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A Bespoke Suit Guide for the husband to be

A bespoke suit guide for the husband to be

So you bought the ring, got down on one knee, and much to your relief, your future wife to be has accepted, and now you are busy planning the biggest day of your lives.

You have booked the venue, ordered the cake, decided on the flowers and now your lady now has the perfect dress, but what about your suit?

Sometimes the subject of the groom’s suit can be left on the backburner due to all the excitement surrounding the brides dress, but not anymore, as more and more men are following the trend of wanting to make sure they have a bespoke suit that exactly matches the planned colour scheme and style for the wedding. They also want to look just as good as the bride.

There are many options available, for making sure you are looking smart, and dapper on your big day. Here is an overview of the types of bespoke suits you can choose from:-

Italian suit

These are slim fitting suits with jackets made to fit. They are tight around the body, so are great for athletic and shorter framed men. If you are planning a very elegant affair, these suits have the wow factor.

The British Suit

A more traditional suit where the coat is either single or double breasted. They are usually made out of heavier fabric, so really good to keep the chill away if your wedding is during the winter.

The American suit

This suit is very similar to the British suit; however the jacket is baggier, so if you are of a large or stocky frame, this suit is your best bet.

Bespoke Grooms Suit A Bespoke Suit Guide for the husband to be

The Morning suit

A morning suit is one of the most popular suits for weddings. You will find this suit has a traditional black jacket with tails with grey striped trousers. If you are planning a more traditional wedding, then this option might be worth considering.

Whatever style of suit you decide upon, it is worth getting an opinion from family, friends and of course your significant other, as their feedback will be invaluable during this process that can appear pretty overwhelming at first. It is also a good idea to seek out recommended tailors and suit shops in your area by asking around. Once you have found one, they will be a priceless reference point for making sure you are looking your best, whatever the occasion.

A collection of bespoke morning suits we have made

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Bespoke Morning Suit

Tailor’s Notes
The question is always a morning suit or a wedding suit. If you are unsure, ask your fiancée. As Hardy Amies says, “It is the bride’s day. It is, therefore, for her to decide what sort of wedding she wants.” And take your cue from her accordingly: meringue = morning dress/black tie/white tie, short white dress = suit, anything else = go crazy! “Morning dress” means single-breasted morning coat, striped trousers, shirt, tie and waistcoat (no exceptions).

The Construction
Made with a canvass, our morning suits are made and cut in England. As with all photographs on our website, to the left are actual customers in actual Henry Herbert morning suits. As with every suit we make, they 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
This cloth was from Holland & Sherry and the lining from Dugdales in Huddersfield. The cloth is 100% wool with working buttons and silk lapels.

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Good Morning! What a great day.

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Bespoke Morning Suit

Tailor’s Notes
Henry Herbert Tailors made both morning suits and accompanying waistcoats for these young couples. The cloth is a lightweight wool and the blue (and cream) waistcoat sits well with the tie and white shirt. You may be able to see that the last button of the waistcoat is undone in both photographs. If you have ever wondered why this is a common sight, you may be interested to read it is because a former Monarch was too large to touch his toes when it was fastened!

The Construction
Made with a canvass, the suit is 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
This cloth was from Holland & Sherry and the lining from Dugdales in Huddersfield. The cloth is 100% wool with working buttons and silk lapels.

Find out how to order a suit

En France, enhanced by a Henry Herbert Morning Suit

IMG 8929 Modifier En France, enhanced by a Henry Herbert Morning SuitHenry Herbert was invited to make a morning suit and waistcoat for the gentleman pictured above – a young lawyer from London, who married in the South of France. We chose the traditional trouser cloth from Bateman & Ogden (a Yorkshire mill) and the cloth for the coat and the waistcoat was made by Dugdale Brothers, of Huddersfield. A great looking morning suit to match his splendid looking bride.