Tuesday, 17 March 2009

The Modern Tailor Outfitter and Clothier Vol III

Training the Sales Man

There is no royal road to success as a salesman. Proficiency can only be attained by hard work and by carefully watching an experienced man whenevr opportunity arises. The first necessity is a good working knowledge of the cloths to be sold. The tyro should learn to distinguish by sight and touch the various types of cloths and to know the uses for which each is suitable.
An appreciation of the quality of the different grades will come later, together with some acquaintance with dyes. A salesman should learn all he can about various processes in themanufacture of cloth, and should lose no opportunity of talking to woollen merhcants and travellers, whom he will find always ready to give valuable information and advice.
In addition to acquiring a good working knowledge of cloth, the buddding salesman should study the prevailing fashions of dress in order that he mayu be able to advise his customer as to the correct clothes for any particular occassion. For this purpose a careful study of photographs of well-dressed men in the weekly society papers will well repay the time expended on it, and will show slaesman what is being worn by the leaders of fashion.
Thus equipped with the knowledge the salesman will be enable to meet his customer with that degree of assurance which inspires confidence. Confidence of the buyewr in the salesman is the essential foundation of successful business, and the customer should be made to feel that he can rely on the sound advice of his tailor as to the cloth, style and colour which will best become him.


Facebook for the Bunneys!

Having succumbed to many a modern idea recently. (the interweb .. indeed!)
The Bunney's have joined a popular social network! Now Jack Bunneys has its very own Facebook group!
(I bet no-one joins)

Click Here to see.

A Wedding Suit for Dorian Gray

From time to time, here at Jack Bunneys we get asked for something that is a little different. Wherever we can help we will certainly try. We created some fantastic and original suits after a unique and unusual request from a customer!

One of my personal favourites was the suit we made for a customer who was getting married in the ICE HOTEL in Sweden.

This customer brought with him a DVD sleeve with a picture of the suit he wanted to wear for his wedding. The DVD was the 2003 movie: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen starring Sean Connery.

The character our customer would like his suit based upon was the character of Dorian Gray (played by Stuart Townsend). (pictured).

Well we like a challenge!

So we set about renting DVDs and trying to glimpse the suit as carefully as we could, although you never see the suit in its entirety in the movie, we could see enough to begin work.

Between the customer and Peter (our bespoke tailor) they created an interpretation of the suit Dorian Gray wore.

This interpretation also had to be a modern wedding suit, suitable for the Ice Hotel.

I think the pictures show that between the initial enquiry from the customer and the finished article the customer helped create something unique and unusual.

Thank you to Mr and Mrs Porter

Suit Hire ?

  • 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

Our Wedding Suit Hire Service Explained:

The 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.

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.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Wedding Fayre - Brentwood - 2009

Here are some images of the items which were in demand over the weekend.

Wedding Fayre - Brentwood - 2009

The weekend at the Brentwood Wedding Fayre. was a fantastic success. A busy weekend with more enquiries than we could ever have accounted for. It was without doubt the wedding fayre of the year, so far.
In particular demand this year were the following products:
Chocolate Brown Suits both Tail suit and Lounge suits
Slim Line Lounge Suits in Black, Blue and Grey
Cadbury Purple Accessories Cravats and Hankies.
There was also a variety of other different enquiries which were all positive.
Everyone here at Jack Bunneys would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who attended over the weekend and made our weekend such a fun an enjoyable time.
Equally we would like to thank the team at Essex FM for putting on a first rate show again this year. Thank You