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Holland & Sherry
A cloth merchant with a passion for fabric since 1836...

Holland & Sherry supply the most luxurious and highest quality cloths worldwide. We endeavour to create the finest fabrics supplying the finest tailors with the finest service, imparting our passion and knowledge along the way.

Since 1836 Holland & Sherry has continued to supply prestigious tailors and luxury brands with some of the finest cloths in the world. Stephen George Holland and Frederick Sherry began the business as woolen merchants at 10 Old Bond Street, London, specializing in both woolen and silk cloths. In 1886 Holland & Sherry moved premises to Golden Square, at the time the epicenter of the woolen merchanting trade.

By 1900 the firm was exporting to many countries, it was around that time a sales office was established in New York. In the early part of the 20th century, the United Kingdom, Europe, North and South America were the dominant markets for the company. Amongst other distribution arrangements, there was a Holland & Sherry warehouse in St. Petersburg, Russia – a successful market prior to the revolution and now being successfully renewed.

By 1982 the business moved to Savile Row, which remains as our registered head office.

In 1968 Holland & Sherry bought Scottish cloth merchant, Lowe Donald, based at Peebles, in the Scottish Borders and decided to locate their distribution to the purpose built warehouse there. Of all the cloth merchants of Golden Square, which were established in the late 1800's, only Holland & Sherry remains. Over the decades we have purchased nearly twenty other wool companies.

We are constantly engaged in research for ever fine and more luxurious fibres and fabric qualities; sourcing the finest natural fibres, ranging from Super 240's, cashmere to pure worsted Vicuña. Our cloths are woven in the time honoured way to assured quality and good taste. A bespoke tailored garment in luxury Holland & Sherry cloth is truly an investment and always a pleasure to wear.

Spring Summer Suiting Jacketing Fabric collections 2018 by Holland & Sherry


HS1811 265grm 8.5oz Portofino II


This collection of fabrics has been woven from fine merino wool that has been blended with the technical fibre polyester to produce a fabric that combines the benefits of natural and manmade fibres. When tailored this remarkable cloth results in garments that are durable, excellent for travel and easy to care for.

This remarkable mix of fibres offers some excellent beneficial qualities that will provide the wearer with a high level of comfort.

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HS1813 240/275grm 7.5/8.5oz SHERRY STRETCH


This season Holland & Sherry debuts its first suiting collection of wool Lycra® fabrics. Comprising a series of solid plains in twill, prunelle and plain weave constructions, and a comprehensive collection of stripes, small neat designs and glen checks, this collection is sure to please all.

Fabrics in this collection stretch and move in line with the body making them the practical choice for those that are always on the go.

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HS1816 220-240grm 7-7.5oz OCEANIA


Oceania is a collection of lightweight summer jackets inspired by the colour blue. Blue is nature’s colour for water and sky, and is frequently used in the English language to express one’s mood or state of mind. Blue is also used in the term “blue blood” when referring to the aristocracy. Blue is a colour that is elitist, but understated, and suits most; hence its popularity.

Holland & Sherry is certain that the Oceania jacketing collection will have that perfect shade of blue to suit all.

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Holland & Sherry’s new and exclusive jacketing collection Xtreme Lightweight draws its influence from some of the world’s greatest fashion capitals. Offering a series of interchangeable designs in a variety of colours that can be styled together or independently to produce the ultimate collection in bespoke tailoring and couture design.

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HS1825A/B 240grm 7.5oz CASHIQUE

Luxury Super 160's with Cashmere and Silk.

Merino sheep are prized for their superfine wool, which is the finest and softest of any sheep. Careful breeding has helped produce fine micron wools with fewer imperfections and less fleece contamination, giving it limitless possibilities for cloth production.

For this collection Holland & Sherry has created an intimate blend of hand-combed cashmere and mulberry silk to produce a 1/62Nm yarn that has been proportionally woven with a 15.5µ superfine merino wool. In this combination, all three fibres enhance the performance, drape and handle of the cloth,         ensuring superior quality and exquisite refinement.

Our latest Cashique collection incorporates all the qualities described above, and offers a comprehensive selection of attractive and sophisticated new designs. This collection of light weight fabrics has a luxurious handle and drape, making it the ideal choice for tailoring into a summer jacket.

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HS1831A 280grm 9oz ROYAL MILE 1976

The Royal Mile is in the heart of Scotland's historic capital Edinburgh. It is one of Scotland’s oldest and most famous streets and is the link between Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The name implies the distance between these buildings is one mile, however the reference is to one Scots mile, which equates to 1976 yards rather than an Imperial English mile which is 1760 yards.

This quality may be recognisable by some as it has been a significant part of our collection for many years under a previous name – also referring to distance!

The collection contains a range of classic weaves offered in traditional suiting colours. It is the perfect all-season suiting for the distinguished individual.

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HS1831B 280grm 9oz ROYAL MILE 1976 PLAINS

Due to the success of Holland & Sherry’s Royal Mile 1976 suiting collection, we have developed a series of plains in the same quality, and are delighted with the results. This comprehensive collection offers a variety of both contemporary and classic coloured plains woven in a traditional serge construction.

The cloths in this collection are very versatile and would suit any occasion, whether it be the office, visiting the country or relaxing on holiday.

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Woven from a plain weave construction, Snowy River Lightweight offers a diverse range of stripes, glenplaids and small colour woven neat effects. The colour palette reflects the true spirit of summer ranging from classics to more contemporary tones adding another dimension to this classic quality.

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HS1840 230-280grm 7-9oz SUMMER VARIETY

This collection of high performance, plain fabrics has been woven from Super 120’s wool worsted with Teclana®. Teclana® is an exclusive technical fibre developed by Holland & Sherry, it combines the natural benefits of wool with the technical advantages of Teclana®. Included in this collection is a comprehensive range of coloured, plains in a regular twill, cavalry twill or a whipcord construction.

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HS1842 240grm 7.5oz ARGENTO

Holland & Sherry’s Argento collection combines the natural beauty of superfine 13.5µ merino wool with ones of the world’s most natural and valuable precious metals – silver.

This collection is the epitome of style, sophistication, elegance and luxury, and has been designed with the true luxury connoisseur in mind. Superfine 13.5µ wool has been encapsulated with silver; one of the world’s most precious metals, to produce a luxury, performance fabric that surpasses all others.

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HS1845A/B 220-250grm 7-8oz SHERRY SILK

Sherry Silk is a selection of contemporary jackets woven from a blend of Super 140’s merino wool worsted and silk. The selection encompasses an array of designs and colours to suit all tastes.

The cloths in this collection have been produced with the connoisseur in mind, from the ultimate blend of the highest quality fibres.

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HS1847A/B 210-280grm 6.5-9oz CRYSTAL SPRINGS

Crystal Springs luxury jacketings for Spring/Summer 2018 is an updated collection of windowpane and mock glenplaid in a range of attractive colours, including an array of vibrant blue tones and classic neutrals. Bold, unfussy checks create a fresh and striking summer look.

Winter Autumn Suiting Jacketing Fabric collections 2017 by Holland & Sherry

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HS1775 Classic Flannel Wool Worsted-Flannel Plains

Our latest flannel collection is a mix of classic and contemporary coloured solids that are available in a variety of weights and wool qualities. The qualities in this collection are woven from yarns that have been spun on the worsted spinning system, and are therefore more commonly known as combed flannels. Online carded flannels, combed flannels are less hairy, more durable and often lighter in weight making them more globally accepted. A combed yarn is achieved by combing wool tops with long, metal toothed rollers, during this process any shirt fibres are removed and the long staple fibres left behind. These fibres are then re-combed so that they become perfectly aligned and parallel to one another.

The fibres are then spun into yarn and woven into cloth, the final process being the cloth’s finish. To achieve a flannel finish the cloth has to go through a process called milling. Milling gently breaks down the cloth’s surface fibres producing a surface that is soft and fuzzy in appearance. The cloth is then carefully cropped to produce a more even texture. 

The origin of the word flannel is uncertain, but a Welsh origin has been suggested, as fabric similar to flannel can be traced back to Wales, where it was well-known  as early as the 16th century. 

Flannel fabrics are both comfortable and warm to wear, they have excellent drape and crease recovery properties making them one of the most popular choices for autumn and winter attire. 

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HS1780 Swan Hill Luxury Super 160's Worsted with Cashmere

Holland & Sherry’s Swan Hill collection has been created by blending a 15.5 micron merino wool with cashmere of a similar micron count. This luxurious blend is then spun to a 90/2nm yarn count, woven into 2/2 twill construction and finished with a traditional “true merchant finish”. The finished cloth has an abundant richness, is full-bodied and has a gentle handle; a true example of luxury. 

Our collection takes its name from the Swan Hill region of south-east Australia, between the River Murray and the River Loddon. The region was named by Scottish explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell, following a sleepless night camping near a flock of restless swans. 

The abundant food source and water supply of the area attracted settlers from afar and very soon it became the habitat for some of the world’s most prized merino sheep. The region began producing and exporting wool around the world and became famous for its supply of some of the finest and softest wools in the world. 

Holland & Sherry have designed this collection for the more discerning customer. Woven with an essence of cashmere and the finest merino, this truly elite fabric guarantees quality and refinement, and is sure to please. 

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HS1787 Ascot Classic Luxury Worsted Jacketing

Holland & Sherry’s new range of luxurious 100% wool worsted jacketing comprises classically coloured and styled gun club and glen plaid designs, alongside some new and contemporary windowpanes. Cloths from our Ascot range are ideal for the country or city and have a traditional, timeless appeal that makes them an essential component of every wardrobe. 

Benefits of the collection include
• Woven from a 2/2 twill weave construction, giving extra body, warmth and stability.
• The wool micron is 20.5μ for strength and durability.
• The yarn used is a 60/2 new metric yarn in both warp and weft directions, allowing for a full, well rounded handle.
• The cloth weight is 280grm, making the cloth multi-seasonal and ideal for wearing all year round.
• These benefits allow the cloth to be tailored with ease and make them a pleasure to wear. 

HS1790+SherryAlpaca suit jacket trousers fabric

HS1790 SherryAlpaca Luxury Wool With Alpaca And Silk

Inspired by colour, this collection of jacketing fabrics has been exclusively designed by Holland & Sherry. Wool, alpaca and silk have been intimately blended and woven together in a 2/2 twill construction, producing a luxury collection that has a unique handle, is full bodied and has beautiful drape qualities.

Much consideration has been given to the colours used in this collection as colour plays an important role in our daily lives. Unbeknown to us the colours we and others wear have a huge effect on our subconscious; colour determines our mood, our behaviour, and our perception of others. The colours in this collection have been selected because we believe they have an uplifting and more positive effect on our general mood and wellbeing, making the fabrics in the collection all the more enjoyable to wear.
The cloths in this collection have been co-ordinated with a selection of coloured plains, providing the option of a city or more casual, country look. 

Alpaca fibres...
• Are light in weight and full of lustre – natural sheen.
• Contain microscopic pockets of air that act as a good insulator of heat in cold weather, but also allow the body to breathe thus keeping the body cool in warm weather.
• Contain air pockets which also reduce the overall weight of the fibre, making it less bulky than wool that is shorn from a sheep.
• Are soft, silky and luxurious to touch, making them very comfortable to wear. 

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HS1792 Cashmere pure opulence Luxury Woollen Spun Cashmere Jackets

Cashmere was first worn by the nobility of Victorian England and subsequently became one of the most prestigious of the noble fibre family. The low bulk, high loft fibres combine to make the warmest and most comfortable garments ever worn. 

 The cashmere used to produce this fabric is made from the very finest Inner Mongolian cashmere, whose luxurious handle is renowned the world over. 

From a snow-white base, extraordinarily vivid shades may be produced, some of which may be found in this truly majestic new collection. The sheer beauty of this range can only be experienced at first hand. 


Cashmere: the ultimate fabric choice
• Cashmere is characterised by its luxurious soft fibres, which allow for natural, lightweight insulation without bulk.
• Cashmere is appropriate for all climates as it has a high moisture content, and its insulation properties change with the relative humidity in the air.
• The finest fibres are gathered from the saddle of the cashmere goat.
• Cashmere fibres are generally extremely fine, averaging between 14 and 17 microns, making the cloths they produce desirable and luxurious to wear.
• Cashmere fabrics have a beautiful handle, a natural sheen and exquisite drape qualities.


HS1712 Ladieswear Collection

Colourful tweeds have been coordinated with luxurious silks, glittering lurex and vibrant cottons creating a collection of fabrics suitable for any occasion. This collection of interchangeable pieces provides the ultimate capsule wardrobe for the business professional on the go.

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HS1718A Corduroys & Moleskin

This new collection of corduroy fabrics features a variety of familiar and new qualities. All are renowned for their performance and durability but for the first time in our 180 year history we have included a new quality constructed primarily from cotton but with the added benefit of 2% elastane. Elastane offers comfort, strength and durability, but above all elasticity. A finished garment with 2% elastane will retain its shape both during and after wear. 
Its unique appearance is achieved by spinning specially twisted fibres into yarn and then weaving them parallel to one another, creating a unique rib effect. The rib is then cut creating a distinctive pile rib that reflects and attracts varying degrees of light, always providing the cloth with a luxurious texture that is desirable to both touch and wear. 
Cloths in this collection are ideal for both city and country casual attire but are also considered appropriate for less formal business attire. 

The collection also includes a wide range of Moleskins in a variety of weights and colours. A moleskin is a heavy cotton fabric that is woven with a higher density of weft threads to warp threads and then sheared to create a short, soft pile on one side. Moleskin clothing is noted for its softness and durability, and is most suited for outdoor attire. Our high quality 100% cotton moleskin collection features autumnal chestnut and classic lovat alongside a range of classic neutrals. 

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HS1718B Cash Cord

For discerning individuals who desire a higher level of luxury, the cashmere content in Cash Cord offers extra softness, bloom and sheen. Corduroy fabrics date back to the eighteenth century, it is believed their name derives from the French term “corde du roi” meaning “cord of the King”. Its unique appearance is achieved by spinning specially twisted cotton fibres that have been blended with cashmere into a silky smooth yarn, and then weaving them parallel to one another, creating a unique rib effect. The rib is then cut creating a distinctive pile rib that reflects and attracts varying degrees of light, always providing the cloth with a luxurious texture that is desirable to both touch and wear. The ribs in a corduroy fabric are technically known as wales, the number of wales there are to an inch determines the rib size and the category in which the corduroy can be identified by. 

In this collection we offer two qualities, an 8 wale cord and 12 wale cord. The 8 wale cord is typically known as a Jumbo cord whilst the 12 wale cord is known as a standard cord.  The added benefit of cashmere in both qualities offers a unique handle and luxurious drape. Both qualities are the ultimate choice when choosing a luxury cord for that special informal occasion.

HS1718C+Luxury+Velvet suits jacket trousers fabric

HS1718C Luxury Velvet

The luxurious softness of velvet makes it the perfect choice for any formal event that requires a degree of elegance and sophistication. Velvet was a very difficult and expensive cloth to make before the advent of industrial power looms, and was therefore only ever worn by the rich.

Today the cloth is still difficult to produce but with the benefit of modern looms the process is much faster and more efficient. A velvet cloth is woven on a special loom that weaves two layers of velvet at the same time. The two layers are joined together, face to face by an interlacing weft yarn. After the weft yarn has been inserted a cutting knife passes through the middle of both layers, cleanly separating them to create two cloths with an evenly distributed tufted pile.  

The Holland & Sherry velvet collection offers a range of sumptuous colours including opulent purples, reds and blues, alongside the more muted maroon, mauve and Persian blue. The wide choice of colours ensures you will find just the right colour for you. 


HS1760 Intercity Wool Worsted Suiting

The InterCity suiting collection has been designed specifically for the business environment, combining handmade quality with hardwearing practicality. This is our classic suiting line, traditionally British and heavyweight. The cloth is woven in a stable 2/2 twill, from a 60/2 nm yarn in both warp and weft direction giving the cloth body and fullness. These qualities offer durability and good drape, which are perfect for tailoring.  A traditional city suit comprises two main elements - the jacket and trouser, also described as a two piece suit. The waistcoat is an optional extra for a particularly smart working environment or important meeting. The InterCity collection offers a comprehensive range of stripes in classic navies and greys. The addition of contemporary colours, such as aubergine with a purple stripe, ensures a broad appeal. The collection is completed by other woven designs including glen checks, sharkskins, birdseyes and herringbones.

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HS1766 Cape Horn Super 100's Wool Worsted with Cashmere

The Cape Horn collection has been woven from fine merino wool imported from the nearby Patagonia region of South America. Abounding in fresh water and lush vegetation, the valleys of Patagonia are the ideal habitat for merino sheep, producing fleece fibres that are cleaner and stronger.  A popular quality for Holland & Sherry, the cloths in this collection are the perfect choice for the classic tailored suit.

Benefits of the collection include:

  • 2/2 twill weave construction, a balanced structure that offers superior drape qualities.
  • The yarn used is a 64/2 new metric yarn with a conventional 'S' twist for added softness.
  • Due to the temperature climate of Patagonia the wool has not been exposed to pollution or extreme sunlight; therefore the strength of the wool produced is unquestionable.
  • The wool micron is 18.5μ , which equates to a  genuine Super 100's wool quality.
  • With an added 1% cashmere, Cape Horn fabrics are luxurious to handle and wear.

HS1773+Chequers suits jackets trousers fabric

HS1773 Chequers Super 130's Saxon Merino Wool

Chequers is a collection of contemporary check designs that have been woven from a 17μ Saxon merino wool. Inspired by colour and design and having a full flannel finish we are confident this collection will not disappoint.

The flannel finish is achieved by milling the cloth; a process that nurtures the yarn fibres within the cloth, allowing them to gently unfold and cover the cloths surface. The cloth is then carefully cropped so that the cloths surface becomes an even array of of soft, muted colours.

A comprehensive selection of check designs have been selected because they allow great scope for creativity, and  this collection is no exception. With their delicate melange colour combinations, the checks in this collection are perfectly balanced and unique making them the perfect choice for the more discerning client.

To compliment the collection we have included a comprehensive selection of plains and a small selection of woollen spun flannels with bouclé decoration. A traditional flannel is full-bodied, soft to the touch, comfortable to wear and has good drape and crease recovery properties. With this collection we believe that we have achieved all these qualities and are sure that you will enjoy the experience in wearing this cloth, appreciating its beauty, its handle and its delicate bloom.