When you don’t have to worry about finding one suit that covers everything from your next interview to your cousin’s wedding, you have the flexibility to choose a suit that’s exactly right for each occasion. For parties, that’s a real bonus. By hiring rather than buying, you can experiment with different outfits and go for something bold without worrying about getting enough wear out of it. It’s also often cheaper if you don’t wear a suit very often.
And it might surprise you to learn there’s more to our hire collection than wedding suits (though we do those pretty well too). Here’s some inspiration of what to hire and how to style it for any kind of party you’ve got coming up.
Just because you don’t have to wear a suit to work, it doesn’t mean you can’t once in a while. If you’ve got a work do to go to, hiring one for the evening is bound to make a good impression on your boss. Or maybe you do wear a suit to work, but instead of falling back on your usual weekday suit why not use the opportunity to upgrade to something a little more luxurious?
British brand Ted Baker is known for its great detailing, and our collection of Ted Baker hire suits is no different. Ted’s navy lounge suit is cut from smooth pure-wool cloth in a smart tailored fit and is fully lined with a cheeky peacock print that’ll stand apart from everyone else’s business suits. For a comfortable but suitably polished look, wear yours with a colourful knit and a bright silk pocket square.
Going out? When everyone else is in black or dark colours, a lighter shade will make a fresh contrast in dimly lit bars. But a corporate grey suit doesn’t really say ‘party’ does it? French Connection’s silver lounge suit is much more festive, comes in a clean-cut slim fit and is finished with dressed-up peak lapels.
And don’t feel you have to hire your full outfit – sort the suit with us and mix in some of your own wardrobe or buy a shirt you know you’ll get more wear out of. A boldly printed shirt with a casual revere collar keeps the look firmly in the ‘good time’ category and can easily be styled down for a more relaxed look with tailored trousers and trainers too.
There’s nothing like a tux for larger-than-life parties when everyone’s going all out. But unless you’ve got a whole series of black-tie bashes to go to, it’s probably not worth the investment of buying one. Hiring one keeps the costs down and also means you’re not stuck with exactly the same look every year. It’s true that all tuxedos stick to similar foundations – satin lapels for example – but you can achieve quite different looks by your choice of fit or finishings.
Take this one by French Connection. The brand’s signature clean-cut structure and slim fit makes a traditional black tie look feel much more contemporary. Keep things modern by swapping a bibbed or pleated dress shirt for a more minimalistic button-down version and add a casually ruffled pocket square for a flash of colour.