Testimonials


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Not only does it help others decide whether Astares is the place for them, but it ensures that we’re always aware of how our customers feel about the service we offer.

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The service & advice was professional & courteous

Jez & the team were simply brilliant.
They provided a fantastic 3 piece dinner suit for me prior to a summer ball.
The service & advice was professional & courteous.
I returned the suit & shirt with the obligatory port stain down the front!! Good times.
I cannot recommend Astares Menswear highly enough. Will certainly be using them again.
👍👍😎🇬🇧

Phil L

Your help from start to finish was incredible

Thank you Jez and Ruth for all your help! You guys were amazing!! Your help from start to finish was incredible, and nothing was to much trouble. You totally got the look I/we wanted on the day and were always available to offer helpful and friendly advice and make us feel at ease. Can’t recommend you guys enough and one day (soon) that Herbie Frog suit will be mine….��

Mark and Kate

Great suits great service

We hired our suits from here for our wedding at the end of June. Jez and Ruth were such a lovely couple and made everything so quick and easy for us. The suits were great quality and looked lovely on the day. Thank you so much and we would highly recommend you. Sara and Matt xGreat suits great service

Matt and Sara

Thank you! You guys are amazing

Jez and Ruth, Thank you! You guys are amazing. Your help from start to finish was incredible, so helpful and friendly. You made us feel at ease and knew exactly what we wanted. The suits looked amazing in photos and in person and were exactly what we wanted. We can’t thank you enough. Since returning the suits, Greig has already said we will be back in a few weeks to sort a suit for a wedding we are attending in September. So see you guys very soon!

Greig and Lousie

Made choosing our suits a really fun part of the wedding

Could not recommend higher!

Jez and Ruth have been amazing in the run up to the wedding, utterly professional, quite hilarious and incredibly personable. The quality of their service is matched by their range and excellent stock. They made choosing our suits a really fun part of the wedding preparations and I am utterly indebted to them for their help.

James R

Awesome service

Awesome service from jez and Ruth can’t thank you enough and can’t do enough to help you in whatever you need . Will send pics of us in suits soon

Scott P

How personable and great the service was!

Everything was absolutely perfect! How personable and great the service was!

Kirsti R

Made the whole experience so easy and enjoyable

Couldn’t recommend Astares highly enough, Jez & Ruth made the whole experience so easy and enjoyable. The customer service from these guys was exceptional!
Couldn’t have found a better place to get our suits.
Jez gave us some great ideas during our consultation and not once pushed us into anything.
All throughout the wedding day, people wouldn’t stop asking where we got the suits from.
Thank you guys both so much.

Ross L

A truly friendly professional service

Looking foward to our extra special wedding shoot tomorrow
Thanks to jez , his suppliers and a couple of our other fabulous wedding suppliers we are able to recapture a moment in time
Would highly reccomend
A truly friendly professional service . Pics to follow x

Emma and Garry T

Thank you so much for making the groom and groomsmen look so smart

 

 

Just wanted to say thank you so much for making the groom and groomsmen look so smart.

You are excellent at your job and obviously thoroughly enjoy your work.

Have enclosed a photo of the groom and best man to represent the day.

We would have no hesitation to recommend your shop to friends and acquaintances.

 

Joan S

The groomsmen looked very dapper

Thank you so much for the hire of our suits on Saturday. The groomsmen looked very dapper & everyone commented on how nice they all looked. Attention to detail was fab & both Jez and Ruth looked after us from start to finish! Thank you again. Mr & Mrs Davies x

Kat and Ryan D

A very personal service

We were so incredibly thankful for finding jez and Ruth who were absolutely amazing throughout.
You guys were both so helpful and kind and made it feel a very personal service
Couldn’t recommend them highly enough!!!

Jessica & Phil F

The service was seamless from start to finish

Called in to Astares on a whim, really lost and not knowing what I was after for our wedding in Oz, Ruth was really patient and gave some great advice.
I fell in love with a Herbie Frogg suit that then became unavailable in my size, but they found me one I loved even more! The service was seamless from start to finish. Jez and Ruth, you are lifesavers! Thank you for all of your help:-)
Heini & Gemma Beiser

Heini & Gemma B

Absolutely brilliant from start to finish

Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Nothing was too much effort for Jez and Ruth. Really friendly people and we would thoroughly recommend them!

Chris and Caitlin R

This place is amazing.

This place is amazing. My husband and I visited Jez after meeting him at a wedding fayre. The service he and Ruth provided was just great from start to finish. We were worried about hiring suits, thinking they would be old and not so fashionable, however on our first visit to Astares we were soon proven wrong. They have everyone from traditional to modern with lots in between. All of the guys at our wedding looked great in there suits, and all fitted perfectly. Nothing was too much to ask, sending swatches back and fourth ensuring they matched our colour scheme and arrange evening fittings around our work schedules. Thank you Jez and Ruth, I will send you some pictures soon. �
Jon and Laura Hardman.

Laura and Jon H

I would highly recommend them! Excellent!

We came across this company as we were walking past their new shop in Havant when they were doing it up before opening. I then met them at Southend Barns wedding fayre and we have had an amazing appointment with Jez today. He was full of advice, was honest but gave opinions without forcing them upon us. Offered us a choice of shoe we had not even thought about which we loved! We walked away feeling really happy with the choices we made today and there was a quote in my emails before we even got home -amazing! Such great people and I would highly recommend them! Excellent!

Beth H

Went above and beyond

Absolutely amazing service.
Visited just after Christmas, to hire a suit for my husband to wear. Typical man, left it to the last minute, and we needed a suit for the next day (30th Dec was the event….right near New Year’s Eve!!!)
The lady and gentleman couldn’t have been more helpful. They were friendly, went above and beyond what you would expect, and managed to get a suit off the shelf for my husband to wear.
Will definitely be returning and recommending Astares to all of or family and friends.
Thank you so much �

Sarah T

Everything about using Astares was just easy

We got married in December and Jez was brilliant from the first meeting and also Ruth . He was good at listening to what we wanted and made excellent suggestions. He made the whole process very easy, despite having to move into the new shop at the same time.

The suits were really nice and comfy as well as real smart and good quality . everything about using Astares was just easy and made getting a suits for our wedding simple and none complicated.

thanks so much Jez and Ruth

Mark and Cat W

A professional and pleasurable experience.

Thank you to Jez for making us all look amazing on my big day. A professional and pleasurable experience. I would highly recommend.

James and Sophie E

Customer service at its finest!

Well what can we say? Absolutely phenomenal service from Jez and Ruth at Astares! Would highly recommend. We hired 5 suits for our groomsmen for our wedding, and although my husband already had his suit sorted, he fell in love with a Herbie Frogg suit at Astares which after MUCH deliberation he ended up purchasing – he’s so glad that he did. From the minute we contacted them they were so helpful, such a contrast to other suit hire places we had visited.. our mind was instantly put at rest that we were in safe hands. We visited them several times and both Jez and Ruth were so patient with our indecisiveness, and were always there with advice on every little detail. Customer service at its finest! Thanks so much to both of you we wish every success for the future x

Robin and Nicky S

Fab service

Got married Saturday all the men looked amazing! Fab service! Jez was so helpful and understanding of a very unorganised couple! Thank you from sue and jamie x

Jamie and Sue B

A great personal and friendly service

If you want to look the part for your special occasion, head on down to see Jez and Ruth. Right from the initial free consultation to view and select your suits, the service is excellent. The groomsmen were booked in about 10 weeks before our wedding to be measured up and the suits were ready to be collected just under 2 weeks before our wedding. A few changeover items were required and these were ordered and ready to be collected within 48 hours to make sure everyone was perfect for the big day. A great personal and friendly service by Jez and Ruth. I won’t hesitate to recommend Astares to anyone. Pay them a visit, you won’t be disappointed. Keep up the good work!

Adam N

8 grooms men looked top notch

Jez and Ruth were amazing through out even at short notice suits were amazing !compliments from everyone on the suits during our day all 8 grooms men looked top notch

Julie M

Highly recommend Astares for quality, professional and ease of communication

Me and my husband first met Jez in his Chichester store, professional from the start. Offered his opinion where needed and dealt with all our enquires quickly and efficiently. 5 suits hired for our wedding and I can’t fault the service received by Jez and Ruth. Highly recommend Astares for quality, professional and ease of communication. Thank you both. Will recommend you for anyone looking to hire/purchase a suit x

Laura D

First class, honest and helpful service

First class service. I needed a suit for a very sad occasion. Jez gave a first class, honest and helpful service. Thank you

James S

Totally amazing service!

Totally amazing service! Jez was brilliant from the very first time we met him at a wedding fair right up until dropping the suits back to him after the wedding. We had best men & ushers all over the world & he couldn’t have been more accommodating with the appointments. He never made us feel a pain for asking anything, just always happy to help. One of the best things about Astares is having that one to one appointment & getting Jez’s undivided attention, something that is actually focused on just the Groom!
The suits were also great quality & really comfortable to wear as were the shoes too. We will certainly be sending other couples your way, thanks Jez.

Paul H

First class service

Having never had to hire a suit before I really didn’t know what to expect.
From the moment we walked in it was first class service.
Jeremy was absolutely lovely and made it all so easy.
I would highly recommend Astares to everyone and will certainly be using them again!

Lindsey B

Highly recommended

Needed to hire a tuxedo for an awards night and have never hired before but was put at ease as soon as I walked in the door highly recommended

Galvin W

Thank you Astares for such impeccable service

We were really struggling to find a tailor for Sam that was friendly and flexible. Jez made Sam and his groomsmen feel at home and his prices are extremely reasonable. Sam loved his suit so much, he wants to get his own! Thank you Astares for such impeccable service. Nicola & Sam

Sam and Nicola H

Top quality service

Best suits ever would recommend to any one good friendly from jez top quality service as well

Robert J

I would recommend Astares to anyone

Jez was brilliant and really made me and my wife’s wedding day all the more special,The suits were top quality and we couldn’t have asked for a better service,even when we had a slight size issue with my step sons suit. I would recommend Astares to anyone who would be looking for a suit hire establishment in or around Chichester.

Paul J

Brilliant customer service

Sam E

The guys looked amazing!

Thank you so much Jez! You made the day perfect. I cannot get over how kind and friendly you were and how much help you gave us! Thank you so so much! The guys looked amazing! So very smart and everyone commented on how good they all looked! Thank you again!!

Helen L

First class service

A first class service – hired suits for our wedding and Jez couldn’t have been more helpful – attention to detail and friendly service. We were all impressed with him and the suit even made me look dashing! Highly recommend this place – looked at others but this was the best – so pleased we used them.

Simon G

My suit was perfect and just what I wanted

Jez was superb! The service he gave me and my groomsman was first class. Much better than a chain of shops. He was very flexible and understanding and gave me the confidence to look and feel great on my big day.

I have already sent people his way and will continue to do so. My suit was perfect and just what I wanted.

Brilliant work Jez, thank you.

 

Matt G

Wow! Thank you so much

Wow! Thank you so much to Jez at Astares for all of his help and guidance. Jez knows his stuff and with his friendly attitude he is always 100 percent professional. I can guarantee he will find the suit that fits you no matter what the occasion! Thanks again….Danny and Tash

Danny and Tash

I highly recommend Astares

Best suit hire place ever.We hired 2 adult suits and he even supplied one for our 3 year old son. Excellent condition for our wedding day.Jez was amazing,took his time and effort to make every thing perfect for our big day.I highly recommend Astares to any body who is hiring a suit.5 star all the way from meeting him to returning the suites.Thank you so much Jez. From the new Mr and Mrs Welch.

leanne W

I felt really comfortable trying on the stylish menswear

Jez was amazing. I’ve never worn suits and never been fitted before, but I felt really comfortable trying on the stylish menswear that was on offer. I left Astares confident that I’d look my best. I’m attending a big corporate ball, so I wanted to make a good impression. Jez has made that happen for me. Thank Jez and viva la Astares!

Joe W

BIG THANKYOU

Hello Jez… Just another BIG THANKYOU for all your attention to detail in getting my dress suit ready for Paul’s wedding.
I had many compliments.. having found a silk handkerchief in the same tone I used that.
I think we were the best dressed couple, apart from the bride and groom of course !!!!!!!
Here’s wishing continued success with the business, Sincere regards Terry L.

Terry L

I highly recommend using Astares and I will be using again !

I have just hired a kilt from Jez for a forthcoming wedding – I must recommend Jez’s knowledge on the how to get the best fit from a kilt and also some of the traditions of wearing a kilt.

I highly recommend using Astares and I will be using again !

Stuart M

Amazing service, very friendly

Jez,well what can I say. Amazing service,very friendly,you helped out and also put your self out for us,you listened to what we wanted,and got what we needed,Would defo be recommending you. Thank you for everything. Mr and Mrs savage

Glen S

The suits were brilliant quality, fitted well and looked amazing

Thank you Jez for your fantastic personal, friendly service, you were very helpful and knowledgeable making for a stress free experience! It was great for both the bride and groom to attend first appointment, you always offered advice, great communication and suits arrived in plenty of time. The suits were brilliant quality, fitted well and looked amazing on our wedding day last month!! We highly recommend Jez and Astares – thank you so much, Kev and Jen!!

Kev and Jen

Best service you could wish for

Best service you could wish for , excellent garments and nothing was a problem even when someone put on weight at the last minute and sizes had to be changed

Nigel F

Made the whole experience magical

Absolutely amazing service. Nothing was too much trouble and made the whole experience magical for my now husband and little dude. Thank you so much Jez -X-

Laura C

Very professional And relaxed setting

Superb service! Great help provided when deciding what to have and encouraging the groom to have the colours we need lol!
Very professional and relaxed setting.

Emma-Jane S

Friendly, professional and most importantly with a fantastic range of suits

I genuinely cannot fault Astares, and Jez, for the help he gave me for my wedding last year. Friendly, professional and most importantly with a fantastic range of suits, Jez was an absolute legend. He completely understood how the only suits I wear are for work and that this was absolutely something just a bit special. My wife (yay), Jez and I sat down and worked out colour schemes, sizes and styles and I can’t thank him enough for his patience, knowledge, punctuality, prices and evidently the cloths! Thanks again Jez, I won’t hesitate to recommend you in the future! Absolute star!!

Dave L

A really personal service…

Jez is such a super star. A really personal service from the start and answered all my questions so quickly. Would recommend to everyone and can’t wait to book you for my wedding! The suits are such good quality and the price is so reasonable– such a range of colours too.

Stephanie W

Fantastic local business

Fantastic service. I contacted Jez on a Sunday evening as I needed a suit for a black tie event the following Friday. He emailed me straight back and offered me a choice of appointments at a time that was suitable to me. I was so impressed with his communication and the simplicity of the whole process. He is a lovely guy too and I would urge anyone in the area looking to hire suits to support this fantastic local business. Good luck for the future Jez!

Jonathon G

Very happy indeed!

“I am very happy indeed that I hired from Astares. From the moment we met Jez, we found him to be very helpful and you could tell he was willing to go the extra mile to make your day extra special. This was reassuring to us (and you really need reassuring when it comes to planning weddings!), knowing he would do all he could to get it right first time.

He was always quick at getting back to us with any questions and because he gave the personal touch you knew that you were in safe hands.

Jez, thank you. Thank you so very much, from both of us, for making our day so special. I can’t recommend you enough and I will be in touch for when we next need to hire our suits.

All the very best,

Pete”

Would recommend to anyone

Wanted to leave some feedback. To cut a long story short, we had to move our wedding forward by a year due to ill health, and therefore couldnt afford the wedding we had been planning so decided to do it as cheap as possible and agreed that it would be casual clothing (jeans and tshirt) i felt really guilty that my partner was going to have a day that wasnt memorable as such so without him knowing, set about finding a wedding dress, suit etc, but kept the venue as a registry office without any receptions afterwards. We went to marwell zoo and harvesters port solent instead smile emoticon

Anyway, i called Jez in a flap, trying to sort out a suit for the groom, but as he didnt know anything about it i couldnt ask him what sizes he would need. Jez talked me through the whole thing, through his lunch i may add, and helped me out greatly. He spent an hour and a half on the phone trying to help get the suit as close to perfect as possible for me.

We had the worry that the suit wouldnt fit so Jez talked me through the most forgiving materials and we went slightly bigger than some sizes in his wardrobe. He never once made me feel like i was being a pain or taking up too much of his time, or made me feel rushed.

He contacted me frequently once the suit was ordered and then let me know every step of the way, up to the suit being ready to collect. He really did go out of his way to be as helpful as possible.

The big day arrived suit was delivered to the groom AND IT FIT PERFECTLY!!! Yeyyy!!

Couldnt have done it at all without Jez’s help and we are eternally grateful for all of the help he gave me to make it perfect.

Our day was fantastic and Jon was sooo surprised and impressed and now he has a day he can look back on and smile about. Thank you SO SO MUCH Jez! Would recommend to anyone to speak to Jez at the Chichester Astares smile emoticon fantastic.

Heres a photo too, to show the fantastic suit and us on our perfect day! Thanks Jez!

Amy N

Testimonials

Photograph of Jeremy Hart, owner of Astares Mens Formal Hire

Jez was the first person we turned to for the hire of suits for our wedding in Sept 16′. I trusted him immediately, he just couldn’t do enough for us. Excellent value for money, very highly recommended! – Jennifer E

Jennifer E

Friendly, professional and incredibly helpful

“Can’t thank Astares enough for the tailoring assistance for our wedding. Jez was absolutely brilliant; friendly, professional and incredibly helpful. The suit and everything that came with it was perfect and fit like a glove. I’d put on half an inch or so since the fitting and Jez was kind enough to double check everything fitted, even offering to adjust anything accordingly. I’d highly recommend Astares for any formal occasion.” – Dave L

Dave L

Excellent service!

“When I got married earlier this year, we hired two men’s formal lounge suits from Astares. They were really good, reasonably priced, very comfy and weren’t hot or heavy. We received excellent service from Jez when we went to try a few suits on. We had a laugh and Jez was extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome and at ease. As and when I need some formal wear again, I will be heading straight back to Astares.  Would recommend them to anyone! Thank you Jez, great service and suits. xx” – Vikki K

Vikki K

Jez is a true professional and incredibly helpful!

What an amazing place! I’d recommend Astares to anyone and everyone. Great service and value for money. Jez is so helpful and really knows his job. Wouldn’t go anywhere else in future.” – Kim B

Kim B

Would definitely recommend!

“I’d like to thank Jez from Astares for giving us a brilliant service when hiring my wedding suits for our big day 25/07/2015. Throughout the whole process I was made to feel at ease and found Astares to be warm, friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend! – Pez L

Pez L

Thank you!

“Thank you for your excellent service. Everything was perfect, which allowed me to enjoy a fine day at the races! Warmest regards, William.”

William L

Thank you, Jez!

“We met Jez at a wedding fair and he showed himself to be very approachable, knowledgeable and helpful. I didn’t even look elsewhere, I knew he was the man to provide our suits.

He was helpful and patient throughout the fittings, deliveries and drop offs. The suits were great and despite our different shapes and sizes, they all fitted perfectly. I recommend Astares to anyone looking for affordable suits to hire.

Thank you Jez. You really helped to make our day! – Paul E

Paul E