Bespoke Jackets


Today the use of coat, jacket, sports jacket and blazer have become almost interchangeable. The key differences are that the suit jacket has matching trousers and possibly a waistcoat; a bespoke sports jacket usually has a patterned cloth and horn buttons; while a bespoke blazer is crafted from plain fabric with contrasting, usually metal buttons.

From suit jackets, morning coats, sports jackets to blazers, no matter what style of jacket you’re after, Harris & Howard have the expertise to deliver men’s bespoke jackets of the highest possible quality.

High street brands may look good on the shelf but are not designed to fit your exact measurements. They are mass produced, which results in poorer construction methods, enabling speed and reproduction, but minimising craftsmanship and durability. The do not fit as well, or last as long.

At Harris & Howard, we take pride in our rich history of English tailoring and traditional practices that have been proven over generations, using high-quality materials, which together with our precise measuring techniques and guidance, ensure you will be delighted with the bespoke jackets we provide.


Single-Breasted or Double?

Which is supreme? The single-breasted or double-breasted jacket? With its timeless cut and classic detailing, it’s the single-breasted jacket that dominates men’s fashion today. The single-breasted jacket is an adaptable garment, worn for all occasions. The double-breasted jacket, however, has become progressively popular for those wanting to make an impact. A more formal alternative to the single-breasted bespoke jacket, the double-breasted jacket has developed a slimmer, more fitted cut with modern tailoring and is certainly not an option to be discounted. Both are sharp; both are fashionable – which is going to work best for you?



In recent years, the single-breasted bespoke jacket has conquered. Fitted with a one, two, or three-button guise; stylised with a notch peak or shawl lapel, it is a versatile, sleek garment that complements most styles.

Suitable for both bespoke business and leisure apparel, the nice thing about bespoke single-breasted jackets is that they’re perfect for creative layering and can be worn with just about anything underneath – bespoke shirts, thin ties, and even colourful prints. With this style, you can achieve diverse looks for different occasions that you can’t necessarily achieve with its double-breasted brother.

Epitomising the smart casual look but also suitable for business wear if tailored correctly a bespoke single-breasted jacket is a must have for a man’s bespoke wardrobe. Complimented by most styles and tastes, a jacket you can feel comfortable and confident wearing no matter the occasion.

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The bespoke double-breasted jacket is back in full force, creating a powerful impression for the gentleman who wears it. A sophisticated cut: the jacket is styled with three or four buttons on either side of the jacket’s front and paired wide peak lapels, broadening the chest. We have a huge selection of the finest cloths from around the world and our tailors can assist you here or at your home or office.

There are many ways a tailored double-breasted jacket can be styled. We are a multigenerational tailor and have premises in the UK and in the USA so have many years’ experience of the British Doublebreasted bespoke jacket but also the Italian and European styles as well as the fuller, American styles. 

This style does not only suit the taller man. With bespoke tailoring, adding wider peak lapels with a shortened length can provide an elongated and slim-line appearance for other shapes of the torso too. Double-breasted bespoke jackets with their sharp cuts and sleek tailoring make waves when entering the boardroom or any social event.