The shop on Cotham Hill has been trading as a family business since the early 1980’s, and when Frocks & Tails closed in 2013, following her Mum’s retirement, Jayne had something of a homecoming by returning to the shop and opening her third branch of MEN’S HIRE.
Jayne, the owner, has over thirty years experience working in the high-end clothing retail industry both here and abroad. A large chunk of that was working in the family business, learning the art of measuring, sewing and the detail involved in running a successful wedding hire service.
After leaving the shop following the birth of her son in 2003, she started the MENS’ HIRE brand working around her young family from her home in Thornbury offering an appointment only ‘one on one’ hire service to couples for their weddings. The business proved incredibly sucessful and within a few years the brand had expanded to incorporate another home service branch in Nailsea and won multiple awards for its service.
Following the move from Thornbury to the Bristol shop, Jayne was able to further grow the business to include an instant hire department – offering same day hire, and suit to buy off the peg and Made to Measure. In 2018, she introduced an alterations and kilt making service as well as a range of shirts, shoes & accessories to buy for the discerning male. With the business now offering so much more than just wedding hire wear, a name change was long overdue. Therefore in early 2019, and to coincide with a new website, the business re-launched under the new brand of Jayne’s maiden name;