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Your Perfect Suit: The Pros and Cons of Buying vs Renting

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Planning a special occasion means getting your look just right, and finding a suit that makes you feel great is a good place to start. However, there are many options and you may find that something unexpected works well for you. If you want a suit for a one off event or to try something totally different, our suit hire service might be the perfect solution for you. We offer a great range of suits to rent, so that you can enjoy all of the style with no hassle. 

We have several different styles of suit and will always encourage you to try on a variety of options to see what is the best fit for your body type and your personality. Our team of experts will be happy to help you find a suit you love, whether you are looking for a custom made suit that will last you a lifetime or a short term hire that will ensure you stand out from the crowd for one special night.


Why Hire a Suit

Hiring a suit is a great idea if you only need it for one occasion or event and are unlikely to wear the same suit again. There are many reasons to consider hiring a suit and we can help you to find the perfect choice, whatever your requirements. Hiring is a great option if you want to:

  • Save Money. Hiring a suit is a cost effective way to ensure you look fantastic and you won’t have to worry about storing your suit or getting your money’s worth by wearing it several times. Buying a new suit can be a big investment and if you don’t think you will wear it over and over again, you may be better off saving the money and hiring instead. 


  • Protect The World. Hiring a suit is an environmentally friendly option, choosing to reuse a suit rather than buy new, and it’s the ideal solution for weddings, graduations and parties where you want to make an impact without it costing the earth, literally. Wearing secondhand clothes or hiring them is an excellent way to go green, challenging the fashion industry, which is one of the biggest climate change culprits. Producing new clothes uses a vast amount of the world’s resources, with fast fashion bearing a lot of the blame for this. A well crafted suit will last for many years if cared for correctly, so can be worn many times and still look great. This makes suit hire a really good option, and we will be happy to help you find a good fit for you.  


  • Try Something Different. Hiring a suit gives you the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try a style or colour that you would not normally opt for, meaning you can experiment with your look for different occasions. If you’ve always wanted to try a suit in a bright colour or pattern, for instance, you could hire one and give it a whirl at a wedding or party. There’s only a small outlay and you’re not stuck with a suit you’ll never wear again. And most importantly, you get to experience wearing the outfit of your dreams without committing to owning it forever – it’s a great option! 


Here at Suits, we offer an easy hire service, where our friendly staff will help you to find the best options for you. We have a great range of colours and fabrics to choose from, as well as choices for every budget and occasion. Whether you want to hire a suit in a bright colour for a change, or hire a classic tuxedo for a black tie event, we have a good choice at affordable prices. 


What To Look For When You’re Hiring a Suit

When you’re planning what to wear to an event or occasion, it’s often difficult to narrow down your options and find the perfect fit. When you’re looking to hire a suit, you can think outside the box and take a risk more easily, because there is not such a big financial outlay involved. We suggest that you consider the following before you choose which suit to hire: 

  1. Colour. Colour is a great way to introduce some fun into your outfit and when you’re hiring a suit, you can afford to take a risk and try something you wouldn’t normally wear. Black and navy are classic choices, and grey is a versatile option that can be worn for many different occasions and styled up or down accordingly. However, you can make a big impact when you opt for a suit in an unusual colour, such as the Max Wine Three Piece Suit, a stunning option that stands out for all the right reasons. We also love the Harry Blue Tweed Suit With Double Breasted Waistcoat, which is ideal for a summer occasion, combining pastel blue and blush pink for a stylish summery look. 


  1. Fabric. If you’ve only ever worn a suit on special occasions, you probably haven’t explored the rich world of suit fabrics. When you’re hiring a suit, you have the freedom to try different fabrics and you don’t have to worry about storage and aftercare! A linen suit, for instance, is the perfect choice for a summer wedding or event where you want to feel and look cool and sophisticated. Hiring means that you can relax and enjoy the occasion without having to worry about getting creases in your suit since you won’t be wearing it again! We’ll take the hassle out of the cleaning and storage process for you as well, so that’s one less thing to think about. 


  1. Style. Depending on the occasion you are intending to hire a suit for, you may feel that a three piece suit is the perfect choice, or you might opt for a two piece suit for a more casual feel. The George Light Blue Check Three Piece Suit is the perfect option for a Spring or Summer wedding, and could be worn at any event where you want to look your best. It’s a flattering option in sky blue that is cut to be slim fitting and features a classic Prince of Wales check, which is very popular right now. This is a lightweight style that we know you’ll love, and you will feel as good as you look so there’s no need to compromise on comfort!


  1. Dress code. To avoid an awkward faux pas, it’s essential to check the dress code for any event you are attending. If it is a black tie dress code, for instance, you’ll need to buy or hire a tuxedo to get you through the door. A tuxedo is a classic, formal suit that will turn heads and ensure that you’re channeling sophistication, James Bond style. Black tuxedos should be worn with white shirts and black shoes, making sure that your trousers are the correct length and that your socks don’t detract from the overall look! Our experienced staff will be happy to help you find a suit that fits your physique and your personality, and we’ll be able to advise you on all the accessories you need to finish your look. The Dalton Black Tux Lapel Diamond Three Piece Suit is a great option when you’re looking for a classic tuxedo that will make a great impression at your black tie event. 


Talk to us about suit hire and find out why we recommend it as an excellent option for all your occasions and events. We know the value of feeling and looking great and we can help you to find options you love, whatever your requirements. Hiring a suit is the perfect way to save yourself money and to make a positive commitment to re-use rather than buy new, so you’re doing a great thing for the planet as well as benefiting from a stylish, affordable new look!


Choose a stylish summer suit at Suits

Here at Suits, we have a wide range of two-, three- and four-piece suits for you to hire or buy, and our friendly team will be happy to help you to find the perfect option for any occasion. Whether you want to hire a suit for a wedding or buy a suit for everyday workwear, we can help you to find the best option for your budget, your physique and your personality. We also have a great range of accessories so that you can find everything you need to make the right impression on every occasion. 

If you’re looking for something extra special, don’t forget that we also offer a made to measure service, for a suit that is as unique as you are. We are a 100% Irish owned business, with a showroom in Ballycurreen, Cork and we would love for you to visit our website or pop in and see us in our showroom for the full Suits experience.

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