Formal Red

(207 reviews)
Service Area
Victoria  View Map
Business Hours
Monday & Tuesday 11am - 5.30pm
Wednesday - Closed Thursday 11am - 8pm
Friday 11am - 7pm Saturday 10am - 4pm
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Melbourne’s Finest Men's Suits, Shirts & Accessories. Bespoke ( Made to Measure) Service Made in Europe, Ready to Wear & Hire. Experienced suit fitters, tailors and wedding consultants at your disposal.

NEW LOCATION: 635 Bridge Rd, Richmond

At Formal Red we sell, hire and tailor make men's suiting and accessories. We are event-wear specialists and cater for over 750 weddings every year. We design and manufacture our own products, ensuring you a quality garment that is exclusive to our store.

Both our Retail and Hire suits are beautifully constructed from the finest fabrics available. Our inspiration is classical, and our designs are contemporary: a perfect marriage of enduring style and current vogue.

We excel in our knowledge of the formal wear industry and have a talented team of consultants trained to listen and help you choose the perfect look for your special occasion. Our state of the art software-booking system guarantees that you receive the same style, fit and quality of garment that you originally tried on.

We invite you to experience the Formal Red difference, where high quality, style and service is what makes us the leaders in the industry.



Questions and Answers

How long does it take to have a suit tailored ( Custom Made)?

Formal Red

Our Custom Made Garments require a minumum 3-4 months from time of Order.

Your cloth choice and International Holidays will influence whether you require up to 4 months.

We suggest coming in 5-6 months prior to your wedding to view your complete options.

If you choose to  buy one of our Ready to wear Suits many alterations can be performed to professinally fit your garment.  These more complex alterations will require 1-2 weeks.

How long before the wedding should we come in to arrange hire suits?

Formal Red

We recommend you come in at least 6 months  prior to your wedding to organise your outfit for you and your groomsman.

Do you cater for Page boys or children sizes?

Formal Red

No, but once we know what you require we would be happy to suggest a few places.

What does a suit hire cost?

Formal Red

A suit hire ( Jacket and trouser) is  $200. Price includes fittings, alterations and dry cleaning on return.

Hire suits are picked up on Thursday or Friday and are due back on Monday unless its a public holiday.

Shirts are $30 and are all French Cuff.  (Cufflinks are not provided.)

Vest/Waistcoats are $40

Black Bow Tie Hire is $10

Do you sell suits and how much do they cost?

Formal Red

We stock an extensive selection of Ready to Wear suits, shirts and accessories.  Suits can be as little as $379, and for those who demand high quality Superfine Pure Wools Suits range Between $599 to $999.

We have dedicated men's clothiers and outfitters at your disposal and an in-house tailoring service to ensure a perfect solution for all your needs. For wedding consultations we ask that you arrange an appointment as we are in high demand for this service and the process requres a longer duration, and for bridal parties mulitple fitting rooms.


(207 reviews)
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28 Feb 2019

The team at Formal Red made the process for our groomsmen a fun and straightforward experience. Their shop in Fitzroy feels more like boutique retailer than wedding hire shop and while we had the choice to hire suits - our groomsmen opted to buy because of the great quality and value. Add that to their 5 star service - we couldn't recommended them highly enough.

7 Feb 2019

Great suits and very reasonable prices. The service offered by formal red was great , from the moment we entered the shop we were explained everything in great detail and the suits all fitted the groomsman perfectly ! We could not have been happier!

21 Apr 2018

My husband absolutely loves his custom made suit. He originally went with the intention to hire, but upon meeting the boys, he realised they were professional tailors. They are young and funky too, so tailored a really well made and smart suit which looked fantastic on the day!

Formal Red  

Hi Elise, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad that the wedding was such a success and judging by the photos we have seen we all agree that you both looked amazing on the day. Nick was a real gentleman and we are glad he enjoyed the process as much as we did. Best of luck to you both.

16 Apr 2021

Spiro and the team at Formal Red were absolutely fantastic to work with. We required 5 suits for our wedding and they provided flexibility to either hire or buy which made it really easy for the groomsmen to choose either. The suits themselves were super comfortable and looked great as well.

12 Dec 2020

Friendly and helpful service!

4 Jul 2020

The team at Formal Red were so easy to work with and the suits looked great!

22 Nov 2019

My husband and I are so grateful to George and Spiro for taking such meticulous care in helping choose a sharp, stylish and quality suit for him and the best man. George and Spiro were very friendly, knowledgable and experienced. We highly recommend Formal Red, you won't be disappointed!

26 Oct 2019

Groom and Groomsmen dressed by Formal Red. My partner and I briefly discussed our ideas with them, and they quickly came up with a look that matched. When they didn't have the colour we wanted to hire in their standard rotation, they went to some lengths to introduce the colour / style we wanted for hire. Very appreciative of this act. Staff were very interested to know what we were trying to convey in our dress, and provided options for consideration. Happy to have trusted them with my suit.

4 Oct 2019

Spiro was extremely knowledgeable, personable and excellent in every aspect including his recommendations and all-round service. Spiro helped us choose the ideal suits for the bridal party and fathers, ensuring each suit fit perfectly.

22 Jun 2019

As a bride, it was so amazing to know that the lads had had such an awesome experience choosing their suits with the expert guidance of formal red. We loved these suits and I can't thank them enough for the time and flexibility they gave us with people travelling in and out, but always delivering and so kindly! Thank you!

1 Feb 2019

The suits from formal red were fantastic and the staff were just as good. From the moment i first spoke to them, it was clear they were very knowledgeable. I was entirely sure what i wanted to have but by the end i was incredibly happy with what i wore for my wedding day. My groomsmen also hired their suits and commented just how well it fit, which doesn't often happen!

9 Jan 2019

Being fabulously dressed is one of a few of my favourite things. Thanks to the team at Formal Red (both Ray and George), both my husband and I felt on top of the world in our wedding suits. If you go elsewhere for your suit, you will regret it.

1 Dec 2018

Stunning suits, fitted and altered a couple of days before the wedding so was perfect for the day.

24 Nov 2018

The suits for the boys were well tailored and the service we received from the team was awesome and friendly!

23 Nov 2018

The gentlemen here were lovely and really helpful- both during fittings and on return of items. Reasonably priced for the great quality of the suits.


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