Less is More
I make things I like and I sell things I make. This means garments and accessories that fit my idea of modern tailoring: the principles of artisan craft combined with contemporary design.
I started Crane Brothers in 1998.
We have always been a boutique business selling Menswear that we have made our selves, by hand, in New Zealand and these days with a little help from our friends in Italy and Great Britain.
Currently we have two stores in New Zealand and have just opened a new one in Sydney.
The names of all the people who work at Crane Brothers are: Matt C, Jack, Ben, Jordan, Mat R, Monty, Ivan, Carlo, Aidan, Murray (that’s me on the left), Harry, Rob, Serena, Lydia, Ravi, Ash, Lucy, Priya, Susan, Siobhan, Toni and Alethea. Honourable mentions: Tony Kerridge, Robert Niwa and Chris Vovan.
We love what we do and have spent a lifetime fascinated by the traditional crafts of tailoring, shoe, shirt and tie making.
Our interests include, but are not limited to, contemporary art, antiques, jewellery making, watches, typography and stationery.
We like very nice things.
You can read what we’re up to in the daily Dispatch.
Hand-shanked horn buttons
Gubb and Mackie
Italian Artisan Production
John Keys comments on Wellington
Reporters who don’t have the whole story
Broken shoe laces
Night Rider flights on Air NZ
If you would like to talk about any aspect of our work or would like advice on clothing and accessories please visit the store or email me.
murray (at) crane-brothers.com.