My name is Murray Crane and I established Crane Brothers in 1999.
It was always a dream of mine to have a shop in central Auckland, New Zealand, where my family history dates back to the 19th Century.
I grew up on the South Island in a small town. I was the outsider with a mohawk and black clothing in a neighbourhood of farm kids. I wore suits to school and constantly bugged my mother to cut my pants and sew things onto my clothing.
At the age of 17, I made my way abroad, only to return to New Zealand with fresh ideas that I longed to see here. I created the opportunity and established Crane Brothers, representing the pinnacle of artisanal menswear. I pride myself on our work and service of our team.
Our house style draws inspiration from British and Italian tailoring traditions, and is designed to work in harmony with an Antipodean climate and lifestyle, using soft, comfort-focussed construction to create a light and effortless experience for the wearer.
We make our tailoring in Italy, as well as working with the finest specialist global artisans, and finish our work by hand at our Auckland workroom.