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It feels nice and soft, I’d like to wear it.

Pupil, aged 8

Bespoke School Uniform

Quality and prestige to wear with pride

The Independent Collection makes it easier for you to design a prestigious, distinctive bespoke school uniform for your independent schools.

Our Independent blazers and jackets offer a bespoke school uniform alternative to schools that require an entirely personalised look. The garments are made to order with decades of manufacturing experience. Producing the most durable and prestigious look a school could want.

Please speak to your David Luke stockist or your sales agent to discuss requirements.

Choosing your fabric

The fabrics available are summarised below (more detailed information can be found near the bottom of this page).

  • Wool
  • Tweed
  • Poly/wool and poly/wool elastane
  • Poly/viscose and poly/viscose elastane
  • Wool/cotton stripes
  • Polyester

Don’t forget, for each of the above options, the price point of the fabric and the stock availability of the colour are important considerations. These can, for example, impact on the overall cost of the bespoke blazer.

Choosing your style

Traditional blazers
Traditional blazers have three patch pockets with front darts for a slimmer fit, structured padding and interlinings. This style offers a classic look for schools.

Modern jackets
Modern jackets are an updated styling of the traditional blazer. Our jackets are growing more popular each year as style-conscious pupils take a say in the uniforms they wear.

Special options
Special options and styles are available to create truly unique jackets and blazers.

Choosing your design details

Specific features of garments can be tailored to your individual requirements as follows:

Linings: stock colour or bespoke design
Vents: side double, centre single or vents
Pockets: patch, jetted, flaps and positions
Buttons: stock or bespoke and how many

Choosing your enhancements

Final enhancements and embellishments help you create a customised jacket or blazer. Therefore, why not consider the following:

Embroidery: digitised image needed
Tape/cord/piping choices: standard colour or special dye
Tape/cord/piping: positioning

Choose David Luke Wool

With many prestigious and traditional schools requiring wool blazers for their schools, David Luke is the choice for this exceptional quality fabric.

It’s all in the blend of our wool. For instance, we use a blend of fine wool for softness and warmth together with slightly coarser wool to add shine and body to the finished fabric. Blending specific different fibre lengths creates a strong, full, even and round yarn. This optimises the dyeing process and the finished presentation in consistent.

The wool we produce at David Luke is manufactured to the highest specification and will withstand the test of time.

Other Fabrics Available

Poly/wool
For a superior suiting look, the Poly/wool fabrics we use incorporate natural wool fibre with the durability of polyester to perform throughout the school year. (Also available with Elastane.)
Tweed
A quality to match the rigours and demands of school uniform fabrics, whilst giving schools an individual identity with classic niche tailoring.
Wool/cotton venetian stripes
Our Venetian stripe Blazer & Jacket range remains popular with many schools wanting a truly distinctive look. The cotton adds strength and durability with bespoke designs, the result is a differentiated look for any school choosing this fabric.
Poly/viscose
This fabric offers an extremely durable, washable and easy care cloth. The hopsack weave provides a textured feel to the fabric as an enhancement to a standard polyester fabric. (Also available with Elastane.)
Polyester
Offering extreme durability, polyester is hard wearing for the rigours of everyday wear. The superior polyester we use in our Independent blazers has a barathea weave to provide a soft handle and structured finish.

The quality of the uniform is fantastic, my 3 year old son wears the trousers, he is very active, always climbing, falling over and getting himself filthy, the trousers are still as good as new. They wash brilliantly even on a 15 degree wash.

Leighanne, Mum of three

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