EXPERTLY TAILORED SUITS AND SHIRTS
We, as wedding suppliers tend to focus on the bride-to-be and leave aside (just a little bit) the groom-to-be. But not today!
Last week I had the opportunity to visit Stafford Tailoring, situated above the shops on Victoria Road (Fleet, Hampshire). The owner, Ben Stafford established the company in 2008 having several years of experience in the bespoke bridal wear industry.
The shop offers a wide range of traditional and contemporary tailored suits to hire and suits, shirts, jackets, overcoats and trousers that can be custom made. You will be amazed with the amount of fabrics and details that you can choose from for your tailored garments.
With hundreds of fabrics in all sorts of textures and patterns, I'm sure you will be able to find something that enhances your features, whilst knowing that the quality of the cloth will ensure that your suits and shirts last for years to come. You will find fabrics from prestigious brands such as Holland & Sherry, Dugdale Bros & Co of Huddersfield and Marzoni.
The aim of Stafford Tailoring is to deliver an exclusive service, only by appointment. Ben will walk you through an extensive range of fabrics, then styling options including jacket lapels, pockets, buttonhole thread colours, linings, shirt collars, buttons, patterns and designs to get your personalised and unique piece. Privacy is totally assured during any consultation and if you wish you can chill out with a drink whilst discussing your ideas and requirements.
Along with tailored garments, Stafford Tailoring offers a gents' formal wear for hire perfect for special occasions, such as weddings, black tie events, Ascot and proms. Their range of formal wear will have you looking and feeling great.
Even on this post, I'm gonna talk a little about ladies clothes, because Ben also does bespoke clothing for ladies including suits, shirts, jackets and occasion wear outfits from various fabrics and alterations/repairs to all types of clothes including wedding, evening and prom dresses.
THE STAFFORD TAILORING PROCESS
The most interesting part when you visit Stafford Tailoring is the process of tailoring your bespoke suit or shirt.
Once Ben or his team have taken detailed measurements for your garments, they can discuss the design in detail and how you would like them customised including the style and size of jacket lapels, your choice of lining, pockets, functional sleeve buttonholes, edge stitching, vents and of course the cut of the suit.
On the other hand, shirts can have a variety of collar and cuff styles including 'trim shirts' with different coloured fabric inside the cuffs and collar band or different coloured buttonhole thread. There are hundreds of shirt fabrics to choose from in linens, silks and cottons including the highest quality 'Sea Island' cottons.
As a stylish detail to finish the garment off, monogramming of your name or initials comes as standard on every piece. You can even have your wedding date or an inscription on the shirt cuffs!
Custom made suits from Stafford Tailoring can cost as little as £485 for a two-piece suit.
Bespoke shirts start from just £85 and including monogramming at no extra cost.