What’s that you say? You’re looking for a unique and beautiful suit for your wedding? Well look no further my friend because I have the answer to all of your prayers! Meet Jack Bunneys. A family orientated business full of TO DIE FOR suits. But don’t just take my word for it, you can see for yourselves… We also caught up with Marc from Jack Bunneys to answer some of our burning questions about the biz!
Tell us about Jack Bunneys, how did it all begin and when?
Jack Bunneys has been a bespoke tailors since the 50’s, founded by Jack himself in 1958. Jack Bunneys was a well-known local larger-than-life personality and his shop was somewhat of a local landmark. In the early 80’s Jack retired. At that time he had no family to take over the business so two of the guys working at Jack Bunneys at the time got together and purchased the shop from him. They were Terry (my dad, who’s now retired) and Peter, who is still here. (along with his son Rob)
What are the aims of Jack Bunneys?
A few years ago (when my dad retired) we were at a crossroads with the business. We were either going to change our business model or move on without Jack Bunneys. We decided to have one last crack of the whip, but this time, we would commit all of energies to weddings. We had a very simple but big idea, we wanted to change the world of men’s formal hire forever. We wanted to change all the rules. We wrote a list of the things we thought were wrong with the hire industry and then set about thinking of ways we could change them. It was a liberating exercise, to do what ‘we’ wanted rather than what we thought the industry demanded. Fortunately for us this gamble paid off. There were enough people who agreed with us, that there was an alternative way. I am pretty sure we have now achieved the goal we set ourselves and have now changed the men’s formal hire industry forever but now there is a new challenge, to see how far we can push ourselves. Can we make innovate new products, create new services, and continue to be successful whilst all the while holding on to our small family business ethos, which made us successful in the first place? It is a challenge but one we are happy to meet together, as a family.Details