Historically, ‘made-to-measure’ suits were the exclusive luxury of the social elite, representing such a huge financial outlay that only the very richest could afford them. But, happily, times have changed and you can now enjoy the made-to-measure experience at an affordable price!
We’ve loved every second of its growth and development and are thrilled to have launched our new shop in Havant. In this blog, we want to share a little bit more with you about why we started this business and what it means to us.
Here are few things that can help you when considering how to buy suit. We’ve teamed each section with an example from our Herbie Frogg range. This will give you an idea of what to look for in a suit.
We’ve all been there. In front of the mirror, cursing ourselves because we don’t know how to tie a tie. Each attempt resulting in another amateur looking knot that wouldn’t be out of place on the rigging of a boat.
As a passionate local suit hire business there is only one thing that makes us mad: a bad fitting suit! Have you experienced a suit that doesn’t fit well? One that is too tight in places and baggy in others. Did you spend a fortune on hiring or buying the suit, only to discover that is […]
Royal Ascot is the diamond in the crown of the horse racing calendar. For five glorious days, Ascot Racecourse brings together racing, entertainment, food and of course fashion. Which means dressing to impress! When it comes to stylish, memorable men’s formal wear, Astares is here to help. Not only do we have a great understanding […]
It’s a tricky thing, keeping everyone happy! A topic of constant amusement and fun in the Astares studio is the different approach and expectations that the bride and groom have towards the process of choosing their outfits for the big day. And of course, not only is there the bride and groom themselves to consider, […]
During the many fittings that I’ve done at Astares, with various different grooms, a question I often hear is, ‘Why are we supposed to leave the last button of our waistcoat undone?’ It’s a good question and one that has no less than five possible explanations! The Porky Prince Edward VII, Prince of Wales […]