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On since 2020

Last update: February 2024

Dapper Chaps Formal Wear, the multi Award Winning wedding suit company is based within the popular Martels Wedding Village, located just outside Great Dunmow in Barnston, Essex.

At dapper chaps, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail to ensure that the Groom and his party look dapper from head to toe.

From classic tail suits to modern lounge, we are here to dress you and help you achieve that perfect, personal wedding look.

We have a variety of formal shoes on offer to finish your wedding attire. From classic brogues to the more slim line shoe we are confident that we have the right footwear to complete the look you wish to achieve.

Current Trends....

A classic lounge suit incorporating a tweed waistcoat is proving very popular with our Grooms. This brings a modern twist to the classic look whilst keeping it formal. We also suggest bringing the bridesmaid colour into the neckwear to ensure that the colour theme runs through the wedding party.

On the wedding day we want our groom to look in the mirror and know that he looks and feels the best he has ever looked and has the confidence for the day ahead.

Martels Wedding Village is unique and an ideal place for couples to visit when planning their big day. We share the village with 18 other professional wedding suppliers. You can find your dream bespoke wedding rings at COO Jewellers, the perfect outfit for your mum at Christine's Occasion wear, try on beautiful wedding dresses at Martels Bridal Boutique and so much more.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Sale of suits
Rental of suits
Sale of groom accessories
Sale of suits for father of the bride/groom
Advice service for style and image
Hire of groom accessories

What services do you offer?

Image advice

What is included in the wedding package?

Our hire suit package includes Jacket, trousers, waistcoat, neck wear, braces and cufflinks and a free shirt, pressed and ready to wear

What is the style of your suits?

Morning coat
Black tie

How far in advance should I contact you?

We offer a free personal consultation for the groom and his bride to select the look you wish to achieve for your wedding, usually 9 - 12 months before the wedding date

How far in advance should I contact you?

The groom and his party then need to come in 12 weeks before the wedding date for the fittings

Do you have an outlet section?


What is your main business area?


Do I need to make an appointment?


Operating hours:

Please call us to make your personal consultation

What are the forms of payment?

We are not able to take American Express but we accept all other forms of payment

What kind of groom items do you offer?

Bow ties

How do you work?

We work on a consultation basis

Operating hours:

Monday to Friday 10 - 4 Saturday 9 - 4 Sunday by appointment

What are the forms of payment?

Debit card and Visa, Cash

Served in

Essex and Hertfordshire

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Reviews for Dapper Chaps Formal Wear

5.0 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
37 reviews
99% recommend it
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  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    5 out of 5 rating
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Lisa B. Sent on 20/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend

We met Dapper Chaps at a wedding fair & knew right away we were going to hire our wedding suits from them. They are professional & helpful & we would 100% recommend them to anyone looking to hire suits. I will be retuning to hire my sons prom suit in a few weeks time.
Samantha L. Sent on 15/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Professional and wonderful experience

Dapper Chaps provided a wonderful service. They were extremely helpful when it came to choosing suits and had a huge variety of options. It was lovely that they could do a matching child's waistcoat and bow tie. Everyone complimented on how smart the suits were.
Amy M. Sent on 04/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

So Dapper!

Never has there been a more apt name for a suit company! My Husband and all the boys, genuinely looked so dapper in their suits! John and Andy were so lovely to work with. John had some amazing ideas to help us. I had a bridesman and he helped us pick a style of suit that would work to blend I'm with the other suite, but also stand out as different! Not only that, incredible value for money! They were able to accommodate all the different dates when the boys could go and try on the suits. My husband has always looked great in suit, but on our day, he really did steal the show and stood out! I don't know about him, but I was blown away when I saw him! I've been told by all the guys, that they were incredibly comfy to wear too! We would 100% recommend! Thank you for making a bunch of boys look like handsome Dapper Chaps!
Katie L. Sent on 15/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Brilliant to start to finish!

Dapper Chaps was amazing from start to finish. The top service we received made us feel exceptionally at ease. We hired 9 suits in total and extremely pleased with how smart everyone looked and impressed with the fit overall.

We have highly recommended Dapper Chaps to our friends and family who are also engaged and looking for suits.
Dan G. Sent on 28/01/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

These guys are the BEST in the Business!

I can't mention how many times people actually told me my Groomsmen and I looked "Dapper" without knowing that's exactly where we got our suits from-Dapper by name, Dapper by nature. We were overjoyed with the sheer class and calibre of the suits and the friendly, warm and professional atmosphere all made us feel. couldn't recommend them more.
Stephen G. Sent on 05/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect start to finish

From the moment I walked in I knew this was the place for me. Great advice, amazing attention to detail and listened to our needs.
Would recommend very highly!!
Davina Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Felt like you were dealing with the best

Very professional, they are definitely experts in their field. Found them to be very accommodating. The suits looked absolutely fantastic.
We had 12 suits and 2 waistcoats for the babies. We all turned up for out fittings, everything went like clockwork, very organised, can't fault them at all.
Danna P. Sent on 24/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

True professionals

We actually booked with dapper chaps by happy coincidence after meeting them at a wedding fair. We were immediately impressed by the experience and expertise from the team. The suit fitting was of a fantastic standard with great advice shared by staff. Collection was easy and the suits had been beautifully packaged. Drop off was just as smooth! The quality of the suits was impeccable and everyone complimented us on them. Thank you so much to the team at Dapper Chaps!
Beth G. Sent on 15/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing suits and service

Wedding day - 9th April 2023
Couldn't be happier with the suits and especially their service. All the guys looked brilliant and were all comfortable. The staff were helpful with advice and flexible with getting everyone in for measuring and collecting. Couldn't be happier. Thanks!
Karen L. Sent on 27/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Totally professional, fabulous customer service.

We have always found Alex & John to be totally professional, kind and accommodating. Their customer service is second to none, as is their experience and expertise.
Nathan P. Sent on 28/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We certainly were dapper chaps!

We used Dapper Chaps to hire suits for our grooms party of 8 and could not have asked for a better experience - the team were friendly, knowledgable and took the stress out of the decision making process. They were so accommodating with our changes, and logistical challenges and made us feel confident in their safe hands throughout. We took their advice on the finer details of the suits (and even our broader wedding!) and were beyond happy with the look of of our grooms party on the day. We cannot recommend highly enough!
Michaela C. Sent on 06/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Friendly and professional

They guys were so friendly and nothing was to much trouble even when we moved our wedding twice for covid..100% Recommend
Joely K. Sent on 05/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing from start to finish

Thank you so much to Dapper chaps for all their help & advice on the suits for our wedding. We had 5 adult suits & 3 waistcoats & bow ties for our pageboys & they all looked amazing & fit to perfection. The experience we had at Dapper chaps was so easy & so calm & they were so polite & friendly !
Thank you so much for everything ! Xx
Aaron C. Sent on 05/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Service!

As a wedding photographer I can say that Dapper Chaps offer a truly excellent service and defiantly shine above the rest! The amount of times I have photographed a wedding and the groom his the wrong sized shirt, it's not been ironed, is missing a cufflink or its broken! Not with Dapper Chaps, everything is packaged correctly, shirts are ironed you'll never hear a bad word against them! Alex and John from Dapper Chaps are brilliant, which is why I recommend them with 100% confidence to all my clients! 5 STARS
Julian T. Sent on 27/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Julian Tapp

Very good service, good choice of suits.
Friendly, approachable and professional gents.
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