Local Heroes | Suitor Menswear: The Belfast Tailor


I am ashamed to admit it has been over a year since I last did a Local Heroes feature - bad blogger! If you're not familiar with the series, I feature independent businesses, individuals and menswear stores across the province. You can check out my previous posts here.

But this one has been on my mind for a few months now and I finally got round to (and plucked up the courage to) asking Chris from Suitor Bros to take part and I am so glad that he did!

Suitor has been a Belfast menswear landmark for over 20 years in their city centre store on Rosemary Street. However, the hidden gem is the new boutique recently opened on Arthur Street.

The new store has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, with the centre of the shop filled with a full size pool table; perfect for putting some time in while waiting for your trousers to be altered. With a range of brands such as Roy Robson, Baumler and Bugatti, they offer suiting for formal, work or special occasions off the rack.

While there are several long-standing independent menswear stores across Belfast specialising in suiting, none come close to the aptly named Suitor Bros in terms of tailoring in their made-to-measure and bespoke creations.

While it looks posed, this is actually a candid shot of Chris hard at work

With an onsite seamstress making alterations in minutes, Chris also offers one-of-a-kind tailoring limited only by your budget and imagination. You want a fully waterproof, 3- piece tweed shooting suit with optional plus-fours? You've got it! 
I'm not even joking. I saw this suit in store, complete with a demonstration where a full cup of water was poured onto the wool. It was like mercury, repelled from the cloth and poured straight back into the glass!

It's this supreme level of service, coupled with years of experience and a passion for tailoring that has brought prestigious clients such as boxer Carl Frampton through their doors. Carl wore his Suitor suit when he recently collected his MBE. A true testament to their quality and craftsmanship.

If you are on the lookout for a suit for a special occasion, or just want to be treated like a mate and a gentleman while you're getting something for work, I cannot recommend a visit to Suitor highly enough.

Thanks to Chris for taking part
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