Billed as Scotland’s oldest independent formal hire company, Bowdens has an illustrious past. It owes its success however, not to the achievements of yesteryear, but to the professional service it provides in the here and now. School prom; ceilidh; wedding day: special occasions in Scotland call for special attire to suit. For men, it invariably has to be tartan: the kilt is the go-to garb for every Scot and honorary Scot who’s ever taken their partner by the hand for an Eightsome Reel or Dashing White Sergeant. Bowdens stock a range of tartan kilts along with all the accessories are an integral part of Scotland’s national dress: sporrans, socks and sgian dubh. Of course, it doesn’t have to be tartan: Bowdens also supplies formal wear and offering sameday service of dinner suits also including tailcoats and frock coats. If it’s a one-off event, you can hire the complete outfit, but if it’s likely to see repeat usage, it may be worth making a purchase. There’s something about stepping into the perfectly-tailored outfit that makes a man walk tall and stride purposefully; you may not be wearing it every weekend, but when the occasion calls for it, you’ll be the best dressed in the room. Make the right impression at your event with a little help from Bowdens.