The Stratford Chef Jacket is a first for Oliver Harvey for a variety of reasons. Most notably, it is our first single breasted jacket. Traditionally, we have always favoured a double breasted front due to the additional fabric which offers you greater protection from heat and its popularity with the majority of our customers who are executive or head chefs. However, since we last introduced a new jacket, preferences have changed and we’ve seen more of our customers requesting this style. So we have delivered. The benefits of a single breasted front are its light weight, which makes The Stratford more comfortable in hotter kitchen environments. Bib aprons are also increasing in popularity among chefs, so the need for the additional protection of the double breast is diminishing. We have incorporated this trend into the design of The Stratford and added a back neck loop to prevent the apron riding up the collar and discomfort for the wearer.
Comfort, style and breathability were the values we instilled into this jacket. It has Coolmax mesh fabric at both the underarm and side panels. This is so your body is as ventilated as possible without compromising the protective elements of the traditional chef jacket. Another first for us is the collar. Again, we have historically advocated a top stitched collar due to the protection it provides the neck area. We decided to adopt a new style for The Stratford. This new lower collar with a ring stud fastening is designed to be comfortable for the wearer and we are confident that this will be a new style seen across chef jackets worldwide. We are the industry leader after all! The Stratford’s fabric composition is Cooltex polycotton. This is a tried and tested contemporary material which delivers on breathability and comfort. It is also incredibly simple to put on and take off with 5 ring studs, concealed by a fly front to look as sleek as possible.
As you have no doubt seen from the product images, the design of The Stratford is like nothing we have produced before. Its shirt style appearance is a real innovation in the chef jacket market and combine that with its lightweight means it feels and looks not like a chef jacket at all. The precision required by our seamstresses and finishers is phenomenal. It is stitched to the millimetre with each of the signature details added individually by hand. Overall, after months of development we are truly proud of The Stratford Chef Jacket and think it will be staple in contemporary kitchens worldwide for years to come.
You can now add personalisation to Oliver Harvey products online. Simply follow the steps above to start adding personalisation to your products. Once your order is confirmed and you are happy with the sample, we will complete your order. Please expect 10-15 working days for delivery once a logo sample has been approved.
We will always get in touch to confirm the specifics of your personalisation.
If you add a logo to a product there is a £30 set up cost to pay however, once this is set up, you can reuse this logo on future orders. Each application of a logo costs £3.50 and text costs £2.50 per application. If you choose to have a large logo placed on either the front or back of a product there is an additional £5 cost per location.
All costs are based on embroidery. Call us if you require a different form of personalisation.
For further information please see our Personalisation page
Do not bleach this chef jacket. You may dry clean this jacket with any solvent except Trichloroethylene. Machine wash - 65c Hot. Iron carefully on a medium heat setting. Tumble dry on a low heat setting.
We have 4 delivery options for orders to mainland UK;
Economy Delivery - 5 Working Days. Under £25 = £5. Over £25 = FREE.
Express Delivery - Next Working Day. Under £25 = £10. Over £25 = £5. Over £150 = FREE.
Express Delivery 10:30 - Next Working Day before 10.30am. Under £25 = £25. Over £25 = £20. Over £150 = £15.
Saturday Delivery - Saturday Delivery. All orders = £30.
Express Delivery options are only available on items where we have stock for express delivery. This is indicated on product pages and at the checkout with a tick icon.
Personalised orders are delivered within 10 working days (upon sign off of logo if applicable).
Non-standard orders are delivered within 5-10 working days.
Non-standard items include: certain chef shoes (as stated on product pages), t-shirts and polo shirts, shirts and blouses and accessories.
International and Non-UK Mainland orders will take an additional 2-5 working days on top of the above depending on destination country.
Ireland orders above £150 are free. Orders below £150 will cost £10 (ex. VAT).
Delivery prices for International orders range from £10-60 depending on location, these prices will be shown at the checkout when you select your destination country.
You may be liable to pay an import tax from your host country, your local government office will be able to provide details.
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An Oliver Harvey product is a welcome present to any chef