Christmas opening times 2016 – 2017

We will be closed from 23rd December and reopen on 3rd January. Facebook, shop phones and emails will be replied to while we are closed. We wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.

Christmas opening times

We will be closed from 23rd December and reopen on 3rd January.

Facebook, shop phones and emails will be replied to while we are closed.

We wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.

Spring Wedding shows 2017

slim fit vintage wedding suit hire
anthony formal wear slim fit suit hire

 

We will be showing our hire ranges or slim fit wedding suit hire, tweeds, slim fit tails and made to measure suit ranges at the following shows in spring 2017 :-

8th January
Unit 7                               Basildon
Houchins                        Coggeshall

15th January
The lawn                        Rochford
Layer Marney               Tiptree

22nd January
Hanbury manor            Ware
Prested hall                    Feering

29th January
Hylands house              Chelmsford
Stoke by nayland          Stoke by Nayland golf course

5th February
The race course            Great Leighs show ground (Saturday & Sunday)
Trinity park                   Ipswich

12th February
Orsett Hall                     Orsett

19th February
Hintlesham hall            Hintlesham near Ipswich

26th February
Suffolk show                  Whearstead park near ipswich

5th March

12th March
Channels                         Chelmsford

19th March
The Reid rooms              The Rodings

26th March
Woodhall manor            Woodbridge

2nd April
Kersey mill                     Hadleigh
Hanbury manor            Ware

9th April
That amazing place       Old Harlow

23rd April
Pontlands park              Chelmsford

30th April
Prested hall                   Ferring

7th May
Hylands house              Chelmsford

14th May
Hintlesham hall           Hintlesham near Ipswich.

At a lot of the shows we will be running special offers and discounts.

Please check our Facebook page for weekly updates.

 

Spring wedding shows 2015

Over the next 3 months we will be showing our ranges of hire suits and made to measure suits at some stunning venues across the south east.

Over the next 3 months we will be showing our ranges of hire suits and made to measure suits at some stunning venues across the south east.

March 2015

29/3/15

Le Talbooth Wedding Show – 10.30am – 3pm
Gun Hill, Debham, Colchester, Essex CO7 6HP – Free entry

29/3/15

Chosen Wedding Show, London – 11.00am – 4.00pm
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, London N1 2UD – £3.00

April 2015

12/4/15

Hanbury Manor Wedding Show – 11am – 3pm
Ware, Herts SG12 0SD – Free entry & goodie bag

12/4/15

Priory Hall Wedding Show – 11am – 3pm
Benton Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 5AZ – Free entry

26/4/15

Prested Hall Wedding Show – 12am – 4pm
Feering, Colchester, Essex CO5 9EE – £1.00

May 2015

17/5/15

The Legacy Great Hallingbury Manor Wedding Show – 11am – 3pm
Great Hallingbury, Bishops Stortford, Herts CM22 7TJ – Free entry & goodie bag

Autumn wedding shows 2015

Autumn wedding shows. Over the next 2 months we will showing our ranges of hire suits and made to measure suits at some stunning venues across the south east.

Over the next 2 months we will showing our ranges of hire suits and made to measure suits at some stunning venues across the south east.

Special offers are posted weekly on our Facebook page.

27th September
Prested hall                           Feering near Colchester
Wherstead Park                    Ipswich
Great Hallingbury manor     Bishops stortford

4th October
Charter hall                           Colchester
Kersey mill                             Ipswich

11th October
Hintlesahm hall                      Ipswich
Kesgrave hall                         Kesgrave – Ipswich
Pontlands park                      Chelmsford

18th October
Layer marney tower             Colchester
The reid rooms                     The Rodings –Chelmsford

25th October
Channels                                Chelmsford

The Latest addition to our slim fit wedding suit hire range.

We are always looking at new cloths and styles for future ranges and make a lot of samples up to gauge a reaction in our shops.

We are always looking at new cloths and styles for future ranges and make a lot of samples up to gauge a reaction in our shops. Over the past 18 months we had been looking for a new blue / grey suit for our hire range but could not find the right cloth. In September last year we came across a fabric from a classic Italian mill named “Vitale Barberis Canonico”, one of the oldest mills in the world. This beautiful wool & mohair mix fabric looked perfect, so we had a piece woven and added a sample suit to our made to measure range. When the sample first arrived in March the response was so great that after a few weeks we made the decision to add it to the hire range for 2016. However a number of customers have asked us to bring this forward so it is now available from August 2015 in boys & mens sizes in our contemporary slim fit lounge style.

slim fit blue wedding suit
steel blue slim fit wedding suit

Available with matching or contrasting waistcoats and a selection of shirts and ties a complete outfit for hire is £159.50.

Dressed with a grey waistcoat it gives the suit a more elegant look, ideal for a little more formal wedding.

slim fit steel blue wedding suit
Slim fit steel blue slim fit wedding suit with grey double breasted waistcoat

 

New penny collar slim fit hire shirt.

All of our hire suits come with a brand new shirt but we have expanded the range of men’s shirts to include this white penny collar slim fit shirt.

All of our hire suits come with a brand new shirt but we have expanded the range of mens shirts to include this white penny collar slim fit shirt. Available now in all mens sizes and extra long fit. It looks great with a tie for a more vintage look to our slim fit tails & lounge suits and looks equally great with a bowtie and one of our tweed waistcoats. Samples are in both stores now ready for viewing.

penny collar slim fit wedding shirt
penny collar slim fit wedding shirt

New additions to our ranges for 2015

We are adding a full colour range in a rich ribbed fabric in both ties and cravats to our hire range. This will give a more contemporary look to our tails range and compliment our existing accessories.

The majority of our 2015 range is now in store.

We still have a few new lines to bring in for this year.

We are adding a full colour range in a rich ribbed fabric in both ties and cravats to our hire range. This will give a more contemporary look to our tails range and compliment our existing accessories. A polka dot version will be available in navy, black, silver and gunmetal.

We currently run 2 styles of slim fit shirt in white and ivory, a white cutaway penny collar in slim fit will be added to this range. These will all be our basic shirt, which we give away brand new with each hire suit package

A new range of retail shirts arrived this week in a fabulous Italian white oxford cloth. New ranges of collar pin and cutaway shirts will also be arriving in the next month.

We also have new samples from our contemporary bespoke tailoring range due soon. One stand out piece is an electric blue super 150 3 piece suit.

 

electric / royal blue slim fit suit
electric / royal blue slim fit suit

Wedding shows 2015

We will be out and about in the new year at various wedding shows and trade shows.

We will be out and about in the new year at various wedding shows and trade shows.

Here is a list of the ones confirmed so far.

Details of special offers etc will be posted on facebook.

January 2015
18/1/15 Brocket Hall Wedding Show  11am – 3pm
Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 7XG  Free entry & goodie bag
18/1/15 Prested Hall Wedding Show  12am – 4pm
Feering, Colchester, Essex CO5 9EE  Free entry & goodie bag
18/1/15 The Lawns Wedding Show  10am – 4pm
Hall Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 1PL  Free entry
25/1/15 Hanbury Manor Wedding Show  11am – 3pm
Ware, Herts. SG12 0SD  Free entry & goodie bag
February 2015
15/2/15 Kesgrave Hall Wedding Show  10am – 3pm
 Hall Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk IP5 2PU  Free entry
22/2/15 Hylands Park Wedding Show  11am – 3pm
London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 8WQ  Free entry & goodie bag
March 2015
1/3/15 Dove Barn Wedding Show  11am – 3pm
Castling Hall, Gorton, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 5ET  Free entry
8/3/15 Channels Golf Club Wedding Show  11am – 3pm
Cliffords Estate, Pratts Farm Lane East, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 3PT  Free entry & goodie bag
22/3/15 The Reid Rooms Wedding Show 11am – 3pm
Marks Hall Lane, Margaret Roding, Dunmow, Essex CM6 1QT Free entry & goodie bag
22/3/15 The Stoke by Nayland Wedding Show  11am – 4pm
Leavenheath, Colchester, Essex CO5 4PZ  £1.50
29/3/15 Le Talbooth Wedding Show  10.30am – 3pm
Gun Hill, Debham, Colchester, Essex CO7 6HP  Free entry
April 2015
12/4/15 Hanbury Manor Wedding Show 11am – 3pm
Ware, Herts SG12 0SD Free entry & goodie bag
12/4/15 Priory Hall Wedding Show  11am – 3pm
Benton Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7 5AZ Free entry
26/4/15 Prested Hall Wedding Show 12am – 4pm
Feering, Colchester, Essex CO5 9EE £1.00
May 2015
17/5/15 The Legacy Great Hallingbury Manor Wedding Show 11am – 3pm
Great Hallingbury, Bishops Stortford, Herts CM22 7TJ Free entry & goodie bag

Hire, purchase off the peg or made to measure the choice is yours.

A lot of our grooms like to purchase the suit they are going to wear on their wedding day but also want the rest of the wedding party to match in or compliment their choice of outfit.

A lot of our grooms like to purchase the suit they are going to wear on their wedding day but also want the rest of the wedding party to match in or compliment their choice of outfit.

Our complete hire range can be purchased off the peg or made to measure allowing all of the party from a 2 1/2 year old up to any size to all match perfectly.

grooms navy slim fit wedding suit
Groom made to measure 3 piece grooms party & page boy hire suits.

If the groom wants to stand out a little then subtle twists like the same style suit in a different cloth or changes of buttons and linings allows the groom to create an outfit that stands out from the rest of the party.

grooms skinny fit hire suits
The grooms suit (3rd right) has subtle differences in styling and cloth.

We also have a stunning range of cloths to create an outstanding and unique suit for the big day. We have cloths from all of Europe’s best fabric mills along with our own specially woven fabrics from some of Italy’s finest mills.

grooms made to measure pale blue suit
Sky blue made to measure suit

We have a large selection of suits and sample pieces in store to try allowing future grooms to visualise how their suit is going to look.

All the suits pictured here are from customers in the last 18 months.

New for 2014 / 2015. Suits, shoes, bow ties, waistcoats and ties.

I am just putting the finishing touches to our 2015 ranges. Fabric has been chosen and samples are on the way to us.

I am just putting the finishing touches to our 2015 ranges. Fabric has been chosen and samples are on the way to us.

I have selected 2 vintage cloths for hire suits for next year, I won’t let out the full details until the pictures are online but let’s say no one else is hiring these styles or fabrics at the moment.

We have also added a contemporary royal blue slim fit suit with a choice of 3 matching waistcoats. This will come with latest slim fit style trouser with narrow 16″ bottoms.

I am also looking at maybe 1 or 2 more cloths to add to the range if I can find something special.

We have a new range of tan vintage brogues, in men’s sizes, due in mid june. These will be in our hire range for £45, like our slim fit hire shirts you get a brand new pair and keep them.

We will be adding new colours to our hire range of classic ascot single and double breasted waistcoats. Samples in teal, purple, sage, bottle green, brown, burgundy and royal blue are now in store with sky, blush pink and lemon to follow. To match these we have slim ties, bow ties and handkerchiefs.

Hopefully we will have some sneak peaks on Facebook in june and full shots on the website shortly afterwards.

Iain.