The idea of setting up Vintage Suit Hire was born from our own experiences when we were getting ready to wed back in 2011. We wanted our wedding to be a day that reflected our own tastes for all things vintage, retro and handmade.
In most instances we were able to achieve the look and feel we wanted, and the range of wedding services that catered for our tastes were broad, with the exception of one area – Tom’s Suit. From day 1, Tom knew he didn’t want to get married in a morning suit, as that just wasn’t his style, but even after considerable searching, he found the opportunities to hire something a little off-beat either non-existent or horrendously expensive.
In the end, we forked out a premium to buy suits for Tom and all his groomsmen (8 people!), which as you can imagine didn’t come cheap, but even then we struggled to find something that fit the bill. From that day, we vowed to set up a business that allows grooms to hire suits that actually fit in with their style and personality (in the way that brides are very much able to), and at a price that wont break the budget – and thus The Vintage Suit Hire Company is born.
Tom has a degree in Fashion and has worked for brands such as White Stuff and ASOS, and Jessica worked in Supply Chain Management and studied Design, which has allowed us to create a range of men’s suits that can be dressed up to be very formal, or dressed down for a more fun and alternative look. The VSHC was founded in 2016, and 350+ weddings later we are proud to have made the business thrive and build a loyal and treasured client base, winning awards as we go.
We hope you like what you see, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any thoughts or questions.