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The English Gentleman

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Bespoke Men’s Blue Wool Business Suit

Tailor’s Notes
A blue suit made for a young gentleman in West London. A great hard working wool for an every day business suit – but still finely cut to offer a tailored finish.

The Construction
Made from a medium wool, the suit was made and cut in England. As much of the suit as possible is hand tailored. As with every suit we make, unless you choose our Express service, the suit will take 8-9 weeks to make – we have a half way baste fitting and then a forward baste fitting, before the suit is finished and delivered.

Details
The cloth was from an English mill near Bradford and the suit was made with working, horn buttons

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Bespoke Tailored Shirts

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A True Fit

Tailor’s Notes
Every one of our shirts made by hand. But why choose a bespoke shirt? You will find the difference in the fit, the fabric and the construction. And remember: a shirt that doesn’t fit a little is a shirt that doesn’t fit at all. After experiencing a fitting first-hand, you will truly begin to appreciate just how much work goes into putting together the perfect shirt.

The Construction
To make your shirt a perfect fit, over a dozen upper body measurements will be taken. It will match the precise contours of your shoulders, your preference for cuffs & collars, as well as your habits of watch wearing. Our shirts take between four to five weeks to make – quicker if you wish to use our Express Service.

Details
Every Henry Herbert shirt comes with removable brass collar bones, mother of pearl buttons and each one is finished with the finest single stitching.

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The Tweed Sports Jacket

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Bespoke Sports Jacket

Tailor’s Notes
If you don’t already own a well-fitting sports jacket, it should be the first thing you next think of. Play it right and you’ll look as sharp as Don Draper. But what should you look out for? It’s called a sports jacket for a reason. You can dress it up, but it’s meant to be played in. Hard. That means throwing it on the backseat of your car or cramming it in your backpack once you’ve peeled it off. It doesn’t need an occasion, and it doesn’t need to match anything. It just needs to be worn.

The Construction
Made with a canvass, the jacket is made and cut in England. As much of the jacket as possible is hand tailored. As with every jacket we make, unless you choose our Express service, the jacket will take 8-9 weeks to make – we have a half way baste fitting and then a forward baste fitting before the jacket is finished and delivered.

Details
The cloth was from Holland & Sherry and the lining from Dugdales in Huddersfield. The cloth is 100% wool with working buttons and working cuffs.

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Henry Herbert makes a suit for Lord Herbert!

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Fabric:  Chalk stripe English flannel

Fabric source:  Huddersfield, England

Cut: Traditional, Double-breasted

Notes: The classic English double breasted suit, in a wonderful chalk stripe fabric from Huddersfield based mill, Dugdales Bros. This creation, by Henry Herbert Tailors, was made for Lord Herbert (pictured) – no relation to the firm, but, hopefully, a happy customer in his striking and well fitted suit. His choice of a navy chalk stripe cuts a dashing figure against the backdrop of Chelsea harbour in London.

Savile Row Field Day

Savile Row Field Day Savile Row Field DayOn 11th October 2010, Savile Row was fenced off and the road taken over by dozens of sheep. The day was intended to launch the Campaign for Wool – an initiative convened by HRH Prince of Wales and designed to highlight the benefits of wool as a textile and to the industry it supports. Wool is an absolutely fascinating fabric – read more about it’s importance here.

Autumn is approaching…make a getaway in a three-piece.

Bespoke Three Piece Suit Henry Herbert Tailors Henry Herbert Suits Savile Row Tailors Autumn is approaching...make a getaway in a three piece. When you think of the three-piece suit, you think of the Thomas Crown Affair, or Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II, looking as fierce as any actor ever. You think of high-powered attorneys and CEOs roaming the courtrooms and boardrooms of the 1970s.

The question is: Do you ever think of yourself in one?You might want to start. The three-piece suit no longer suggests you have the corner office (or a tommy gun); it suggests you have style. Of course, it’s not as easy as one two three. You need to know how to wear it and where to wear it. The three piece offers a razor sharp suit. It even has other uses as recently reported by the New York Times. Whatever your use for a three-piece, every well dressed gentleman should have one.

Ten Questions to Ask You & Your Tailor

Having a bespoke suit or bespoke shirt made can be an intimidating experience. Hopefully these ten tips from Henry Herbert Tailors will guide you through the minefield:

1. Visit as many tailors as you like. It is a relationship that must be comfortable for you.

2. Familiarise yourself with the different styles and choices available to you.

3. Be advised by a tailor, not pressured.

4. Have an idea of the colour and the cloth you are looking for. It will narrow down the vast selection available to you.

5. It is your bespoke suit (or shirt). Remember there are no wrong answers, merely preferences.

6. A good tailor will comfort you, not condescend you.

7. Expect at least a couple of fittings and at least as many months to perfect your first order.

8. All good suits and shirts should be tailored in England using local cloths.

9. Find the budget that is right for you and make sure final prices are clearly given to you (it is normal for bespoke tailors not to include VAT in their final prices).

10. Enjoy wearing it – every handmade suit and shirt will have its own characteristics.

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Time for a Three-Piece Suit

Three Piece Suit Waistcoat Time for a Three Piece SuitBespoke Wedding Waistcoat Time for a Three Piece Suit

An example of an excellent and very fine cloth from Taylor & Lodge of Huddersfield, England, in a recent Henry Herbert three-piece suit. The customer chose a simple and elegant style to the suit – a two button single breasted jacket, with a straight pocket either side. The suit is enhanced hugely by:

1. Excellent choice of cloth,

2. Savile Row tapering to the sides of the jacket, and

3. A very simple coat style complemented by a waistcoat.

Henry Herbert makes Pyjamas too!

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Henry Herbert has requests from all corners of the globe and every request is special and different. Pictured is a set of pyjamas that we made for a customer in Germany – a slim tab collar complemented by a super soft Egyptian cotton.

Wow – what a waistcoat!

Bespoke Waistcoat Wow   what a waistcoat!

Bespoke Waistcoat with Bespoke Buttonhole Wow   what a waistcoat!

A special brown waistcoat, made even more special by the very difficult sewing surround of the last button! (The colour matches the lining). This was part of an incredibly difficult three-piece suit that took Henry Herbert 37.5 hours of tailoring to complete, but well worth the toil. The fabric is a splendid Super 100’s wool from Holland & Sherry.

An Electric Blue Suit for a Henry Herbert Customer

Bespoke Baste Suit Fitting An Electric Blue Suit for a Henry Herbert Customer

A Henry Herbert Tailors work in progress: a brave and very striking fabric for a suit we are making for the Managing Director of a large media firm. The fabric is from Bateman Ogden, a Yorkshire based mill who are so old-school they don’t even have a website. The colour looks fabulous and will serve as a great suit for all occasions, professional and special.

A special Henry Herbert shirt

Special Bespoke Shirt Collar Trim A special Henry Herbert shirt

A special shirt we have made for the Managing Director of a large media firm. The fabric is from Acorn, in Lancashire, and is made of an excellent English cotton. The shirt is made even more unusual by the special collar trim and button sewing surround. Every part of this shirt was handmade, in London. Come and visit us (or we can visit you) to find out more about the different processes involved in making your handmade, bespoke shirt.