Meet The Team

Jez

Tell us a little about yourself…

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Meet the Team – Jez

I’m one of the company directors of Astares menswear. My background is public services, which I did for nearly fourteen years. I founded Astares back in 2015 and have been building it up over the last few years. I am incredibly dedicated – not to mention proud – of the total customer focus we have here at Astares.

What is your favourite thing about working at Astares Menswear?

I think for me, the ongoing pleasure of running this business is seeing something that was a dream of mine for so many years become a reality that other people are truly benefiting from. It’s a fantastic feeling.

Favourite soundtrack to work to?

Indie bands and great singer song writers such as Tom Walker and Paolo Nutini , for sure!

What is your favourite suit in store, and why?

I love the Herbie Frogg 7152. In fact, I love it so much I’ve brought myself one and will be wearing it to Ascot this year! The check is subtle, but the closer you get the louder it is, it’s a beautiful suit. When it’s teamed with an orange tie and pocket square, it looks amazing.

What is your favourite Liberty print?

Blue Chive, everytime.

RUTH

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Meet The Team – Ruth

I’m the other company director here at Astares. Jez and I are also a couple, that’s right, working and living together! At home, we have two pugs who are our pride and joy.

What is your favourite thing about working at Astares Menswear?

I think for me, it’s being able to embrace the challenge of ever-changing adapt fashion and demand.

Favourite soundtrack to work to?

My Chemical Romance!

What is your favourite suit in store, and why?

I love the grey Herbie frogg high wool blend suits. They look fabulous, offer an amazing fit and work with so many of our gorgeous Liberty print ties.

What is your favourite Liberty print?

Ivory Wild Flowers.

Chloe

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Meet the Team – Chloe

I’ve been working here at Astares for 14 months, having come from a background in the retail industry it’s been a really great fit for me.

What is your favourite thing about working at Astares Menswear?

I enjoy the fast paced atmosphere of the office, it keeps me on my toes as there’s never a dull moment!

Favourite soundtrack to work to?

Absolutely anything really, I enjoy most music.

What is your favourite suit in store, and why?

For me, a classic DJ will win every time. You just can’t go wrong, they’re completely timeless and suit (if you’ll pardon the pun!) everyone.

What is your favourite Liberty print?

Tatum, without a doubt.

Jamie

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Meet the Team – Jamie

I started working for Astares nearly two years ago. Before that, I’d been working in the public sector for the best part of twenty years!

What is your favourite thing about working at Astares Menswear?

I enjoy the different varieties of roles here. I might start the day with a consultation, then carry out a fitting before completing some administrative work. It’s a really nice way to work and enables me to have a well-rounded understanding of all areas of the business.

Favourite soundtrack to work to?

Anything upbeat. (Although if I’m honest, if I had the choice, I’d rather be listening to the football!)

What is your favourite suit in store, and why?

Without hesitation, the Herbie Frogg 5475 in French blue. It’s an excellent suit, beautiful, stylish and very versatile.

What is your favourite Liberty print?

Lodden Green

Sophie

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Meet the Team – Sophie

I’ve been working at Astares for over two years now. Like a couple of my colleagues, I spent nearly fourteen years working within the public services.

What is your favourite thing about working at Astares Menswear?

The enjoyment I get from helping people find that perfect suit outfit, it’s such a buzz and a real honour to be such an important part of someone’s big day. I also enjoy fitting children for the cuteness factor!

Favourite soundtrack to work to?

Garage, always! (when Jez isn’t around to turn it off!)

What is your favourite suit in store, and why?

I really like the Scott Airforce blue check. It’s smart in an understated way but still oozes fashion and style.

What is your favourite Liberty print?

Flora

Katie

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Meet the Team – Katie

I’ve worked at Astares for a little over a year now. I continue to enjoy my time here, no one day is ever the same and the satisfaction in helping a man find his dream suit never gets old!

What is your favourite thing about working at Astares Menswear?

I really enjoy taking someone’s idea of a perfect suit and making it a reality. The positive impact that dressing well can have on people is often underestimated, it’s a hugely rewarding part of the job.

Favourite soundtrack to work to?

I enjoy most music, but something upbeat always helps keep the mood bright!

What is your favourite suit in store, and why?

I’d have to say the blue and navy Harcourt suit by Skopes. It looks so stunning when the groom wears the navy and his grooms’ men wear the blue! The pop of both blues is so eye-catching and really allows the groom to shine on his big day.

What is your favourite Liberty print?

Emma and Georgina Blue!