Tag Archives: Waistcoast

Wow – what a suit!

Special Bespoke Suit Wow what a suit!Bespoek Suit with Bespoke Trim Wow what a suit!

An extremely rare breed of suit – brown. It is made even more rare by the special velvet trim collar and made even more special by the very difficult sewing surround of the last cuff button! (The colour matches the lining). This was an incredibly difficult three-piece suit, which 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.

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.

Tailor made waistcoat in Taylor & Lodge fabric

Bespoke Wedding Waistcoat1 Tailor made waistcoat in Taylor & Lodge fabric

An example of an excellent and very fine cloth from Taylor & Lodge of Huddersfield, England, in a recent Henry Herbert three-piece suit. The secret is, “always keep the style simple and the cloth special.”

King Henry VIII & The Last Button of a Waistcoat

King Henry VIII 150x150 King Henry VIII & The Last Button of a Waistcoat

Why do we leave the last button of a waistcoat undone? We can trace this back to King Henry VIII. It was considered a huge insult to Henry because he couldn’t see his toes, let alone fasten the bottom button of his waistcoat. His courtiers took it as a style ‘initiative’ and followed suit, hence it becoming ‘the’ way to button a waistcoat. It remains a point of style even today and most well dressed men will leave their bottom button undone.