My wedding suit journey started with hours of desk research. Pinterest is of course the work of the devil as any wedding planning couple will attest to, but it is the best source of picture inspiration for anything, wedding suits included.
After a while I knew I wanted a made to measure suit, I am a tall and broad guy so off the peg sometimes doesn’t feel quite right and I quickly established that Saville Row and the full tailored option was slightly out of my budget, that narrowed my search down. I knew I wanted a suit that was a different colour, I just didn’t know what that colour was. That made things slightly more interesting.
Once I had tried 3 or 4 shops locally that didn’t offer me something that grabbed my eye, I expanded my search into London. I think it was Katrina that came across a blog where the shop ‘Beggars Run’ was mentioned. Based in Shoreditch, the website looked good, lots of oranges/wines/pinks as well as the classic grey/blue/green.
The moment I stepped in there I knew I wanted to get my suit from them. An achingly beautiful shop, with tall ceilings, exposed brick and a bright orange desk (that to this day I still want in my house). The guys in there were all dressed impeccably, very welcoming and most importantly were laid back, it was a refreshing change after some of the “suit you sir” experiences I had in other shops.
I had found the dream shop, now I just needed to find the suit!
In total I went back 3 times to browse and have look at their range before coming to a decision. In reality I could have chosen one on the first day as I liked so many. I tried on nearly all of their suits in the end, from a powder pink, to tweed and everything in between. I settled on the wine/burgundy option as I felt it would get more use in the long term. A nice balance between different/colourful and tasteful
I then went back for 3 fittings in total, each time was a joy, they take your measurements and you try it on. They didn’t let me take it away until I was happy with the fit.