Suppliers in the Men's & boys' formal wear category

Whether you're the groom, the best man, usher or father of the bride, you will want to look your very best on the big day.

Two and three piece suits or tuxedos, or perhaps smart separates; there is a huge range of styles to choose from so that you can look worthy of the occasion.

Some weddings have a specific theme but almost all weddings fall into the categories of formal, casual or trendy (current fashion) so once you have both decided on your theme, go for it!

Here’s some great men's and boys' outfitters based in Essex from places like Colchester, Harlow, Southend, Chelmsford, Grays, Braintree and Clacton, whom you might want to get in touch with...

Don't forget to mention An Essex Wedding magazine when contacting a men's and boys' outfitter.

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3 months for your father-in-law to like you!

A new survey, conducted by greetings card marketplace, thortful.com, has looked to reveal the time it takes father-in-laws to approve of their son/daughter's partner, revealing that the average amount of time is three months. The study quizzed 1,000 father-in-laws across the UK on how long it takes for them to approve of their son-in-law, as well as the attributes that are most important to them. It was found that a quarter of father-in-laws (25%) said they actually approved of their son/daughter partner from the first moment they met them, with just less than one in 10 (9%) taking 7 months or longer to approve.

Posted: 5 August 2022

Scotland to run out of kilts this summer as wedding bookings soar

Scotland could run out of kilts this summer with many suppliers already closing their books due to record demand. With two years of delayed weddings now able to go ahead, along with this year's planned ceremonies, the iconic ceremonial dress is in short supply meaning the unthinkable could happen; Scotland may actually run out of kilts! David Dalrymple of A1 Kilt Hire said, "We have never seen such a high level of demand for kilt hire. The pandemic has created a record number of wedding bookings for the summer; some people have been waiting since early 2020 to tie the knot, there's also those people who cancelled in 2021 plus couples who had always planned to get married in 2022 all trying to secure a kilt for their big day. Everyone needs one at the same time and although we've managed to accommodate all requests so far, others have already reached their capacity for the whole summer."

Posted: 20 June 2022

Top suit trends for the groom by tailoring specialists Pritchards

With more than 185 years of tailoring experience, Pritchards Menswear has worked through the decades supporting groomsmen in looking and feeling their best on their wedding day. With each passing year - and each passing wedding season - the team have had the pleasure and excitement of navigating both the nuanced and bold changes in fashion, as well as the shifts in wedding tradition that have made space for further expressionism and creativity in the age-old art of tailoring.Edward Pritchard, owner of Pritchards Menswear says, "While shifts in fashion and societal trends naturally occur over time, the last two years have dramatically challenged many of the traditional aspects of weddings, be it the size, the location, or the level of formality involved. With many cancelling, rescheduling, or downsizing their wedding celebrations, society has seemingly embraced the smaller, the hyper-personal, and the bespoke in a new and exciting way.

Posted: 30 September 2021

Win a wedding suit and accessories worth up to £500

Whether groom, best man, father-of-the-bride, or a guest, dressing for a wedding can be a sartorial minefield. Get expert insight into precisely what to wear, no matter your role on the day with Charles Tyrwhitt.As well as being one of the happiest days of your life, it's worth remembering that your wedding day is one of the most photographed days of your life too. There's no sense in skimping on style, and your partner won't thank you for it come the big day. The first decision to make is whether to wear morning dress or a suit. Of course, there's no right or wrong here; really it comes down to how formal you'd like to be. Morning dress brings with it a sense of occasion, and can't help but impress. A black lightweight wool tailcoat, buff or sky blue double-breasted linen waistcoat, and striped morning suit trouser are truly timeless, and will match with a shirt and tie in all manner of different colours and patterns.

Posted: 28 April 2021

We talk menswear trends with an Essex formalwear specialist

Here at An Essex Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding day. That's why we put your wed-min questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, Alex and John of Dapper Chaps Formalwear answer your question and give advice on outfits for the groom and his party. "What are the latest menswear trends to get my husband-to-be looking his best?" Read on for the answer...

Posted: 9 February 2021