Many grooms choose to hire their weddings suits, but this can come with many problems. Think of hiring a wedding suit like hiring a pair of bowling shoes; they aren’t unique to you, lots of people have worn them before and they never really fit right, not to mention the sweat left behind!
Having a made-to-measure or bespoke suit created by an experienced tailor may to some seem like a lavish expense but in comparison the price difference is not as much as you might first think. A tailored suit is designed with the wearer specifically in mind so not only will it be a perfect fit, it can also be tailored and personalised to your exact specifications, meaning it can fit with the details of your wedding ranging from colour schemes to time of year and even the style that you like.
Best of all it’s yours forever, so it’s an investment for all those business meetings and special events that you’ll attend long after the wedding, and with some discrete stitching of your initials and the date woven into the fabric it will always be a constant reminder of your wedding day (that’s one anniversary you’ll never forget!)
Experienced Tailor, Toby Luper of Hemingway Tailors talks us through the detail of tailored wedding suits.
Shirt – a white or cream shirt is most appropriate for weddings and soft 100% cotton means optimum comfort throughout the day.
Collar/Lapel – it’s not only the size but also the style can be tailored to suit, from a single breasted notch shape to a double breasted peaked shape and even a Nehru collar for Asian weddings. The width of either style can be customised too.
Waistcoat – Again this can be made as either a single breasted style or a more formal double breasted style with a collar and lapel plus a choice of pocket configuration of two, four or none.
Lining – the choice of lining colour for the suit is endless and it can be chosen to match the bridesmaid’s dresses and colour scheme of the day.
Stitching - whether you’d like stitching to match the fabric, contrast against the suit or even match the lining the choice is yours.
The Tie – a beautiful silk tie or cravat is the perfect finishing touch to a wedding suit and again it can be coloured to match.
Silk Pocket square - gives the suit the finishing touch from plains to paisleys the choice is vast.
Fabric – depending on personal preference the fabric can be selected from a wide range of materials and for grooms tying the knot abroad, a lightweight fabric such as linen may be more suitable, especially for beach weddings!
The cut – because each individual pattern is produced and cut by hand this means the suit will be a perfect fit to flatter all shapes and sizes.
Personalise - Have your names or initials discretely stitched into the fabric or perhaps include a monogram with your names and the date of your wedding.
Cufflinks – from a wide range of colours to simply engraved silver with your initials, this is a fantastic way to personalise the outfit.
You may even want to have more than one suit produced for the wedding for the Best Man (or men) and the Father of The Bride, each with matching lining
and even a personalised monogram in the lining of the suits to commemorate your wedding day. In fact, almost anything is possible, even down to a pocket for the best man to keep the rings in, and a second pocket to keep a pen for signing the register!
Made-to-measure wedding suits start at £895 and fully hand crafted bespoke suits start from £1895.
Please contact us to arrange a free consultation to discuss your individual wedding suits requirement.