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Tailor Henry Herbert revs up New York suit service

A London-based tailor whose team travels to client fittings on a fleet of Vespa scooters is looking to export its model overseas.

Henry Herbert, which has five travelling tailors, offers a bespoke made-to-measure service with entirely British-made suits starting from £1,315. The cloths are manufactured in specialist mills throughout the UK and the suits produced at the company’s premises in Holborn.

The business, which also has an appointment room on Savile Row, is now looking to transport its model overseas, starting in New York.

Founder Charlie Baker-Collingwood said: “The way we want to grow is quite simple: putting more tailors on Vespas to see more customers. We are now doing a bit of work in New York, where one of our tailors visits once a month to pick up orders, so that will be the next natural place to launch.”

Baker-Collingwood also plans to roll the service out to “Englishspeaking cities around the world”. However, he said the suits would continue to be 100% British made.

Currently the scooter service is available throughout the capital seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.

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