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    • lucinad
    • By lucinad 22nd May 09, 4:41 PM
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    where to buy boys prom suit?
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    • 22nd May 09, 4:41 PM
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    where to buy boys prom suit? 22nd May 09 at 4:41 PM
    ok my son has his school prom in about a months time and i am trying to sort out his suit, i thought about hiring but that will cost £60, so i thought if i could buy one for about the same price that would be better. anyway does anyone have any ideas, i thought of tk maxx, primark, h&m,bhs does anyone know if these places do them for age 15 and what sort of prices they are, or does anyone have any ideas where i might get one

    thanks in advance
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    • Bennifred
    • By Bennifred 22nd May 09, 4:45 PM
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    • 22nd May 09, 4:45 PM
    It's worth having a look in your local charity shops - I have ended up with dinner suits in a range of sizes for my boys over the years this way! And when the youngest outgrows the smaller sizes, guess where they are going back to........
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    • lucinad
    • By lucinad 22nd May 09, 4:46 PM
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    • 22nd May 09, 4:46 PM
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    • 22nd May 09, 4:46 PM
    hee hee thanks didnt think of that, will have a look
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  • 24MKshopper
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    • 22nd May 09, 6:17 PM
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    • 22nd May 09, 6:17 PM
    I know asda does and suit a suit online at the mo for £19! HTH. X
  • sam93
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    • 22nd May 09, 7:28 PM
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    • 22nd May 09, 7:28 PM
    Burtons have a sale! With a bit of luck it will be both online and offline.

    http://www.burton.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=20553&storeId=12551&cate goryId=157905&parent_category_rn=150425&langId=-1&top=Y

    £50 for a suit from Burton seems like a bargain. Off to town tomorrow to have a look.
    • lucinad
    • By lucinad 22nd May 09, 8:01 PM
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    • 22nd May 09, 8:01 PM
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    • 22nd May 09, 8:01 PM
    awww that would have been fantastic only the sizes are much too big for him some amazing deals there for somebody tho!
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  • hungrynurse
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    • 22nd May 09, 8:52 PM
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    • 22nd May 09, 8:52 PM
    go to a posh area, and look through charity shops, I got one in cambridge charity shops this way
    • Alison_B
    • By Alison_B 22nd May 09, 9:02 PM
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    • 22nd May 09, 9:02 PM
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    • 22nd May 09, 9:02 PM
    When it was our sons Prom last year, we bought him a suit from Tesco when they had the discount period. We got the expensive suit and it only cost about £55. He could then use it for interviews and celebrations too when needed.
    • Magnolia
    • By Magnolia 23rd May 09, 10:07 AM
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    • 23rd May 09, 10:07 AM
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    • 23rd May 09, 10:07 AM
    Have a look at Greenwoods - they have a basic package for evening wear hire for £35. Ask if there are any discounts for students.

    http://www.1860.com/en/item/2-piece-dinner-jacket.aspx
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  • tattoed bum
    check out ebay i had a suit for my son recently from one of the wedding shops for £15 the quality was superb it came with the trousers, jacket, waistcoat,shirt and tie
    • lucinad
    • By lucinad 23rd May 09, 10:32 AM
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    Have a look at Greenwoods - they have a basic package for evening wear hire for £35. Ask if there are any discounts for students.

    http://www.1860.com/en/item/2-piece-dinner-jacket.aspx
    Originally posted by Magnolia
    hiya i have spoken to these yesterday and she told me £50.25 that includes the student discount. i went in and they sell suits too, and have discounted one, £150 suits down to £50 but they are adult sized and i think they might be a bit too big... he could grow into it?!! am i tight! ahhh at least i have a month to find something!
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  • bordercars
    is he a small 15 then

    or try

    cream tux

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Boys-New-Wedding-Prom-Cruise-Cream-Tuxedo-Tux-Age-15_W0QQitemZ200344385286QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Wedd ing_Clothing?hash=item2ea574b706&_trksid=p3286.c0. m14&_trkparms=72%3A1685%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A 1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

    bit risky

    pink wedding suit

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THOMAS-NASH-BOYS-PINK-WEDDING-SUIT-WAISTCOAT-AGE-15-16_W0QQitemZ160290465324QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Wedd ing_Clothing?hash=item25520e662c&_trksid=p3286.c0. m14&_trkparms=72%3A1685%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A 1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
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    • cyclingyorkie
    • By cyclingyorkie 24th May 09, 11:50 AM
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    my sons prom was a year ago and we hired a suit from Greenwoods - my son is small - and the one they provided fitted perfectly - his dad had wanted him to wear one of his - but a 2" difference in chest measurement made this a non-starter...

    He looked brilliant - it was about £45 very well spent in my humble opinion. He is now training to become a joiner.....not much need for a suit at the moment...
    Last edited by cyclingyorkie; 24-05-2009 at 11:50 AM. Reason: senior moment spelling wise!
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 24th May 09, 2:15 PM
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    Don't know if you had already tried this- have no idea on costs but its an idea any how:

    Get a decent suit from anywhere- and then take it to a dry-cleaners which also does alterations, see if they can make it fit him- but like I say, I have no idea on costs.

    Its just in my head that for a man its not as much where the suit is made as much as it is how well it fits- a good cut by-passes any designer label. Hope he has a good night!
  • moneysavingfamilycomp
    hi have a look through the racks at BHS. i got a suit age 15 for my son last year about this time reduced i think i ended up paying £25 for jacket and trousers and its a lovely fit. it was for BIL's wedding but im hoping it still fits ok for his prom this year he hasnt grown that much. there were no big signs or seperate racks just reduced stickers on the price tags.
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  • Spikey
    what's a prom suit?
    Use your judgement, and above all, be honest with yourself.

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