MADE TO MEASURE THE CORRECT WAY
Front Cover William Hunt Outfits
Page 1 Index
Page 2 Hugh Harris – Our History
Page 3 Services On Offer
Pages 4 - 6 Suit Styles & Outfit Selections
Pages 7- 8 Waistcoats & Neckwear
Pages 9-10 Essential Accessories
Page 11 Celeb’ Weddings & Testimonials
Page 12 YWS – Made To Measure The Correct Way
Page 13 William Hunt, Savile Row Tailor
Page 14 Price Guide
Back Cover Contact Details
1914 – Mr Hugh Harris established the business with the sole aim being to
offer a premier Menswear range to the gentry of Woking, Surrey. This was
very much achieved and it wasn’t long before clients visited Mr Hugh Harris
from afar to be dressed. From good old-fashioned cavalry twill trousers to
a cloth cap, from fully tailored made to measure suiting to a silk top pocket
hanky, Hugh Harris at that time epitomised the quality and the style of the
1980’s - Flash forward some 70 years the same values and qualities remained,
with great emphasis being placed on customer care and knowledgeable
service. It was around this time when trends changed toward formal wear
with more and more acceptance towards formal wear or “top hat & tails”
being seen. To this end Hugh Harris started its own department within its
Menswear store to specialise and cater specifically for this market.
With very few “independent” formal wear departments existing at that time
major growth was soon achieved. However choice or quality from suppliers
within the industry remained stagnant limiting our aims at offering “The
Hugh Harris Style”. With the desire to offer Formal Wear based on our
history and reputation, investment in quality formal wear of our own
design was undertaken. Pure fabrics, more fitted designs and general
quality improvements were sought and eventually achieved ensuring that
Hugh Harris could offer a difference.
2010-2011. Having won many trade awards in recent times via several
different organisations, voted for by our peers or indeed the public, the
team at Hugh Harris are pleased to offer you an unrivalled range of formal
wear, to hire or purchase, “off the peg” or “made to measure”, traditional
formal wear through to Savile Row tailored outfits. We have kept the values
and vision of Mr Hugh Harris and added our own modern slant to things.
We truly believe that Hugh Harris offers “A Cut Above”.
SERVICES ON OFFER
Our team are on hand and fully trained to offer you the ultimate formal
wear service, including:
Own Design Lounge Suits
Your Wedding Suit – Made To Measure
standard suiting, tails and more.
As a well established business we believe that quality and service is key.
A visit to Hugh Harris will offer you a service based on knowledge and
customer care that is all to often lacking in today’s retail environment. You
will be looked after by one of our fully trained wedding consultants whose
training would have been thorough in all areas, customer service, etiquette,
styling, colour co-ordination, tailoring and all others aspects – to ensure a
service that will enhance your wedding preparations and choices.
SHOP AT HOME
Save shoe leather boys. Pull up a chair, crack open a cold one and create
your own outfit in a chilled manner. Visit our Outfit Selector at www.
hughharris.co.uk/outfitselector to find out more.
SUIT STYLES AND OUTFIT SELECTIONS
“There are many old wives tales, books and opinions about formal
wear. We say, wear what suits you – simple.”
Many rules have applied to this style of outfit. Traditionally worn to
weddings and Royal Ascot, the morning suit remains the most popular
Lounge Suits can be worn for any event and are now very popular for
weddings. With a stylish suit accessorised in a very wedding way you
can achieve a more casual yet formal look.
An alternative to the normal wedding suit, a Dinner Suit or “Tux” can
be worn at weddings especially for later weddings. Shown here in the
traditional vibe, also dressing a Tux with wedding accessories creates a
very different yet smart look.
Other Suit Styles
Black Tie, Frock Coats, Highland Outfits, Prince Edward, ¾ Length Styles.
All are available from Hugh Harris’s stock or we can order these in for you.
Visit www.hughharris.co.uk for more details
Why not create your own outfit?
Our ground breaking online Outfit Selector is a tool you can use to browse
through a definitive selection of our current ranges. You can mix and match
Jackets, ties, waistcoats, hankies, the works – until you’ve come up with the
perfect mix. Then it’s easy to email your outfit ideas to others in question,
for that crucial second opinion.
WAISTCOATS AND NECKWEAR
A waistcoat is more than an accessory, it is an
important garment in its own right and should
enhance your chosen suit style and colour.
This being the case you will find a range of designs
and colours created specifically for Hugh Harris to
“fit the bill”. Colour, shape and of course pattern is
a priority but so is quality. Made from pure silks
whether they be Dupion, Woven or Embroidered,
your wedding suit will be finished off in style.
We have shown each waistcoat with a co-ordinated
cravat or tie. All colours are available in a cravat,
tie or bow tie and all have a matching top pocket
hanky. We have shown each waistcoat with a co-
ordinated colour, but the sky is the limit.
The waistcoats shown are just a selection of our
range. To view all waistcoats, please visit www.
HIRE OR BUY
All waistcoat are available to hire or buy. Hire is
available immediately. If you wish to purchase, at
least 8 weeks notice will be required. For further
info’ please call 01483 756267 or email sales@
NECKWEAR COLOUR CHOICES – ENDLESS
Is there such thing as the perfect pattern? Our new A bride often wants her groom to wear a colour and
Vine design has been created to try and create just style that the groom simply does not carry off or “it’s
that. Made to co-ordinate totally with its respective a bit girlie”. On the flip side a groom often wants a
neckwear colour, a vine design waistcoat is made plain and simple version that simply subdues any
from a pure silk warp with the “vine” being chosen outfit. Vine Design, sorted.
from 1000’s of different yarn colours.
A group can either look harmonious or a little messy. You have concentrated
on the suit style but what about the shoes? Your shirt needs cuff links but
can you trust your guys to pack them? We believe the finer details are
essential for two reasons. Firstly they enhance any outfit such as a gleaming
fob chain on your waistcoats. Secondly logistics.
Our experience tells us that your groomsmen might “claim to have decent
shoes”, or “yes mate I have some cuff links you can borrow”. BUT when it
comes down to it, usually an hour before your do, guess what, problem
time. Of course we would suggest hiring everything, but detail really is an
important area to consider.
All accessories are available to hire or purchase. If you wish to purchase we
would suggest 4 – 8 weeks notice. If you wish to hire, perhaps the following
NEW package may be of interest.
New For 2011
Accessory Pack – Saves £2.50 per person.
Add a pair of Cuff Links, a Fob Watch Chain and a pair of Braces for just
£9.99 per person. Ask in-store for details.
“Thank you to Steve and the team at Hugh Harris for providing the
menswear for our wedding - the suits were excellent quality and the
service was very efficient and professional. Highly recommended!
Best wishes, Jeremy and Catherine.”
“We would like to thank you for helping to make the men in our
wedding party look so dapper. Everyone enjoyed wearing your
clothes and commented on their comfort. We have been very
impressed with your service and quality of clothing. We would
recommend Hugh Harris unreservedly.”
“Steve at Hugh Harris was a pleasure to work with - organised,
efficient, courteous and friendly. The suits supplied were just
stunning and the service meticulous, I would trust him to come
through on any major celebrity event I was managing.” Maureen
Magee, Northern Lights Actors Management Ltd.
Recent Celebrity Weddings.
Specialising in Designer Formal Wear, to hire or purchase has enabled us to assist with weddings that are
in the public eye. Here are some of the recent Celeb’ Weddings that Hugh Harris have helped with.
Paul Sampson & Kirsty Gallagher Alan Halsall & Lucy Jo Hudson Jamelia & Daren Byfield
25/7/10 Hello Magazine 20/6/09 OK Magazine 21/6/08
MADE TO MEASURE THE CORRECT WAY
Bespoke Tailoring Not Just The Groom
With so many “made to measure” services available why All designs and fabrics have been chosen not just for the
has Y.W.S – Your Wedding Suit – been created? It is clear groom, the groomsmen have been considered as well.
that a lot of craftsmanship within some modern tailoring All too often a groom purchases or has a suit made for
services has been replaced with a more computerised, him without thinking about one other very important
machine generated creation with less emphasis on area, how to co-ordinate his best man, ushers and so on.
actual fit. It is time to reverse this trend and offer a new Don’t worry, Y.W.S have thought about that. All fabrics
“genuine” made to measure service. and suit designs chosen for the Y.W.S collection have
been co-ordinated with the hire range available from
How? Hugh Harris Formal Attire. So to create a full, classy and
cohesive look, book a visit.
The experienced team at Hugh Harris, offer their
extensive knowledge of fabrics, tailoring services and
most importantly, client fittings to ensure the creation What & Why “Made To Measure”
of a suit fit for your most important day. It is rare to find the exact style, colour and fit when
searching the High Street. Y.W.S offers a wide range
Not willing to sacrifice quality for price, time has been
of fabrics with style suggestions from a classic black
spent sourcing the latest fabrics from the most supreme
wool mohair two piece to a green ¾ length frock coat.
Italian & British cloth mills. We then, in conjunction
Choice is no longer a limitation.
with other reputable individuals such as the team at
William Hunt, design suits or “blocks” that take the Prices will depend on the choice of fabric, maker and
traditional working day suit and turn it into a garment details such as pocket trim, lapel detail and linings.
that exudes that certain something. Therefore price will be available at each consultation
but we are pleased to offer a starting price of £750.00
for this service.
William Hunt, Savile Row
Exclusives at Hugh Harris
WILLIAM HUNT CLIENTS
Eddie Izzard, Scott Parker, Rio Ferdinand, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jonathon More about William Hunt can
Ross, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Tom Cruise, Gordon Ramsay, Ryan be found at www.williamhunt.
Giggs, David Beckham, Nicky Clarke, Jude Law, Clint Eastwood, Alistair co.uk/savilerow/about.html
Campbell, Andrew Castle, Max Beasley, Vernon Kay.
WHY WILLIAM HUNT?
Having been offering traditional formal attire for many years, adding colours
and styles seemed to be the only way of offering you more choice. Having
reached the limits that formal wear set us, the only way forward was to offer a
different variation on the traditional themes. With manufacturing being a little
cautious or “standard”, the design team at Hugh Harris set about searching for
a higher quality garment that also exudes a designer vibe to formal wear.
NO “I” IN TEAM
The project with William Hunt is looked after by Mr Douglas Hood.
Douglas has experience in Menswear and suiting of over 30 years. Working
alongside YSL and Ozwald Boateng, his experience regards suit making is
second to none. Add the experience of Steve Bishop, a Director of Hugh
Harris who has over 25 years in the formal end of Menswear & Menswear
suiting to find a collaboration that has created the most prestigious, quality
and relevant range of wedding suits.
“What makes Hugh Harris different?” I hadn’t thought about it in those
terms for a long time so, taking a bit time of to think about it, all I could
work out is that I simply want to offer our clients a difference, not just the
clothing but customer service as well. We are a part of one of the biggest
events in a couple’s life so everything we do has to bear that in mind.
Steve Bishop – Hugh Harris & YWS
Nothing makes me more proud than seeing one of our creations adding to
the sense of any occasion, especially a wedding. Someone asked me how to
describe a suit, all I could think of is this, “it’s all about the style”.
Douglas Hood – William Hunt
Our prices are set to reflect not only the quality of our formal wear but also the
level of service we know is required to enhance your wedding experience.
All goods are available to hire, buy or have made to measure for you. We
recommend a visit or to reserve outfits as early as possible. Hire goods
are available at all times but we do recommend choosing your outfits no
later than 8-12 weeks before your function. Should you require a made to
measure outfit, we suggest a visit no later than 12 weeks before your function
but highly recommend a visit at least 16 weeks before your big day.
Price Guide Hire To Purchase
Traditional Formal Suiting From £59.99 to £85.00 From £499.00
Designer Formal Wear From £125.00 to £225.00 From £699.00
A full list of suit prices and accessory prices can be found at www.hughharris.co.uk/pricing
YWS – Made To Measure
All styles and fabrics have been chosen specifically by our team to be modern and relevant. Backed
up by a fully trained team, choose this service to create “Your Wedding Suit”.
2 piece suit Starting price £750.00
3 piece suit Starting price £899.00
Tails are available Starting price £850.00
Matching waistcoat for tails From £149.00
Visit our “Outfit Selector” at www.hughharris.co.uk/outfitselector
13 High Street
Periodically we visit locations around the country so that you can view Canary Wharf
our range locally. By appointment only you can arrange to visit one of 29th Floor
the following locations as specified times. See website page “National & One Canada Square
International” for details.
London E14 5DY
81 Oxford St
London W1D 2EU
Birmingham NEC Airport
4200 Waterside Centre
Birmingham Business Park
Birmingham B37 7YN
82 King Street
Manchester M2 4WQ
Haywood House North
Cardiff CF10 3GA
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