Island Life Magazine Ltd February/March 2007 - Page 60

n o i h s Fa life - FASHION Dress yourself online? After 175 years on the Isle of Wight Osbornes the Tailors is embracing the 21st century by launching its new web site, but how do you get dressed online? With the beginning of the New Year comes the time to start thinking about planning your wedding. Osbornes has specialised in men’s wedding hire wear for many years and now has a special part of its new web site, www.osbornes-online. co.uk, dedicated to demystifying what to wear when and how to go about organising the outfits for the men on your special day. The most innovative feature is the outfit builder tool which actually allows the user to dress a mannequin in any combination of Osbornes’ wide range of hire wear. This allows the bride and family to get a good idea of the colours available and to make sure that the whole bridal party match or complement each other according on the big day. Perhaps to distinguish the bride groom from the rest of the men he could even choose something different. This can vary from just a waistcoat or to really stand out from the crowd he could wear patterned frock coat. What ever your choice 60 the outfit builder is a good place to start, helping ensure that everyone will look their best and all this from the comfort of your own home. So how does it work? Firstly choose between a traditional morning coat, in a range of colours, or one of the more daring frock coat ranges. Then choose between all manner of trousers, waist coats and neck wear and for the finishing touch perhaps even a top hat! The clever outfit builder prices your selection as you go and once you’ve made your mind up then either email it to Osbornes or print it and pay a visit to the Ryde branch to try on you choices. Steve Pagan the hire wear manager is on hand to offer his years of experience and expertise and alter the outfits to achieve the best possible fit. Also featured in the wedding hire section of the new web site is a gallery of some previous weddings to give you some ideas, a guide on how to hire and a formal dress guide. Steve will be appearing at wedding shows across the island throughout the year, with a range of outfits on display where he will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. www.osbornes-online.co.uk, Island Life - www.isleofwight.net