My sister recently got married and my 7 year old son needed a formal suit for the big day. I thought it would be an easy job to find him a boys suit and be a nice day out for us looking around and trying them on…but how wrong could I be!!
He’s big for a 7 year old and I really wanted to try it on before buying so didn’t want to chance ordering a different size online and then having to return it if it didn’t fit. We started in all the usual places in Hull city centre – the Next outlet only had blue ones in (we needed grey), Debenhams didn’t have his size trousers in and House of Fraser didn’t have his size jacket. I event checked Tesco, but they didn’t have any at all. We then tried the shops on Kingswood, again they didn’t have any in or not the right colour/style. By this point we were all stressed, tired, and the kids were not amused about going around more shops. It was not a pleasant family day out at all, it was torture.
Then Leonard Silver got in touch with me to tell me about their new boys formal range, hallelujah!
Leonard Silver has been on Savile Street in Hull city centre (next to Queen Victoria Square) since 1946 and has always stocked luxury menswear and bespoke tailoring. I hadn’t thought to go in as I assumed it was just adult suits but new owner Chris has just started selling a range of boys formal wear too.
We went in to have a look and I was really impressed. Most styles are in-store and there are various sizes to try, but you can order them all online too and they can get them into store for you to try on. There were some gorgeous suits tweed suits which are in fashion at the moment. They were great value too as the suit includes the shirt as well as the trousers, waistcoat and jacket.
Whilst we were in I gave Chris permission to get some photos of my son trying the suits on and you can now see them on their website here!
This is a complete hidden gem in the city centre. In addition to the fantastic boys range, the men’s clothes were gorgeous and my husband had a look around while my son was trying suits on. I’m so glad we now have a good formal suits retailer in the city, hopefully it will save other parents the unpleasant trip I had around all the other shops!
You can find Leonard Silver at 51 Savile Street, Hull, HU1 3EA. There is street parking on the meters right outside or Albion Street car park is just around the corner. For enquiries call them on 01482 223025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All info is on their website here or you can also follow them on facebook here.
You can check out the boys suits and my little model on the boys section of their website here.
NB This is an Advertorial Blog from Leonard Silver