June 19, 2012Bespoke Suit and Shirt Tailor (Savile Row, London)
Summer Suit fabrics to keep you cool: lightweight wools, silks, mohair, cottons and linens. Irish linen is considered the best and the least likely to crease. All offer the opportunity to have a very sharply cut bespoke suit that will keep you cool, and smart, in the summer. This photograph is a fabulous photograph taken by The Sartorialist. The Image (C) – The Sartorialist.
January 8, 2012Bespoke Suit and Shirt Tailor (Savile Row, London)
Fabric: Lightweight tweed.
Fabric source: Edinburgh, Scotland.
Cut: Slim, Single Breasted, with double breasted waistcoat.
Occasion: City to country to weddings!
Notes: This stylish young gentleman, who divides his time between the Cotswolds and London needed a lightweight tweed from Holland & Sherry which would work well in both environments. This suit is all about versatility and juxtaposing the city with the country. The suit offers a contemporary cut double breasted waistcoat.
September 6, 2011Bespoke Suit and Shirt Tailor (Savile Row, London)
Henry Herbert Tailors offer a bespoke shirt making service with Liberty prints. The service is simple and quick.
1. Buy your fabric from Liberty, either online or from the world famous Liberty store on Regent Street. You will need to buy two metres of fabric.
2. Send the fabric to Henry Herbert Tailors, quoting your collar size. The address is Henry Herbert Tailors, 156-158 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8ED. Please include your full name, address and contact email & telephone number.
3. As soon as we receive the fabric, a Henry Herbert tailor will be in touch to confirm your order. Each shirt is £175 incl. VAT which includes all tailoring and delivery charges. Payment will be taken upon confirmation of order with a Henry Herbert tailor.
4. You will receive your Liberty print shirt three weeks later by special courier service.
5. That’s it! To learn more about Henry Herbert Tailors just visit our About page or please feel free to contact us.
January 17, 2011Bespoke Suit and Shirt Tailor (Savile Row, London)
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.
Notes: The classic English double breasted suit, in a wonderful chalk stripe fabric from Huddersfield based mill, Dugdales Bros. This creation, by Henry Herbert Tailors, was made for Lord Herbert (pictured) – no relation to the firm, but, hopefully, a happy customer in his striking and well fitted suit. His choice of a navy chalk stripe cuts a dashing figure against the backdrop of Chelsea harbour in London.
September 11, 2010Bespoke Suit and Shirt Tailor (Savile Row, London)
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Ermenegildo Zegna Suit
A Henry Herbert creation for a young City gentleman. The electric blue fabric from Ermenegildo Zegna is complemented by some sparkling, brown shoes and a crisp white shirt. A good looking bespoke suit on a good looking chap by Henry Herbert Tailors!
Made with a floating canvass, the suit is British made and cut. 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.
August 23, 2010Bespoke Suit and Shirt Tailor (Savile Row, London)
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)
July 22, 2010Bespoke Suit and Shirt Tailor (Savile Row, London)
Fabric source: Peebles, Scotland
Cut: Slim, Single breasted
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.
July 16, 2010Bespoke Suit and Shirt Tailor (Savile Row, London)
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.
June 2, 2010Bespoke Suit and Shirt Tailor (Savile Row, London)
Fabric source: Edinburgh, Scotland
Cut: Slim, Single breasted, Two Button
Occasion: Everyday, professional
Notes:A glorious looking blue linen suit from Harrisons of Edinburgh, which Henry Herbert made for a magazine editor (and former Royal Navy officer) in London. Linen is an excellent choice for staying cool whilst looking sharp in the warmer months. You can just see a flash of the special lining that he chose too. He also requested brace buttons, which sit discreetly inside the trouser waistband, together with a fishtail finish to the rear of the trousers. A great looking suit which sits well on his tall frame.
May 20, 2010Bespoke Suit and Shirt Tailor (Savile Row, London)
There is always a question about what is the best fabric to choose for a suit. The first thing you should check for is the purity of the fabric: make sure there are no nasty man man fibres in there such as polyester. But which wool should you choose: woolen or worsted? As a rough rule of thumb, woolens can be softer and worstedsharper. The below offers a more technicalglimpse into the world ofwoollens and worsted fabric which is hopefully useful when making the dive into bespoke suit making!
Woolens are spun from short fibres Wortsedis spun from long fibres
Woolens are spun from coarse fibres Wortsedis spun from fine fibres
Woolen fibres are washed and carded Wortsedfibres are washed and combed
Woolens have a medium twists Wortsedhave a high twist
Woolens are bulky Wortsedis smooth
Woolens tends to be heavier weight Wortsedtends to be lighter weight
April 26, 2010Bespoke Suit and Shirt Tailor (Savile Row, London)
Navy birdseye is perhaps the ultimate cloth for a timeless and all season suit. Don’t just take our word for it, ask James Bond. A navy birdseye suit was the clothing of choice for Pierce Brosnan in Goldeneye back in 1995, and just like James Bond the cloth and the suit proved timeless, indestructible, and stylish to the end.
Birds eye is an unusual and special pattern. From a distance it appears solid but up close it creates a subtle surface full of depth without being distracting. It has more depth and a far richer effect than a solid worsted especially when you choose a dark grey or a navy fabric.
It’s a mature, traditional fabric with a traditional but timeless pattern of small circles. Bird’s Eye has a tiny dot in the centre that’s hard to see from a distance. The pattern, like the name suggests, resembles a bird’s eye and is characterised by the small pupil-like centre dot. Many people confuse the birds eye pattern with nailhead, but there is a subtle difference that definitely adds texture to plain colours – birdseye cloth has distinctive round larger dots on a diagonal layout. A navy birdseye suit like the one that Pierce Brosnan wore – is unbelievably stylish, though you hardly every see it worn anywhere these days because it seems to have fallen out of fashion with the younger crowd. Recently though it seems to be making something of a welcome comeback as men search for something traditional but slightly and subtly different.
For me navy birdseye is the ultimate traditional cloth for a timeless, all-season suit that is definitely contemporary enough to be worn today and is also durable for regular office wear. When you see someone wearing a well-cut navy birdseye suit you know that he is seasoned. Personally I love the birdseye weave. To me it gives you a mature look that is both perfect for every day wear and durable enough for a hard day in the office. The navy birdseye is one of my favourite patterns for a suit because it creates a subtle surface interest that has a great depth to it without being too distracting. It’s also a very welcome variation from the usual plainer suit cloths helping you subtly stand out from the crowd without people quite knowing why.
Will a navy birdseye suit you and your style? Of course it will.
Henry Herbert are bespoke tailors, offering bespoke tailoring to the highest standards of Savile Row. London is the gold standard of bespoke suits. But we know it is not always easy to make appointments in a busy work week and so, if you are looking for the finest bespoke suits and bespoke shirts, try our Savile Row by Scooter visiting tailor service. Our London tailors are trained to help find your perfect style and fit, using the finest bespoke suit and shirt fabrics. Find out more about the history of bespoke tailoring.