To hire or not to hire

Suit hire can be a good wedding menswear option

If you’re convinced you won’t wear your suit again, or you’re fitting out a large group of best men, ushers and dads, it might be best to hire all your outfits.


You should use a creditable men’s outfitters, as they’re qualified to advise on your choice and style and can help you to avoid mistakes that you may later regret. It’s important to be comfortable and to look and feel good in a suit that fits.

The measurements an outfitter will require are:

  • Chest
  • Waist
  • inner leg
  • sleeve length
  • collar size
  • height

Some of the most common mistakes that men make when wearing formal clothes are having their trousers too long and wearing a shirt with too large a collar that results in the shirt not hanging properly.

You should book your clothes at least three months before the wedding, allowing time for alterations to be carried out if necessary. Some weeks of the year will be busier than others and there will be more demand. If your wedding date falls in this period (usually June through to the end of September), it may be necessary to book even earlier to avoid disappointment.


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