The Making of a Jacket

Warm, windproof and immune to fashion’s whims, a Purdey jacket is timelessly elegant. The ideal accoutrement for your shooting weekend.

Marking and cutting

Our tweeds are milled in Scotland, to exclusive Purdey designs.

Once they reach the cutting bench, they are carefully marked out.
We must ensure every element marries beautifully, so each chalk-stroke must
be precise.

We use traditional cutting shears, still working with tweeds as in the days of
James Purdey.


Fresh-cut fabrics are handed to our tailors. Each piece will pass through several pairs of hands, as every specialism is enacted.

First, we construct the shell. We add an internal canvas chest-piece, which gives the jacket life and shape. To that, we fit the lining.


Although we press our jackets ‘in line’, at each stage of their making, we also steam press the finished garment, using special blocks or ‘forms’.

This helps set the jacket’s natural drape.

The finish

We sew horn buttons in by hand, and our Made in England label.

The jacket is given one last press, and then sent on its way to South Audley Street in London.


Shop Purdey Men's Tweed Jacket here.

Shop Purdey Ladies' Tweed Jacket here.


Our Gunroom team at Audley House in Mayfair would be delighted to meet you and discuss your requirements

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