A grey wedding suit could be the alternative to navy suits which are a popular choice for weddings, opting for grey provides a refreshing and distinctive alternative. Grey comes in a diverse range of shades, from rich dark slate greys to light silver greys. With darker shades of grey creating a striking contrast with the bride's dress, making it stand out more in the photographs. Lighter shades are perfect for spring and summer celebrations. The versatility of grey makes it suitable for weddings in various seasons.

Grey wedding suits to hire

Here at Anthony's we offer 5 variations of grey hires suits. Below I'll talk you through the various colours and fabrics we run with in our wedding hire suit collection.

Classic grey herringbone suits

Probably the most classic fabric used for weddings suits is a fabric called 'herringbone'. The reason being is if you examine the cloth closely you will notice it looks like the bones of a herring fish. Our range of herringbone hire tailcoats and lounge suits are available in a dark slate grey color. This can be an excellent option for wedding attire, as dark grey is a versatile and elegant choice that can complement a variety of colour schemes. Both tailcoats and lounge suits offer distinct styles, catering to different levels of formality.

Some of our Groom's in their herringbone grey wedding suits.

Grey 120 light weight wool hire suits

Our light 120 lightweight wool mid grey wedding suits are a fantastic option for grooms who are seeking a slightly lighter shade of grey that's perfect for a summer wedding. Our 120 lightweight wool suits are available to hire in both a tailcoat and slim fit lounge suit style. The mid grey color offers a versatile and sophisticated look that can be well-suited for various wedding themes and styles. The lightweight wool fabric is an ideal choice for summer weddings, as it ensures comfort and breathability even in warmer temperatures.

Some of our Grooms in their lightweight wool grey wedding suits.

Grey Barberis fabric grey wedding hire suit

Barberis fabric holds a prestigious place in the world of suit making due to its historical significance. To be able to carry the "Barberis" label, the fabric must be manufactured in the small Italian village where it was originally created in 1663. This ensures that the fabric maintains the legacy and authenticity of the Barberis brand. The description of Barberis fabric as "ultra soft" and "ultra light" aligns with the reputation of luxury associated with high-end textiles, making it especially appealing for suits.

Here at Anthony we offer 3 colours of Barberis fabric slim fit lounge suits within our hire range. They are an ink blue, silver grey and new for 2023 a charcoal grey.

Groom's on their wedding day in our Barberis silver grey wedding suits.

Lambs wool tweed grey wedding suit

Our lambs wool tweed suits are a wonderful choice for individuals seeking a slightly more relaxed and laid-back feel for their wedding attire. Lambs wool tweed is known for its comfort, texture, and versatility, making it an excellent option for outdoor, festival-style, or rustic-themed weddings. The combination of a classic soft grey color and the unique qualities of tweed can strike a balance between casual elegance and formal sophistication. Our lambs wool fabric is part of both our hire range and can be made to measure.

Prince of Wales check grey wedding suits

The Prince of Wales fabric, with its subtle check pattern, is indeed a timeless choice that adds a touch of sophistication and interest to a grey wedding suit. The fabric's name, Prince of Wales, harks back to its origins and historical associations. This classic pattern has stood the test of time and remains a popular choice for its understated yet refined appearance. The fact that Prince William continues to wear Prince of Wales fabric emphasizes its enduring popularity and its place as a classic English wedding suit fabric. His choice to wear this fabric reinforces its association with timeless elegance.

Custom made grey wedding suits

A custom-made suit is a personalized and tailored approach to creating a suit that is just for you. Unlike off-the-rack suits that are made in standard sizes, a custom-made suit is crafted specifically for you.

You begin by meeting with one of our custom made suit team. During this consultation, you discuss your ideas and fabric choices. At the appointment you will have the opportunity to choose the fabric from a wide range of options. This includes different types of fabrics, patterns, colors, and textures. You have the choice to customize details like the suit lining, melton (fabric inside the collar), buttonhole color, buttons, along with other finishing touches.

After discussing your design ideas you will be asked to try on a sample suit. Based on the fitting of the suit, we will note any necessary adjustments required. There are a number of points that can be altered within a custom made suit, such as the chest, waist, and trouser width.

When your suit arrives with us we will contact you to set up a final fitting appointment. This is to ensure that any minor adjustments can made and that the suit fits you perfectly. Should there be any adjustments needed we can get them done for you within 48 hours.

Custom made wedding suits normally take approximately 12 weeks from start to finish. This may vary at certain times of the year. Please contact us on Billericay 01277 651140 or Colchester 01206 571171 to make a custom made suit appointment.

Full made-to-measure

Made-to-measure suits take personalization to another level, allowing Grooms to achieve a suit that fits their body contours perfectly and meets their specific style preferences. With made-to-measure suits, Grooms have complete control over every aspect of the suit's design, including fabric, style, lining, buttons, and more. This level of control ensures that the final product aligns perfectly with the Groom's vision.

A full made-to-measure suit provides a wide range of fit options that go beyond what's possible with custom-made suits. The options available for made-to-measure suits are more intricate and detailed compared to custom-made suits. This allows for finer adjustments in elements like collar shape, lapel width, button position, and pocket placement. The tailored fit of a made-to-measure suit not only enhances comfort but also creates a polished and elegant appearance that's unparalleled.

If you would like to discuss your MTM suit requirements or to make an appointment please contact our MTM team. You can call Billericay 01277 651140 & ask for Iain or Jake, alternatively Kevin in our Cochester shop on 01206 571171.

One of our family!

Mr Wren, pictured above, had full made-to-measure suits for himself and all his Ushers. They were created by his Bestman, Jake. Jake is one of our made-to-measure specialists based in our Billericay shop. Jake is Anthony's son and grandson of Bernard who started our business in 1968.