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The Chalk Stripe Suit

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An English Classic

Tailor’s Notes
The English suit is famous for its contributions towards men’s fashion, and perhaps one of its greatest is the chalk stripe pattern. Popularised by King Edward VII, it looks as striking today as it did a hundred years ago.

The Construction
This suit was made and cut in Britain, and as much of it as possible was hand-tailored. The jacket was canvassed. 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.

The cloth is an English-made wool. The jacket has working cuffs and the buttons are made out of horn.

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The pinstripe suit by Henry Herbert Tailors

Fabric:  Pinstripe flannel

Fabric source: Huddersfield, England

Cut: Traditional, Single breasted

Notes: An excellent example of a bespoke pinstripe suit, which remains as popular (and striking) as ever. This creation by Henry Herbert Tailors was made as a single breasted, two button suit with a pure English wool from Duffin & Peace in Huddersfield – believe it or not, there are still some English mills left.