What makes Savile Row so special?

Henry Herbert Tailors interviewed by The Toronto Standard

What makes Savile Row so special?

Savile Row is a short stretch of road, only a mile long, but that mile contains the most skilled trouser makers, suit makers, cutters, seamstresses and tailors from around the world. It is quite simply the home of bespoke tailoring. It is the standard that all other tailors around the world work to. As a result, it attracts people from all over the world to create a world-class environment. However, it is a place that is constantly changing too, with a mix of traditional firms and younger firms such as Henry Herbert. As much as we can learn from the old masters, hopefully they might be able to take some food for thought from our novel and innovative ways of delivering customer excellence today.

Tell us a bit about the unique Savile Row service you/Henry Herbert provides:

Savile Row in London is the golden mile of bespoke tailoring.  Henry Herbert himself used to be shirt maker to King Charles I in 1630 and today, in 2013, the firm Henry Herbert Tailors is a London tailor, making bespoke suits and bespoke shirts. We wanted to offer a competitive edge and bring the traditions of Savile Row tailoring into the 21st century. And so the ‘Savile Row by Scooter‘ service was born: located in the heart of Savile Row, but meeting customers around the clock with our fleet of custom-built Vespa scooters. Our trained tailors, who are also qualified motorcyclists, work around the clock to meet customers wherever they may be to make perfectly fitting suits and shirts.

 

An extract from an interview with Charlie from Henry Herbert Tailors, by Voula Monoholias.  See the full interview at the Toronto Standard.

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Great British Bespoke Summer: Wimbledon Essentials by Henry Herbert Tailors

Bespoke Suits for Gentlemen by Henry Herbert TailorsOur tailors cross London in wind, rain, snow (carefully) and sunshine, whatever the weather, to meet our clients.  We like to think that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad preparation.  Should you be attending Wimbledon this year, ensure you are not caught short when the court covers come out by having a Henry Herbert signature umbrella to hand!

But they can be elusive to get hold of – we only send our classic blue Henry Herbert umbrella out as a thank you with every suit that we hand-make.  Although for the moment, there just might be a few residing at our online shop, where you can also browse other mens’ accessories.

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Morning Suits for Weddings: Saturday Appointments

First fittings are ready for  a number of our gentlemen customers who have chosen to don a morning suit at their upcoming weddings this summer.  Henry Herbert Tailors are privileged to be their wedding tailor of choice.

You can just see the elegant cream waistcoat, also a bespoke piece,  that this gentleman has chosen, beneath the morning suit coat.

morning suit first fitting

Saturday appointments:  Henry Herbert tailors are available Monday to Saturday 8am-8pm, and can scooter to you wherever and whenever is convenient, or you can visit us at either our Savile Row (Mon-Fri only) or Gray’s Inn Road premises.  Book an appointment here.

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Great British Bespoke Summer Suits at Henley Royal Regatta

Not long now to go the  Henley Royal Regatta, one of the highlights of the British summer sporting calendar.  We hope all the Henry Herbert sports jackets and bespoke summer suits we have recently finished will do their owners proud at such events.

Below is an example kindly sent to us from a customer, wearing a Henry Herbert bespoke suit and bespoke shirt, whilst en route to the Regatta in 2012.  For something a little more adventurous, may we suggest a striking colour!

Bespoke Summer Suits by Henry Herbert Tailors

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Behind the Seams: Inside a Tailor’s Workshop Part II

Inside the Henry Herbert Tailors  workshop – a well-dressed lamp…or a well-lit suit?  One of the many uses of Savile Row bespoke tailoring, in our bespoke suit tailor’s workshop in Central London.

An alternative use for Savile Row bespoke tailoring!

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Behind the Seams: Inside a Tailor’s Workshop Part I

This is the first of our “Behind the Seams” series – looking to give you a glimpse as to what goes on inside a tailor’s workshop.  Each of the photographs has a little story to tell. It is a working environment, but we still try our hardest to make it comfortable for customers….and ourselves!

This photograph is of our Henry Herbert mannequin  – hand made for us in South West England, in the same pattern as the dust protectors in which we place every suit we send out.

Tailors Workshop London

 

Not the most thrilling photo at first, but there is more to it than meets the eye!  This vintage clock was given to us by a retired tailor – it keeps us on time for our customers.  And the folders….all the cloth was cut from spare suiting fabric and the folders subsequently covered. By the way, Pat is our book keeper!

London Tailor Workshop

 Mannequin in action:  bespoke suit work-in-progress, awaiting its owner for a first fitting.

Savile Row Bespoke Suit - First Fitting

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Rock Of Eye

Rock of Eye

We are often asked during a fitting, when we might not chalk or use a pin, “But how do you know?”. It is called The Rock of Eye: which means trained freehand based on an experienced artistic eye to match the item to the wearer, trusting the eye over everything else. It cannot be taught, but is learned through our own experience.

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Tailored suits London Savile Row

Tailored suits London Savile Row

Henry Herbert are bespoke suit and bespoke shirtmakers. You can either visit us on Savile Row or we can bring Savile Row to you with our Savile Row by Scooter service.

London Tailor

Our Savile Row by Scooter Service

London is a busy place to live and work, that’s why our Savile Row by Scooter service, using our fleet of stylish Vespa scooters, makes the bespoke suit and bespoke shirt experience convenient for you.

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Simply email us or book online

To book an appointment, call us on 020 7837 1452, email us at henry@henryherbert.com or book online

In the meantime, watch a video of one of our suits!

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Mens tailors london

Mens tailors london

Henry Herbert are bespoke suit and bespoke shirtmakers. You can either visit us on Savile Row or we can bring Savile Row to you with our Savile Row by Scooter service.

London Tailor

Our Savile Row by Scooter Service

London is a busy place to live and work, that’s why our Savile Row by Scooter service, using our fleet of stylish Vespa scooters, makes the bespoke suit and bespoke shirt experience convenient for you.

suit-dummy-slideshow

Simply email us or book online

To book an appointment, call us on 020 7837 1452, email us at henry@henryherbert.com or book online

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Suit makers, London

Suit makers, London

Henry Herbert are bespoke suit and bespoke shirtmakers. You can either visit us on Savile Row or we can bring Savile Row to you with our Savile Row by Scooter service.

London Tailor

Our Savile Row by Scooter Service

London is a busy place to live and work, that’s why our Savile Row by Scooter service, using our fleet of stylish Vespa scooters, makes the bespoke suit and bespoke shirt experience convenient for you.

suit-dummy-slideshow

Simply email us or book online

To book an appointment, call us on 020 7837 1452, email us at henry@henryherbert.com or book online

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Hand made suits, London

Hand made suits, London

Henry Herbert are bespoke suit and bespoke shirtmakers. You can either visit us on Savile Row or we can bring Savile Row to you with our Savile Row by Scooter service.

London Tailor

Our Savile Row by Scooter Service

London is a busy place to live and work, that’s why our Savile Row by Scooter service, using our fleet of stylish Vespa scooters, makes the bespoke suit and bespoke shirt experience convenient for you.

suit-dummy-slideshow

Simply email us or book online

To book an appointment, call us on 020 7837 1452, email us at henry@henryherbert.com or book online.

In the meantime, watch a video of one of our handmade suits:

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Tailored suits, Savile Row

Tailored suits, Savile Row

Henry Herbert are bespoke suit and bespoke shirtmakers. You can either visit us on Savile Row or we can bring Savile Row to you with our Savile Row by Scooter service.

London Tailor

Our Savile Row by Scooter Service

London is a busy place to live and work, that’s why our Savile Row by Scooter service, using our fleet of stylish Vespa scooters, makes the bespoke suit and bespoke shirt experience convenient for you.

suit-dummy-slideshow

Simply email us or book online

To book an appointment, call us on 020 7837 1452, email us at henry@henryherbert.com or book online.

In the meantime, have a look around Savile Row with this small video we made:

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