Feb 15

As someone who is (to say the least) a little on the hefty side, I often worry about the fit of garments – SLIM FIT SUITS simply do not suit my body shape and so I tend to go for the more classic style yet I understand that many of our younger customers do want a SLIM FIT suit and particularly for when they are looking for suits for a wedding.

We now have a range of Grey and Black 3 piece suits suitable for weddings which not only come in the fashionable slim fit style but which are also available in a more classical standard fit.

Slim Fit or Classic Fit Grey Wedding Suit (available in Black also)

Slim Fit or Classic Fit Grey Wedding Suit (available in Black also)

These suits (which are to buy) are ideal for a wedding party consisting of the Groom and his attendants, Fathers and even Grand Fathers. Cut from the same cloth, the Slim Fit Wedding Suit is ideal for the younger members of the wedding party and the classic fit wedding suit allows those who are not keen on the slim fit to still appear to be wearing the same suit as the others.

Here at Laurie Hopkins Menswear, we also have a fantastic special offer for the 2014 wedding season where if you require 6 or more of these suits for your wedding party, you can buy a 3 piece wedding suit for the price of a 2 piece wedding suit – that’s right, if there are 6 or more in your party we will give you a matching waistcoat for FREE for each 2 piece suit you buy.

The Slim fit wedding suit and the classic fit wedding suit are the same price £185 for a 2 piece and the waistcoat is £45.00.

The Slim Fit jacket ranges from 34″ Chest (Reg & Short) up to 54″ Chest (Reg and Short) with 36″ – 50″ coming in Long fit also.

The Classic fit wedding suit Ranges from 34″ – 60″ in Reg & Short, 36″ – 54″ in Long and 40″ – 52″ in Extra Long.

So if your searching for Slim Fit Wedding Suits or Classic Fit Wedding Suits in either Silver Grey or Black then here at Laurie hopkins Menswear, we might just have the solution to your problem.

Nov 1

We’ve added our latest Autumn/Winter 2013 Viyella shirts to our online store SHIRTNLY.COM
You can now buy them online or in the shop, whichever is more convenient for you.


Or simply click on each image to be taken to it’s specific page.

Check Viyella 80% Cotton 20% Wool Shirt

Autumnal Shade Check Viyella 80% Cotton 20% Wool Shirt

Mustard Check Viyella 80% Cotton and 20% Wool Shirt

Mustard Check Viyella 80% Cotton and 20% Wool Shirt

Tattersall Check Viyella 80% Cotton and 20% Wool Shirt

Tattersall Check Viyella 80% Cotton and 20% Wool Shirt

Green Viyella 80% Cotton and 20% Wool Shirt

Green Viyella 80% Cotton and 20% Wool Shirt

Navy Viyella 80% Cotton 20% Wool Shirt

Navy Viyella 80% Cotton and 20% Wool Shirt

Red Viyella 80% Cotton and 20% Wool Shirt

Red Viyella 80% Cotton and 20% Wool Shirt

Oct 19

IT’S BACK! Our FREE trouser offer is back by popular demand and will run until Saturday 30th November 2013.

Simply buy any Sports Jacket or Suit and get a FREE pair of trousers up to the value of £69.95



Jul 23

Spring Summer 2013 Sale now

The Genuine Spring Summer 2013 sale is now on at Laurie Hopkins Menswear, Lindley.

There are literally 1000′s of bargains to be had in our Menswear store in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Included in the sale are Meyer Trousers, Gabicci Knitwear, Viyella Shirts, Seidensticker Shirts, Fynch Hatton shirts and knitwear as well as Mens ready to wear suits and Sports Jackets.

Don’t miss out on the many bargains – hurry on down to one of  the best menswear sales in Yorkshire.

Jul 5

Date: Friday 5th July 2013!

As well as being the hottest day of the year so far, today is also the Men’s Semi Final day at Wimbledon – with the exception of perhaps the final on Sunday or the first day of the Ashes Test series (which is on Wednesday), today is one of the most summery days that you can possibly get here in the UK and yet here we are taking delivery of and pricing up our entire order of Autumn/Winter 2013 Meyer Wool Cords and Meyer Cavalry Twill trousers!

You would be hard pressed to find any heavier or more wintry trousers anywhere yet we have them in stock now and on the hottest day of the year.

When they arrived, I remeber saying to Jayne, ‘as if we are going to sell any of these any time soon!’ yet the ink was hardly dry on the price labels when a customer tried on a pair of Charcoal Grey Cavalry Twill trousers complete with the fantastic Meyer ‘expander waist’ and bought them!

Meyer Wool Cords and Cavalry Twill trousers now in stock at Laurie Hopkins Menswear.


Jun 30

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been very busy both at work and socially and have been meaning to make a blog post here for the last 2 weeks but never got around to it, until today that is when I have to admit to a ‘schoolboy error’ on my behalf about how I was incorrectly dressed!

I have had 2 Saturdays off recently, one to go to York Races on a stag do and then yesterday to go to the wedding.

It was whilst on the stag do that I had an idea for a post on here as to be honest I couldn’t believe how many men were at York Races wearing either a new jacket or a new suit. I could tell they were new garments because many had left the designers label on the sleeve and/or left the vents tacked up at the back – you know the look, a couple of big white cotton X’s on each side of the vent if it’s side vents or a single one if it’s a centre vent.

Now, whilst it might seem a good idea to let everyone know you’ve got an expensive designer jacket on, it’s not and the cuff labels should always be removed before wearing as leaving it on is a ‘little naff!’

As for the vents, these should always be opened as to be honest, you don’t want everyone to know you have a new jacket on or they might think you’ve borrowed it!

So that said, now it’s time for me to ‘fess up!’

This Saturday (29th June 2013), my wife and I attended the wedding of our Niece to her fiancé. For the occasion, I was wearing a stunning new suit, it was a French Navy single breasted Super 100′s by Digel and with this I wore a Rocola Blue on Blue striped shirt with white collar and cuffs, a Gold knitted silk tie and Tan Loake shoes, if I do say so myself, I felt great and was so confident that this was the look.

All was going well, the day was great and we were having a drink in the bar before the ceremony commenced when I went to get my wallet out of my back pocket, imagine my horror to find out, I had left the vents tacked up! What a school boy error!


May 14

Often we get asked, “Which should I get, a 2 piece or a 3 piece made to measure suit?”

There really is no set rule, it very much is whichever would suit your purpose the most however, one tip we always give to people is that a suit consisting of Jacket, Waistcoat and trousers can be both a 3 piece and a 2 piece suit but a 2 piece can never be a 3 piece!

A 3 piece suit not only gives you the option of wearing the Jacket and Trousers as a 2 piece, you can also wear the Trousers and Waistcoat with a contrasting Sports Jacket to give a alternative to the simple ‘jacket and trouser’ look.

This look was worn recently by David Gandy (the world’s top male ‘super model’) when he appeared on the Alan Carr Chatty Man show.

David Gandy on Chatty Man

David Gandy on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man


His simple plain trouser and waistcoat combination was contrasted beautifully with a Window Pane checked Sports Jacket and accessorised with a plain tie and patterned top pocket handkerchief – absolutely stunning.

Why not call into Laurie Hopkins Menswear in Lindley to discuss how we might help you to achieve a similar look or alternatively, why not contact us via our Travelling Tailor service and arrange a mutually convenient appointment for us to visit you?

May 8

When Jayne  and I were in Birmingham earlier this year at the Menswear exhibition we came across an American shirt brand that sold some of the most amazing shirts we’ve seen in a long time.

Steven Land shirts really are so different and striking and what’s more, they are NOW IN STOCK at our Yorkshire Menswear shop in Lindley.

These double cuff, contrast collar (and some with contrast cuff) shirts are only £59.95 and are sold in collar sizes ranging from 15.5″ – 17.5″

May 3

Our FREE trouser offer (which was due to finish on Saturday 4th May 2013) has proved so successful that we have decided to extend it until Saturday 1st June 2013.

Simply buy and tailored ready to wear jacket from Laurie Hopkins Menswear before close of business on Saturday 1st June and get a pair of trousers to the value of £69.95 completely FREE of charge – or should the trouser you select be more than £69.95, simply pay the difference.

We have had many customers buying Jackets for as little as £149 and getting a pair of Meyer expandable waist trousers for only £5!

If you would prefer a suit, we will simply reduce the price of our suits by £69.95 – it really is that simple.

Don’t forget, this offer really must finish on Saturday 1st June 2013, so don’t delay.


Apr 30

If you watch the TV you will see a number of the male  ‘celebrities’ wearing either a jacket and trousers or a suit, many of them can be seen sporting a Pocket Square (or Top Pocket handkerchief) as this is fast becoming the fashion statement of the year for men.

Here at Laurie Hopkins Menswear, we have a large selection of Pocket Squares from plain solid colours to stunning printed silks in a myriad of colours.

Our Matching Silk Tie, Handkerchief and Cuff-Link sets are an obvious starting point and can be bought via our on-line store Shirtnly.com or from our shop in Lindley (Huddersfield).

Matching sets are great but the real fun comes with the patterned ones where it would appear – anything goes!

The only rule is colour; it’s perfectly OK to mix patterns so long as there is a colour theme running through the mix.

The colour match can be between the tie and the pocket square where it’s acceptable to mix plain ties with patterned handkerchiefs or vice versa, or the match can be between the colours in the pattern on the jacket and the colours in the design of the pocket handkerchief – let your imagination run wild!

You can mix spots with stripes or checks, plains with absolutely anything and abstract patterns with just about any other design.

I have a dark stone coloured linen jacket that looks very much like a country tweed and has a pink and blue over check to it, I wear a stunningly ornate silk top pocket square that has a bright flower on it with a Pink border – trust me, it works!

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