To buy, to hire or to tailor? This is the question facing all grooms before they pick out the perfect suit or tux for the big day. If you’re sure of what you want, but it’s too specific to pull straight from the rack, then perhaps tailoring is for you. But if your budget is tight, perhaps hiring will be the way to go. It all comes down to personal preference, but is an important decision that will require some careful planning.
Something borrowed, something blue
If the pocketbook won’t stretch to bespoke or made-to-measure, then never fear, your local suit hire is here! While suit hire may conjure images of tacky school formals – young boys with shoulders much broader than their own, and cravats in shocking shades of red and blue – hiring suits isn’t as scary as the memory suggests.
Most suit hire companies have an incredible range at their disposal, and staff who will sound out exactly what it is you and your groom want, and help you every step of the way.
If you’re looking to create a set of suave, colour-coordinated groomsmen, then making suits from scratch isn’t your only option. With pages and racks of great designs, you don’t have to fork out to get the look you’re after, and the perfect match is often just down the road.