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This time of year is always a big time for enquiries of the wedding variety.
Questions about etiquette, coordinating, colours!

Over the years we have helped many couples realise their big day looks and so with many years experience to share…
We thought it would be a good time to sartorially inspire you with some of our grooms gone by!

This is just a small selection of our most recent grooms as there are a lot of details to consider for each customer.

As alot of nuptials happen in the summertime, it is advisable to prepare early in the year and as any good boy scout knows, being prepared is half the battle!
So if you’re planning to marry soon do bear in mind to allow TWO MONTHS for suit making, from any tailor.

Of course these looks don’t have to go any where near a wedding, they’re just damn fine sharp looks!
You can have garments made for any occasion, just minus the buttonhole.
A big thank you to our happy families for allowing the photos.

Above is Dale and the brief for his wedding to Sheena on the shores of Lake Como was for a ‘dapper 3 piece with a Peaky blinders vibe’ for himself and and his party of merry men.

It was decided in the end to go for something more stand-out on the cloth so we went for a lightweight checked wool and double breasted waistcoat design for his look (which was hand made*) and have the groomsmen echo his look in a single shade of blue for their suits (which were custom made*).

So we took on the 6 man crew with gusto, styling each in a 3 piece with matching ties and pocket squares.
Note : The groom and best man wore exactly the same tie & square to denote their roles.

He also took his shirt and Crockett & Jones tasselled loafers
(and Pantherella invisible socks!) from our store.

He added a family heirloom in the form of a fob watch which was a lovely personal touch.
(A fob watch hole can easily be added to your waistcoat as part of the initial designing and measuring appointment).

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On Mr & Mrs Pearce’s big day, Henry wanted a more preppy look for their contemporary, low key gathering at a converted shipping dock on the banks of the Thames.
And we love how this shows an alternative, more casual approach.

After much deliberation it was decided that a bold jacket cloth was going to be the main attraction for a nautical, vintage inspired look (but with a modern cut).

Henry chose a textured cotton and wool cloth for his custom made blazer in navy and white and kept the rest of his look fairly classic.
He chose a pair of Incotex cotton trousers off the peg and we custom made a navy cottonwaistcoat and added a navy bow to a whiteshirt.

The finishing touch was a white cotton hanky in his top pocket adding to a simple white buttonhole keeping the look clean and as crisp as possible.

Thank you Henry & Kirsten!

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By contrast Mr Vernon wanted a more traditional look for his nuptials to Claire at an English country hotel last Autumn.

Many recent suit enquiries are for a ‘tweedy look’ to give a less formal and more sporting, heritage British look so this is good example of a way to get that in a softer, more wearable texture than actual tweed which is quite corse.

We have hundreds of cloths that could be described as tweedy to look through in store so just to highlight this area, everyone will have their personal taste on what they want.

For Mr Vernon we hand made a 3 piece look in a medium weight worsted cloth in olive green, with an over check in orange and browns.
A super sharp white double cuffed shirt from Eton was teamed with a deep orange knitted tie and finished off with a pair of Crockett & Jones tan ‘Coniston’ boots.

The earthy tones and textures of this look works really well for Mr Vernon and their rural setting.
We love this combination!

Thank you Mr & Mrs Vernon !

FYI*

We offer two services for our personal garment making, both of which come with a
Doherty Evans & Stott label inside.

For both of these you have an appointment of around an hour in store when we measure you and discuss all your requirements aswell as try on all the possibilities of jackets, trousers and waistcoats, if needed.
All prices depend on cloth choice.

*Hand made
This is our premium service which is ‘hand made in Italy’ by Caruso.
Any cloth available can be selected.
Prices start from £1395.00 for a 2 piece suit..
8 week lead time.

*Custom Made 
Our more accessible service limited by cloth selection and manufactured more by machine with a small amount of hand finishing.
Starts from £795.00 for a 2 piece, 3 pieces from £995.00.
5 week lead time.



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