How it all began …

Astares is an independent, appointment only, men’s formal wear company based in Havant, Hampshire.

The company was founded by Jez and Ruth. The couple dreamed of running a business that prized genuinely outstanding customer experience and fantastic products, so that’s what they did!

The company began in a small sublet room in Chichester, while both Jez and Ruth juggled full time employment with fueling their dream business. Originally showcasing a very small selection of mens hire wear, nobody could have anticipated just how fast the business would grow! But, thanks to the support of some wonderful customers, friends and family Astares snowballed, reviews flooded in and before they knew it, Jez and Ruth were throwing themselves into the business full time.

With Jez and Ruth now giving it their full time and attention, Astares was able to really flourish. New services began to appear, such as the stunning Herbie Frogg range followed by made-to-measure suits.

A change of premises

A little over a year later, Astares was ready to find its own shop – what a milestone! Jez and Ruth visited a shell of a unit in Havant and Ruth immediately saw its potential. With her natural flair for colour and design, their dream shop became a beautiful reality.

Today, Astares stays true to its original vision. It continues to offer an ever-expanding range of men’s formal wear for hire or purchase, along with exceptional customer service. The power of a well-fitted, quality suit should never be underestimated – whether it’s for business or pleasure, it can make all the difference.

Astares is proud to offer free, no obligation consultations and operate on a strictly appointment only basis. This means that you will always receive the best possible one-to-one service. If availability is difficult for you, fear not, appointments outside of standard office hours are available.

Astares has become the local leader in Menswear and a respected brand across Hampshire and Sussex. It boasts a fantastic team of committed, knowledgeable and passionate individuals who are as excited about you looking good as you are!