Dresses, suits, bow ties & slim fitting jackets!
11th July 2013
For over a century now 'Prom Night' has been an iconic event to symbolise the end of your high school career, this American tradition has now spread to the rest of the world with people all over preparing months in advance. Prom season for us has been huge, for three years now we've been providing hire, made to measure and 'off the peg' suits for lots of the surrounding schools.
Last prom tonight though- can't wait to see the photos! The shop has been hectic with fittings, last minute adjustments and accessory extravaganza! The girls tend to have their outfits planned months in advance but these guys tend to leave it all a little later! ....Nearly wine o'clock! That's my last hire just collected- yup, one hour before the prom!
Just like with weddings I believe that the night should be equally as special for the boys, as the girls, and more than ever this is starting to show with the suit choice. Year on year we're seeing more people push away from the traditional black dinner suit and adding their own twist to things. Even just with accessories whether it's a quirky cravat or going all out with braces and a bow tie.
This year my most recent employee Alex is modelling a 'Quintessentially British' Navy made to measure suit, complete with split lining and total personal customization! It was great fun designing this with Alex. I think I'm more excited about his prom than him! My favourite off the peg suit is being worn by Jake- I think I can spill the beans now- it's been top secret for tonight! We tailored his dads shirt and waistcoat that he had worn on his wedding day to fit Jake on his prom day- which happens to be his 16th birthday too! What a night of celebrations! The waistcoat belonging to Jake's Dad looks like it had been made to match Jakes suit. Jakes suit was a really quirky blue and grey check that we tailored to an inch of its life! It is now truly Jake. Slim fitting jacket, very narrow leg trousers. These guys are going to look like they belong in a boy band tonight!
Watch out ladies!! Have fun guys, can't wait to hear all your after party stories!