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NZ women prefer men in suits

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

New Zealand women think a guy in a suit is sexy and stylish.

Nationwide poll conducted by Hallenstein Brothers backs current trend that the suit is back in fashion.

More than 83 percent of a nationwide poll has found that New Zealand chicks love their guys in a suit.

Replacing the short stubbies and t-shirt is the sophisticated Kiwi bloke wearing a suit in his own style.

It seems that girls do wanna have fun with a man in a suit.

A whopping 73.6% said that a suit was 'sexy and stylish' with another 61.8% claiming that a man in a suit was most likely to be a perfect candidate to shout her to dinner.

In an ideal world, her knight in shining armour saw suits being the pick with 67.9% of all polled.

The nationwide poll of just less than 1,000 people also coughed up some interesting views on celebrities in suits.

The hands down winner was Shortland Street star Ben Mitchell ( TK Samuels), who beat out strong competition from rugby league star Benji Marshall (10.7%), to come the overall winner at 47.1% as the hottest New Zealander in a suit.

"It's good to know the ladies like the suit look. I might have to talk to the writers about getting TK dressed up more often" said Mitchell today.

Rounding out the survey results was that an average of only 31.3% of the men in New Zealand actually owned a suit. However it's ladies to the rescue as 33.7% said they would be happy to purchase their man one.

"We are currently seeing exceptional growth in our suit category" said Hallenstein Brothers General Manager Glenn Hunter. " This is due to the introduction of our new slim and skinny fits which have opened up the suit to a whole new customer.

"Combined with a wide variety of new fabrications and colours offered. Suits starting from $199, Hallenstein Brothers is still the leader in this market."

For more information contact

Paul Ellis Publicity | (09) 914 6027 | 021 488 887 |

I think a guy in a suit is?

Answer Options

Response Percent

Sexy and stylish


Usually my Dad!


Husband material


A guy I'd like to get to know


Someone I wouldn't look twice at


In an ideal world, your knight in shining armour is wearing

Answer Options

Response Percent

Armour - I love the Medieval look!


Speedos - some hate them, but I love them


A suit - I like a guy who knows how to dress well


Stubbies and jandals - I like a guy who knows how to use a BBQ!


Who is the Hottest NZ Celeb in a Suit

Answer Options

Response Percent

Martin Henderson


Benji Marshall


Stan Walker


Ben Mitchell


Antony Starr


What is the sexiest thing a man can do in a suit ?

Answer Options

Response Percent

Take it off!


Shout me to dinner


Meet my parents


Does the man in your life own a suit ?

Answer Options

Response Percent





I'm single and loving it!


If not would you buy him one ?

Answer Options

Response Percent





No need, he already owns a suit


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