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Success at the 4 Counties Wedding Awards

The Team at award winning Chimney Formal Menswear are, once again, celebrating success.


Last night, at the 4 Counties Wedding Awards held at Knebworth Barns, Chimney Formal Menswear received the Highly Commended Award for Menswear.

The 4CWA recognise and reward the hard work and dedication of local suppliers in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire who go above and beyond to make every wedding day so special.  They also support The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation who organise and fund weddings for people with a life limiting or terminal illness.

Suppliers from across the 4 Counties came together last night, at a glamorous gala evening, to celebrate their success.

Business owner, Sharon Cousans said: 'It is a great honour to receive this award as it is based upon the quality of our customers' reviews.  We cannot thank our customers enough for voting for us.  We are passionate about getting the tiniest detail right and our customers do appreciate this'.

The Team at Chimney are looking forward to providing their award winning service to even more customers in 2018.

Don't Leave it too Late to Order Your Suit for the Festive Period

Needing to hire a suit over the festive period?

Here are our tips and helpful dates to prevent those last-minute panics:

  • Don’t leave it to the day before your event to check if the suit in your wardrobe still fits you -  Try it on now and if you need to replace any of it or hire a whole new suit, book your appointment in good time.
  • Whatever the date of the party or formal black-tie event, come in early to book your order -   Don’t keep postponing the time you had allocated to pop in for your fitting.  Once it is ordered you can sit back and relax and know it will be waiting for you in time for your event.
  • Don’t assume that over the Christmas and New Year period everyone will be open normal hours.  Check our website and social media pages for special opening times over Christmas and New Year or See Below for details.
  • Check your invitation to see if there is a specific dress code -  If you are unsure then come and consult us and we will advise you.
  • If you feel you will end up wearing what you wore to the same event last year, then call into Chimney - Perk up your look with a new and colourful tie, a very individual bespoke bow tie, some distinctive cufflinks or even a colourful pair of socks.  
  • Is your evening shirt sitting crumpled at the back of the wardrobe looking as though it has seen better days? – Buy yourself a new one which will fasten comfortably at the neck leaving you able to breathe and enjoy the event.
  •  If you have an event in early January then organise your items to hire now – All orders required before 6th January will be delivered mid-December.

 Please note:  the last date for ordering hire items for over Christmas and New Year will be

12th December with the last delivery before Christmas being on 14th December

Normal deliveries resume on 4th January.

Opening times over Christmas and New Year:
Saturday 23rd December                 -  Open as usual:  9.30 am – 5.00 pm
24th, 25th, 26th, 27th December    -  Closed
28th, 29th 30th December                -  Open as usual:  9.30 am – 5.00 pm
31st December and 1st January    -  Closed
2nd , 4th January                                   -  Open as usual:  9.30 am – 5.00 pm
Friday 5th January                               -  Open from 9.30 am – 12.00 noon
Saturday 6th January                          - Closed    (Come and see us at Bride: the Wedding Show at Knebworth Barns all weekend)
From Monday 8th January                -  Open as usual.

Our sixth Christmas Gift to You

As Christmas draws ever nearer the search for the right gift becomes more intense.

Let the Team at Chimney help you.

Not only do we have perfect gifts any man would be proud to own, but we can save you money too.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas we are offering 10% discount on a specific item each week.

Here is our fifth offer:

From 15th December - 21st December we are offering 10% discount on our beautiful Italian Leather Belts.

Not quite sure what he would like?
Why not buy a Gift Voucher so he has the pleasure of choosing for himself?

Keep a weekly watch on our social media pages and our Latest News page at for the special discount for that week.

Make 2017 a stylish and affordable Christmas.

Do You Think That Men's Christmas Gift Ideas are Dull? Well, Think Again!!

You may think the old favourites of ties and socks are rather old-fashioned ideas for Christmas Gifts for the 21st Century, but take a second look. 

Which man would refuse the latest trends in tweed, patterns and bright colours?

With a wonderful array of stylish ties available to choose from this Christmas, 100% wool, great tweeds, silk ties adorned with checks, spots and flowers, you will be spoiled for choice.


Adding to this is the trend for showing your socks beneath slim fit jeans, chinos or even suit trousers.  There has not been a better time to invest in these colourful beauties whether bright plains, random patterns, striped, spotted or a modern twist on the argyle.  Socks are the perfect gift for the style conscious.


Who can resist a snuggly scarf?  As expected, you will not be disappointed with the choice available this Christmas.  Quietly stylish but warm scarves sit alongside cleverly reversible styles that can be switched around depending on your style for your day: bold and bright or elegant and sophisticated dark stripes.


Lighter weight scarves in cotton and linen are ideal gifts for those who may not just want to keep warm but want to make a statement too.


With guys showing a growing interest in how they dress you can’t go far wrong with choosing one of the original and bespoke bow ties now available to pop in to someone’s stocking.  The versatile bow tie can be dressed up or down, looking equally at home with jeans and waistcoat or full evening dress.


Waistcoats, now here’s another popular trend in fashion which is appearing on all fashion-conscious gentlemen’s Christmas list this year. So much to choose from whether it’s tweed, patterned, bright blue or double-breasted styles with collars. They are a great addition to any wardrobe that can be worn in a variety of ways.  Who can resist?


Leather belts (Italian of course), patterned braces (a popular trend for the rustic look), and exquisite patterned silk pocket squares make the perfect stocking fillers and are out there waiting to be snapped up.



Make someone’s Christmas this year with a carefully selected accessory and prove that Christmas Gift Shopping for Men doesn’t have to be dull and boring.