DO YOU ALLOW US TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS WHEN WE TRY YOUR SUITS ON?
Yes!..... and we would actively encourage you to do so. We consider this part and parcel of the build up to your wedding, some customers even choosing to a video or slow motion twirl! It also helps to take photos as you try different outfits to flick back and compare.
WILL I BE ABLE TO TRY ON MY COMPLETE WEDDING SUIT IN MY SIZE? I HAVE NOTICED SOME HIRE SHOPS ONLY STOCK SAMPLE RANGES OR OFFER TO SHIP A SUIT IN FOR ME TO TRY ON??
Yes you will. You can try on any suit, in any size, from stock. We make sure that you can see exactly how you will look and indeed how any other members of your wedding party will look in your chosen outfit and colour scheme. Occasionally during very busy weeks there may be odd sizes in some ranges that are in demand/out on hire, but generally everything is available to try on.
THERE ARE SEVERAL OF US WANTING SUITS DO WE ALL NEED TO COME IN TOGETHER?
Entirely up to you and it does also depend on quite how many suits you require. It is sometimes easier for the bride and groom to come along and look at colour schemes and styles initially and then bring other members of the wedding party separately once this has been chosen. Once you have chosen your outfit other members of your wedding party can then come in with or with out you only needing to give us your name and or the date of the wedding to get fitted.
HOW SOON DO I NEED TO BOOK SUITS FOR MY WEDDING?
We are ready when you are and it is never too early to book. A year in advance is not too early, six months is about ideal.
WHEN CAN I PICK UP THE SUITS FOR MY WEDDING?
We normally aim to have the suits ready a couple of days prior to your wedding so collect Thursday for a Saturday wedding for example.
Do the cravats / ties come ready tied?
Most of our cravats are ready-tied, simply adjust the slider and hook on, you really can't go wrong. We always send out normal ties pre-tied with a nice neat full-Windsor knot, simply pop it over your head and you're good to go.
IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR INSURANCE ON MY SUIT AND WHAT DOES IT COVER?
We do not charge extra for insurance on our suits and it is included in the cost of our suit hire packages. It covers you for most party accidents for example drink and food spillages e.g. red wine, chocolate fountains, etc, it does not cover cigarette burns, top hats or damage caused by what we perceive to be beyond normal wear and tear.
WHEN BOOKING OUR WEDDING SUITS HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO PAY AND WHEN?
We normally ask for a deposit on booking of approximately half the amount per person as we fit them. So typically if you have chosen our Luxury Wedding suit package priced at £139 we would ask for a £70 deposit on the Groom to get things started and the same amount on the other members of your wedding party as we fit them. We do not ask for the balance until you collect your suits usually a couple of days before your wedding, although you are welcome to pay off more as and when you wish. Some customers decide to set up a direct debit or BACS monthly payment to spread the cost as a convenient option.
WHERE CAN I PARK NEAR YOUR SHOP?
There is one hour FREE parking on both sides of the street right outside our shop and FREE all day on road parking on the seafront just one block away from us. There are also official nearby carparks on the seafront and at the rear of Kirkley Mill Health Centre behind our shop.
SOME OF THE GENTLEMEN IN MY WEDDING PARTY ARE QUITE BIG SIZES WHAT SIZE DO YOU GO UP TO?
We stock up to 60” chest jackets, 58” waist trousers, 21” shirt collars and up to 36.5” inside leg. We also stock shoes up to size 14 and Top Hats up to 7 7/8. Short, regular, long and extra long jacket fittings are also available accross most sizes. Once you have picked an outfit for your wedding we are confident we can fit all your groomsmen in the same with very few exceptions.
I’M WORRIED SOME OF THE GENTLEMAN IN MY WEDDING PARTY MAY HAVE CHANGED SHAPE SINCE THEY HAD THEIR FITTING?
We do an initial fitting when you book your suits and 2-3 weeks approximately before the wedding, if you are at all worried, pop in for a double check. This is only necessary if you know in your normal clothes that you have gone up or down a complete trouser waist size for example. If you are sure that you have not changed then there really is no need. We would always insist though that you do try your suit on the day you collect it, perhaps at home, just to make sure. We are proud of our reputation and mistakes or problems are extremely rare. If you do need to change anything we do carry comprehensive stock so can change something over if necessary.
SOME OF MY WEDDING PARTY LIVE A LONG WAY AWAY AND DO NOT ARRIVE FOR THE WEDDING UNTIL THE DAY BEFORE?
No problem. If you or they could give us their approximate sizes or telephone us if they are unsure. We have some self measurement forms we can give you to assist. Ideally when they arrive if they could try the suit on in store or failing that at their earliest convenience so we are aware in the unlikely event anything is not 100%. We carry comprehensive stocks and alterations are also carried out in house. It is unlikely that if there is a problem that we can not sort it out.
HOW SMALL DO YOU YOUR PAGE BOY SUITS GO?
We start at boys jacket size 20” and trouser size 18”. This will normally fit aged 18 months to 2 years old.
WHEN DO PAGE BOYS HAVE THEIR FINAL FITTING?
We normally fit page boys at the time of other adult suits being booked so you can see them in their suit and then do a final fitting ideally 2-3 weeks before the wedding.