Sizes and Fitting

On Collection day all customers are shown how to correctly wear their regalia through a personal fitting with our qualified and fully trained staff.  Still, you might have been wondering about the following:
 
Is it one size fits all?

Gown size is determined by your height rather than your clothing size. We gauge your height and give you the right length gown. There are 8 lengths of gown in our standard fitting range so something for everyone from 5ft to 6ft 3" and over.

Hats come in all sizes - we give you the right sized trencher or bonnet based on your head circumference.

All customers are shown how to correctly wear their regalia through a personal fitting with our qualified and fully trained staff. 

Fitting generally takes less than 10 minutes. There is onsite parking at Academic Dress Hire Waikato, 21 Ruakura Road, Claudelands.

For all enquiries please feel free to give us a call to discuss options on 07 858 5628.


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What do I need to bring when collecting and returning regalia?

Please bring your invoice with you as this will help us to process your order more quickly.

If you are collecting for yourself you don’t need to bring anything else with you.

If you are collecting on behalf of someone else you will need to know their name, their Student ID number, their height in centimetres and head circumference in centimetres.

For all enquiries please feel free to give us a call on 07 858 5628.


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How do you work out the right size for me?

Gown size is determined by your height rather than your clothing size. We gauge your height and give you the right length gown. There are 8 lengths of gown in our standard fitting range, so something for everyone from 5ft to 6ft 3" and over.

Hats come in all sizes - we give you the right sized trencher or bonnet based on your head circumference.

All customers are shown how to correctly wear their regalia through a personal fitting with our qualified and fully trained staff.

Fitting generally takes less than 10 minutes  There is onsite parking at Academic Dress Hire Waikato, 21 Ruakura Road, Claudelands.

For all enquiries please feel free to give us a call on 07 858 5628.


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When do I come for a fitting?

Everyone receives a personal fitting of regalia on the days we are open for Collection of orders. Please see your invoice for full details of when you can come in for your fitting and collection.

There is no need to make an appointment.  Just bring your invoice or order number with you, or save it to your Smart phone or electronic device.



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I'm short/tall/big/small will you have my size?

Yes we will! We are one of New Zealand’s largest stockist of Academic regalia and we carry the most extensive product range.  We have regalia to fit all sizes – short, tall and cuddly.

All customers are shown how to correctly wear their regalia through a personal fitting with our qualified and fully trained staff. 

Fitting generally takes less than 10 minutes.  There is onsite parking at Academic Dress Hire Waikato, 21 Ruakura Road, Claudelands.
 
  • Gown size is determined by your height rather than your clothing size. We gauge your height and give you the right length gown. There are 8 lengths of gown in our standard fitting range, so something for everyone from 5ft to 6ft 3" and over.
  • Hats come in all sizes - we give you the right sized trencher or bonnet based on your head circumference.  Please see the size charts below.
If you will be travelling to Hamilton you can pick up graduation regalia on the day of your ceremony or you can arrange for a friend to collect and return for you. They will need to know your height in centimetres and your head circumference in centimetres and bring this information when collecting on your behalf.

For all enquiries please feel free to give us a call on 07 858 5628.



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Will you run out of my size?

We won’t be running out of any size as we have taken delivery of lots of additional NEW regalia so we have a plentiful supply to cater for all regalia needs. We have a huge range of high quality graduation stock, covering all of the institutions in New Zealand and further afield.

Academic Dress Hire Waikato is one of New Zealand’s premier regalia hire & sale businesses.  We place a high value on the range and quality of our regalia, our flexibility and our qualified and fully trained staff. 

Graduation is a big day for all students and the culmination of many years of study for most. We know that getting it right is crucial and we can be relied upon to ensure that we live up to our reputation as the leader in this field.  We are your first choice for hire or purchase of premium graduation regalia.

We stock Undergraduate, Bachelor, Masters, and PhD gowns, Hoods, Trenchers, PhD Bonnets and Diploma Scarves/Stoles for Universities/Institutions nationwide.

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Still not sure about sizes? To find out more, give us a call on 07 858 5628
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21 Ruakura Road, Hillcrest,
​Hamilton
 

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P: 07 8585 628 or 027 684 7788
​E: academic.dress@waikato.ac.nz
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