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Coes Lowestoft


Located at Old Clapham Arms in Bevan Street, our Lowestoft business is fully air-conditioned and offers a modern décor that is both comfortable and convenient to shop. Covering two floors the converted public house is spacious and enables us to offer customers a great choice of products.  Situated near the town centre the positioning of the shop is ideal for customers visiting on foot, but also perfect for destination visitors who are travelling from Beccles, Diss, Oulton Broad, Kessingland, Great Yarmouth, Southwold and other nearby towns, as we have our own car parking facilities.  Recently refurbished and extended, our shop offers one of the best selections of men's fashion and footwear in the region.  With branches throughout East Anglia and an ecommerce shop, we are also able to offer our customers access to many brands that we do not stock locally.  Ask in-store for details.



Tuesday:9am - 5.30pm
Wednesday:9am - 5.30pm
Thursday:9am - 5.30pm
Friday:9am - 5.30pm
Saturday:9am - 5.30pm



Coes of Lowestoft
The Old Clapham Arms
119 Bevan Street East
NR32 2AG


Tel: 01502 573751      Fax: 01502 582629      Email: lowestoft@coes.co.uk

Free car parking on site

Free car parking on site

Tel: 01502 573751

Fax: 01502 582629

Email: lowestoft@coes.co.uk



Coes of Lowestoft
The Old Clapham Arms
119 Bevan Street
NR32 2AG



Click and Collect

We are pleased to offer you Click and Collect at no extra cost.

Any item can be collected from any of our shops, during normal opening hours.  Our shops are located in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Lowestoft and Maldon. You can also collect from Golding of Newmarket and Goddards of King's Lynn.

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Our commitment to customer care and service has been acknowledged by the Lowestoft and Waveney Chamber of Commerce, which is part of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.  We are proud to say we won the category; Excellence in Customer Service 2015 which was awarded in November 2015.  We are particularly appreciative of this recognition as our staff are totally dedicated to providing a great customer experience.  We offer free basic alterations to garments if needed, to ensure the perfect fit.  No pressure service and advice; our assistants are on hand to help, as required, but we do not operate a ‘commission based incentive.’ If you fancy a coffee whilst you are shopping we are happy to provide this and in the summer there is also the option to enjoy a cool drink as well.

Our Loyalty Scheme offers our customers many other benefits that include, Exclusive Sale Previews and Offers, plus you can earn points on every purchase, which build up into £10 Vouchers. Find out more about the Coes Loyalty Program here.

Add to all this our Free Customer Car Park and you will see why we are known for great customer service and after sales care.



Formal Attire


With an exceptional selection of formal clothing in stock, our customers have the ability to choose whether to hire or buy a suit or outfit, from our extensive stock. Whether it’s for a business meeting, a formal dinner, or indeed the wedding day itself, we are always updating our huge variety of suits to include the latest shades and cloths; both in tail suits and lounge suits. Our staff are on hand to assist in accessorizing waistcoats and ties to complement the perfect outfit. With a rainbow of colours to select from, we can often find the perfect shade to match other people’s outfits. At Coes Lowestoft, we have become a regional destination for formal attire, as we carry garments in stock. This means that we are able to offer a full fitting service, and if needed, can even fit outfits on the day of wear, although this is not recommended. Our customers travel from as far afield as Norwich and Great Yarmouth and we have dressed many wedding parties in Southwold, Diss, Bungay, Kessingland and Saxmundham.

Whether it is a young man looking for a Prom Suit, or Groom requiring something special for his wedding, we have an outfit that is perfect for that Special Occasion. When it comes to sizes, we can fit the very young pageboy from 20” and have suits to fit both extra tall and bigger gentlemen up to 60” plus chest. We also have the ability to make minor adjustments to garments to ensure a better fit, and in some cases are happy to make specialist accessories from customers’ own fabrics. Our aim is to offer a competitively priced solution for the groomsmen’s outfits, whilst providing high quality garments and specialist service. We believe having a full fitting is essential to ensuring the groom and his party complement the bride and her bridesmaids perfectly.

Our suit collections cater for all shapes, sizes and fit requirements, so if a skinny fit look is required, we will do our utmost to achieve this, whilst equally ensuring we can fit other members of a wedding party who are fuller figured. When we are co-ordinating a wedding party’s outfit, we look beyond the groom, as we know we are dressing a group of people, in many cases, that need to match, or co-ordinate. It is another reason we are keen to ensure everyone is fitted before the day of wear. It is also worth mentioning that we have a special offer for the groom, when there are four or more adults in the party.

As well as offering top hat and tails, we also have Albert and Edward coats, Nehru styles, lounge and wedding suits and evening suits for hire. Today’s modern weddings are increasingly influenced by celebrity inspired looks, or follow a theme; such as vintage. Whilst some of these looks can be catered for through the hirewear service, some looks are just too specialist to be viable from a hire perspective. In these instances we are happy to work with the groom and bride to try and achieve what they want. In some cases it may lead to a hybrid option, where some items are hired and others are purchased. In these instances we will try and advise the best value option that achieves the desired look for the groom and best man, but maybe suggest ways of how hiring can save money for the rest of the group. In essence, you can look at what we have to hire, but if there is something missing, it is still worth talking to us.

For evening functions and proms, there are various suits available that include shawl and step collar suits, tuxedos, white and black Nehru collared suits, and for Hogmanay and other Highland themed occasions, we offer Highland Attire. Please check our Hirewear specific area at the top of this page, where you can find our brochure, price list and more information on the service we offer, or better still, come and visit our Hirewear Department in-store.


Suits to buy

One of the benefits of shopping with us is our massive stock of suits available. We keep a great variety of sizes and cloths, in both regular fitting suits through to slim fit, modern suits. Beginning at a 36” chest, we run our sizes up to 54” chest to ensure our customers walk out with a suit that fits well, and looks great!

Available in-store is an assortment of patterns and plain cloths, including light silver greys, as well as checks and stripes. Most suits are now available with waistcoats, which give the outfit a fresh and modern look, while remaining practical and smart.

Many of our suits are available in a mix & match option, meaning there is freedom to buy whichever jacket, trouser or waistcoat that fits, and the additional choice to purchase an extra pair of trousers.

As an independent fashion retailer, we love to keep up with the latest trends, which is why we have introduced a variety of tweed waistcoats and jackets to complement our trousers, to make the perfect, on-trend outfit.

If you wish to hire from us instead, our hire department has a wide variety of lounge suits, and tweed waistcoats can also be hired to complement these suits. More details can be found later on this page.

Remember, we offer a free basic adjustment service on all our suits, to ensure the most perfect fit!

We are always updating our range and have recently introduced Remus Uomo suits into our stock. Remus Uomo are known for their fabulous fit, timeless look and on-trend design, bringing a contemporary look to our suit department.

Contemporary & Fashion

Here at Coes Lowestoft, we are always striving to stock some of the most exciting and fashionable brands and collections around today. We have an extensive and exclusive range of top names, such as Levi's, Ben Sherman, Fred Perry, Lyle & Scott, Superdry, Happy Socks, Barbour, Remus Uomo and Joules. and we are always looking to add to our collections.

We offer a wide range of sizes and fittings in our Wrangler jeans selection, with various washes and styles on offer. Remember, we also offer a free basic tailoring service for any adjustments required!

Within our Contemporary department, we stock the latest collections that include polo shirts, t-shirts, casual shirts and shorts, with a wide variety of the latest fashions available on the high street, to ensure our customers are looking their best; whether it’s for a holiday or a casual event.

As well as the importance of being casual, we are always on hand to help our customer smarten up for those more formal events, with a great selection of casual fitted jackets that can be complemented by one of our many smarter shirts.

Shirts & Knitwear

We know the importance of looking smart and have over 40 years’ experience in helping our customers look great and brilliantly presentable. Whether it’s for a special day, one-off event, or for wearing every day in the office, we have a huge selection of formal shirts in different colours, shades, styles, sizes and fits, to cater for everyone.

With a range of sizes starting at a 14 ½” collar and running to a 23” collar, we really do have a shirt to fit most people!

We stock some of the leading brands in formal shirts, such as Olymp, Profuomo, Peter England and Remus Uomo.

Our staff are always available to help you choose the best accessories to go with your outfit, and there is a vast array of ties, cufflinks and other accessories to choose from in-store.

We also understand the need to look great, but stay warm at the same time! Therefore, we have a superb palette of colours in our knitwear range to complement your outfit. With some stunning pieces of knitwear available, including our classic and ever-present mid-weight 50% Merino Wool knitwear and luxury Lambswool pullovers, we always have something on offer, all year round!


Trousers & Jeans

At Coes Lowestoft, we pride ourselves on the selection of formal and casual trousers on offer. We ensure we have a wide selection of smart trousers for work and more formal occasions, as well as a great variety of casual chinos and jeans.

With quality brands including Meyer, Levi's, Wrangler, Sunwill & Gurteen, there is a trouser to fit most customers. Our staff members are always available to help you choose the best trouser to fit your requirements.

Amongst the large selection available in-store, many of our trousers and jeans have additional features and benefits to them, such as a stretch waistband, a stretch, non-crease cloth and often include a belt.

Our trousers and jeans are available in many sizes and fittings, ranging from 30” waist up to 54” waist. Many of our jeans offer an extra-long inside leg, which runs to 36”, and if we do not have the right size for you in stock, we are often able to obtain it from another branch, or direct from the supplier.

We know the importance of the right fit; therefore our jeans and trousers come in several different fits and styles including slim fit, straight leg and more generous fits.



At Coes, we offer a wide range of shoes to cover every style and budget. Our casual range will ensure you remain stylish and comfortable. With great quality brands such as Rieker, Front, Azor, Chatham and Camel Active, we ensure we have a wide range of casual options available for any outfit of choice.

With our rich history of selling formal wear, we know that a smart pair of shoes can make up the perfect outfit. With top brands such as Loake and Anatomic Gel, quality is top of the agenda when it comes to selecting the perfect piece of footwear.

Most of our shoes run from a size 7 to a size 11, and we are often able to obtain size 12 and 13 from our other branches, or direct from the supplier. Fits and sizes can vary, but we are always able to assist and find the right pair of shoes for you.

Outerwear & Headwear

When it comes to coats and hats, the choice is extensive and looks are very varied. There are country classics such as Barbour, who produce both quilted and waxed garments, as well as waterproof jackets. They also produce contemporary slimmer fit styles within their International collection. Whether you are looking for mid-season protection, or something for stormier conditions, Barbour produces something that is perfect for the occasion.

For walking and general protection against the elements, we normally stock garments by Berghaus and Jack Wolfskin. Our emphasis is on providing jackets that are suitable for the worst of weather, but can also double up for smarter occasions. Our typical customer enjoys the flexibility of a 3-in-1 jacket, which allows the ultimate choice in options, as they can be worn throughout the year. In Lowestoft we keep a good selection on the rails, but we can also obtain a much broader choice from our main shop if the item required cannot be obtained locally.

As well as technical outdoor garments, we also stock overcoats, modern reefer styles, raincoats, casual coats and a host of other classic and contemporary jackets. There are even bomber jackets for those who are looking for something a bit shorter. There is also a mix of summer and winter styles, which tend to be available throughout the year.

For fashionable tastes, we stock casual jackets by Fred Perry, Lyle and Scott and Superdry, which are ideal for looking good, as well as being protected.

Hats and Caps are also essential kit, especially on very cold days, or sunny, warm days. For summer use, we stock everything from Tilley and Panamas to leather hats by Barmah, whilst for winter we do a fantastic range of tweed caps, fur felt hats and can obtain more unusual items as well, such as Cossack hats, bowlers and waxed caps. In fact, any coat or item of headwear, that is available at Coes online, will either be available from our shop, or if not, we can obtain it for you very quickly, as long as it is in stock in one of our shops. We can also obtain a great selection of women’s coats. Visit www.coes.co.uk to view the collection.


Here at Coes Lowestoft, we pride ourselves on the huge variety of accessories that we keep in stock all year round. With everything from socks, underwear and dressing gowns, through to belts, cufflinks and ties. Whether it’s for an essential requirement such as pyjamas or braces, or something to accessorize with a formal suit, we have it all under one roof! Our variety of socks vary from the plain to the colourful and bright; meaning there are also endless possibilities of gifts available for those customers looking for that last minute present!

Our extensive stock of cufflinks cover a variety of looks and styles, including wedding specific cufflinks for the wedding party, as well as tie pins and stoned cufflink sets. With a range of colours in stock, we are able to match up the final pieces to make up the perfect outfit.

With a selection of ties, ranging from plains to stunning bright patterns, there is a tie in our collection for every taste. For a more classic look, we stock a range of silk cravats to complement any outfit.

In addition, our dress wear department offers a brilliant range of formal accessories including bow ties in all colours and styles, including tie yourself and ready tied ties, as well as cummerbunds, dress scarves and waistcoats to complete a formal evening look.


Our extensive experience in menswear has taught us many things; one of which is the importance of finding the perfect gift for the gentlemen in your life. At Coes, we are always looking to refresh, update and expand our selection of men’s gifts, to ensure we offer something for everyone.

Our selection of traditional shaving gifts have always been a popular choice for our customers over the years, and our range of Taylor’s of Old Bond Street shaving accessories will often prove a popular present for any man.

Our gifts vary from the classic and traditional, to interesting and diverse, and as an example, our range of Happy Socks will brighten up any feet! At Christmas, we introduce a new and exciting range of men’s gifts, games and accessories; meaning we are a one stop shop for everything!

Remember, we always have a vast selection of men’s gifts all year round, such as handkerchiefs, shoe cleaning accessories, clothes brushes, bags, wallets and leather goods.

Off-Season & Other Items

We pride ourselves on offering the best selection of menswear in the area and keep our ranges fresh and exciting. Whilst there are brands that we cannot offer locally for contractual reasons, and we do not offer womenswear in-store at Coes Lowestoft, we are always happy to obtain garments for customers to look at, or you can use our shop as a Click and Collect location for www.coes.co.uk Our 46,000sqft flagship store in Ipswich has an even greater selection of men’s fashion, plus womenswear and sports goods. The brand line-up is immense and offers leading brands such as Levi’s, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Ted Baker, Gant, Adidas, Nike, Canterbury and many others. For ladies, the choice is equally impressive, so if you are looking for something we haven’t got in-store locally, it may well be worth your while talking to us.

We also have access to off-season items, which may sound odd, but it isn’t uncommon for customers to wish to buy skiwear in the summer, or a Panama hat at Christmas. We also have a clearance area on our website, where we discount end of ranges throughout the year.

Whatever you are looking for on the fashion and footwear front, feel free to visit us or call us and if we haven’t got an item in stock, we will try and obtain it for you.


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