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Frank Casey Suit HireAfter close to 30 years running New Zealand’s leading suit hire company, Frank Casey knows a thing or two about dressing guys in suits.

His company, Frank Casey Suit Hire, offers more than 20 styles of suits to customers all over the country. Frank tells us more about hiring his suits for a wedding…

How did Frank Casey Suit Hire get started?

Having worked all my life in menswear, I sold my retail business and had a year off. Not wanting to go back into retail, I looked at suit hire and saw the large gap for quality, fashionable suits and accessories, plus first-class service. It was simple, and we still offer quality, fashion and service after nearly 30 years.

What are the benefits of hiring a suit for your wedding day?

Our company looks after all the large and small details for the wedding party, making sure the suits fit to perfection. No one wants to get married in a cheap suit, and buying suits for a full wedding party can be expensive.
By hiring from Frank Casey you can have the expensive suits without the outlay, or you can purchase suits from us, that we have been able to obtain through our extensive network at an attractive price without compromising on the quality

If wedding party members are coming from out of town or overseas, you can provide us with measurements and, if necessary, we can re-fit them when they arrive. This can be very difficult when you’re buying a suit, and if you are buying online it’s pretty much impossible.

All our garments are dry-cleaned and the shirts starched, so all stock goes out of our stores in perfect condition ready to wear and enjoy.

There are other suit hire companies out there, but there is comfort in dealing with a company that has heritage in suits.  You know we will be there when you come to collect your suits, and we have experience in knowing that you cant hire just any old suit, all our suits are made specifically for hire..
We turn over our stock regularly so your suit looks like its yours not hired. There is a reason we have been in business so long.
To us its not just a suit, its an Event.

Do you see any trends in the style of suit grooms are choosing?

Currently, the slim-fitting business suits, in two or three-piece, in black, shades of grey or Blue, are very popular for the more causal Weddings, along with the more traditional Morning suits and Dinner suits which are always popular for the more formal Weddings.
Keep an eye out for Tan too, in store for the 2017 Wedding season. Mix and match with Blues for a unique look.

Most Brides and Grooms will have a firm idea in mind of what they are after. The great thing about Frank Casey's is the opportunity to create the look you want and if we do not have what you want in store, we will locate it for you through our extensive network.

What about for the rest of the wedding party?

It’s very important that the wedding party coordinate with the groom, matching suits and coordinating ties and accessories. The father of the bride and father of the groom should also dress accordingly. They do not have to match the groom’s suit, but they should be the same level of formality. For example, for a more formal wedding they should wear a dinner suit, or if the groom is  wearing a Morning suit, the fathers should also wear one.

What can customers expect from a visit to a Frank Casey Suit Hire store?

An extensive range of quality fashionable suits and accessories for hire and for sale, as well as an excellent range of accessories for hire and to buy, along with a custom-made service for ties and other accessories.

They’ll also enjoy friendly service from staff trained in fitting suits, good honest advice, and freshly dry-cleaned garments. It’s a one-stop shop for the men of the wedding party.

What are your top three tips for grooms?

  1. Get organised.  Don't leave your suits until the last minute. 
  2. Think about the overall picture.  Get yourself suited to impress.
  3. Work on your speech. Have it fully prepared the night before so you can relax on your wedding day, which is truly a wonderful occasion.
Frank Casey's is not just all about weddings, we are about all events, Black tie, School Balls and we have helped with wedding proposals, baptisms and job interviews 'Suits for every occasion'.