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First class since 1834

For over 180 years our family business has been tailoring to the outfitting needs of folk from across the Medway Towns and far beyond! By passing our expertise down through seven generations of our family, we are confident that we offer the experience and close attention to details that enable us to provide you with a hire suit for every eventuality.

Gerald and his staff know that our customers want the right suit for the right occasion and stock a wide range of garments, from timeless classics to contemporary pieces. Combined with our on site fitting and adjustment service, we ensure that everyone leaves with a perfect fitting outfit.

Our flexible and attentive wedding suit service allows wedding parties to match their bridal colour scheme with their neckwear and waistcoats. We can have neckwear made-up from your choice of fabric or will find the nearest colour and pattern match.

Black Tie and formal occasions are admirably catered for with our collection of Evening Wear, all kept in stock in our shop, and for the finishing touches to your outfit, we also hire a range of shoes, shirts, hats and accessories.

Visit our shop

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3...

Pick Out Your Outfit

Browse our selection of suits and pick out the ones that you like. Choose your colour scheme and any accessories that you may need.

Have A Proper Fitting

Visit us and see your suit first-hand. We’ll make sure that you have a proper fitting to check that it’s perfect.

Collect & Enjoy!

Leave the rest of it up to us. We’ll get everything ready for you, so that you can collect your complete outfit before your event.

Know your suit cuts

The suit jacket cut impacts on the look you are trying to achieve, adding different character.


They gently cut away at the front and go to full length at the back. Well fitted tails should reach down to the back of the knee.

Prince Edward

A minimal style jacket with a straight cut, just above the knee. More formal than a Suit, not as traditional as Tails.


Sometimes known as a Lounge Suit, has the shortest length and the least fuss. The ideal all-rounder.

Evening Wear

Dinner Suits or Tuxedos. Distinguished by the inclusion of Satin, normally on the lapels and in a stripe down the side of the trousers.

The Small Print

Terms & Conditions of Hire

Incorrect supply must be notified as soon as possible. Claims of incorrect supply will not be entertained on or after the wear date.

Where outfits are returned in poor condition involving specialist cleaning or repairs, the cost of such cleaning and repairs will be charged for unless covered by our accidental damage waiver.

We will require details of a credit or debit card as security against loss of items or late returns.

Items not returned by the arranged date will be charged on a daily excess rate of £5.00 per item. Non-return of any items will be charged for at the replacement cost. The hirer is totally responsible for items hired.

Full payment, in the case of wedding parties is required no later than two months before the event. For individual outfits full payment is required at the time of booking unless other arrangements have been made.