Key Team Members


Bert Harkes
General Manager – E-mail

Thank you for visiting our website.

Our craft has been developed over several decades. The experience and craftsmanship we offer ensures that our customers will receive the finest quality garments in design, construction, fit and appearance. We pride ourselves on being in business for over 160 years, which is largely due to the ability to satisfy our customers needs and listening to their questions, comments and concerns. Our team of experienced staff members are always available to assist you with your Academic, Clerical, Choir or Legal requirements. We encourage you to visit our facilities and see for yourself why we think we make the finest, quality garments in the world. We hope that your experience with DSR Harcourts is a pleasurable one, and we look forward to serving you in the future.

Production Manager – E-mail


At DSR Harcourts, I have two primary responsibilities. The first is to ensure that your order is completed to your satisfaction. DSR Harcourts production staff and myself oversee all the details of your order, from cutting to shipping. Secondly, quality control is an important aspect of my duties; in keeping with our mandate to provide the finest quality goods and craftsmanship possible, while assuring your orders are shipped to you in a timely manner.

Central Order Desk – E-mail


I am happy to help you with placing your Harcourts order. I can assist you with information about traditional legal attire and Academic regalia from all over the world. I can also make style and fabric recommendations for your custom garments, including your new choir gowns or clerical attire.

Shipping and Rental Department – E-mail

I have been operating the shipping and rental department at Harcourts for over a decade. Harcourts rents academic gowns, hoods and caps for your graduation ceremony. We also offer first communion and confirmation rental packages. Please contact me at least a month prior to your ceremony date to ensure that we have the appropriate gowns set aside for you.

Another important aspect of my position is quality control. I package each garment personally, and I take pride in my work.

Reception – E-mail

Customer service is my forte. I enjoy meeting our customers in our showroom at 19 Duncan Street, and speaking with them personally on the telephone. Whether you are looking for the status of your order, or an expected ship date of your regalia I am happy to assist you.

Contact me if you have any questions–it is nice to hear from you!