Whats the difference?

Often we are asked what is the difference is between a custom made suit and a made to measure suit. Here at Anthony formal wear we can hopefully explain a little more below. We offer both custom suits and made to measure suits for your wedding. Both of these options sit along side our wedding hire suit collection. All of our hire suits, custom made suits and made to measure suits are available in both of our stores. The Anthony formal wear ranges are manufactured in Germany and Holland to ensure a high quality is maintained throughout. With our accessories collection made in England.

Our family run company has been in the wedding industry for over 50 years, developing our ranges through many different styles and fashions through 3 generations. Making us one of the leading wedding suit specialists in the UK.

Custom made suit

Anthony Formal Wear has teamed up with Etch tailoring to produce a custom made suit for your wedding. You can create your wedding suit by choosing your cloth, style, design, trimmings and fit for your unique outfit. Suits, shirts, jackets, trousers, and waistcoats are all available with the Etch experience.

The custom made range is a more scaled back version of our made to measure suit collection. It still offers you lots of choice when designing the perfect suit for your wedding day. Choose from a selection of over 120 cloths. From technical crease resistant and stretch blends to pure wool Italian and English thoroughbreds.

Once you have chosen you fabric then its time to choose your style and trimmings. Select from a range of linings, buttons and buttonholes, plus a few more personal little details.

From there its time for your sizing. With a custom made suit we work from a 'try on' suit. From there we are able to make adjustments to the suit silhouette. The adjustments possible within custom made suits include both the waist and length of the jacket and waistcoat. Along with the width and length of the trouser.

Custom made wedding suits normally take approximately 8-12 weeks to come into us. This may vary at certain times of the year. Once your suit arrives we would contact you to arrange to have your first fitting. Should any further alterations or adjustments be needed they can be done for you within 48 hours.

A 2 piece custom made suit starts at £265 and 3 piece starts from £365 ranging up to £650. You can complete your look with a custom made shirt. Custom made shirts start from £65 each. The total price of each suit or garment can only be given once you have made your full design choice.

Made To Measure suit

In our made to measure suit collection, we offer suits, wedding suit, formal wear, evening wear, shirts, trousers, coats, polo's, chino's and jeans, but we focus primarily on Grooms wedding suits, evening wear and occasion wear.

With our made to measure suits you have full control over every aspect of your suit. The joy of a made to measure suit is that there are many more fit options are available for us to use to ensure your wedding suit contours to your body perfectly. The options available are much more intricate, precise and detailed than you can reach on a custom made suit.

From the width of your lapel, the angle of your jacket and trouser pockets to the length of your vents. You can chose from an extensive range of lining colours and designs. Have your suit personalised on your melton and inside lining with your name, initials, wedding date or something a more risque! down to the hand stitching on the button holes. With our made to measure suits the choice is yours, but don't panic our made to measure suit specialists are here to help. Our made to measure specialists will guide you through the entire process and help you achieve the look you want for the big day. The full made to measure process takes approximately 12 weeks from start to finish but can take longer in busier times of the year.

Our made to measure wedding suit ranges start from £625 for a 2 piece wedding suit and £795 for a 3 piece.

To book a made to measure appointment please call our Billericay shop 01277 651140 & ask for Iain or Jake. Alternatively contact our Colchester shop on 01206 571171 and ask for Kevin or James.