Following on from my last post about our bridesmaid dresses, I thought I’d share a post about how and where we found the most perfect tweed three piece suits for our wedding.
With regards to the groomsmen suits, myself and Chris scoured literally every suit shop in the local area and Chris couldn’t find anything he liked. A lot of tweed you see in store is jackets only, but Chris was adamant that he wanted a three piece tweed suit of all the same colour. Turns out this is near on impossible to find in store without spending £500+ so always the savvy shopper, I turned to trusty google for a hand.
I ended up finding an online site called Studio Suits – I couldn’t find any negative reviews on google for the website, but all their testimonials on the website itself were very positive so I whilst was unsure what the suits would actually turn out so we decided to take a risk and order one suit.
The suits are all tailor made to your measurements and are made entirely customisable which I loved. Like we did with the bridesmaids, we had groomsmen of all shapes and sizes so this website made it so easy to ensure they all had the same thing. When our first suit arrived it drowned Chris but fit my Dad perfectly, so we reordered using slightly smaller measurements and the second suit arrived and fit perfectly. If you do order from StudioSuits then I’d definitely recommend measuring yourself properly as Chris originally just made a gestimate and it didn’t fit. Once the suit has been made you cannot return it so it is really important to spend that extra bit of time and get it completely right.
In total we ordered four full three piece suits for Chris, his two brothers and my dad, along with 5 pairs of matching trousers for the groomsmen. I must say that they all scrubbed up really well and I’m really pleased we decided to go with the dark green herringbone as it looked incredible. They no longer have the exact fabric but they have a number of different options
The suits came to around £250 each with the trousers coming in at £75 each which although expensive, I don’t think is bad for a tailor made suit. These are handmade in India and arrived within around a week, postage was quite expensive but if you split the cost as a shipping per suit, it didn’t work out that badly.
The groomsmen paired their suits with plain white shirts and braces which I picked up online from ASOS along with matching ties. For Chris, my dad and his brothers we opted for a tri colour checked shirt from Marks and Spencer which I feel complimented the suits incredibly well.. These shirts were also incredibly soft and Chris has since gotten quite a lot of wear from his.
Overall, I really think the tweedy suits went perfectly with our wedding ‘theme’ and I couldn’t have been happier with how they turned out!
What do you think to tweed?
Photos as always by the incredible Pete! (sorry for editing your perfect photos and cutting off heads…!!