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Changing the Game for Grooms

Changing the Game for Grooms

Alan 06/08/2020 0
Changing the Game for Grooms We were thrilled to work with photographer Stephen O'Sullivan when we reopened our flagship store in Balbriggan. His experience in our store from his account below along with his photos highlight what we have achieved to give our Grooms-to-be an experience worthy for their wedding. "The Dorian Black flagship store in Balbriggan is genuinely amazing. Traditionally Brides have had all the fun at their Dress viewings & fittings, these guys are certainly changing the game for the Grooms. Acres of space (perfect for social distancing!) and a superb layout - keep it simp...
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Store Reopening with Launch of Latest Collection

Store Reopening with Launch of Latest Collection

Alan 12/06/2020 0
We are delighted to announce the reopening of our Anne's Lane and Balbriggan stores this week, with the launch of our latest collection now available in store. So if your heading back to the office or want to create an amazing look for your wedding be sure to book your appointment belowCall: 018416144Email...
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Choosing The Perfect Wedding Suit

Choosing The Perfect Wedding Suit

Cathy 04/12/2019 0
Time Of The Year:As the seasons change so do wedding trends, opting for having the same suit in different colours for contrasting times of the year can be a life saver. Summer weddings allow the wearer to be bold and mix things up. We suggest incorporating a pattern, herringbone, houndstooth or an adventurous print to breathe new life into your summer wedding wardrobe. For winter weddings we suggest going for a three piece suit as layers will be your best friend in these colder months of the year. With this in mind fabrics such as linen may look inviting but a heavier fabric choice such as twe...
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Christmas Wedding: A Gents Guide

Christmas Wedding: A Gents Guide

Cathy 04/12/2019 0
The Formalities:Before you begin suit shopping it is important to gage the formality associated with the Wedding you are attending. Weddings can be very formal or informal depending on the couples preferences. For a formal Wedding your best option would be to go for a Black Tie look. If you want to standout but remain in the formal theme of Black Tie you could pair the look with velvet smoking jacket. As temperatures begin to plummet during Winter Wedding season it always a good idea to factor a coat into your formal attire. A classic overcoat that is knee length and single breasted is a smart...
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Grooms Guide: Styling Tweed

Grooms Guide: Styling Tweed

Cathy 04/12/2019 0
We all know picking the perfect suit is an exceptionally daunting task for any Groom. Add  the concept of tweed into the mix and an exasperated frenzy of panic can set in quicker than the prospect of cold feet. Tweed is classic and versatile fabric that has been around for many years carrying with it, ideals and a misconception that it is difficult to style and even pull off. This contemporary yet timeless fabric should not be feared, only embraced.  A tweed suit will open up an array of styling possibilities for your Wedding Day suit options. Green Tweed:The mere mention of tweed anything and...
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Made To Measure For Your Wedding

Made To Measure For Your Wedding

Cathy 04/12/2019 0
   Made to measure Wedding suits have been gaining more and more attention in recent times. The popularity of made to measure  has grown due it being the quickest and most efficient way in perfecting  the fit of your wedding suit. Made to measure tailoring is a synergy of bespoke garment creation and ready to wear tailoring. Tailors will discuss  recent fashion trends, the grooms preferences in terms of style and will then take measurements to find the perfect pre-made patterns to complement his body type.  This procedure gives the groom more creative control than a ready to wear suit. The Mad...
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Why Choose Tweed For Your Wedding Day

Why Choose Tweed For Your Wedding Day

Cathy 04/12/2019 0
   Tweed is a timeless multi functional fabric that can be made into stylish and contemporary  garments. The fabric itself is versatile, durable and works extremely well when following a select theme. A well fitted tweed wedding suit will leave the groom feeling his best as he matches the style of his bride to be on the day. Versatility: Choosing a tweed wedding suit allows the wearer a certain level of expression that traditional grooms-wear attire can lack.  A three piece tweed suit opens up a realm of possibilities due to the versatility of the fabric. A wide range of unique experimentation...
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Black Tie Suits: Rent or Buy?

Black Tie Suits: Rent or Buy?

Cathy 04/12/2019 0
  There are some myths and possible misconceptions about renting Black Tie Suits. Depending on the establishment you go to, they may just offer a standard one size fits all approach. They may not cater for regular, slim or modern fits. Rental suits are made of good quality fabrics and can be more durable than other Black Tie Suits. This is because they are manufactured for the purpose of excessive dry cleaning. Within this post we will discuss the pros of buying your Black Tie Suit rather than renting it. Creative Control: There is nothing better than having a suit tailored to fit you perfectl...
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Boys First Holy Communion: The Four B’s

Boys First Holy Communion: The Four B’s

Cathy 04/12/2019 0
   Your child’s ’First Holy Communion’ is a tremendous mile stone and celebration for the whole family. Choosing the perfect outfit with your child can be a daunting and somewhat gruelling task. However with some careful preparation and planning one can take the stress out of the day and reinvigorate this triumphant moment to its former glory. We have compiled some Be Sustainable: Typically communion suits are only worn once. However if you buy a garment with some versatility it can be repurposed to look like an entirely new outfit. Changing the shoes, accessories and colours associated with y...
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Wedding Etiquette: A Complete Guide

Wedding Etiquette: A Complete Guide

Cathy 03/12/2019 0
   Wedding etiquette is about more than just being polite at a function. It almost warrants a certain code of conduct to ensure the couple have the best day that they possibly can. We have complied a list of themes surrounding Weddings to ensure both the couple and guests have an amazing time.  The Dress Code:It may seem obvious but if there is a request to follow a theme or certain colour palette on the wedding invite, the guests should just follow it. Its not a massive ask for someone to incorporate this into their own style for a couple hours for one day of the year. It has been highly deba...
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