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Perfect Wedding Suit

Norton & Townsend tailors are 100% committed to making sure you get exactly what you want for your big day – Your Perfect Suit.

At Norton & Townsend we know how important it is that you look and feel your very best on your wedding day.  Our tailors are vastly experienced within the wedding market and can offer you a wealth of advice and guidance to make sure the process is as seamless as possible.  We will visit you in the comfort of your home or office discussing all your requirements in detail and take dozens of measurements and body figuration observations to ensure a perfect fit. We have a collection of over five thousand fabrics and linings, hundreds of styling options and tailoring workrooms in England and overseas. Hopefully every angle is covered but if we haven’t got what you are looking for, we will move heaven and earth to make it for you.

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Your Perfect Suit

It couldn't be easier

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for busy people to enjoy quality hand-finished bespoke tailoring at a great price. Experienced Norton & Townsend tailors will measure you and deliver beautifully made business, country and wedding attire anywhere in the UK.

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I think the biggest difference between us and other tailoring companies is our people. People who measure clients, cut patterns, sew, press, deliver, alter, wear and enthuse about our beautifully tailored clothes. And the people who answer the phone, designed and update the website, write on Facebook, drive the van… Every single one makes a difference. I’m very proud of the Norton & Townsend team.
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Made to measure wedding suits

At Norton & Townsend we offer a high quality made to measure wedding suit service, which is designed to offer our clients the very best of our tailor’s unique design knowledge and bespoke customisation skills. We have workshops both here and overseas and our skilled tailors and pattern cutters have the expertise to create the very finest tailored wedding suits and formal wear.

We know that your wedding is a once in a lifetime day and how important it is that you look and feel your very best. One of our travelling tailors can offer advice on both the design of your made to measure wedding suit and, if required, on suits for the rest of the party. Along with beautifully tailored suits, we can also create bespoke shirts, waistcoats and embroidered collars – whatever you have in mind; we’ll work hard to make it happen.

What is made to measure?

If you decide to choose a made to measure wedding suit you’ll be buying a suit that not only fits you perfectly but which is unique. In tailoring terms, this means working from a blank canvas with our client adding their own individual styling choices to those of our skilled tailors and cutters.

A made to measure wedding suit from Norton & Townsend will be made exactly to your specification and because we offer a choice of over 5,000 high quality suiting fabrics and linings, along with many styling options, the possibilities are almost endless.

How to order

We have a team of highly skilled, experienced tailors whose services are available to clients throughout the UK. We can visit you wherever you are and whether you’re at home or the office, your tailor will spend time talking through the range of options available. Our tailors are skilled in creating beautifully tailored wedding suits and because we know the wedding market inside out, we can offer any guidance and advice you might need.

Our made to measure wedding suit service begins with a thirty minute consultation during which your personal Norton & Townsend tailor will take detailed measurements and help you choose a style of suit. Our tailors can create tailored morning suits, two piece linen suits and tuxedos: we know your wedding is a special day and we’ll go the extra mile to make a perfectly tailored suit that reflects your style and personality.

After your initial consultation it takes around six weeks for us to make your suit and we’ll get in touch to arrange a final fitting. We are proud of our reputation for making high quality suits and we’ll carry out any alterations which might be required to ensure your new suit looks absolutely perfect.

Contact us on 0845 200 2510

At Norton & Townsend we believe that a made to measure suit is the only option for your wedding day. On such an important occasion wearing a hire suit or off the peg just isn’t good enough and if you’d like to find out more about our bespoke men’s tailoring services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Austen's Advice

For some of those bewildering wedding queries, Austen is here to help. Find out how to be well prepared for the big day.

  • Who should the Best Man be?

    Excited Grooms have been known to have a few drinks, announce their engagement to the entire bar and ask the first friend he sees to be the Best Man. This is a mistake. Being best man is a big job, a real honour and has the potential to offend everyone if not handled properly so give it serious thought.

    I think your best man needs to have five great qualities:

    1.       Reliability. Will he be there to help you when you need him?

    2.       Does he know you well? Will he know what kind of Stag Party you will actually enjoy? Can he make a speech with depth, not just tell jokes at your expense?

    3.       Responsible. Can he be left alone to arrange a group of men to go on the Stag Party and manage the Ushers on the big day? Will he lose your rings?

    4.       Diplomacy. Will he keep everyone happy especially your bride and her parents?

    5.       Confidence. Can he stand up in front of your friends and family (sober) and make a memorable, funny and meaningful speech?

    If you still cannot decide who it should be, ask your wife to be. She may not get it completely right but if it’s her decision, you can’t get it wrong.

  • Do I have to wear a Wedding Ring?

    Not all married men wear a ring but if you don’t want to, you will need a good excuse.

    Platinum or gold? Gold is the classic but pure 24 carat gold is too soft so go for 18 which is around 75% pure.

    White gold is 75% pure with other lighter coloured metals added. It’s then rhodium plated which will wear off over time and need re-doing.

    Platinum is heavier and harder so won’t scratch as easily. Its more expensive though.

    Style wise, I think a plain band looks best. Flat on the outside or rounded, select anything from 4mm to 8mm wide depending on how big your hands are and how much you love bling.

    Does your ring have to match your wife’s? It is nice if it does but not essential.

  • What should I wear on the Big Day?

    Some would say that the groom can wear whatever he likes because it is his day as much as anyone else’s. But this is not true.

    There is one overwhelming rule that takes precedent over the groom’s free choice. He absolutely must look his best.

    This is the day when there will be more photos of him than any other day in his life. More gazing eyes, more money spent, more effort, more people.

    The bride will be spending a lot of time and money on her dress. She will take friends and family for a second opinion and attend countless fittings for the perfect tailored fit.

    The groom absolutely cannot leave things to chance. It has to look and fit perfectly. The only way to be sure is bespoke.

    Morning Dress, a long tail coat in black or navy, waistcoat, white shirt with a cravat or tie. This is the classic dress code for a formal wedding and done properly will be the perfect traditional outfit.

    But please do not hire an ill fitting suit from the first hire shop you come across. Hire suits are inevitably going to be designed to fit as many people as possible. They are cut on a  ‘multi-fit’ block – so jackets are generous in the waist, armhole, arm, seat and trousers will have plenty of room in the seat, leg and hem.


  • A Lounge Suit with or without a waistcoat is less formal but no less smart. More than 75% of the wedding suits created by Norton & Townsend fall into this category. Our tailors can help select a fabric that is suitable and doesn’t make you look like you are wearing a work suit. With hundreds of linings available we can be sure to find one that matches the wedding theme, bridesmaids dresses etc. We can also embroider special details on your undercollar or inside lining – the wedding date, initials, anything to add to the sense of occasion. N&T also tailor bespoke shirts to guarantee the perfect finish. Ties and cravats can be made in the lining material to complement your outfit and you can also order neckwear for your groomsmen to ensure they follow the same theme. Anything is possible.

    Dinnerwear is a younger, modern approach and an outfit that transitions perfectly from day to night. It can be slimming, sexy and incredibly smart but it has to be a properly tailored or will look as sloppy and ill thought out as a hired tux. It may be an American approach but Black Tie dress code will ensure the whole male congregation look great and you shouldn’t get confused people in mismatching jackets and trousers, shirts without ties, chinos.

  • Are you speechless?

    If you are stressing over your speech and don’t know where to start then calm down. Unless you enjoy public speaking and are well practiced it is entirely normal to feel anxious.

    The first thing to note is that the Groom’s speech is much easier than the Best Man’s and follows a straightforward 3 point format. So take a deep breath, stand up, wait for the clapping to stop.

    1.       Thank everyone (on behalf of your wife and yourself) for everything. Start with your bride’s father who has just made his speech. Then her Mum and your new family. Then your own family. Be as loving, grateful and thoughtful as you can be which will encourage a few tears from the other mothers in the audience. This is what you want. Thank the bridesmaids, the best man and groomsmen, anyone else who has helped. Hand out a few presents at this point if you like but don’t drag it on or you will lose everyone’s attention. Save some time for point 2…

    2.       The important part. Your new wife. Tell everyone how beautiful she looks, how much you love her. A couple of nice stories, how you met, how she has changed your life, why she is ‘the one’. Never forget that this is actually her day and you’re just sharing it (this is a fact). If you are sincere and loving there will be smiles and tears from the crowd. Everyone will love you more than ever. This is what you need.


  • 3.       The handover. Your best man is next. A quick (clean) joke about him will have everyone laughing and warmed up for him. Finish off with a toast to the bridesmaids.

    Keep the whole thing to 10-15 minutes. Don’t drink too much beforehand. Don’t cry yourself but encourage emotion in the audience – smiles, laughter, tears – and they will be eating out your hand.

    Then sit down, slip the speech back into the inside pocket of your Norton & Townsend jacket, lean over and kiss the bride and relax.

Contact Us

Our experts cover the whole of the UK, visiting you in the comfort of your own home or office.
Bespoke Tailors across the UK Including London, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh and Bristol.

Alternatively visit one of our stores at the addresses below.


10 Artillery Passage

Spitalfields, London, E1 7LJ

Tel: 0845 200 2510

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112 Bolling Road

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8PN

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