Here’s how to plan your suit hire budget.
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Words: L. Thorpe

Hiring a suit can be smart and cost-effective when you want to feel confident and prepared and postive. Whether it’s for a special occasion, a job interview, or a formal event, hiring a suit lets you look sharp without making a long-term investment.

Let’s look at the costs associated with hiring a suit so you can see if it fits in with your budget, and whether it makes more sense to hire or buy.

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How much does hiring a suit cost?

The cost of hiring a suit can vary based on several factors. Here are a few things to think about when you’re setting your suit hire budget:

  • Suit type: the price of hiring a suit can depend on the type of suit you choose. Tuxedo and black tie suits are usually priced differently compared to lounge suits, tails or more casual suiting.
  • Rental duration: the length of time you need the suit will have an impact on the cost. If you need extra time, or a longer rental period (maybe for a wedding abroad) then this might make a difference to the cost of your suit hire.
  • Suit brand and quality: the reputation and quality of the suit brand can influence the price. Premium brands or designer suits may have higher hire fees compared to more affordable options.
  • Accessories: additional accessories like shirts, ties, shoes and cufflinks may be available for hire separately or as part of a package. Including these accessories can add to the overall cost.

With our suit hire process, you can choose the full package where you get a jacket, trousers, shirt, waistcoat and pocket square and all in one. There are also cheaper options for just the suit set or jacket and trousers. It comes down to what you prefer, your budget and what items you actually need when you hire.

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Typical price to hire a suit

While specific prices will vary depending on what you choose, it’s helpful to understand a general price range for suit hire before you start. Our suit hire prices range from around £80 to £180 for different types of suits and packages.

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Value for money

When considering the cost of hiring a suit, it’s important to recognise the value it gives you. Renting a suit means you can enjoy the feeling of wearing high-quality, well-tailored outfits without committing to an upfront investment.

You can feel like you’re wearing the right suit for the right event, without the hassle of storage and maintenance. Read up on why to hire a suit so you can make sure you’re making the right choice for you and your budget.

To make suit hire even more affordable, think about planning ahead to make sure you’ve got it organised, and that what you want is in stock. This means no last-minute dashes to top up on extras, or having to get a suit you’re not 100% happy with. Choosing a suit hire package can actually work out more cost-effective too, as the little additions you don’t think about can add up.

Hiring a suit makes it easy to dress up for special events without straining your budget. By thinking about when you need to hire a suit and what you need to hire, you can find a suit that suits your style and meets your financial needs. So next time you need to dress up, think about hiring and enjoy looking sharp without breaking the bank.