Tuesday 15 February 2011

Saturday Appointments.

We are currently extremely busy and Saturday appointments are getting booked up quite far in advance. The first available Saturday appointment is the 19th of March.

Saturday appointments:

Saturday 19th of February 2011 - FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 26th of February 2011 - FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 5th of March 2011 - FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 12th of March 2011 - FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 19th of March 2011 - Some availability.

Week day appointments are always available.

Please telephone to make an appointment. Tel: 02085941654

Thursday 10 February 2011

Value for Money?

I know only too well that times are tough out there for every one. A recession (with one or dips) is hard to deal with alone, without the added stresses of planning a wedding. Money has become a precious commodity with every penny being saved becoming a penny made. Essentially we are all out looking for a bargain.

But what is really a bargain?
Paying less for a product does not always mean you have received value for money.

We all know that a Rolls Royce car is more expensive than a Ford Fiesta, and we understand that the two items are not comparable, but if we could buy a new Rolls Royce for the price of a new Ford Fiesta we would KNOW that was a bargain. But in reality this will never happen, bargains like these just do not exist, because a Rolls Royce vehicle is a more expensive car to produce than a mass market vehicle which is designed to appeal to a large cross section of the community and be mass produced. Now if you could find a vehicle that was comparable to a Rolls Royce, that had the same specification, the same design, the same performance, the same prestige and the same levels of customer service but at a cheaper price, then you have a genuine bargain. I think what I am trying to say is that a bargain is only a bargain when you are receiving the same product or service (or both) at a lower rate.

In the case of our business there are allot of different companies offering what seem at first glance very similar services (in the same way all cars have four wheels). However the difference in the services can be quite drastic. Some companies do not design their own stock, some do not even purchase their own stock (simply act as middle men), some companies do not hold stock on the premises, some companies do not have fully trained tailors on the premises, some companies do not have fully trained staff, some companies do not alter and press each and every garment by hand. Worst of all, I think some companies do not care.

So when you are deciding which 'Wedding Suit Hire ' service to choose for your wedding please consider 'Bargains' , 'Discounts' and 'Price Guarantees' are not always what they seem.

Compare the products, compare the service and then decide if these 'Deals' are really value for money?

(Not every one is ONLY interested in price) Just a thought ... Marc

Wedding Suit Hire 2011 - Availability

We have now stopped taking bookings for 'Wedding Suit Hire' for the following Weekend:

27th / 28th / 29th & 30th of May 2011

I apologise if this causes inconveniance.

We have been very busy taking bookings over the last few weeks and we have inundated with enquiries for this particular weekend. We have now booked the maximum amount of suits which we can for this weekend.

Obviously our 'Wedding Suits' are available to buy in store on a ready-to-wear, made-to-order or made-to-measure basis.

Friday 4 February 2011

My Wedding Suit (Part One)

Well it is time to take the plunge. I have managed to reach the ripe old age of 33 without tying the knot but this year I will finally be entering into some serious nuptials.

So I guess I should get a suit.

Well me being me, I have thought long and hard about what to wear and I have decided not to have a suit at all. But rather a matching jacket and trouser combo with a pair of cords. I know, it sounds hideous but wait and see!

I have taken inspiration for my outfit from some of these images. Some of which are my own design. Some are obviously from the telly! Although I can't decide whether to wear an ascot cravat or collar and tie (with a tab collar shirt or bar through shirt maybe?) We will see.

When I have the suit made up to a fitting I will post an update!


Tuesday 1 February 2011

Slim Fitting Suit Hire.

Hi All,

Some of our most popular hire ranges are our slim fitting hire suits.

These include the very popular 'Worcester Range' , 'The Kensington Range' and the newest and slimmest hire suit we have 'The Harrogate Range'

These suits are incredibly popular at the moment and the level of enquiry for these suits is amazing. However we are always being asked for these suits in larger sizes. So I thought I would take a few minutes to explain why these suits are only available in limited size scales.

The Worcester: This range is a one button, single breasted slim fitting wedding/lounge suit. This is our most popular wedding hire suit and as such we have tried to create this range in a way that has mass appeal. The jackets are slim line, however they still have room across the shoulders and the points. The jackets have a supressed waist but are worn with waistcoats (so some people do not button the jackets). The trousers are not slim fitting and are a high waist. This is to appeal to a mass market. However because of the nature of the supressed waist jacket and limited sholder room this suit style does not look correct above a 48" chest and 42" waist. However the range of sizes does start from a 32" chest and 28" waist.

The Kensington: This range is a traditional morning suit, with a few exlcusive Jack Bunney tweaks! Morning suits are traditionally slim fitting anyway, however we have slimmed the jacket down a little more with this style. The fabric is 40% pure silk, and the design was always supposed to be unusual and special therefore worn by the Groom only (or Groom and Best man). So we could afford to slim down the trouser considerably (as we are not looking to book group hire in these suits, we do not have to consider mass appeal). Because the fabric is silk and the style is slim, we could not make the size scale too large, this is because of the nature of fine luxury fabrics and the stress of larger sizes. So this is only available up to a size 44" Chest and 38" waist.

The Harrogate: This is our newest and slimmest range! When we designed this range we were trying to emulate our Bespoke ranges. We make Bespoke wedding suits regularly and this is the type of suit we would make for our Grooms. We wanted to re-create this look but within a hire suit. To do this we had to find a fine, luxurious fabric which could photograph well for weddings, as well as perform (keep it's shape well and not crease). We searched for a long time for the correct fabric until we eventually decided upon Vitale Barberis Mohair (in a 320gram weight, rather than the 270gram we normally use). This fabric allowed us the best of all worlds. We then designed a style which was neither normal suit or morning suit. And then slimmed down the style considerably. This gave the design the appearance of a Made-to-Measure/Bespoke/Tailored garment. This suit is narrow in the sleeve, across the shoulders and the points and is designed to fit 'on' the body. We designed this as a unique outfit for the Groom alone, with the rest of the party wearing the Worcester range to compliment. (which is exactly what we would do when making a suit for one of our Grooms) This slim fitting suit is available from a slim 34" Chest up to a slim 44" chest. With the trousers from a 28" waist up to a 38" waist.

I hope this little piece of information goes some towards explaining why we only hire these suits in the sizes.