Sunday the 18, 2018 was a bright cold day but more importantly a day when we launched our two new suits for 2018 wedding season at the beautiful Surrey venue – Foxhills. The suits are called Devon and George. Devon is 100% pure British wool Tweed Suit in mid Blue and can be worn in many ways. George on the other hand will join ranks with our premium classic slim fit suits. It is made with extremely delicate fabric and cut in a way that the top part gives a look of tails and bottom of a lounge jacket.
The launch was at the amazing Surrey venue Foxhills. Foxhills is a 19th century manor house club and resort with a golf course near Ottershaw Surrey. The event was organized by Gemma Starr of Little Star Events Wedding Fayers. Around 40 well known suppliers from Surrey and Hampshire took part in this very successful Wedding Show. Manic Stage Productions was behind the catwalk show and provided all the amazing models. Laura from Lahu Studios did the photography. Important to mention the images in this post are from our mobile phone and as soon as we get some photos from Lauren, we will share
Devon has been created at the back of a huge demand for a tweed suit in the current wedding market specifically for hire. We have been doing tweed waistcoats for a couple of years now however we were asked many times by our customers if we did a full tweed suit or Tweed Jackets; so, we decided at the end of last season that we will work on creating a tweed suit to hire, purchase, and made to measure. As we do with all our suits, we chose the most authentic British Tweed fabric and the best in kind tailors to produce the suits. There are many options to wear a tweed suits such as a full three-piece suit and tweed waistcoat with a formal suit however we launched Devon Jacket and waistcoat with our Premium Navy Trousers and there are two reasons why we did that. A) the formal slim navy trousers give the ensemble a more formal look than when it is worn as a three-piece suit with matching trousers and it wouldn’t get very hot in the summer weddings, and B) by doing that we enhance the visual appeal of the tweed jacket and waistcoat even more – actually more than when it is worn as a three piece. We recommend a classic crisp white shirt and a range of our floral ties and hanks made of iconic Liberty London Fabric.
George is made with a view that there has to be suit that can stand out as THE Wedding Suit. As the men’s wedding suit industry has transformed into a proper fashion industry in last three years, there are no rules and no strict etiquettes of what a wedding suit look like. You can wear a lounge suit or tails or tweed suit however this influx of choice of garments has somehow taken the special look and feel that a wedding suit should give to the groom. You can wear suits to your wedding and the same suit you can wear to work so there hasn’t been such a thing as The Wedding suit specially if you do not want to wear Top and Tails. So, we created George – a unique suit cut in a slim silhouette with a premium textured fabric that’s too subtle to standout and too obvious to fade away in so many other suits that look more like work suits. We have given the from top part of the jacket exactly the same shape as of our premium tailcoats and the bottom of the jacket is cut short to the length of a lounge jacket but just a touch longer than a lounge jacket that you would wear for work. The options of a waistcoat to go with it are limitless but as a set we have introduced a contrasting steel bluish grey waistcoat and matching blue waistcoat. Best worn with classic white shirt and steel grey cravat and hank.
Here are some armature images that we took as behind the scenes pictures while Lauren captured the moods and outfits professionally. We will surely share the professional images once we have them.
Top Tips to recreate the look
- Don’t worry about exactly matching the colours – the beauty of using shades of other colours with Blue is that they will all go together!
- Use colour or a pattern where it might not be expected – a floral or patterned tie and hank is unusual and striking and help communicate not just your personality but the theme of the wedding
- Not everything has to be matching – using everything in matching colours creates predictable monotonous themes that visually do look good however to bring a wow factor you need some contrast and unexpected colour introduction into the ensemble; for example, a pale-yellow hint of a colour in your tie while your whole outfit is pretty much geared to showcase blues and greys will also add interest.
- Tell all your suppliers about your colour theme – this allows the colour palette to be incorporated throughout your day from your invitations right through to the cake cutting.
- Use contrasting textures to add interest – the silk wedding dress and tie contrast beautifully with the groom’s tweed waistcoat. Mix and match your tableware to create a unique look.
Behind The Scenes Video
The Power Team
Photography: Lauren https://www.lahustudios.com/about
Stylist: Gemma Starr, Little Star Events Wedding Fayers www.littlestarevents.co.uk
Venue: Foxhills www.foxhills.co.uk/
Dresses: Surrey Brides surreybrides.co.uk/
Cars: Ultimate Classic Car Hire ultimate-classic-car-hire.com
Make Up: Gemma Louise Bridal www.gemmalouisebridal.com
Suit: Us hirefive.co.uk
Models and Production: Manic Stage Productions www.manicsp.co.uk
Thanks for reading.
HIRE5 Style Team