Advice for grooms and their groomsmen looking for their wedding suits?
A wedding is undoubtedly one of life’s most important occasions, and a wedding suit one of the most iconic pieces in a man’s wardrobe. The dress code of the event is naturally important, and it's critical that the groom and his groomsmen look their best. Having said this, be comfortable. While you have to look great, you have to be really comfortable in your own skin, or you won't wear the suit well. Keep an open mind, discuss exactly what you're after with your tailor, and try not to take it too seriously at the same time. It should be fun. If you're in good hands it should be a painless and fun experience.
What’s one of the most important things clients should consider when having a custom suit created?
There are many different things to consider when having a custom suit made, but I think men should be focusing primarily on comfort. Looking and feeling comfortable so that the suit can become a part of their life and they can wear it unconsciously. It should also represent who they are as a person.
What is trending in suits and men’s formalwear at the moment?
We find that men are increasingly looking for something no one else has. As people are wearing suits less at the office, formalwear is becoming more exciting, a chance to dress up and make a statement.
What' s the P Johnson aesthetic/philosophy?
Our philosophy is based around building a wardrobe that best suits our clients’ needs, helping men to dress better. Stylistically we have a more casual approach than most tailors. Each of our garments is unique, our suiting is generally softer, less rigid and very easy to wear but always appropriate for the occasion. For our clients' weddings we look to work with them to create something unique for their special day. This is my favourite thing about my job.
Best thing about working in the world of tailoring and weddings?
It's great to really get to know our clients. They put a lot of faith and goodwill into their tailor and the process. We take care of all the little details. We've succeeded if we can make our clients feel comfortable and confident in their suit so they can freely enjoy their wedding.