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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.

The Brown Herringbone – New York, New Suit

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Bespoke Brown Herringbone Wedding Suit

Tailor’s Notes
A wedding suit should leave no one in any doubt as to whether you have come straight from the office. A peak lapel is snazzier than a notch and a one-button or two-button jacket is less corporate than three. If it’s a daytime wedding and morning dress is not on the agenda then navy and grey are, as ever, the safest and most versatile suit colours. In both cases, opt for a shade less dark than you would for work. It’s a party, right? Lighten up. Maybe even choose brown!

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.

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The English Cut Suit

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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.

Henry Herbert Tailors: London’s Wedding Tailor


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Henry Herbert Tailors wedding suits offer tailored elegance for wedding days – from morning suits for the groom to wedding suits and bespoke shirts for the whole wedding party. We use the most luxurious English, Scottish and Italian fabrics, and the finest cottons.

Our tailors can visit you anywhere in London, with our Savile Row by Scooter Service, or you can meet with our trained tailors by appointment on Savile Row.

To make an appointment, simply Book a Tailor.  Or let us know your wedding day requirements, and we can provide you with a quote.

The Double-Breasted: The comeback kid?

Double Breasted The Double Breasted: The comeback kid?

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!


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

A French wedding with an Ooh La La Suit!

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Porter A French wedding with an Ooh La La Suit!Two photographs from the wedding of a young man who married in the south west of France. It was a summer wedding, so we decided upon a light weight and very fine Super 130’s wool from Thomas Fischer in Huddersfield for this young man’s wedding suit. Hopefully, the top photograph shows the elegance of the slim cut suit and the lower photograph the finesse of this excellent Huddersfield cloth. The three button suit was complemented by a brilliant white bespoke shirt and, all put together, made for a sharp looking wedding suit. The suit and cloth chosen also allow for the suit to be worn on future occasions too and will serve as a great suit for many years to come.

Henry Herbert rings the wedding bells

Bespoke Wedding Suit Henry Herbert rings the wedding bells

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!

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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Glorious Seersucker and All That Jazz

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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!

matthew waite 28 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