Where to get a suit for a 16- year -old?

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HenryHoover
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Where to get a suit for a 16- year -old?

Postby HenryHoover » Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:36 am

My 16 year old will need a suit for sixth form. Off the peg things don't seem to be fitting very well. Could anyone share a tailor recommendation or a good place to buy a suit that will tailor it to fit him? Many thanks.
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Postby Donna1 » Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:24 am

Could you try next you’d probably have to order online rather than pop in store as I find the older the children are the less likely you are to find their sizes in the actual shop unless you travel uptown. M&S might be quite good also. Look in the Mens section size small or medium. Best of luck.
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Postby orangeplum » Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:31 am

Try slaters.com. You will find them online. They are headquartered in Glasgow but have branches elsewhere including various just outside London. A range of prices and great thing is that they alter free of charge. Their shops are usually upstairs rather than with a major shopfront.
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Postby szerma » Mon Apr 25, 2022 8:33 am

If you get one that’s too big, I can highly recommend a reasonably priced and excellent tailor: Francis of London.

Francis of London Tailors & Dry Cleaners
020 7738 0123
https://goo.gl/maps/59tbbkwBiDjiapKU7

The seamstress is called Mugi.
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Postby andrewp » Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:23 am

I don’t think Next do made-to-measure anymore but you could try Charles Tyrwhitt (starting at £400) or King and Allen (starting at £500). I’ve used both before and if you’re looking for high street fabrics but in a shape that fits they are a good option. The price does go up if you choose nicer fabric or you need a bespoke design.
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Postby awbp » Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:24 am

I don’t think Next do made-to-measure anymore but you could try Charles Tyrwhitt (starting at £400) or King and Allen (starting at £500). I’ve used both before and if you’re looking for high street fabrics but in a shape that fits they are a good option. The price does go up if you choose nicer fabric or you need a bespoke design.
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Postby dimelda » Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:34 am

A SUIT for sixth-form ?!!!   What sort of sixth-form requires a suit for pupils of that age!  How utterly ridiculous.  
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Postby LadyLucy » Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:04 am

Hi I used to be a Savile Row tailor. If anyone used to ring me up for where to get stuff altered that I had not made I always sent them to Lavender Hill Tailors on Lavender Hill or if it was for something more fancy but more expensive designer alterations in Queenstown Road.
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Postby BenandJerry » Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:33 am

Actually it is very common for schools that have uniform lower down the school to allow sixth formers some flexibility and wear business dress in the sixth form. It means that students are smart but not so restricted. 
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Postby Bevvers » Sat Apr 30, 2022 8:28 am

There’s a Trinity Hospice charity shop in Wimbledon that has a connection to Hugo Boss, meaning they receive brand new suits to resell. I just bought my son trousers, shirt and jacket for £90, all Hugo brand. They have all sizes, and you can buy items individually, which you could then have altered if necessary. Definitely worth a visit.
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Postby Bunnypigeon1 » Sat Apr 30, 2022 1:08 pm

Thailand.
Honestly it sounds ludicrous but the tailors in Bangkok are so amazing and a 10th (probably less!) than tailor made suits here. It used to be my secret when I worked in the city. If you ever happen to go anywhere near it on holiday- reroute and stock up on suits and other formalwear!
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Postby dimelda » Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:50 pm

 To Ben & Jerry:   To ‘ allow’ them to wear ‘business dress’ in the Sixth Form !!  So Sixth Form is a business is it?   Now I’ve heard it all.  We know most politicians view schools as an apprenticeship into ‘business’, rather than a place of learning for the intrinsic merit & value of the subjects studied, & it’s a great pity that British parents don’t challenge this.  Clearly not clever enough.   The UK:  all about historically forcing school children to wear uniforms (even disgracefully from pre-prep age) & ‘business dress’.   If parents honestly believe that their child will gain better academic results by wearing a uniform or 'smart suit' to school, they're deluded.  It's all nonsense.  If you tell a child in Europe (Germany, France etc etc) that he or she will have to be stuffed into a uniform, tie & all, or ‘smart business dress’ to attend school, you’d need to stand well away from then when they reply.    As for the Sixth Form – the only thing kids should be wearing at that age are ripped jeans.   
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