Wednesday 24 December 2008

New Wedding Waistcoats in stock to try

New weddng waistcoats are now in stock for 2009. These beautiful waistcoats are available in a selection of colours including Pink, Gold, Blue, Silver and White.

New Wedding Hire Waistcoats - 2009

New waistcoats for 2009 are in stock to try-on NOW. Style: 5 Button (low-buttoning) Sizes: All sizes. Colours: Blue, Pink, Ivory. Neckwear: Matching Ties or Cravats (or plain silks)

Click Here for more hire waistcoats.

Monday 22 December 2008

New Wedding Hire Suits - Slim Line, Fitted , Tailored & Lightweight Lounge suits

New hire suits have arrived for the 2009 wedding season. These suits are slim line lounge suits. They are lightweight, high quality fabrics in Grey, Black and French Blue. They are available as a 2.piece or 3.piece suit. They are also available to hire or buy as a 'Package'
Click Here for more details

New Wedding Suit Hire Price List - 2009

Wedding Hire Price List

Package 1. OXFORD – Standard - £110.00
Black, Blue or Grey Standard quality Morning Tail Suit. Matching or striped trouser. Waistcoat*, Shirt, and Neckwear.
Package 2. OXFORD – Premium - £165.00
Black or Chocolate Lightweight High quality Morning Tail Suit. Matching or striped trouser. Waistcoat*, Shirt, Neckwear, Cufflinks, Braces and handkerchief.
Package 3. CAMBRIDGE – Standard - £120.00
Black, Blue, Grey or Silver ¾ length Suit. Matching or striped trouser. Waistcoat*, Shirt, Neckwear and Cufflinks.
Package 4. WARWICK –Premium - £155.00
Chocolate brown or fawn lounge suit. Waistcoat*, shirt, neckwear, cufflinks, braces and handkerchief.
Package 5 . WARWICK –Standard - £100.00
Black or Blue lounge suit. Waistcoat*, shirt and neckwear.
Package 6. WORCESTER – Premium - £145.00
Lightweight Slim-line lounge suits. Waistcoat*, shirt, neckwear, cufflinks braces and handkerchief.


New Hire Prices for 2009

We are all feeling the credit crunch, those of you who are planning a wedding in 2009 are feeling it more than most!

It is with this in mind that we have designed our new hire price list for 2009.

Unlike any previous price list, this one will have package prices and FREE suit offers.

More Amazing Customers of 2008. Matt & Julie

I would like to thank the Clarks for sending me this image. Congratulations to you both, it was a pleasure doing business with you and your family's.

Wednesday 10 December 2008

To Hire or Not To Hire ... ?

That is the question.

Not everyone thinks that hiring clothing is a good idea, some people would never wear an item of clothing that has been previously worn. I do honestly understand that opinion.

However for many years we in the U.K. have been hiring morning suits and evening wear, this began as an affordable solution for the working classes. This business enjoyed unprecedented growth in the 80's as the working classes became the middle classes and could afford to attend (and were invited to) more prestigious venues.

Through the 90's the business grew as the class divides slowly withdrew. Now it is seen as the norm. Wedding and Evening suits are hired.

Once again times are changing.

We are currently in the middle of a revolution. A fabric revolution. Fabric technology is moving at an ever-increasing pace. Fine, lightweight and luxury fabrics are now capable of performance. An excellent quality lightweight wool so tightly spun that it keeps it shape, does not crease and is capable of multiple wears is now not a rarity. Fabrics are now capable of so much more!

No longer does a hire suit have to be a heavy, hard wool or poly-mix. A hire suit can now be fine, luxurious and lightweight!

Hire suits do not have to be heavy hard fabrics!

Hire suits do not have to be cheap construction!

Hire suits do not have to be old and worn!

Hire suits do not have to be shapeless!

Hire suits do not have to be poorly fitting!

Hire suits CAN be altered to fit correctly!

Hire suits do not have to have backless waistcoats!

Hire suits do not have to have black backed waistcoats!

Hire shirts do not have to be dirty!

Hire cravats do not have to be polyester!

Hire shoes do not have to made of plastic!

If you would prefer modern, stylish, lightweight, excellent quality, fitted suits that you can try on BEFORE you part with your money, why not call Jack Bunneys! Telephone 02085941654

Thursday 20 November 2008

Kilts (Highland Wear)

As we get towards the end of the year our telephone starts to ring! And the question that we will invariably be asked is "Do you hire Kilts?"
It has often been tempting to buy a whole bunch of highland wear and fulfil all of those requests however at a wedding fayre some years back we met a company who changed our minds about ever stocking highland wear. This company is called Nicholson's Highland Supplies. The Kilts and accessories they had were immaculate and of the most fantastic quality but what really stood out was the experienced, knowledgeable and professional staff. These guys really knew their stuff! Ever since we have never been tempted to stock highland wear, we simply refer these calls to : Nicholsons Highland Supplies in Ingatestone.

Thursday 13 November 2008

Thames Gateway Business Awards - Shortlisted!

Its happened again! We have once again been lucky enough to be shortlisted for an award! This time it is for the Thames Gateway Business Awards. We are one of the lucky shortlisted few! For retailer of the year 2008:

  • Retail Business of the Year
    Bodywash Bathrooms, Ilford
    Blue Flamingo , Leyton
    Jack Bunney Ltd, Barking
    Five Elms Supermarket, Dagenham
    Pips Smoothies Ltd, Upminster

Good luck to everyone.


Wednesday 12 November 2008

Wedding Hire Service FAQ's


Q: Is a deposit required to book the suits?
A: Yes £30.00 deposit is required to book the suits. This deposit is taken off of the total hire charge.
Q: How far in advance should I book my wedding suits?
A: We normally book our wedding suits between 3- 6 months in advance.
Q: How far in advance should I have the fittings completed by?
A: Everyone should have been fitted 8 -12 weeks in advance of the wedding date.
Q: Do you do children’s wedding suits?
A: Yes, in some ranges. We start from an age 4 and can book no more than 3 per wedding order.
Q: Do you charge a Security Deposit?
A: Yes we charge £50.00 per suit as a security deposit. This is refunded in full on the return of the suits.
Q: How long is the hire for?
A: The standard hire charge is for 5 working days. If you require the outfits for a longer period they can be hired at £10.00 per day after the 5 working days, up to a maximum of 14 days.
Q: Do I need a second fitting?
A: You can request a second fitting. Please telephone to arrange an appointment for a second fitting.
Q: What should I bring when collecting the suits?
A: Please bring with you: your receipt, the balance of the hire (the amount after leaving £30.00 per suit) your security deposit (£50.00 per suit) and 1 form of I.D.
Q: Should I try the suits after collection?
A: We recommend to all of our customers to take home the suits and try them on. If there are any issues we then have a full working day to correct them.
Q: Should I clean the suits on return?
A: No, dry-cleaning is included in the price. Please just return the items into their covers and return.

Wedding Hire The Procedure

Our wedding hire service explained in 6 easy steps!

The Procedure

1. Visit our shop to view our collection. Our full range can only be viewed on the premises.

2. Visit our shop to book a suit and be fitted. It is best to have a correct fitting and try-on the EXACT garment which you will receive on the day. This will ensure you are happy with both quality and fit. A deposit of £30.00 is left to book the suit for the day you require it.

3. Fittings for others. If you have any other members in your party they can be fitted over the next few weeks. No later than 8 weeks before the wearing date.

4. Re-fitting. If you or any other member of your party requires a re-fit then this can be carried out by appointment.

5. Collection. The suit(s) are collected from our shop two working days before the wearing date. On collection we will require your receipt, the balance of the hire charge and a security deposit.

6. Return. The suit(s) are returned to our shop two working days after the wearing date.

Wedding Hire Service

Wedding Hire Service
Our Service.

When a potential customer makes first contact with our business and enquires after our “Wedding Hire” service they will often request our prices first. This is a reasonable thing to ask; however price is not always the determining factor as to whether or not a customer will choose our service. Most of our customer throughout a season will have chosen our service because of the service they have received and the products they have tried-on.
With this in mind I would like to provide you with a breakdown of EXACTLY what you will receive from Jack Bunneys if you choose our service:
· Research and Design (We are constantly monitoring fashions and attending shows and fairs for inspiration)
· Purchasing and Manufacturing (Putting our ideas into production. We source quality factories to make to the highest standard or make our own products. Actually purchasing our products so they are all in store to try.)
· Advice on Fit, Style and Design. (A consultation with an experienced member of staff)
· A Correct Suit Fitting. (to try on the EXACT suit you will receive before booking)
· A Fitting for each member of the party. (Each member of the party will receive a correct fitting, where they can try-on the EXACT garments they will receive on the day.
· Refitting (any member of the party can request a refit at any time)
· Preparation of orders 1. Making cravats and Handkerchiefs. (we make our own cravats and ties in up to 250 shades of silk)
· Preparation of orders 2. Alteration. (We carry out alterations to our hire suits ourselves on the premises, by hand, NO GLUE!)
· Preparation of orders 3. Pressing. (We hand press each garment before it leaves. Including, jacket, waistcoat, trouser, shirts and neckwear.)
· Preparation of orders 4. Bagging and Tagging. (Each piece is put together and bagged individually for each customer. Each bag is named individually.)
· Cleaning and Pressing on Return. (every garment is dry-cleaned and hand pressed on return)

That is a breakdown of the practical things that you will receive with our service. However there are also the other unquantifiable benefits, such as the polite and professional service, the relaxed family atmosphere, the skill and knowledge of bespoke tailors and the experience of wedding professionals.

Thursday 30 October 2008

POLL Wedding Suits

Hello All,

Please feel free to take the time to take part in our new poll. This poll is about wedding suits so if you are planning a wedding or have recently married this may be of some interest.

Thank You

Tuesday 21 October 2008

The Real MCCOY!!! (Brown Wedding Suit)

Hi All,

In my browsings around the interweb, I have come across a site which is using (illegally) an image from our website. This image was shot in our shop by ourselves on a digital camera. The suit that is pictured is a suit which was designed by ourselves and our German Supplier Wilvorst and is therefore exclusive to us.

Please be made aware that if any website other than or are trying to sell a suit using this image, it is a fake! and no doubt you will be ripped with an inferior product!

That is my rant for the day over.

Please do not be fooled.



Saturday 4 October 2008

New Made To Measure Shirt Service

We have launched yet another new service exclusive to Jack Bunneys. This comprehensive Made-To-Measure-Shirt service offers a vast selection of the very best shirt fabrics. They are made in France by one of the worlds premier shirt-makers.

Made in FRANCE
Italian Fabrics (vast selection)
64 Different Collar Styles
18 Different Cuff Styles
8 Pocket Styles
Monogramming Available in 3 fonts
Monogramming Available in 30 different colours
14 buttons options
12 Classic Collar
8 Cut away Collar Styles
4 Button Down Styles
8 Tab Collar Styles
4 Wing collar Styles
Wedding Styles available, Collar Styles for Cravats
Dress Shirts

Click Here for More info

Thursday 18 September 2008

New Shoe Shop ONLINE NOW

Our New ONLINE Mens Shoe Shop is now open!
Here you will find a selection of only the finest English shoe makers. An incredible collection of the very best shoes in the U.K.

Click here to browse.

Wednesday 17 September 2008

The Most Amazing Cufflinks (again)

These most amazing cufflinks can now be bought in our online shop. Click Here

New Website and New Shop Online NOW!

Hi All,

Our new Online Shop is now open. Please feel free to have a browse:

With all new products and brands.


Thursday 11 September 2008

August - A summary.

Well August was certainly an interesting month! This August (2008) was the busiest month of August in the history Jack Bunneys! 50 years of records and we have never before reached the heights of August 2008.

An amazingly busy (and tiring month) which seemed to last forever (as well as go by in a flash!)

Our hire service reached its capacity it became very clear early on that we could no longer book any more hire suits for August or September. Fortunately we stopped all new bookings in July and we managed to get through the month without any serious stress related injuries!

2009 is looking like it could be just as busy! I would advise anyone looking to book hire suits from us for August / September 09 to book early. We have booked a few weddings already and the level of enquiries for 09 have started to rise in recent days.

The Very Best Fabrics in the World

We are a very lucky little family business! We have been fortunate enough to build relationships with some of the finest and most prestigious fabric merchants and mills in the world. These special relationships allows a small family business based in East London access to the most elusive, exclusive and expensive fabrics in the world. Here are just some of our fabric books we are selling from this season:

Based in Peebles, Scotland, Holland & Sherry is one of the most prestigious cloth weavers in the world. For 170 years it has played a leading role in supplying luxury cloths to the top end of the market, bespoke tailors, Parisian haute couture fashion houses and high class garment manufacturers.
As we proudly celebrated our 170th year in business in 2006, we are especially grateful for the loyalty and high expectations of our customers around the world who continue to demand the very finest of exclusive luxury cloths from Holland & Sherry.

Currently Our Best Selling Book Holland and Sherry - Snowy River

Snowy River worsted suitings are now firmly established in the Holland & Sherry collection and are renowned for their excellent performance as a luxurious and very comfortable travel suits around the world. Snowy River Super 100's cloths are woven with extra-fine wool from a hybrid breed of the world's best Australian Merino sheep with exceptional natural qualities. The fleeces from these sheep are very different from those of other breeds, with fibres that are by nature very regular (see illustration) and this permits a very consistent cloth and a sensuous smoothness to its finish. The fibres separate out and reflect light in a unique way. The fleece is light and bright without impurities so that the wool can be processed without harsh chemicals, just by a gentle wash in clear water. This factor demonstrates Holland & Sherry's increasing commitment to our leadership in environmental responsibility.
The collection, with over eighty patterns, focuses on a wide variety of subtle and distinguished stripe designs where the expertise of our skilled designers has captured the very essence of cloth for bespoke tailoring where the cloth aficionado can confidently select several suits. The large number of plain shades are perfect for trousers as well as suits and blazers.

Harrisons of Edinburgh - World Famous Fabrics

Harrisons of Edinburgh was founded in 1863 by Sir George Harrison who began his career as an apprentice with an Edinburgh tailor.
His first business venture was with a partner in establishing a business of wool drapers, hatters and hosiers in 1838.
Twenty five years later he bought over an existing firm of woollen merchants, J & A Ogilvy, changing the name to what is known today as “Harrisons of Edinburgh”.
Harrisons have always traded in the finest cloths and have been the originators of all their designs.

Harrisons Of Edinburgh - Grand Cru - Special Reserve

This is the second edition of this well constructed British cloth, with 2 fold warp and weft, which sets it apart from so many of its competitors. The range maintains its classic look , but has extended with some bold chalk stripes, some semi-classics and by special request 3 patterns with 24ct GOLD and PURE PLATINUM stripes.

Scabal - No1 Saville Row

Only the best raw materials are good enough for Scabal. The Scabal credo is "We never cut costs when it comes to materials." This is why Scabal has always been seen as a supplier of luxury menswear. Only the noblest materials like superfine wools, ranging from Super 100's to Scabal's own Super 200's, cashmere, silk and mohair provide the results and comfort worthy of the Scabal name.

Dormeuil - Made in England

"Welcome to the Universe of Dormeuil Cloth. More than 160 years of research, creativity and innovation brings you the finest cloth in the world"
Dormeuil - ICE
Bunch N° : 852, cloth name : ICE. Contemporary, dynamic and sensual flannel, as conceived by Dormeuil. A totally new creation which combines pure wool, warm and noble, with mohair for its subtle brilliance, and cashmere for its comfort and its astounding softness. An exclusive finish that gives highlights to the fabric and creates a very refined glazing effect. Ice is available in a full range of plain greys, as well as in shades of beige, plain or in subtle chinĂ©s, traditional or bold stripes in varying widths, rope patterns, etc. For suits or separate jackets and trousers. Here is Dormeuil at its most modern. Along with this creation, Dormeuil offers numerous versions of traditional flannel.

Dormeuil - Amadeus
Bunch N° : 851, cloth name : AMADEUS. Beyond quality, beyond beauty and know-how: there is excellence. Amadeus is the House of Dormeuil’s signature creation; a timeless classic; an absolute must. Evidenced by the elegance of its fall, its perfect hold and its resistance. A fabric that is easy to work with and can be worn on all occasions. It “flows”, creating a free and fluid silhouette, its discrete sheen giving it distinctive refinement. The material is pure combed wool, woven in England with the utmost respect of tradition. Its weight is ideal. Through 130 refined designs, Dormeuil demonstrates the extent to which its vision of classicism is creative and new: the plains take on relief, tone-on-tone patterns intermix boldly, stripes in brilliant colours bring light to the palette of greys and blues. The fabric comes alive with a natural elegance. All the talent that is uniquely Dormeuil.
Ermenegildo Zegna - Made in Italy
Basing itself on all the years of experience it has acquired, while at the same time constantly investing in research and new technology, the Ermenegildo Zegna wool mill has concentrated most of its activities upon the production of high quality wool, cashmere and mohair fabrics. In other words, the best there could possibly be in the world in terms of noble fibers.

Reid and Taylor - Made in Scotland
Think of the world's most precious fibres, cashmere, silk, 'Escorial', the finest micron wools and you have the very essence of the Reid and Taylor collection.

Also the finest fabrics from Italy: Reda , Cerruti, Lora Piana, Barberis, Luigi Botto and many others.

Wednesday 27 August 2008

More of our AMAZING Customers. - 2008

Kerrie and Anthony Gallagher - July 2008.

Congratulations to Anthony and Kerrie on your wedding in July! You both looked amazing and it was a real pleasure doing business with you both.

All of us here at Jack Bunneys wish you both all the best for the future.

Tuesday 26 August 2008

More of our Happy Customers 2008! Daniel and Emma Doyle

Congratulations to Daniel and Emma Doyle!

A fantastic and wonderful wedding with some amazing pictures and a beautiful bride.

Thank you to your both for your custom and for sending us these wonderful photographs.

Thursday 7 August 2008

More Exciting new brands ! The Most Amazing Cufflinks!!

Over the years I have been very fortunate to have seen some fantastic Designer brands on their way up to the very top of their respective fields. It is very rare that I come across truly unique Design concepts in menswear but I am excited to say that I have discovered an exciting new brand which is destined to become synonymous with design excellence. The brand is Britton Bespoke. They design some of the most imaginative cufflinks around, they are also exquisitely made from the finest materials.

We will soon have stock of these cufflinks in our shop to view. We can also order them for you on a made-to-order basis using your choice of precious stone.

If you would like a pair of these exclusive cufflinks please contact me : to discuss your requirements.

UPDATED: These cufflinks can now be purchased online in our our new online shop: Click Here

Thursday 24 July 2008

New Shoe Brand

As of July 2008 we are now selling in store and online a new shoe brand. We are very excited to be working with Barker shoes. A respected, established and excellent English handmade shoe maker. They have a comprehensive catalogue and some wonderful products with an exceptionally high quality control.

They can be purchased online in our new online shoe shop or instore.

July - A summary

Hi all,

July has been a busy, BUSY month. It all started with the School Prom Season, which was manic busy! And then the wedding season swung into action and now we are going hell-for leather to complete all of those wedding orders.

This is (by-fay!) the busiest year I have ever known! It is exciting but allot of hard work. We are now no-longer booking 'Brown Wedding Suits' until October and we are no longer booking any wedding suits for most weekends in August and a couple in September. We are now appointment only on Saturdays and we no longer offer an alteration service on suits which are not from Jack Bunneys.

I would like to thank everyone involved with the Barking and Dagenham Business Awards for our Special Recognition Award which we received this month. I was very proud and honoured to accept this award on behalf of all the Bunneys past and present. I can only apologise for the dodgy acceptance speech! I was not expecting to find myself in that position and as such was not prepared.

So I will thank everyone now. Thank you first of all to Mr Jack Bunney, who founded our shop in 1958. He retired in the early Eighties but our shop has worn his name with pride. Unfortunately Jack himself is no longer with us. Secondly I should thank Terry and Peter, these guys bought the shop from Jack when he retired and they are the guys responsible for our success. Terry retired 2 years ago. I should also thank every single customer we have! Who not only pay our wages but (most of which) are jolly nice chaps too!

July has been a great success. Lets see what happens in August ;)

Wednesday 9 July 2008

And the Winner is ............

The Results of the Barking and Dagenham Business Awards 2008:

Special Achievement Award: Jack Bunney Ltd.

Shortlisted and runner-up for Retailer of the Year: Jack Bunney Ltd.

The Special Achievement award was presented by Barking and Dagenham Enterprise together with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham as a means to reward Jack Bunneys for an outstanding contribution the Business Community.