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Bespoke Suits from Henry Herbert

A bespoke, tailored suit feels more natural, looks far better and will last longer than a factory-made, ‘off-the-rack’ equivalent. At Henry Herbert, we would go so far as to say that wearing a suit which is not tailored to fit means missing out on an essential experience.

We offer an affordable, bespoke suit tailoring service, and will help you find the perfect fabric, cut and style for your bespoke suit. We promise you’ll never want to wear a factory-made suit again!

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Arise Lord Herbert’s Double Breasted Suit!

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A traditional English Double Breasted Suit

Tailor’s Notes

Recently, Lord Herbert (no relation) asked Henry Herbert Tailors to make this double breasted suit and this traditional English classic was cut to bring a slim double breasted finish. The photo probably speaks for itself.

The Construction

The suit was subsequently made and cut from a medium wool in England. Mainly hand tailored, this style takes 8-9 weeks to make, unless you opt for our Express Service. A halfway baste fitting and a forward baste fitting is completed, before the suit is finished and successfully delivered.

Details

Dugdales Bros is an independent, family owned Huddersfield firm founded in 1896 and they provided the cloth. The jacket has working cuffs and, additionally, four working breast buttons.

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Fifty Shades of the Grey Suit

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Look good in grey

Tailor’s Notes
Every gentleman looks good in a grey suit and, whilst there are countless iterations of this wardrobe staple available to choose from, there is only one style that is going to give you the most bang for your buck. We’re talking about a slim-notch-lapel, two-button, double-vented suit in a shade of grey (not too dark, not too light) that will seamlessly work with everything else in your wardrobe.

The Construction
This grey charcoal suit was made and cut in England from a medium weight wool and, as much of it as possible was hand-tailored. This style of suit takes 8-9 weeks to make, unless you opt for our Express Service. A halfway baste fitting and then a forward baste fitting is completed before the suit is finished and delivered.

Details
The grey suit cloth is from Holland & Sherry, who own a fabric mill which was founded in London in 1836 by Stephen George Holland and Frederick Sherry and their Head Office still resides on Savile Row today. The jacket has working cuffs and horn buttons.

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The London Cut

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A Sharp Three-Piece

Tailor’s Notes
A young gentleman, living and working in London, will like this very sharply cut three piece suit. A double breasted, traditional waistcoat, with a shawl lapel, compliments the overall look of this two-button, two piece suit and they sit very well together.

The Construction
The suit was made in England and was cut from a medium wool.  This style of suit is hand tailored and it takes 8-9 weeks to complete, unless you opt for our Express Service. A halfway baste fitting, followed by a subsequent forward baste fitting, ensure that the the suit is finished and delivered in order to meet the customer’s wishes.

Details
The cloth is from Holland & Sherry, who tell us, “Have your suit dry cleaned at least once a season; however excessive dry cleaning can reduce the life of a suit.”

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Check Out the Prince of Wales Check Suit

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Hard-Working Wool

Tailor’s Notes
This young London gentleman is wearing a grey Prince of Wales check suit and this represents an everyday business ensemble, which makes it especially relevant. This suit is made from a high end, hard-working spun wool and, as a result, exudes a finely-cut style with an elegant tailored finish.

The Construction
This medium wool suit is also hand tailored and was made and cut in England. This process takes approximately 8-9 weeks to complete, unless you opt for our Express Service.  We provide a halfway baste fitting, followed by a subsequent forward baste fitting, ensuring that the suit is finished and delivered within a service and timescale that consequently meets our Clients’ wishes.

Details
Holland & Sherry manufacture the cloth and, believe it or not, there is a rich and thriving textile production industry in the UK.  Drapers, the industry magazine, have recently confirmed the growing momentum of the ‘made in Britain’ movement.

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Don’t Give Me Any Old Flannel!

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Rugged Sophistication – The Flannel Suit

Tailor’s Notes
A wool suit can feel like tissue paper during the Winter. However, if you wear a flannel suit, the cold will be unable to penetrate through its warm fibres. Sometimes, all you need is a flannel suit so that you just throw on a scarf and you are ready to go. Ruggedness and durability are the main attributes of a flannel suit, whilst every aspect is exaggerated, right down to the stitching, giving it a superior feel and look. It’s not your regular business suit, but it has the edge in style and sophistication. 

The Construction
The flannel suit is made from English spun yarn and is finally cut in England.  This hand-tailored suit takes 8-9 weeks to make whilst our Express Service can be accomplished within a tighter time frame. The process involves a halfway baste fitting and is followed by a subsequent forward baste fitting and, as a result the finished ensemble is delivered to our Clients in line with all of their requisites.

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Join the Navy Set

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For an English Gentleman – The Navy Suit

Tailor’s Notes
This blue suit was made for a young gentleman in West London and it was produced with a great, hard-working wool, achieving a fine tailored finish.

The Construction
The ensemble was made and cut exclusively in England from a medium wool and subsequently completed with fine hand-tailoring.  This style of navy suit takes 8-9 weeks to complete unless you decide to opt for our Express Service, when it can be finished within a much tighter time frame.  This process includes a halfway baste fitting, with a subsequent forward baste fitting, before finally being perfected and delivered to our customer, based on their individual specifications.

Details
The cloth for this navy suit was ordered from Bateman & Ogden, an English mill based in Bradford. The company started trading in 1881 when Mr Bateman and Mr Ogden came together to establish a brand new textile business in the area, which is in the heart of the UK textile industry. Today, they are regarded as one of the most highly respected names within the tailoring industry.

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Three’s Company

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A Retro Touch – The Three Button suit

Tailor’s Notes

One, two or three buttons? Two-button suits tend to be fairly standard these days, though three-button jackets aren’t uncommon and can add a touch of retro to your look. The three-button suit can add some traditional elegance and style. While you’re probably not going to wear one often, they make for good statement jackets for special occasions. But remember: make sure you’re not fastening every button. For the three-button suit, fasten the top and middle buttons, or just the middle one—but never only the top.

The Construction
This suit was made and cut in Britain, and as much of it as possible was hand-tailored. The jacket was canvassed. A suit such as this takes 8-9 weeks to make, unless you opt for our Express Service. We have a halfway baste fitting and then a forward baste fitting before the suit is finished and delivered.

Details
The cloth is an English-made wool from Holland & Sherry, from their Cape Horn range of fabrics. These are a mix of wool and 1% cashmere, which make for soft suiting and finishing.

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The Chalk Stripe Suit

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An English Classic

Tailor’s Notes
The English suit is famous for its contributions towards men’s fashion, and perhaps one of its greatest is the chalk stripe pattern. Popularised by King Edward VII, it looks as striking today as it did a hundred years ago.

The Construction
This suit was made and cut in Britain, and as much of it as possible was hand-tailored. The jacket was canvassed. A suit such as this takes 8-9 weeks to make, unless you opt for our Express Service. We have a halfway baste fitting and then a forward baste fitting before the suit is finished and delivered.

Details
The cloth is an English-made wool. The jacket has working cuffs and the buttons are made out of horn.

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The Brown Suit

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You Can Bet on Brown

Tailor’s Notes
It used to be a fashion commandment: “No brown in town.” Thus, businessmen would robotically wear grey or navy every day. Well, that rule, like a lot of rules, has been parcelled up and tossed out the office window. And today, a suit in tobacco, copper, or coffee has gone from ‘kind of stuffy’ to ‘sharp and modern’.

The Construction
This suit was made and cut in England, and as much of it as possible was hand-tailored. The jacket is canvassed. A suit such as this takes 8-9 weeks to make, unless you opt for our Express Service. We have a halfway baste fitting and then a forward baste fitting before the suit is finished and delivered.

Details
The cloth is an English-made wool. The jacket has working cuffs and the buttons are made out of horn.

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The Three Piece Suit

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For the City and the Country

Tailor’s Notes
Three-piece suits are not just for high-powered attorneys and CEOs roaming the boardrooms anymore—they could be for you, too. This three-piece is a smart and finely-cut ensemble, consisting of a slim pair of trousers, double-breasted waistcoat and single-breasted two-button jacket.

The Construction
This suit was made and cut in England, and as much of it as possible was hand-tailored. The jacket is canvassed. A suit such as this takes 8-9 weeks to make, unless you opt for our Express Service. We have a halfway baste fitting and then a forward baste fitting before the suit is finished and delivered.

Details
The cloth is 100% wool from Holland & Sherry, and the lining from Dugdales in Huddersfield. The jacket has working cuffs.

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The Blue Wool Suit

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Beat the Blues

Tailor’s Notes
Here, one of our customers dons the blue suit as you’ve never seen it before. Traditionally, it’s the most conservative colour—but not when you’re riffing on it like this. Our favourite business look for spring is all about piling on the blues, from your suit to your socks and everything in between.

The Construction
This suit was made and cut in England, and as much of it as possible was hand-tailored. The jacket is canvassed. A suit such as this takes 8-9 weeks to make, unless you opt for our Express Service. We have a halfway baste fitting and then a forward baste fitting before the suit is finished and delivered.

Details
The cloth is an English-made wool. The jacket has working cuffs and the buttons are made out of horn.

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The Double-Breasted Suit

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A British Cut

Tailor’s Notes
The V-shaped man in the double-breasted suit is making a comeback. This classic grey double-breasted suit is adding stylish swagger to city streets and cool tailoring to corporate offices. The double-breasted silhouettes, swooping lapels, broadened shoulders, and extra chest are making a resurgence.

The Construction
This suit was made and cut in England, and as much of it as possible was hand-tailored. The jacket is canvassed. A suit such as this takes 8-9 weeks to make, unless you opt for our Express Service. We have a halfway baste fitting and then a forward baste fitting before the suit is finished and delivered.

Details
The cloth is an English-made wool. The jacket has working cuffs and the buttons are made out of horn.

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