Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Slim Fitting Suit Hire.
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.