New Zealand Menswear Brand Makes a Splash at UTC

“Be well dressed, behave like a gentleman, and keep your shoes shined,” Joseph Abboud once said. You can dress to the nines at New Zealand’s Rodd & Gunn, located at the renovated UTC mall. Established in 1987, Rodd & Gunn has made waves in Australia, Europe and now the US market.

Rodd & Gunn stores have been built to capture the ambiance of a luxurious yet traditional New Zealand lodge. The lodges have been designed to transport their customers to another place, another time, where life was simpler, quieter and more relaxed. A place where they feel at home, a comfortable place to shop, browse and appreciate the quality and thought that goes into every aspect of Rodd & Gunn. They focus on creating a genuine and authentic lifestyle experience for customers. There is a unique feel to every lodge through the use of antiques and collectables sourced locally and abroad in New Zealand and Australia.

Rodd & Gunn best-sellers are the Italian woven shirts and blazers, but the store carries everything from suits and formalwear from the Tailored by Rodd & Gunn collection to Italian-made accessories such as shoes, belts and sunglasses. They also have the weekend casual wear such as shorts, short-sleeve button-up shirts, jeans and T-shirts. Rodd & Gunn styles are designed to be dressed up or down depending on the occasion or mood.

La Jolla can expect the highest quality menswear and superb service from the Rodd & Gunn stylists who can tailor a wardrobe to suit every occasion from the workweek to the weekend. They also have a loyalty club that is free to join. Members enjoy a 10 percent discount every time they shop as well as exclusive in-store events for VIPs.

4303 La Jolla Village Drive, #2145, San Diego, California, 858.886.7339,

Model is wearing:

Norton Reserve jacket, Italian milled alpaca blend, charcoal, $448

Wingrove shirt, 100 percent cotton, woven in Italy, $148

Kenwyn Street pocket square, 100 percent cotton, $29.50

Barter straight jean, 8 percent cotton 2 percent elastic, onyx, $158

Pebbly Hill boot, taupe, $225