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The London Cut

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A Sharp Three-Piece

Tailor’s Notes
A young gentleman, living and working in London, will like this very sharply cut three piece suit. A double breasted, traditional waistcoat, with a shawl lapel, compliments the overall look of this two-button, two piece suit and they sit very well together.

The Construction
The suit was made in England and was cut from a medium wool.  This style of suit is hand tailored and it takes 8-9 weeks to complete, unless you opt for our Express Service. A halfway baste fitting, followed by a subsequent forward baste fitting, ensure that the the suit is finished and delivered in order to meet the customer’s wishes.

The cloth is from Holland & Sherry, who tell us, “Have your suit dry cleaned at least once a season; however excessive dry cleaning can reduce the life of a suit.”

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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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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