From The Gentleman Explorer – The N.J. aka The Nehru Jacket

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A Nehru Jacket by Henry Herbert

Tailor’s Notes
A single-breasted, lapel-less jacket that is buttoned high to a banded collar. It is named after former Indian prime minister Mr Jawaharlal Nehru and his style continues to live on today. The trademarks of Nehru tailoring can be seen on the jackets we make today suit, including the tunic collar sleeve, breast pocket for pocket handkerchief and a narrow, slimline finish.

The Construction
Made from an lightweight wool/silk blend, our Nehru jackets are cut and made in England. As much of the jacket as possible is hand tailored. As with every jacket we make, unless you choose our Express service, the jacket will take 8-9 weeks to make – we have a half way baste fitting and then a forward baste fitting before the jacket is finished and delivered.

Note how there is no lapel, but a narrow band of buttons fastening the jacket together. This is gently tailored together to give a slim line, fitted finish to the jacket.

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