DJ’s and Formal Wear
Classic Styles With Timeless Elegance
A dinner suit or jacket is often referred to as DJ in the UK or a Tuxedo (Tux) in the USA and is a semi-formal evening suit distinguished principally by either a satin or grosgrain (ribbed silk) facings on the jacket’s lapels and buttons, there is also a similar banding or stripe along the outer seam of the trousers.
We Make High Quality DJ’s and Formal Wear
Dress suits are still predominantly black and occasionally midnight blue and as dress codes have relaxed in recent years people have been allowed a greater degree of flexibility in expressing their individualism when selecting fabrics and choice of accessories. However, it is important to remember that Black Tie remains the gold standard for formal attire, so we advise sticking to the rules as you will enjoy the occasion far more by obeying the subtle differences.
As the name Black Tie suggests it is traditional (but no longer essential) to wear a dinner suit with a black silk bow tie, the outfit is completed with a formal dress shirt and a well-polished pair of formal shoes. With so many people dressed in the same attire It is easy to stand out for the wrong reasons, people always notice when someone has done it properly and someone hasn’t.
We believe a well-made dinner suit that fits properly, using a fine pure new wool (or a wool and silk blend) cloth represents a sound investment as it will keep you cooler and last for many years.
How It Works
Measurements & Style Consultation
We know that visiting a tailor for the first time can be a fairly daunting prospect for most people; however;our aim is to quickly dispel any fears our prospective clients may have by making the process as convenient and enjoyable as possible.
Most clients have an initial idea of what they are looking for; however,we are happy to recommend some aspirational designs after understanding their needs.
Our tailor’s ability to interpret these requests transforms a simple length of cloth into a suit with characteristics as unique as the person who is wearing it.
Although we have been making fine hand tailored clothing for many years we take particular care to ensure we understand your needs at every stage of the process.
We achieve this through a free-flowing dialogue between client and tailor where every detail and decision is discussed before moving on to the next stage.
Our tailors will simplify the selection and fitting process by using jargon free terms and demonstrate the benefits of the choices available to you.
Pattern Cutting & Construction
Elegance should never come at the expense of a wearer’s comfort, it is therefore vital for us to understand our client’s requirements before we start measuring.
We combine this information with our skilled measuring techniques to ensure the finished garment will fit perfectly and compliment the wearer.
An experienced tailor’s interpretation of a client’s body shape and measurements is extremely important as he can allow for subtle differences that would otherwise be missed and make any adjustments accordingly.
Once our client has selected the cloth we then take a comprehensive range of personal body measurements, these are all noted in a personalised record that is updated throughout the process and then stored for future use.
All fabrics are then ordered and sent to Milan ready for cutting on the next working day, turnaround around times vary depending on the individual order but normally fall between 6-7 weeks.
First & Second Fitting
After approximately 5 weeks we will be in touch to arrange your first fitting; at this stage your suit will be made, but unfinished. Your tailor will try your garment on you to assess where tweaks and other important adjustments need to be made to ensure the final suit will fit perfectly.
Finally, normally around a week or so later we will be in touch to arrange your final fitting when your suit will be ready to take home with you. All the adjustments and tweaks that we have made throughout our fitting processes will now be carefully applied to your individual pattern ensuring a quicker and more fluid process the next time you order from us.
Get In Touch!
Tel +44 (0) 207 129 7599
Ordering with us is by appointment only and this can be at a time and place convenient to you. We recommend choosing a relaxed and comfortable environment when selecting our visiting tailor. Marc Oliver prides itself on understanding each of our client’s needs and on delivering a personal and individual service.
We are available by appointment in Savile Row, Mayfair, London
Tel +44 (0) 207 129 7599
Our expert tailors are available by appointment at a time and place convenient to you although we recommend meeting them in a relaxed and comfortable environment when choosing this option.
Tel +44 (0) 207 129 7599
London – London City
Surrey – Farnham, Guildford, Virginia Water
Hampshire – Winchester
Berkshire– Sunningdale, Windsor , Ascot
If you need to book a tailor outside these areas, please get in touch with us to discuss your needs.