Many of our clients find that marriage gives them a wonderful excuse to get their first bespoke suit.
And many don’t stop at a suit.
In the frantic hustle and bustle of wedding preparations you’ll find our premises provide a haven of peace, where you can find everything you need for the Big Day, from your suit to bespoke shirt, tie, cufflinks, even your pocket square.
As a bespoke suit can take two months to complete, it’s best to think ahead, but if you’ve left it a bit late, no need to worry. Just call or pop in and we’ll do everything possible to make sure you look your best on the day.
As wedding suits tend to be in conservative colours, the addition of a waistcoat offers another entirely appropriate way to express a little more personality.
You could choose an eccentric fabric texture or colour to provide a note of contrast to your suit, or for simplicity, a waistcoat in the same fabric as the suit to give a sharper, more distinguished appearance.
A waistcoat also has the added benefit of making the wearer look taller by creating the perceptual illusion of the fabric continuing above the trousers.
And of course, if you’d like to wear your grandfather’s watch and chain when you get married, a waistcoat is the perfect place to keep it.
Ties are a great way to express personality whilst remaining within the accepted limits of formality. They’re therefore perfect for weddings.
Many grooms choose a pattern with an accent colour to match the colours of the wedding, but as with all things bespoke, the choice is entirely yours.
Ties are conventionally three inches wide (7.5 cm wide), but in questions of width, the main thing to bear in mind is that the width of your tie should compliment that of your jacket lapel.
All our ties are made in England by our own in-house tie-maker, and are 100% silk (unless you specify otherwise).
In the modern world, the bow tie adds a wonderfully eccentric note to any suit.
Although it’s possible to buy ready-tied bow ties, for weddings our advice would be to choose a traditional bow tie that you have to tie yourself – it's really much easier than you think.
A pocket square lifts a suit wonderfully.
Most commonly made of silk, it can be any colour, either plain or printed, and can be displayed in very many artistic and fashionable ways – pointed, multiple pointed, square, triangular, even crumpled.
As with all things, it pays to experiment.
Charlie Allen has been giving a playful spin to Savile Row quality for over 30 years. For bespoke and made to measure garments with all the Row hallmarks of quality, attention to detail and discretion, but also a softness and elegance that puts you immediately at your ease, visit our premises at 1 Cooper’s Yard Islington, or call 020 7359 0883.