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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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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

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.

Tailored suits. Be British. Be Tailored. By Henry Herbert Tailors

Be British. Be Tailored. By Henry Herbert TailorsTailored suits bring an air of confidence to every man. The feeling of freshly cut cloth, a pattern made to exactly your measurements and the bespoke service that should go with every tailored suit do what every tailored suit should: make you feel good.

The biggest test of any tailored suit is whether it makes you feel good. If it does, that is all that matters.

Entering into the world of tailored suits and bespoke tailoring can feel like stepping onto the set of “Mad Men” or “A Single Man,” the film-directing debut of the men’s wear designer Tom Ford. But your tailor is there to help you and guide you through the vast selections available to you.

Tailored suits. Be British. Be Tailored. By Henry Herbert Tailors who working to the high standards of Savile Row.

The Cowboy Cut Suit

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Unusual Swagger

Tailor’s Notes
A very unusual suit for a young hotelier in London. The suit jacket is finely-cut and is matched with a pair of ‘boot-cut’ trousers. This is a special case, with a customer who knows exactly what he wants. The remarkable result is testament to the fact that with bespoke, there are no rules—just preferences.

The Construction
As much of the suit as possible was hand-tailored. 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
This suit was made from a fine English wool from Holland & Sherry.

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Roman holidays….Silvio & Babarella join the HH fleet…..

Silvio & Babarella…theyjoin the Henry Herbert fleet today to serve our Savile Row by Scooter Service. Serving up traditional and authentic English tailoring, our Vespa’s can meet you around the clock – wherever and whenever is good for you. Ciao bella!

The English Cut Suit

English suit tailor

There is nothing as thrilling as an English cut suit made in England using British cloths. Perfectly fitting, every bespoke suit should be every man’s dream and should do one thing only: make you feel good. The bespoke suit should be accompanied by a bespoke service: an exquisitely cut suit matched by an exemplary service.  meeting the high standards of Savile Row.

The Double-Breasted: The comeback kid?

Double Breasted

We have had an increasing amount of requests for double breasted suits. GQ magazine have devoted some of their pages to showcasing double-breasted suits too. Indeed, the V-shaped man in the double-breasted suit is making a comeback, adding stylish swagger to city streets and cool tailoring to corporate offices. The double breasted silhouettes and swooping lapels, broadened shoulders and extra chest, are once again making a resurgence.

Double-breasted jackets have their origins in English sportswear and the classic double-breasted jacket originated with the frock coat, worn in the early Victorian era, in the 1820’s and 30’s. Today, the double breasted has made a return to the contemporary collections of the world’s finest tailoring houses.

Most double-breasted suits have two rows of buttons, three on each side. The middle button on the left is usually buttoned, as is the inner button, called the jigger button, which keeps the jacket flaps in line. They are complemented by the rich and conservative fabrics, from the best English and Scottish mills. Now is the time to think of one!


How do they measure up?

Three new political leaders displaying three approaches to wearing a suit. David Cameron, leader of the Conservatives, enjoys flared trousers. Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrats, likes his slanted pockets on his jackets. Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour party, presents polished white shirt cuffs which are (correctly) longer than his suit sleeves. Notably, all three wear single breasted, two button suits – the choice of style for being a political leader.

Henry Herbert rings the wedding bells

Bespoke Wedding Suit

We were privileged to be invited to make the shirt, waistcoat and trousers for this young gentleman for his wedding day. He selected a crisp white shirt, with the fabric from Acorn Fabrics in Lancashire, a double breasted waistcoat, using a luxurious Scottish cotton from Harrisons of Edinburgh and a pinstriped pair of trousers (with a subtle orange tinge to the stripes). The combination looks great and his bride seems happy with the result!

Glorious Seersucker and All That Jazz

Seersucker Wedding Suit Seersucker The Coolest Cloth

Seersucker Wedding Suit by Henry HerbertTailors

Henry Herbert was extremely privileged to make the above suit: privileged on two counts in fact. The first, because the suit was created for the wedding of Ray Goold (above), a wonderful and talented musician. Ray plays with the Solent City Jazzmen in Southampton. The second, because Ray asked for an extremely rare, but special, fabric for his suit – Seersucker. We chose a seersucker fabric from Holland & Sherry. Unfortunately, the photograph may not do it justice, looking at it on a computer, as seersucker fabric is woven in such a way that it gives a glorious texture and is great, either as as suit or stand alone trousers or jacket. Richard Green for The Big Black Book (Illustration)

Beat the blues, choose blue!

Fabric: English wool

Fabric source: Peebles, Scotland

Cut: Slim, Single breasted

Occasion: Everyday

Notes: A terrific looking blue wool suit made by Henry Herbert Tailors, accompanied by smartly polished shoes. A great example of how striking this colour fabric can look in a well cut suit. You can also see a video of a blue Henry Herbert suit here.

Photography credit: Petra Exton

Video: Time for a Three Piece Suit!

The three piece suit is a fabulous, but intricate creation. You may imagine a variety of people wearing them in a a vrierty of different environments – but can you imagine yourself in one? Perhaps you should start! A well cut three piece suit is as comfortable in the city today as it is in the country and every well dressed gentleman should have one. This short video by Henry Herbert Tailors shows you one of our carefully crafted three piece suits, using a Tweed fabric from an English mill.