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Made To Measure, Made For You!

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!

Men’s Formal Wear Tips: How to Tie a Tie

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.

The Perfect Fitting Suit from your Local Suit Hire

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 […]

The Average Cost for a Wedding Suit Hire

photograph of a charcoal wedding suit average cost to hire £140 from Astares

We’re frequently asked what the average cost for a wedding suit hire is? Our average price is £140, and comes with a promise that you’ll look and feel amazing!

3 Helpful Hints to Royal Ascot Suit Hire

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 […]

Managing your entourage!

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, […]

Button etiquette for the groom? 5 examples of where this curious wedding tradition may have started.

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 […]

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