Debonair dressing at John Laurence and Black Bow

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Situated on Thomas Street in Dublin, John Laurence and Black Bow Grooms Wear are the city’s premiere suit hire establishments.

On his wedding day, every groom wants to look classy, confident and as cool as a movie star walking a red carpet but to transform into that suave and sophisticated gent, the groom needs the right wedding suit to take him to the next level of style.

In 1968 tailor John O’Brien opened the doors of family business John Laurence Suit Hire and Menswear with two important objectives in mind, to always keep the customers needs at the centre of his business and to smartly dress the men of Dublin.

Having trained in London as a high-class master tailor John brought skill and the personal touch to the growing suit hire business in Dublin. More than 40 years on, John Laurence has grown into a successful business offering customers an extensive range of dress wear and tailored clothing with individual tastes and requirements at the fore.

In 2005 Black Bow at John Laurence launched as a new premises to cater to the ever growing market for smart evening, morning and wedding wear in Dublin. Specialising in the growing trend of weddings abroad, Black Bow will cater for the many needs couples have when travelling abroad to marry.

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The warm, contemporary layout of Black Bow will allow you to view and try on the range of suits on offer with our qualified master tailor on site to assist you along the way. Plus, if you can’t come to the store, John Laurence and Black Bow will come to you at home or to your office and they will  deliver too. John Laurence and Black Bow are also introducing a new service to retail and tailor suits for grooms and grooms party.

As well as having a well stocked range of classic morning wear wedding suits, John Laurence and Black Bow have a superb choice of contemporary suit styles to choose from, especially when it comes to weddings abroad. Their elegant and lightweight Prince Edward jackets are an ideal choice for the hotter climates. These stylish three-quarter length suits are available in beige, cream, brown or silver-grey, and are ideal for the warmer weather while adding that extra special touch with their unique style.

Whatever ‘look’ you’re aiming for John Laurence and Black Bow will impress you with all the style options on offer and will think of everything that you need and ensure everything is booked and fitted in plenty of time.

John Laurence, 54 Thomas Street, 01-454-2656, Black Bow, 77 Thomas Street, 01-453-6275

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