Mod Suit Hire


Mod fashion was first developed in the late fifties and hit its peak in the mid-sixties; it was then revived in the 70’s and the 80’s before once again fading away. The latter part of the noughties and in to 2011 has seen retro fashions become all the rage. Mod (short for modernist) is once again en vogue. Mod culture was all about fashion, music and mopeds, the must have outfit of the day was the tailored suit and this is the item of clothing that has stood the test of time becoming common place at many weddings and formal functions across the UK. Like many retro fashion's mod suits have become more expensive than ever and buying one is beyond is beyond the financial means of many people. Mod suit hire has provided the perfect solution to buying.

Finding a mod suit

Mod fashion undergoes a revival every so often and then once again fades away for a number of years. This can make it hard to find the type suit you are looking for. As you can imagine, mod suit hire is not to everyone’s tastes and is mostly seen as a niche market, as a result many suit hire retailers do not bother to stock these kinds of outfits.  

Using the internet is the best way to find a company that stocks mod suits; most companies now have a website that shows pictures of, and details stock, even if they trade offline, this will make searching a lot easier.

The most popular mod suit is the tonic suit. This consists of single-breasted jacket and matching formal trousers. The suit is generally made from 65% polyester and 35% viscose, although the polyester percentage may be slightly higher. This gives a two-tone look that shimmers in the light. The suit is tailored for a slim fit look with the jacket coming with a choice of two or three buttons, breast pocket and three buttoned cuff. Classic suits will also feature a silk lining which is commonly red or blue in colour. The tonic suit has remained relevant over time and is stocked by a number of suit hire companies. Moss and Debenhams, both have a version of this suit that may be suited to your tastes.

Another option to try in your search for mod suit hire is to look at designer suits.

Designer mod suits

Four big designers in the world of mod fashion are Ben Sherman, Lambretta, Paul Smith and Ted Baker and all three labels manufacture a range of suits that are supply by various hire retailers. A designer tonic suit is available in a wide range of colours and can be accessorised in order to match the etiquette and any event. The downside to hiring a designer suit is the fact of expense. Mod suit hire by a reputable brand can cost around £100 to hire, although this price will include any needed extras such as waistcoat, cufflinks, tie/ bow-tie or cravat and handkerchief.

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