Every Cumbria chef jacket that we manufacture starts off in the exact same way; a roll of fabric, a box of studs, some cotton thread and a little red tab with our name on it. Over the course of around 90 minutes, we transform those materials into something far greater than the sum of its parts; a British made, premium chef jacket. The Cumbria may be our entry level product, but its story is just as important as any other jacket that we make.
The first step in creating the Cumbria jacket is cutting the fabric, at first we make big cuts by hand but we don’t let tradition get in the way of quality. To get the perfect cut and consistent shape that we require, we use a modern automated cutting machine. Now that we have the front and back of a jacket, the Cumbria is starting to take shape.
Now comes the skilful part and the part that we feel can only be done right using the very best British textile machinists. We take the front of the jacket and mark where the concealed studs are going to go, then we hand press the studs onto the placket. Next, our machinists take the front and back of the chef jackets, work a little magic and we have an almost complete Cumbria jacket.
So now we have something that you could arguably call a chef jacket, but there are plenty of the finer details missing, not to mention plenty of cotton thread poking out everywhere; quite a messy dish still. So now the Cumbria jacket goes to our finishing department where we snip off thread ends and check the quality (some don’t make the cut so to speak).
The Cumbria is almost complete however, there is the final finishing touch still to take place; the addition of the red Oliver Harvey tab (we don’t put our name on it until it is perfect). After the pen pocket and tab is sewn on the jacket all that is left to do is to wrap it in our branded tissue paper and send it on its way to an eagerly waiting chef.
Perfect fit, high quality product. Quick delivery. Everything is nicely wrapped up individually. Nice little present inside the box.
Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for chefs wear.
Posted on 10/06/2020
Stunning product! Amazing value! Excellent service! Will 100% recommend to any chef. I will be buying all my chef whites from Oliver Harvey. And it's British!! Cheers guys
Posted on 17/09/2014
Handmade with quality materials giving you the perfect finish and style
An Oliver Harvey product is a welcome present to any chef