road and you get that sudden twinge, like, ‘I really want to buy a suit right now,’ but you don’t want to drive all the way into the CBD; and you could go to Wunderkammer but it’s a little too high end and WORLD’s a little too exuberantly colourful and all those other menswear stores that sell Paul Smith diffusion et al just don’t quite hit the mark? Breathe a sigh of relief, because Working Style has come to the party. Taking over the former Hepburn space opposite Karen Walker and Renkon, Working Style Ponsonby offers everything from casual suiting, shirting and footwear; ties, belts and accessories; to a full made to measure programme in the apartment above the shop. They even do a nifty little Loake leather boat shoe. Welcome to Ponsonby Road, Working Style!