When it comes to looking your best on your wedding day there is nothing quite like a perfectly tailored suit.
When it comes to looking your best on your wedding day there is nothing quite like a perfectly tailored suit.
No one’s arguing that bridal dresses aren’t important. But too many grooms are still sitting un-pretty in ill-fitting, itchy wedding attire.
On your wedding day of all days you want to feel phenomenal. When all eyes are on you (and your lucky partner!) you want to walk tall, with a sparkle in your eye and a spring in your step.
Over the years we’ve created wedding suits in countless different styles and materials. We’ve covered the traditional and the contemporary, the funkily fashion-forward and the elegantly timeless. Each one utterly unique. We’ll consider everything from what makes you laugh to how you like to dance (or not). We can coordinate with other elements of your wedding, from bridesmaids’ dresses to silk matching for your best man and ushers’ ties. Or we can create something completely standalone.
Together we’ll create a suit worthy of this extra-special day.
"Finding a suit that fitted has always been a major challenge, so I entrusted Richard to create the perfect suit for my wedding and this was exactly what I got.
From the first meeting, he made me feel extremely comfortable and at every appointment took the time to talk through each and every detail, even when it was clear he was extremely busy. Richard understood exactly what I was looking for and also provided expert advice on areas where I wasn’t sure. His expertise in all areas of tailoring and fashion was evident from the start. I can’t recommend Richard highly enough.
Above all, Richard is a great guy and I enjoyed every moment of the experience. Thank you so much and I will certainly be back again for another suit!"
- Anthony Shaw
“After spending many days traipsing through the various reputable yet stuffy establishments up and down the country to find a person that is on the same wave length, the journey ended in Manchester with Richard Smith.
He offers a relaxed, humorous, bespoke service.
He not only understood what I wanted but equally had a great manner of guiding you in the right direction so you don’t slip up and make a fashion faux pas, yet without forcing you into wearing something that would make you feel uncomfortable. Spend the money and with some effort on your part you will end up with a garment that puts a smile on your face and a cut above the rest...
Thanks Richard for all your help and fine effort on my wedding suit.
— Rik & Emma
"I went into Richard Smiths Shop to look for a wedding suit with my future Son in Law Martin Koen I was extremely impressed with the professional and friendly advice we received This service continued all the way through our various fittings and we were both delighted with the finished result At the wedding I felt a million dollars in the suit and have now worn it at various charity does I have attended with the same feeling I would not dream of going anywhere else for a Made To Measure suit as not only do I feel like Ive made a friend who cares what i wear but I value his opinion and sartorial advice He is definitely a young man to watch in the fashion stakes and you can quote me on it."
— Breck Stockton
"Having spoken to & visited a number of tailors in both Manchester and London I came across Richard Smith. I wanted a suit for my wedding and so far either the tailor or what they offered wasn’t right. A brief chat with Richard was enough to know I’d found the right man and the following appointments only confirmed that. Enthusiastic, friendly & welcoming, both Richard and Lindsay couldn’t do enough to help both me and my now wife.
We spent a number of hours with Richard talking through all the options for the suit with him explaining the various fabrics, cuts & finishes. Neither my wife nor I appreciated how much detail and thought went into a suit and were glad we had Richard to guide us.
Most importantly, at the end of it all I had an incredible looking suit which fitted better than I could have imagined; most of this was down to Richards’s eye for detail and pride in his work carrying out final tweaks to make sure he and I were both happy with the suit.
The whole experience was a pleasure and one I will hopefully repeat with Richard one day; which is the only downside to having a Richard Smith suit – you’ll want all your suits made by him from then on!"
- Rob Craig
"I first approached Richard in March with plans for my wedding attire and after a short discussion with Richard and bouncing some ideas off him, he had a very good understanding of the look that I was going for. I did have some ideas that were not very conducive to a well crafted suit and Richard helped me through the process of toning down some of those ideas and suggesting ways to build upon those ideas, to ensure that all of the details were cohesive.
Richard went through almost every fabric book in the shop to ensure that we had a good match for the theme colour of the wedding. The whole process from first meeting to final fitting was an enjoyable experience, as Richard is very personable and always makes you feel welcome in his shop. He kept in good contact throughout and towards the end of the process, really showed how much he cares about the product he creates.
We had arranged for me to pick up the suit and I went in to try on the final article. Once I had the suit on (which to me looked perfect!) Richard then scrutinised the fit once more and decided that he wasn't happy that it was 100% correct. These were minute details, but really pointed to Richard's attention to detail and his ability.
The end result is the best suit I have ever had the pleasure of wearing, with no end of compliments on the fit and details. I will be sending Richard some of the photographs from the day for him to use in his promotional materials and his screen slideshow in the shop, so any future customers will see for themselves the sterling job that Richard did.
I will most definitely be returning to Richard in the future and have complete confidence that if anyone reading this decides that Richard is the right tailor for them, they will not be disappointed in the slightest."
- James Holman
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Richard for quite some time and he's one of the most technically gifted and charismatic figures I have ever met. Richard is a thorough professional who always puts his client's needs first and makes each interaction a rewarding experience. I've always been impressed with the quality of his service and I would recommend Richard Smith Bespoke to anyone."
- Carl Whitfield
"I have now had several suits, overcoats and shirts made by Richard and am always more than impressed by the results, the suits he creates are of fantastic quality and most importantly he listens to his customers and produces the suit you want (some tailors simply listen and then apply their model) his overcoats and shirts are of similar quality and by offering these services he can create a full look - I'm hooked and will definitely be back for more!"
- Daniel King
"If you need a shirt, suit or any tailored menswear, then Richard will always deliver the high quality products that you are looking for and all with smile."
- Patrick Davenport
"Richard is a detail oriented craftsman. The service experience is professional yet fun and The finished product is always excellent quality and fit."
- Paul Duiker-Parker
"I have known Richard for about 4 years and have worked very closely with him over the past 2. I am also a regular wearer of his clothes and a bigfan of his fashion sense and ability to make me look my best!
Richard is by far and away the best tailor that I have used and consistently brings new ideas and designs to the table. His ability to add a twist to a classic garment whilst always remaining true to his values is simply quite brilliant.
I always recommend Richard and now have a number of friends who buy from him and am looking forward to seeing this promising business flourish and secure the reputation and rewards that he richly deserves..
Keep up the good work Richard"
- Robert McEwan
"Finding suits for a man of my size that don't make me look like I am trailing fashion by a decade is near impossible. Richard took a lot of time to make sure he created suits and shirts for me that fit the various roles I undertake. I wouldn't hesitate to go back again for more!"
- John Amaechi OBE
"Richard is great, I always enjoy my visits and have been known to pop in for a cup of tea in passing too. I find Richard professional and expert and my suits and shirts are always perfect but I go back to Richard because he cares more than I do about the results!!
I strongly recommend Richard Smith!!!"
- Cris Harborne
"We are so happy that we found Richard Smith Bespoke to make our wedding suits. Richard and his team are so approachable and friendly, you're really made to feel at home and relaxed. Richard strikes the balance of delivering what you want with his professional guidance and flair. From choosing the gorgeous materials, to the finer details (so many choices!), and the final fittings - looking back it was the best part of the pre-wedding activities. Hence why we travelled from Cardiff, probably more times than we needed to! This was the first time we had suits made and the process was such a treat, and so much fun! Thank you Richard and Lindsay, we treasure our beautiful suits."
- Lee and David.
"Just picked up my first suit from Richard, overall a great experience and more importantly a great bespoke suit which is reflected in the time, effort, detail and care that Richard offers during the whole experience. Couldn't recommend a visit to Richard highly enough."
- Eddie Austin
"After spending a fair amount of time trawling to and from various tailors in Manchester I discovered Richard, and instantly my decision was made. I was looking for someone who I felt at ease with and Richard made me feel just that! Immediately I felt that he knew and understood what I wanted, and to be honest there is not many that do!
It was personally a big decision having a suit made and especially so for the big day and I just knew together we'd get it right!
The whole process was amazing from start to finish, choosing the cloth, the cut and finish, and also the material for my shirt, bow tie and braces, I loved every single minute of it! The suit (and my gorgeous wife) made the day and I felt like a million dollars, the only issue I've had since is upstaging all the grooms at friend’s weddings!
I couldn’t recommend Richard enough; he's such a great guy! Prost!"
— Richard Meakin
"Ever since my wife and I started to plan our wedding, I knew I wanted to have a bespoke suit made.
Richard made the whole experience, not just the suit, perfect! After a few preliminary discussions and brainstorming sessions, Richard had a clear idea of what I wanted and then the journey began. I never knew how much thought goes into making a bespoke suit – every detail is discussed and Richard makes the process incredibly fun and exciting.
The suit was perfect. I loved wearing it and it got so many comments from admiring guests.
I cannot recommend Richard enough. I was so happy with the result that he is currently making another suit for me!"
— Abi & Ajay Mistry
"From start to finish he was a true professional and you can really see his passion for tailoring. A great service and a great guy.
Richard crafted me a bespoke 3 piece suit and shirt for my wedding. Would recommend him for all your suit/shirt making needs."
- Adam Whitworth
"Richard Smith provided a full Bespoke and Made to Measure service, going above and beyond what I would normally expect for a tailor.
He was able to source unique fabrics and suggest innovative ideas for both suits and shirts. His ability to create a relaxed atmosphere whilst maintaining a keen eye for detail was excellent.
I couldn't recommend him more highly."
- Sean Tapodi
"I'm delighted to be able to endorse Richard both as a trusted person, but also the quality and craftsmanship of his work.
Upon first meeting Richard I was made to feel very welcome in the shop and having a general idea of what I had in mind, Richard used his knowledge and extensive library of cloth to narrow down exactly the colour, pattern and quality of cloth that I would need.
I have had 2 suits made; 1 pure bespoke and 1 Made to Measure. Being familiar with the Saville Row 'experience' I know about the expense that is entailed. However, Richard manages to incorporate the exact, and in some cases superior, standards in cloth and craftsmanship at a much lower cost.
I have also had a made to measure shirt, with one more on order and one as a present, so it's clear to say that i'm a fond fan of his work.
If you wish to stand out from the crowd, but in an understated way and feel like a million dollars, I would strongly recommend paying Richard a visit. I tust his knowledge and judgement implicitly and wish him the very best for the future."
- Phil Derbyshire
"Once we'd decided, after 12 years together, to finally get married, I quickly realised this was the perfect opportunity to have a bespoke suit made. This was to be my big indulgence and after looking around a little online I came across Richard - I liked the look of his website and I liked his style so we made an appointment to pop in for a chat.His enthusiasm is infectious and he totally "got" what we wanted to achieve regarding our wedding so I had no hesitation in taking the plunge and engaging his services! With our initial meeting in January and the wedding not until October, Richard was as pleased as I was that this was going to be a long, drawn out process - a journey to be savoured and enjoyed from conception, through design until eventual completion.The finished suit is perfect in every way and entirely realises the vision I had at the outset. It fitted perfectly with the style of our wedding, the venue at Great John Street Hotel and the dress worn by my beautiful wife, Eleanor.The best bit though is I get to wear it again! The jacket and waistcoat have already had separate outings and have been much admired - as they were as a 3-piece at the wedding.I would not hesitate to recommend Richard as he is knowledgeable, professional, stylish, talented and extremely likeable. Don't leave it until the last minute but enjoy the creation, choosing the fabric, deciding on the buttons etc and you will not only have a suit that you can put on and feel amazing in, but a lot of fond memories too. Oh, and allow a bit extra as you'll need a bespoke shirt making too!!I'll be keeping in touch with Richard as a friend and watching with interest as his business grows and his label becomes famous!"- Phil Barber
"I have visited Richard Smith Bespoke on several occasions and purchased various products from Richard personally, including bespoke trousers, shirts and suits.
Richard is blessed with a superb eye for detail, conceiving breathtaking designs and bringing them to fruition with the help of his talented team.
I first met Richard in my professional capacity as a journalist focussing on luxury products. Despite, having visited several bespoke tailors, including some located on Savile Row and reporting on their work as part of my profession role, it was Richard Smith Bespoke, I ultimately chose to make my own garments.
Richard has a friendly and relaxed persona that has always put me at ease. His demeanour has always encouraged me to return to his Manchester based boutique, something I have done on many occasions.
I highly commend Richard Smith Bespoke. Indeed, based on my experience to date, he would always be my preferred destination when seeking sartorial splendour."
- Angus Davies
“What an amazing experience from start to finish! I decided to have a bespoke suit made by Richard for the ceremony. He was meticulous in getting what I wanted exactly right. His ideas and attention to detail was so reassuring and he made sure that he was around when I was available. I was so enthralled with what he had done that I also ordered a bespoke dinner suit and matching attire for my son. My suits looked and felt amazing- the fit and cut were superb and each one exactly complimented the day and venues, my son looked so stylish and yet so in keeping with his age.
Richard is an absolute gentleman- understands what is needed, contributes great ideas, only works with best suppliers and met all dead-lines. Visiting his shop each time, you are made to feel like a friend, the welcome is warm and we always stayed longer than we anticipated!”
- Mark & Tina Murray
"This is the first time I've ever had clothing tailor made and the experience with Richard and Lindsay were wonderful from start to finish. The laid back and friendly atmosphere made every visit a pleasure and trying on my finished suit for the first time felt amazing. I lost count of the amount of compliments I received on it at the wedding and it looked fantastic. Being a broad man at six foot three it's the only time my clothes have fitted like they should. I hope the opportunity arises in the future to have more pieces made by Richard."
- Rob & Laura Reed
"The suit you created for me for my special day was perfection in the fit, style and quality. I couldn't have asked for anymore, you delivered an every count.
You are a true gent, and was a pleasure to have met you and will continue popping in.
You're a true guy of style, professional in every way and will recommend without doubt."
— Andrew Bourne
"When my wife and I first started planning our wedding we looked at the usual suit hire shops but wanted something a little different. This could not be found in any of the hire shops or most wedding shows, once you've seen one they are all pretty much the same.
Richard provides a service that is so much more than just making a suit. He guides you through a process and gives you advice (if you want it) that helps in the creation of a stunning suit and avoids potential fashion disasters. He even found some shoes that matched the suit perfectly.
If you want an off the peg suit there are plenty of other shops, if you want something special and hand crafted with care and pride see Richard."
— Paul Atherton
"Heather and I were planning our wedding at an old country house, the wedding was to be a small, intimate gathering of family and close friends.
Whilst the dress was sorted, I wanted something suitable for the occasion too. We met with Richard and knew from the very first discussion that we had come to the perfect place.
Richard was fantastic and buzzing with ideas. Nothing was too much trouble, even with the best men living a distance from Manchester.
End result was 3 fantastic suits all which will continue to make many appearances after the big day."
- Paul & Heather Burke
"I have known Richard and his work for over two years and have been delighted with his products and value for money.
He is of the highest intergrity,he is personable and extremely talented.
He is professional and has always made creative, excellent recommendations when I have been purchasing bespoke suits and shirts from him.
I was always on the lookout for something different and I have found it with Richards skills.
My next order is on the way!
I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Richard and his bespoke services."
- Graham Hunt
"A very personal attentive service from start to finish ,,, old school standards forgotten by many are what set Richard apart.
The modern gentleman's tailor ....
Cannot recommend highly enough."
- Adrian Short
"Richard tailored and created a suit for my wedding. Excellent suit and advice. A thoroughly enjoyable experience and I plan on using his services again in the future."
- Paul Rowley
"Richard has a great eye for detail both in terms of the suits that he produces but also in terms of the level of service given. I have always found him to be passionate and very creative and would recommend him whole heartedly to anyone seeking a highly professional personal tailoring experience."
- Julian Long