Choosing your Wedding Suits


om! The key to picking the right wedding suit is to go for what feels comfortable and fits your wedding theme, rather than a pure ‘on trend’ style.

Our choice of the 2021 wedding suit trends are here to help inspire your wedding suit planning!


Choosing the right wedding suit will give you so much confidence and will ensure you’re the best dressed man in the room! The key to picking the right wedding suit is to go for what feels comfortable and fits your wedding theme, rather than a pure ‘on trend’ style.

We’ll help guide you through our wedding suit choices to create maximum impact on the biggest day of your life, whether it’s a traditional, contemporary or bespoke suit to suit you.

Thankfully weddings are starting to feel like they will return to normal early spring so we urge you to come in to see us as soon as possible to book your wedding suits. We always recommend starting the process at about 6 months before your wedding however we do specialise in late orders if required.

Tweed to Hire or Buy


Vintage inspired checked and tweed suits will continue to be a key wedding suit trend and work really well in country barn or rustic look weddings. Tweed suits, popularised by Peaky Blinders suits, look stylish and can be worn dressed up or casually later. Your choice depends on how bold you want to go but a tweed suit will certainly set you apart from your fellow guests. For grooms who are thinking of buying a tweed suit, we can also help create a coordinated look for your groomsmen from our exclusive range of hired wedding suits and waistcoats. So now you can buy your wedding suit while hiring all the groomsmen suits, not forgetting the younger lads too.( Matching suits from age 1)

For those planning to use our hire suit services we have introduced an exciting new range of tweed waistcoats and accessories in line with wedding suit trends.

We have an almost endless range of groom and groomsmen’s wedding suits to show you in your wedding suit styling consultation. We are always adding to our wedding suit range every season to keep it fresh and unique.

Morning Suits – Tradition with style.


The latest morning suit look has put morning dress firmly back on the fashion map! The key to nailing this look is a fantastic fit and a subtle, classic colour palate waistcoat and neck piece. The waistcoat will smarten and sharpen the look especially when you relax and take off your jacket later in the day.

Our morning suit features a close fitting, flattering shape and is available to hire with our exclusive range of double and single breasted waistcoats, tweed and patterned waistcoats. All in matching young lads sizes too. Finish off your look with a wedding theme matching neck-piece, the most popular being the caravat.

Choose from a traditional black jacket with grey/black striped trousers, flamboyant navy with navy trousers, contemporary grey or silk grey. These are all hired with the shirts, neck-wear and accessories. Dry cleaning is included in all hire packages.

3-piece suits Plain or check


Sophisticated, stylish, elegant – a 3-piece wedding suit is the ultimate in wedding glamour! With so much to celebrate, what better way to party than in a fitted 3-piece suit that will complement your bride and give you the ‘wow factor’ at your wedding.

Plain or check is not the only question. Will you change the waistcoat with so many styles and colours to choose from. . Soft pastels. patterned or embossed and don’t forget the tweeds.

Dads and lads matching suits are available in most of our range to ensure you have magical wedding pictures. Sizing has never been an issue with a full alteration service and bespoke suit sizes too.

Highland wear


Its very personal and family oriented what kilt and Highland wear accessories you choose.

No matter what occasions you need to hire a kilt for, we guarantee there’ll be a men’s and boys kilt in our selection that will work perfectly for you. We have a broad range of tartans to work for personal taste and family heritage and our experts in store can help you get the perfect fit or explore our rental kilt collection online.

With hire from Empire Formal Tailor Highland Wear, you can be sure you’ll receive the very best quality and service, as well as everything you need to make your wedding day or special occasion complete. With a choice of Modern Tweed, Argyll or Prince Charlie jackets and a variety of tartans and waistcoat styles, it’s easy to find your perfect look. You’ll also find everything you need to complete your outfit, from sporrans and skean dhus to shirts and shoes!

Perfect Service you deserve


Whether you decide to buy or hire a suit, making sure it has a flattering fit is crucial. At Empire Formal Tailor our suits are available to hire or purchase for all of your wedding party.

A family company offering award winning customer care with 5* feedback and over 23 years experience, rest assured, you will be taken care of every step of the way.

Hiring includes Jacket, waistcoat, trousers, shirt with cufflinks, neck-wear and dry cleaning. Bonus when you hire 5 or more suits, the groom goes FREE.

Purchase your outfit and use our bespoke tailoring service to create an impeccable fit plus a wedding package discount.

Hopefully our write up of the wedding suit trends has given you some great groom inspiration! We always recommend starting the process at least 6 months before your wedding however our availability for 2021 is now limited as we have moved so many weddings from this year. The most important thing is to get the ball rolling and call us to book your first 1 hour consultation. All our stock is held in our Grantham showroom, so you can try on as much as you like and we’ll make it a fun and enjoyable experience.

We’d love to help you create your dream bespoke suit and/or hire wedding suit so get in touch by email at

Call; 01476 578022 in office hours

Mobile 07973 307807 any time.