Welcome to John Laurence

About Us

In 1968 tailor John O’Brien opened the doors of family business John Laurence Suit Hire and Menswear with two important objectives in mind, to always keep the customers needs at the centre of his business and to smartly dress the men of Dublin!

Having trained in London as a high-class master tailor John brought skill and the personal touch to the growing suit hire business in Dublin. Almost 40 years on John Laurence has grown into a successful business offering customers an extensive range of Dress Wear and Tailored clothing with individual tastes and requirements at the fore.Ranging from Classic Wedding attire and Popular Highland Wear to contemporary tailor-made suits for the man of today. Keeping the ‘little man’ in mind, John Laurence specialises in Page Boy Wear to match the ‘big man’ on that special day!

In 2005 Black Bow at John Laurence launched to the ever growing market for smart evening, morning and wedding wear in Dublin. Specialising in the growing trend of Weddings Abroad, Black Bow will cater for the many needs couples have when travelling abroad to marry. The warm, contemporary layout of Black Bow will allow you to view and try on the range of suits on offer with our qualified master tailor on site to assist you along the way.

John Laurence and Black Bow bring you the specialised service of Tailor Made Suits helping you stand out from the crowd.

We offer you our one to one tailoring service bringing each customer individually hand-made suits to match your individual needs.

Our materials range from our imported Italian pure wool cloth to the very best of Irish produced cloth.

This unique service to the clothing industry of Ireland means that you can work alongside our very own tailors as they produce your special garment on site.

So why not come and meet with us soon and we can make your fashion dreams a reality for that special day. Call us or drop into us in Thomas St. and you can tell us what you're thinking of and we'll turn those thoughts into a truely elegant suit.