William Young 1876
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William Young 1876 provides made to measure tailoring for gentlemen and ladies. Suits that are made to fit your shape and personality with bespoke detailing as standard.
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At William Young we understand the importance of fine fabrics and classic tailoring; never is style and quality more important than on your wedding day! We know the confidence a well fitting suit provides. William Young’s creative tailoring service brings clothes alive by reviving the appeal of classic tailoring with contemporary design. Our made to measure service fulfills all aspects of your wedding wardrobe needs from suits and shirts to trousers and waistcoats. Sourcing only the finest fabrics from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world we can ensure a wide selection to meet all your sartorial and budgetary requirements. By choosing made to measure for your wedding day you are creating a suit that is made to fit your shape and your personality. The fabric, the lining and the detailing are your choice and with this bespoke service you are guaranteed to look and feel fabulous on the big day and for many years after. Our experienced team have more than 30+ years in the business and supplied some of the biggest names. Remove doubt, ensure perfection and enjoy the start of your made to measure sartorial journey. For more information please contact 01442 859034 / www.williamyoung1876.com Consultations available at our showrooms in Hertfordshire, London and Bedfordshire. Home /work consultations available on request
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Nigel Sailsbury
Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS! If you are finally looking at suits, chances are you are well on your way with the planning of your big day! At William Young 1876 we will ensure that your groom looks nearly as good as the bride! Our made to measure service ensures individuality and perfection. We know just how exciting your wedding day is and we know that feeling and looking your best ensures a fabulous day, fabulous memories and fabulous photographs.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Would have to be my own, just last year in the Carpathian mountains. We were certainly the best dressed grooms party.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Classic, tailored, cashmere, individual, interesting
What about your business are you most proud of?
The list of happy customers
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't scrimp on the groom. He deserves to look good too...and his suit gets worn for many years after, unlike the dress!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The Milanese button hole...its the small things that make the big impressions!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
1.5hr - 2hr initial consultation: Measurements taken, fabrics chosen, detailing decided. 5-6 weeks later 2nd fitting any alterations made and suit delivered
What are your favourite wedding traditions for men?
Tricky one, probably the stag night.
What is the best way to make the groomsmen stand out from the crowd?
Pocket squares, simple, yet effective....and of course a well made suit!
Why is groomswear just as important as bridalwear?
Because a wedding is the coming together of 2 people, the bride and the GROOM. Both deserve to look and feel their best. Plus the suit can be worn again and again, recreating the memories and confidence. I have seen so many photos where the groom looks like an extra, rather than the main star.
What is the most original outfit you have seen a groom wear?
We see so many. I particularly loved the red velvet double breasted with back plaid trouser. The cashmere Prince of Wales check in electric blue and the white tux with satin black lapel are probably the most memorable. All looked amazing and suited the groom immensly