Tuesday, 24 November 2015

2015 update and Predictions for 2016 - Wedding Suit Style

Good morning all!  

It has been quite some time since I have wrote an actual blog post! But here goes, let's see if I can still do it.

2015 has been a very special year for us here at JB.  Once again our tiny little business has taken a step forward, it has been busier than ever and our influence spreads throughout the industry.

Once upon a time,  I would use this blog as a sounding board for new ideas.  I would sit here and try to organise my thoughts onto a screen.  This process of organisation would help mould our ideas into something useful.

But, now something different has happened.

  Our influence has become such that if I write down in this blog (or on social media) that I think a certain style will be popular in 2016, for mens wedding suits,  it not only probably will, it will almost certainly be emulated by other businesses, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, after all.

It with this in mind that I have spent most of the year in a blog and social media black hole.  Posting infrequently and only sharing the vaguest of ideas (even these are being emulated as soon as I post them).   However it is nearly time to share our new 2016 images!  So all will shortly be revealed anyway, so I may as well continue with my annual tradition of predicting 'wedding suit trends' for 2016.

Last year I predicted: 

1. Tweeds,  2. Lot's of blue,  3. slim fit,  4. Unique groom suits,  5. collar bars,  6. coloured shirts,  7. the return of the wedding waistcoat.    Heres the post: Click 

I am reasonably sure I got the vast majority right!   I can assure you that 2015 was certainly the year for a blue wedding suit!  It was also the year for slim fitting suits to reach the very pinnacle of its fashion arc.  I was 100% correct on the return of the wedding waistcoat however not so much on coloured shirts, ivory and white still being preferred for weddings.

I'm happy with 6 out of 7 though.

What about 2016?  

2016 is going to be a year of transition.  With most wedding suits adhering to the same trends as 2015 but towards the end of the year we will see a definite move away from them.   Saturation point has been reached for certain styles and trends.  This will lead to more wedding parties to look to distinguish their wedding suits from other weddings.  

1.  Textures and Layers -  2016 will be the year of texture.  Flannels teamed with tweeds.  Houndstooth, dog tooth, worsteds, cottons and silks.  These layers of texture will be worn together and teamed together to create striking ensembles.

Newbury - Wedding Hire Suit - from Jack Bunneys

2.  Ties - 2016 will be the year of the striking tie.  To finish off the layered and textured wedding suit a striking tie.  Bold stripe, polka dot or woollen ties and bow-ties will be an essential and important part of the finished outfit.  

Brown Oxford Premium - Wedding Hire Suit - from Jack Bunneys

3.  Mix & Match - 2016 will see a departure from the traditional 3.piece suit.   In 2016 we will see jacket, trouser waistcoat separates created to coordinate but not match.  We will see houndstooth, dogtooth or check waistcoat and trousers worn with morning suits.  We will see jacket and waistcoat sets worn with contrast trousers and a variety of different coordinated wedding party members.

From Jack Bunneys 

4.  Formal -2016 will see a move back towards formal.  With tweeds and country fabrics still on the rise throughout 2016, this is a little bit of a tangent.  But alongside the trend for casual fabrics we will see a rise in the more formal wedding attire, which has fallen from vogue.  Morning suits will return in numbers, but worn in a very traditional sense, with double breasted plain waistcoats and a bold stripe or polk dot tie.  Evening suits will be more common, with black tie being a preferred option for many weddings in 2016.

Black Oxford Premium - Wedding Hire Suit - Jack Bunneys 

Ritz - Made to Order - From Jack Bunneys 

This is all of the trends which I see emerging towards the second half of 2016.  2017 will be a huge year for change, with many styles and colours which have been popular for the last 5 years, finally falling away, to be replaced by new and interesting trends.  

Monday, 13 July 2015

We are Hiring!

We are now looking for a new Bunney here at JB!

If you think you can fit the bill or know or anyone who is interested please send a copy of your C.V. to my email address: marc@jackbunneys.co.uk

Job Title:

  • Sales Assistant 


  • Barking, Essex.  IG118RT

Job Description:  

  • Here at JB all of our roles are wide and varied.  A typical day may include the following tasks: the preparation of orders, alterations, dealing with customer requests, pressing, administration and housekeeping duties.   Full training is offered and no experience is necessary.  


  • A good understanding of spoken English 
  • Availability to work on a full time basis including weekends. 
  • A passion for mens clothing or tailoring. 
  • Articulate with excellent communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good standards of personal presentation. 


  • Competitive Salary*
  • 28 days holiday per annum. 
  • Full Training Given.
  • A fun, lively work environment. 
  • Invaluable traditional hand skills to be learned over time. 
  • Input into design, marketing and all aspects of business over time. 
  • No qualifications necessary. 
  • Staff Discount 

*Salary T.B.C.

All applicants will be treated fairly and not discriminated against on the grounds of gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability or age.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Welcome to 2015 !!!

Happy New Year to all of our wonderful customers, clients, suppliers and colleagues.

2014 has been an amazing year, we met literally 100's of incredible couples who were wed in 2014, they will forever remember 2014 (and us for that matter) and that is wonderful thing.

But it's New Years Eve, so its time to look forward!

We have 100's of bookings already in place for 2015, we are hoping to have many more too.  It is going to be an incredible year, we are very fortunate to have an imaginative and creative clientele, this means that the weddings, we are lucky enough to be involved in, will all be wonderful!

In 2015 Jack Bunneys will continue to innovate.  We have always tried, and will continue to try, to push the envelope in what can be achieved in not only style and design but also the level of customer that can be achieved.

Our previous innovations have been incredibly successful and we have seen them ripple throughout the industry.

In 2015 we are hoping our latest ideas will be just as influential.

We have a new Wedding Suit Hire range called the, Newbury.  This range is dramatically different from any other hire suit on the market.  The fabrics used to make this range are 100% exclusive to Jack Bunneys and have been created specifically for this sole purpose.  

We have also teamed up with the worlds finest cloth merchant 'Holland & Sherry' to create coordinating waistcoats for this new range.  This is our very first collaboration,  and the very first time we have had such an exclusive and bespoke garment available to hire.   This is a true world first.

The Newbury from Jack Bunneys

We have also created some more completely bespoke packages for you to both hire and buy. In our exclusive Bespoke/Hire service.   This 100% Exclusive service has been Jack Bunneys flagship service since 2013.  And now we have added two new colours.  These complete exclusive fabrics are made in England and are the finest silk and wool available.   The from purchase his perfectly made 'Made to Measure' suit and the rest of the party can hire a suit with a waistcoat made form he same fabric.  

Bespoke/Hire from Jack Bunneys.

These are just two of our new innovations for 2015.  And I hope you all like them as much as we do.

I am sure our other ranges are services will prove to be just as popular as usual.  So please check out our website for more details.

Thank you to all of our incredible and amazing customers for making 2014 truly unforgettable.

And I can't wait for 2015!!!  

Kind Regards
JB Team

Saturday, 13 December 2014

New Wedding Suit Hire for 2015 - Vintage Inspired Flannel Wool & Tweed Slim Fitting Wedding Suits - The Newbury

The Newbury from Jack Bunneys is an exclusive new 'Wedding Suit Hire' range.

This range uses exclusive West Of England pure wool fabrics in two unusual colours. 

The fabrics are lightweight, but also robust, they look deep and heavy but are fine and comfortable to wear.  

The colours are unusual and feature hints of natural shades as well as their main shading.  

The styling of this new wedding hire suit, is both modern and classical.  It features a very slim fitting trouser and jacket.  Yet also features traditional double breasted horseshoe waistcoats and tweeds.  

The design is neither a conventional wedding suit nor everyday business suit.  It is neither weekend country wear nor city business attire.  

This new suit defies definition but is also undeniably for a wedding.  

This new suit design sets the highest standard in quality and style for 2015.

This new wedding hire suit is ONLY available from Jack Bunneys 

For ore information please refer to our website: Click 

Exclusive Jack Bunneys - Newbury - Tweed & Flannel
Exclusive Jack Bunneys - Newbury - Tweed & Flannel
Exclusive Jack Bunneys - Newbury - Tweed & Flannel

Exclusive Jack Bunneys - Newbury - Tweed & Flannel
Exclusive Jack Bunneys - Newbury - Tweed & Flannel

Exclusive Jack Bunneys - Newbury - Tweed & Flannel
Exclusive Jack Bunneys - Newbury - Tweed & Flannel
Exclusive Jack Bunneys - Newbury - Tweed & Flannel
Exclusive Jack Bunneys - Newbury - Tweed & Flannel