We have the largest range of suits in Newcastle & the Hunter Valley, with new spring/ summer season suits arriving in store everyday, on trend fashion looks and expert fitters on site to style you up for you to make an impact at your school formal. Whether you want to buy a ready-to-wear suit, get a custom made-to-measure suit or formal suit hire, let’s walk you through the options & dress codes.
The semi-formal dress code for a school formal strikes a balance between style and comfort, allowing students to look sophisticated while still feeling at ease. Typically, this dress code suggests wearing attire that is less formal than traditional black-tie dressing but more refined than everyday casual wear. For guys, this might entail a well-fitted suit worn with an open collared shirt & sneakers like Seany B below or a sports coat paired with chinos and a fun patterned shirt like the pink striped Motion shirt from Gibson below.
It’s a dress code that encourages students to showcase their personal style, ensuring everyone looks polished and put-together for this special school event.
The cocktail dress code is a little more formal, usually involving a 2-piece or 3-piece suit. A 2-piece suit (if you aren’t sure) is simply a suit comprised of a matching jacket and pants, while a 3-piece is a jacket, pants, and a vest. Cocktail (like semi-formal) is similarly versatile, but with a bit more sophistication. To experiment with a cocktail dress code, you could wear a two-piece suit with or without a tie, pair mismatching separates, or try a suit in a patterned fabric. Check out the new season Joe Black, Uberstone & Gibson suiting we have in store. These can be dressed-up for job interviews or graduation dinners, or dressed-down for 18th’s or 21st’s so you’ll definitely get your wear out of them.
The formal dress code steps up your style game another notch and demands a sharp and classy look. This means opting for a well-tailored 2 or 3-piece suit, a crisp dress shirt, and a tie or bow tie that complements the suit, paired with dress shoes. While there is less room for interpretation with a formal dress code, there is still plenty of ways to infuse your personality into the look. Some options include choosing a statement-coloured ready-to-wear suit like one of our brand-new arrivals in store below, a bold jacket like our gold patterned formal suit hire Hollywood jacket or adding a fun patterned tie like Harry’s Gibson monkey print tie or a bold printed Peggy & Finn bow tie. You can accessorise with hats, lapel pins, tie bars and watches, the options are endless. Come and have a chat to us and we can style you up so that you look and feel great.
If you want to get real fancy, consider investing in a dinner suit; an essential part of the black tie ensemble. In Australia and the UK, we call them dinner suits, but in North America they’re called tuxedos. Whatever you call them, the defining feature is their shiny satin lapel. A dinner suit is a classic option for formal occasions. The style is timeless, meaning you’ll be able to wear it again and again, especially for more dressy events like balls, galas or weddings. Also, black tie doesn’t mean wearing black is compulsory – dinner jackets and suits come in many colours, some of our ready-to-wear dinner suits are available in blue, red, maroon, and ivory.
“Rundles were my first and only thought when I came to planning my outfit for my wedding. I had never worn a suit since I had been in a wheelchair though I knew Andrew and the team would be able to fit me out. They made me feel extremely confident and comfortable on my big day.”
“Best shop ever!! Service also hasn’t gone out the door like a lot of other places. We bought my husbands suit and hired 2x boys suits as well for our wedding and they were more than happy to help out in choosing the right ones. Great people and great customer service. Was very happy and will definitely be back again.”
“We chose Rundle Tailoring for our wedding day and they did not disappoint us. We had 9 beautifully tailored suits that fit the boys like a dream. Great customer service and attention to detail, my Dad got his suit there also and was just as happy as we were. Would absolutely recommend Rundle’s to anyone in future.”
“Andrew and the team at Rundle’s have always shown me exceptional service over the years and great quality suits!”
“The staff were excellent, for both weddings we were on a very tight schedule and they made sure everything was in order. The suits were perfectly tailored and looked great on the day. Couldn’t recommend more highly.”
“We cannot speak highly enough of Andrew and his team and the impeccable service that we received. Andrew went above and beyond to assist us with what we referred to as “our challenging situation”. He found exactly what we wanted and he provided everything we needed including shirts and ties, alterations and delivery. Andrew understood our time line, was efficient and communicated with us. He is a pleasure to deal with and exceeded our expectations with what we needed from the end product. Highly recommended!”
“Helpful staff, Andrew and his team made sure our wedding suits were perfect.”
“My husband and son went to Rundles for their suits for my son’s wedding. It was the most relaxed and pleasant experience they could ever have hoped for. You just can’t beat years of experience in the field and the senior gentlemen that looked after them, really knew all there is to know about their products. The tailor was on hand to make sure their suits fitted perfectly, with just minor adjustments needing to be made for that perfect fit. We would unreservedly recommend Rundles to everyone. Thank you for your good, old fashioned service.”
“The very best!!! If you’re looking for the true service that has been lost by the “off the shelf quick one size fits all” this is the place to go. The service was second to none! nothing was too hard and suggestions, advise and answers were amazing.
“My suit was for a wedding, it was tailored to perfection!! Style, fit and colour wow!!! This is something that is lacking in today’s society, personal service!! If i could give a higher review i would!!!”
“Excellent service, friendly staff that will go above and beyond.”
“My husband got his and groomsmen’s suits from Rundle and so glad he did! The best quality suits and great customer service.”
“Nothing but praise for these guys! Absolutely wonderful service especially after we had been let down by a previous business whilst organising suits for our wedding, they completely put me at ease and it turned into a blessing in disguise as Im so glad we came and saw the team at Rundles, all the boys and my Dad looked absolutely wonderful!!!”
“I just wanted to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to you and your team for contributing to making our wedding amazing.
“The service I and the rest of the groomsmen received was second to none. From staying open extra hours for suit fittings, and even dealing with groomsmen overseas was not an issue! I appreciated the hard work Andrew and the rest of the team did to find the perfect suit for us guys. We looked great! I have and would strongly recommend Rundle Tailoring to anyone during there wedding planning. Many thanks.”
“What can I say but wow! These guys know about suits! My partner (now hubby) and I went in looking with no idea whatsoever. We were looked after by a young man, who looked all of 18… (i was a little worried!) But he was great. Not only did he explain colours, fits and styles but he also offered for us to try the suits on to see how they really looked. All round great service and highly recommended! And much cheaper too!
“We received excellent and professional advice from the salesman. The suits we hired had were very good quality, and were very reasonably priced.”