Today is a special blog post, just for the men we love in our lives! For those of you who don’t know this company yet, you are in for a HUGE treat! For those of you who do, read on, and get to know them better in today’s blog post talking ALL the things for your groom & groomsmen. We turned to the experts at The Groomsman Suit to chat all things men: fit, function, and flair! Grab your coffee and enjoy this Q&A with Katy from TGS!
Tell us about you & the company! Where are you located and when/how did you all get started?
The idea for TGS was born from our cofounder Jeanne’s personal experience planning her 2013 New Year’s Eve wedding. She and her husband had the groomsmen rent tuxedos only to be disappointed by the logistics, poor fit, and price.
Using her fashion industry experience, Jeanne set out to create a new solution for black tie attire: a sharp-looking tuxedo that could be purchased for less than the cost of a traditional rental. Diana, her longtime childhood friend, joined her efforts and together they launched The Groomsman Suit in February 2016. While we started out as an online business, we now have two showroom locations in Chicago and Philadelphia and have had the honor of being a part of countless weddings helping thousands of men look sharp!
Where do I start with my groom’s suit purchase? How do I measure his size?
We recommend that couples start with a free home trial. You are able to add swatches, a suit, and accessories to your cart and check them out at home for free for 7 days. This is a great way to check out the fit and material before making a purchasing decision. For size, the best part is that measurements aren’t required. We have a fit finder on our website with almost 90% accuracy in recommending a size. Our suits are great because they are available in two different fit types (slim & modern), 4 different lengths and are available in sizes from 34-60. We know how hard it is to find suits that will cover all different body types and sizes that make up a wedding party so we sell our jacket and pants as separates so that guys can mix and match until they find an as close to custom fit.
What about our groomsmen, how do they purchase their suits?
If you decide to have your groomsmen order from us, we will help coordinate orders for all of your guys so you and your fiancé/e don’t have to chase anyone down to make sure they are ready for your big day through our Wedding Party Coordinator. You can enter everyone’s names and emails, individualize them by groom, groomsmen, fathers, ring bearers, etc, and what they are required to buy and which items are optional. You will send the initial introductory email which takes them to a single page ordering form and we will take care of all reminders.
What is the most popular/favorite suit you have trending right now?!
Definitely our Brilliant Blue Suit. It’s great paired with tan shoes and suspenders for more casual or rustic weddings or black shoes and bow ties for an upscale affair.
Lastly, favorite coffee drink AND coffee shop of choice?
Cappuccino from La Colombe 😋
And there you have it! I found The Groomsman Suit when actually planning and shopping suits for MY wedding – the quality, flexibility, communication, and overall process was second to none. Purchasing the suit was not just worth it for our wedding, but my husband has worn it time and time again because as he says, it fits the best! Thanks for reading, be sure to give them a follow, and definitely take a look at their suits next time you’re shopping!
The Groomsman Suit offers affordable suiting to purchase for men, women, and kids for the same or less than the cost of a typical rental. Not only is TGS a one-stop-shop for grooms, they will manage your wedding group for you and are always available for style tips and suggestions. Order online and have your suit a week later with free shipping and free exchanges. Happy planning!