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The property developer look

The property developer look

Auckland has become known for its casual dress. What some have described as the ‘property developer look’ – jeans, white shirts and trainer sports shoes – has been adopted by many businesspeople, such as developer Rick Martin, pictured here. New Zealand dress became more casual in the later 20th century, and Auckland’s warm climate in particular lent itself to less formal clothing.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City styles - City fashion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 July 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010