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Wellington
99 - 105 Customhouse Quay

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Telephone. 04 499 9531
wellington@crane-brothers.com

Complimentary Parking

To make visiting us instore an enjoyable experience, we offer close-by parking at the car parks listed. Please bring your parking ticket with you to be validated.

Wilson Parking

House Level 2
119/123 South Featherston Rd

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Wilson Parking

Queens Wharf

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Simon Warburton

Simon Warburton

Wellington - 04 499 9531

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When did you start working for Crane Brothers?
- The beginning of 2016

What's your role within the company?
- Store Manager.

Describe what style means to you
- Style means to me: expressing your inner characteristics through the way you dress.

What are your personal three wardrobe essentials and why?
Chunky English Brogues - traditional style of shoe that will never go out of style
- Oxford Shirts - simple style that works effectively with chinos, jeans and even shorts in the summer months
- Colourful Ties - going back to my feelings on style - a strong collection of colourful ties expresses the person I am

Favourite place to eat in your city?
- Dante's pizzeria

What was the last thing that you recall being inspired by?
- Mr Murray Crane himself - his passion for creating the leading menswear brand in New Zealand renewed my desire to continue a career in men's fashion.

George Bowler

George Bowler

Auckland - 09 377 5333 Wellington - 04 499 9531

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When did you start working for Crane Brothers?

I began working for Crane Brothers in December 2016 and start in my official role at the beginning of January 2017.

What's your role within the company?
I am General Manager of Crane Brothers.

Describe what style means to you.

‘Style’ comes in many different guises, however to me, style equals a quiet confidence. The most ‘stylish’ people I’ve ever met are the ones who are most comfortable in their skin and hold themselves well, whether they’re in bare feet or Brogues.

What are your personal three wardrobe essentials and why?

A well-tailored navy blazer should be a staple in any man’s wardrobe. It can be worn in a myriad of different ways and is suitable for almost any occasion.
Good underwear, because you never know when you might get hit by a bus. I recommend the Bresciani Boxer Shorts at Crane Brothers, for comfort and breathability.
I’m a sucker for beautiful shoes. I’ve seen so many great outfits ruined by average footwear, that I’m always happy to invest in a decent pair of kicks.

Favourite place to eat in your city?

Ponsonby Road Bistro, hands down. Always an inspired menu, buzzing atmosphere and flawless service.

What was the last thing that you recall being inspired by?

The creativity and energy of my sons Luca and Heath, motivates and compels me in life.

Rob McIntyre

Rob McIntyre

04 499 9531

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When did you start working for Crane Brothers?
- March 2010

What's your role within the company?
- Manager / Made to measure tailoring trainer.

Describe what style means to you.
- Whether it is architecture, furniture or fashion I like modern but also classic clean lines. I'm a big big fan of all three of these from the fifties, particularly Scandinavian architecture and furniture. Probably inevitable being a free thinking child of the fifties.

What are your personal three wardrobe essentials and why?
- Dark suit, dark tie and a stout pair of brown English brogues. The suit and tie will cover most occasions and the brogues whether being worn with a suit, or blazer and chino's cross over from the week to the weekend.

Favourite place to eat in your city?
- Charley Nobles. It's a meat lovers paradise.

What was the last thing that you recall being inspired by?
- Two things: watching my granddaughter Millie take her first steps and standing centimetres away from a Colin McCahon painting. Both awe-inspiring and both brought a smile and a tear to my eyes.

Finn Allison

Finn Allison

Wellington - 04 499 9531

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When did you start working for Crane Brothers?
- Late March 2016.

What's your role within the company?
- Sales Assistant.

Describe what style means to you.
- If I were to ponder it, I'd say style is a channel through which all individuals leave their unique imprint on the world around them- an often unconscious facet of our being that not only affects the way the world sees us, but the way we view ourselves.

What are your personal three wardrobe essentials and why?
- In the case of brogues, shoes are one of the few items of clothing where holes can become an asset. I have a lovely chestnut pair that I wear a lot, the perfect balance between formality and self-expression.
A wool overcoat keeps me warm in Wellington- A beige one over a navy blazer is a frequent choice in winter. The blazer will do fine on its own for warmer times.
Waistcoats are a recent passion, and I'll match one to my outfit wherever possible.

Favourite place to eat in your city?
- I love the garden at the back of Olive, the personality of which can shift depending on the time of year. The tapas aren't too bad there either.

What was the last thing that you recall being inspired by?
- The work of my peers and friends in the design and illustration fields regularly inspires and invokes envy in me.