Bing, Harris & Co; Merchants of Style

Bing, Harris and Co. was established in Dunedin in the mid-1850s and quickly became one of the most prominent importer and exporter of general goods in New Zealand, particularly clothing. They also began manufacturing clothing locally after the First World War out of their Dunedin based factory.

October 2012 has seen the re-emergence of this history-rich brand into our fashion landscape in the form of Bing, Harris & Co menswear. With its fresh, affordable and on-trend design focus, Kiwi guys are spoilt for choice for their summer threads.  The Bing, Harris & Co. range includes coloured fabric jeans, yardage printed and chino shorts, shirts with sleeves rolled up and secure with braces clips, printed tee’s, polos and singlets, Spanish canvas shoes, and a comprehensive denim collection in skinny, slim, and straight-slim fits.

Head Designer Alistair Ramsay began sewing his own jeans, age 15 on his mother’s dusty Springer. He went on to design and make his own formal suit and his dates dress for the occasion and was never in doubt about launching into a career in fashion. Many years later, Alistair is excited to launch the iconic label back into the New Zealand and Australian markets “The Bing, Harris and Co. launch collection is all about summer. I was heavily influenced by photographers such as Slim Aarons, actors Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman in the 1967 classic The Graduate, 70s beach houses with sun shining and feeling carefree, fun and relaxed” enthuses Alistair. “Inspiration for prints has been sought from 1970’s Hollywood, 70’s designed Los Angeles wallpapers with lots of colour, complimented by subtle branding, contrasting materials and attention to quality and detailing.”

Bing Harris & Co. is affordable, luxury inspired, high quality, fashion forward menswear with price points from $24.95 - $129.00. Four stores have opened in New Zealand in Albany, Queensgate, Riccarton and Sylvia Park. The online store is also open which ships nationwide www.bingharris.com.  Store Architecture & Interiors firm 'Pennant & Triumph'.

 
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  • Nice to see some new fashion for men has arrived in the country. No stores in the Bay of Plenty yet but with an online store no need to worry. I look forward to spending the $500 gift voucher with you!!
  • Gonzala says
    Wow, didn't realise the company had been around for so long. Having an online store makes everything so much easier!
  • Toni says
    Summer Lovin' New Thread styles!!
  • Jeremy says
    Awesome to see the new styles available these days, i try and shop here every chance i get.. which isn't very often on a students budget. This voucher could go along way!
  • William says
    If you havent already checked out their website or been into one of their news stores, I highly recommend it. Their new selection is exactly what we need in NZ.
  • Chris says
    The Albany store is very friendly. Be nice to have more than one style of shoe however.
  • Paul says
    great for summer
  • thatslife says
    Gosh how awesome are those clothes.... wicked
  • csew says
    Good to see some more choice in the market for mens clothing!
  • Chris says
    Hard yards in the clothing industry in NZ.. glad I'm finished with it .. but miss all the free clothing! ...with no job since June hard to afford new threads haha... I wish them luck!!

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