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Old 22-05-2009, 4:41 PM
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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

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Old 22-05-2009, 4:45 PM
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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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Old 22-05-2009, 4:46 PM
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hee hee thanks didnt think of that, will have a look
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Old 22-05-2009, 6:17 PM
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I know asda does and suit a suit online at the mo for £19! HTH. X
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Burtons have a sale! With a bit of luck it will be both online and offline.

http://www.burton.co.uk/webapp/wcs/s...angId=-1&top=Y

£50 for a suit from Burton seems like a bargain. Off to town tomorrow to have a look.
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Old 22-05-2009, 8:01 PM
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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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go to a posh area, and look through charity shops, I got one in cambridge charity shops this way
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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is he a small 15 then

or try

cream tux

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Boys-New-Weddi...3A1%7C294%3A50

bit risky

pink wedding suit

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/THOMAS-NASH-BO...3A1%7C294%3A50
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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...

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Old 24-05-2009, 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!
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Old 24-05-2009, 7:32 PM
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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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what's a prom suit?
Use your judgement, and above all, be honest with yourself.

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