Anthony Formal wear

Anthony Formal wear is a family run business that have prided themselves on providing high quality Grooms wedding suits and accessories since the business opened in Essex in 1968, and it is still currently run by the original family.

All Anthony Formal wear branded waistcoats and accessories are hand made in our own UK factory. We are proud to support the 'Made in England' campaign.

Our story

Having started life out as a highclass men's retail store, Anthony Formal wear made the addition of wedding hire at the end of the 1970's. We soon realised that there was only a limitied selection of Grooms waistcoats and accessories being offered to buy or hire. Which is why we decided to start designing and manufacturing our own ranges and collections.

We now design in house and source all of our own fabrics from within the UK and Northern Europe. This allows us to have exclusive fabrics woven especially and exclusively for us which enables us to keep up with current fashions and trends within the wedding business.

From the launch our our own designs and products we have had numberous Grooms wear shops from across the Uk, Europe and the rest of the World approach us to supply their own business with our Anthony Formal wear waistcoats and accessories. Due to our wholesale business you may come across our own branded 'Anthony formal wear' products in other parts of the UK along with countries such as Sweden, the Bahamas and the USA.

Our shops

We have two shops in Essex offering our complete hire, custom made and made-to-measure collections, but, we have found that due to the internet we have attracted customers from all over the UK and the rest of the World. Which is why we are now offering a new Anthony Formal wear retail website that can provide you with all of your men's wedding accessory requirements direct to your front door.

Please visit our retail website at thegroomsshop.co.uk