HOW DO I MAKE AN ENQUIRY?
Simply call us on Perth 9322 3340 or Brisbane 3229 6559
Or you can email us: enquiries at tonybarlowformalhire.com.au
Or you can come into any of our stores – see Contact Us page.
I WOULD LIKE TO ARRANGE SUITS FOR MY WEDDING – WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME INTO THE STORE?
For a wedding, make sure you:
Take your bride with you to ensure that the style of suit you choose will match her dress as well as colours that will complement her wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses
Bring swatches of dress colour fabric if you wish to be co-ordinating the colours
Know who is leaving payments on the suits whether it is individual or grouped, as bookings cannot be made without payments
Once the bride and groom have made their decisions on the hire, bring the groomsmen that require measurements. They do not have to vist the store all at once; we can write their names under your wedding party and they may come in at a more convenient date.
Save time by using our website and brochure to gain an idea of what style is most suited to you
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO BOOK MY OUTFIT?
If it is for a wedding, generally it is a minimum of 3-4 months prior. If left too late then we cannot guarantee our availability on the hire suit. Balls require about 2-4 weeks ahead minimum. If you require a suit immediately, check with the store to see what we have available.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT TO MAKE A BOOKING?
No. Simply come into the store when you can but do keep in mind that fittings cease 30 minutes before closing time.
HOW DO I UNDERSTAND THE DRESS CODE OF MY FUNCTION?
Black Tie or Formal Attire: When the invitation says this, it consists of a dinner suit with satin lapels. The traditional shirt is white, plain or wing collared with a pleated front.
White Tie: This attire is worn at very formal occasions, banquets, balls and state events. This consists of a black tails suit. The shirt should have a wing collar, white waistcoat, white bow tie and white pocket square. Shoes should also be formal with a black, lace-up patent finish.
Cocktail: This attire usually consists of a lounge suit worn with a shirt and long neck tie. Try to keep the colours or prints looking more suited to evening wear rather than business.
Smart/Casual: This attire usually consists of a lounge suit. Dinner suits and waistcoats are usually not appropriate. An open shirt may be worn without a tie.
WHAT IS THE CURRENT TREND IN SUITS?
The trend now is for slim cut or European cut suits. Suits in trend are either one or two button, dipping lower to reveal more tie or waistcoat. Trousers are flat front and the high-trend ties are also slim. We offer these cuts in our hire range.
WHEN CAN WE PICK UP AND BRING BACK OUR OUTFITS?
Arrangements for suit collections and returns will be made when booking the suit. It is best to try the suit once more before collecting to avoid any problems. Hires need to be returned on the arranged date, no later.
WHAT IS THE HIRE BOND?
Our store policy is that whenever any hire stock leaves the store we have to hold a credit card number until it is returned. Nothing will be processed onto this, we simply hold the number until the suit is returned on the due date and then we destroy the written number.
SOME OF MY GROOMSMEN LIVE OUT OF TOWN AND CANNOT COME IN TO BE MEASURED UNTIL A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE WEDDING. WILL THIS BE A PROBLEM?
We will provide you with a self-measuring chart so he can be measured where he is currently staying by a person that works in a suit plave or a tailor. As long as you provide us with the measurements we can book a suit for him and we will do a re-measure as soon as he comes into town. He will also have a final fitting and pick up 1-2 days before the wedding.
DO YOU DO CHILDREN’S SUITS?
Yes. Children’s suits are available for 2 years up. They come in black with a 2 button jacket. White shirts are available. Vests only come in black. Ties come in black, white, ivory or silver. Children will need to be fitted 3 weeks prior to the function as they tend to grow so measurements taken 3-4 months ahead may be incorrect.
DO YOU STOCK OUTSIZES?
Yes. Our size range starts from 84 to 144cm.
WILL MY SUIT BE ALTERED TO FIT ME?
Yes, alterations are all included in the hire; we will ensure the sleeve and leg lengths will all be appropriate.
WHAT IF I LOSE OR PUT ON WEIGHT AND THE SUIT DOES NOT FIT ANYMORE?
With the hire we organise for you to come in about 1-2 days before your function for a final fitting and pick up. This will ensure that all the measurements were correct and will allow us a chance to fix anything if necessary.
DO YOU HIRE SHOES?
Yes. You can hire shoes from sizes 6 to 13.
DO YOU SELL ITEMS AS WELL AS HIRE THEM?
Yes. We stock a variety of suits and accessories for sale.