6th April 2012

Viyella Tattersall check cotton/wool shirts - smart and comfortable whatever the weather

Viyella Tattersall check cotton/wool shirts - smart and comfortable whatever the weather

Viyella Tattersall check shirts are popular classics in every gentleman's wardrobe. Smart, stylish, comfortable and practical, they work well in all weathers with both formal and informal outfits.

Viyella's blend of 80% long-staple cotton and 20% pure new merino wool feels warm in cold weather and cool in the summer.  The Tattersall shirts are just right for the changeable spring weather we're having at the moment.

Green and brown checks on the olive shirt go well with country cords and tweed suits. For a slightly more formal look, the plum check (combining red, blue and greem checks) looks very smart with a blue blazer.  

The structured collar can be worn open-necked or with a tie. Two-button adjustable cuffs and a chest pocket are added refinements. These Tattersall check shirts are easy to care for and are machine washable.

Have a look at our Viyella Tattersall check shirts in our online shop. You can buy online or by telephone (01874 623613), or visit our shop in Brecon to see these shirts plus the wider selection we have in stock.

24th March 2012

Travelling tailor service for made to measure suits in Wales, the Midlands, and southern England

Travelling tailor service for made to measure suits in Wales, the Midlands, and southern England

We have made to measure customers throughout the Midlands, southern England (including London), and mid/west/south Wales. I provide a travelling tailor service, so that those of you who cannot visit our gents outfitters in Brecon can still benefit from the personal attention that is essential for high quality made to measure menswear.

We are delighted that the latest spring range of lightweight pure new wool fabrics has just arrived. There is a range of samples from which to select your two piece or three piece suit. This is in addition to our usual range of made to measure fabric options.

To find out more or to book an appointment, please phone me on 01874 623613. Appointments for personal tailoring and made to measure can take place in my shop, at your home, or at your workplace at a time to suit you - including evenings and weekends. There is a nominal charge to contribute towards travel expenses when I visit you. I look forward to being able to help you.


22nd March 2012

Jolly Molly double thickness traditional oven gloves are back in stock

Jolly Molly double thickness traditional oven gloves are back in stock

Our popular Jolly Molly double ended, double thickness oven gloves are now back in stock. These traditional oven gloves are one of our best sellers, and recently several customers ordered in bulk to distribute Jolly Molly oven gloves to family and friends!

With double sided hand pockets and double thickness to protect your palms, Jolly Molly oven gloves are practical and durable. The substantial middle section protects your arms too. They can hang over a rail, or be hung easily on a hook in the kitchen with the integral loop.

Jolly Molly oven gloves are machine washable and meet British Standard 6526-1998 for heat protection. This classic traditional design is still the best. You can buy your Jolly Molly oven gloves in our online shop here.

18th March 2012

Aidan Sweeney now delivers to Japan

We are delighted to announce that, in response to customer interest, we now dispatch to Japan. Customers in Japan can now buy Aidan Sweeney menswear, ladieswear, and household items in our online shop.

There has been particular interest from Japan in our Albert Thurston boxcloth braces. Thurstons wool braces come with leather ends for use with butttons or with clips. They are classic traditional British braces that are known throughout the world for their style and quality.

Delivery costs to your country will be calculated automatically. All customers see their order cost and delivery cost shown on the order screen before confirming the order and before entering payment details. This is to make sure you know the exact price of your goods before you place your order.

If you have any questions before you buy, contact us on +44 1874 623613 or by email at  We look forward to earing from you.

Albert Thurston wool boxcloth braces with leather ends - classic British style

17th March 2012

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with a suit from Magee of Ireland

What better way to celebrate St Patrick's Day than by taking a look at our menswear from Magee of Ireland. Magee's made to measure and Personal Tailoring range includes handwoven herringbone tweed and salt and pepper tweed in traditional Irish colours, and Magee's ready made menswear includes the splendid Corrib herringbone tweed overcoat.

Magee's tweed sports jackets are particularly popular with our customers. Waistcoats and trousers can be added to the jackets to make a two or three piece suit. A specially made Magee suit for one of our customers is on the way over from Ireland at the moment ready for delivery next week.

Magee's menswear range also includes blazers, cavalry twill trousers, and wool suit fabrics such as pinstripe, chalk stripe, and Prince of Wales check. Their country corduroy trousers in a selection of colours cut a dash as casual or semi-formal wear.

These are all quality menswear products from Magee of Donegal. Contact us by telephone on 01874 623613 or by email at to find out more about any of the Magee range - we'll be delighted to tell you what we can offer.

With best wishes from the Sweeney family to all our Irish customers in Ireland and around the world on St Patrick's Day.

12th March 2012

Another parcel sent to Australia on Commonwealth Day

We are delighted to have many customers overseas who value being able to buy our products online. Our traditional British items such as socks, handkerchiefs and braces are popular in Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Europe.

Today, on Commonwealth Day, we dispatched another parcel of braces to a customer in Victoria, Australia. It is wonderful to have these cultural and trade links with so many people abroad, both within the Commonwealth and beyond it.

If you order online from outside the UK, your product cost will be calculated without VAT (if your country does not pay VAT) and with the dispatch cost to your delivery address. You will see the prices itemised and total order cost on your order screen before you confirm your order and before you enter your payment details. 

If you have any queries, you are welcome to contact us on or by telephone on + 44 1874 623613. We look forward to hearing from you.

3rd March 2012

Wedding hirewear and formal wear for men in Brecon and South Wales

Wedding hirewear and formal wear for men in Brecon and South Wales

We supply men's wedding suits and men's hirewear for all occasions. Whether you'd like morning wear, evening wear, or lounge suits, we can show you a wide range of options from which to make your choice, confident that the gentlemen will be smart and comfortable on your big day.

Our collection was on show recently at Buckland Hall Wedding Fayre. Many couples and families tried on jackets and waistcoats and were delighted with the wide range of options for morning wear and evening wear.

Morning wear includes Prince Edward jackets in black, mid grey, slate grey, navy, brown, and cream. Tailcoats are available  in black, mid grey, slate grey, and navy, plus the top-of-the-range grey silk tailcoat. Striped or matching trousers are available depending on your jacket choice.

Evening wear options include a black dinner suit, a white tuxedo, and black evening tails with a marcella waistcoat. With both morning wear and evening wear, there is a choice of over 40 different designs of waistcoat and matching neckwear. This wide choice lets you co-ordinate the men's outfits with the bride's colourscheme to achieve the perfect overall look.

You can make a measuring appointment with us for wedding hirewear at a time to suit you, incluing evenings and weekends. Your hirewear will arrive a full week before your big day, so there is plenty of time to make sure you are happy with your outfit in advance. Our personal service means you can concentrate on enjoying your big day, knowing the gentlemen are smart and co-ordinated in their hirewear.

Contact us on 01874 623613 to find out more or to arrange to see our wedding hirewear for men. We look forward to helping you.

James and Aidan Sweeney modelling formal hirewear at Buckland Hall Wedding Fayre. James is wearing a mid grey Prince Edward jacket with matching trousers and co-ordinated neckwear, and Aidan is wearing a black tailcoat with striped trousers, with purple ruche neckwear and handkerchief.

19th February 2012

Men's hirewear from Aidan Sweeney at Buckland Hall Wedding Fayre near Brecon

Men's hirewear from Aidan Sweeney at Buckland Hall Wedding Fayre near Brecon

We'll be exhibiting our range of Aidan Sweeney gentlemen's hirewear at the prestigious Buckland Hall Wedding Fayre near Brecon on Sunday 26th February. Come and meet us to chat about your plans for your big day and see how we can help with wedding suits for your family and friends.

See examples of our morning wear, evening wear, lounge suits, dress shirts, shoes, and accessories - everything your men need to look their best at your wedding. My son James and I will be modelling some of our men's hirewear, and we will have samples of the different fabrics and colours so you can co-ordinate all your outfits with the bride's colour scheme.

Buckland Hall is just 10 minutes from Brecon, so couples having their wedding ceremony there find our menswear shop in Brecon very convenient for hirewear.

We have over 40 years experience in hirewear, and our dedicated personal service removes any worries about the men's suits, so you can concentrate on enjoying your big day. Your hirewear suits will be ready for you to try on a full seven days before your wedding, so you can be happy that everything is as it should be well in advance of the day.

We look forward to seeing you at the Buckland Hall Wedding Fayre at Buckland Hall on Sunday 26th February, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact us on 01874 623613 if you would like to find out more, or would like to chat about our men's hirewear for all occasions. You can also see our men's hirewear samples plus our made-to-measure suits and other high quality menswear at our shop: Aidan Sweeney, 7-8 The Market Arcade, Brecon, Powys LD3 8DA.



Buckland Hall, Bwlch, Brecon, Powys, Wales, LD3 7JJ - 8 miles from Brecon, signposted just off the A40 between Brecon and Crickhowell.

15th February 2012

Guardian thermal long johns and vests keep you warm in winter weather

Guardian thermal long johns and vests keep you warm in winter weather

Guardian thermals are warm and comfortable insulation against the cold for all ages. Our Guardian thermal long johns and thermal vests are great to wear under everyday clothes as an extra layer of protection, and also work well under pyjamas at night. They're proving popular during the winter when it's so important  to retain body heat.

Guardian's lightweight ribbed material traps a layer of air as insulation around your body, while the wicking  VILOFT fibres allow your skin to breath and stay dry.

The short-sleeved vest with the long style body covers your back and tucks in, and the sensible length long johns with fitted cuffs keep legs and ankles snug. The long johns have the added benefit of an elasticated waist and a fly front.

Easy-care and machine washable, Guardian thermals retain their shape. They are available in white and in pale blue. Sizes are Medium, Large, and Extra Large. You can buy them online or telephone us on 01874 623613 to place your order and we will send the thermals to you. We'll be delighted to help.

The packaging may vary slightly from the illustration, but the product is exactly the same.

5th February 2012

Jockey classic y-front briefs in all sizes from 32 inch waist to 60 inch waist

Jockey classic y-front briefs in all sizes from 32 inch waist to 60 inch waist

Jockey y fronts are the original and best. They are 100% cotton, with a soft elasticated waistband and the classic y front design - and we stock the full range of sizes from 32 inch waist to 60 inch waist.

Sizes 32 inch to 46 inch waist come in packs of three pairs. You can have a pack of 3 white briefs or a pack of 3 blue briefs (one pair of pale blue, one pair of mid blue, and one pair of dark navy blue).

Jockey y fronts in sizes 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, and 60 inch waist are available individually. These large size briefs come in white and in dark navy blue.

Jockey men's underwear uses excellent materials and fine workmanship. These classic briefs are quality everyday essential underpants for men of all ages.

You can buy 3 packs of classic Jockey briefs, and individual pairs of large size briefs, in our online shop and in our shop in Brecon. You can also telephone us on 01874 623613 to place your order and we will post your Jockeys to you. We look forward to hearing from you.