Posts by James
Anticipation is growing for the next London Collections: Men which kicks the New Year off from 6th-8th January 2014. Savile Row will again showcase why it is the best place in the world to have a suit... Read More
An overcoat is what we all crave at this time of year, and if you've been saavy enough to plan ahead, you will now be enjoying the fruits of your planning and have a new coat for the coming months.It'... Read More
Handkerchief, hanky, pockets square - there are a number of names we use to describe them. But before the term 'handkerchief'  was adopted, it was more common place for it to be referred to a 'ke... Read More
There is something both comforting and elegant about wearing a cashmere tie. Many of us wear silk as a matter of course throughout the year, but come the Autumn I like to explore other possibilities w... Read More
Autumn has arrived and while it might still be quite mild out there, it’s definitely time to start thinking about what you might be wearing this Autumn/Winter so you can have it by Christmas.Wit... Read More
While it might be a litte late to order your summer garments for this year, here is a short guide to summer cloth:Lightweight wool: If a suit is made with a light weight merino wool it has a great abi... Read More
The British are always so quick to complain. If it’s too cold, it’s too cold. If it’s too hot, it’s too hot. It seems we’re never happy. The Cool Wool bunch from Scabal i... Read More
London Collections: Men came to fruition at Lord’s this week. After hours, days, and months of planning and making, Savile Row demonstrated once again why it is the best destination in the world... Read More
In only a couple of weeks, Savile Row will once again come together to exhibit the finest tailoring in the world at London Collections: Men. Combining with London’s best shirt makers, shoe maker... Read More
Southeastern New England's only comprehensive art museum, the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design—also known as the RISD Museum—was established in 1877. Its permanent collection of... Read More
As we head into the time of year that weddings tend to appear there’s always talk of Morning suits. As far as I’m concerned you can wear Morning dress for right up to around 5pm for the sp... Read More
In time for Spring we have taken stock of some new ties. We have long been known for our classic Anderson & Sheppard designs, and in the Bespoke shop are really pleased with our new collection. While ... Read More
Visiting a tailor, let alone a Savile Row tailor, you might have preconceptions that you are setting foot into an unapproachable world and an environment that isn’t interested in explaining itse... Read More
Thursday 6th December 2012 will forever be remembered as being a historic day for Anderson & Sheppard.  For over 20 years HRH The Prince of Wales has been having suits made with us, and Mr Hitchc... Read More
When a new customer comes to Anderson & Sheppard, their measurements and order are placed in a slightly complex series of records.First, all a customer's measurements are placed in the measure book. T... Read More
These are among a few of my favourite seersucker and linen cloths from the Solbiati collection we’re offering at the moment. I particularly like the range on offer: the seersuckers go from stand... Read More
We have a greater range of summer cloths this year, with a particular range from Solbiati selected to hang in longer lengths on the rails. The great advantage of this is that customers can drape them ... Read More
The reason I like the style of Mad Men is because the characters care about their clothes. They are allowed to care – caring is part of the professionalism of the job and about how they portray ... Read More
Although it is now relatively late in the season, we are still getting quite a few customers asking for winter overcoats, or sometimes topcoats for the Spring. Here we have a few suggestions for cloth... Read More
This is a new cloth exclusive to Anderson & Sheppard that we have been developing for a while. It is a particularly lustrous black, which we think will work wonderfully in evening clothes. We worked w... Read More
One of my style icons has to be Sean Connery as Bond. When I was younger my favourite was probably Roger Moore, but I’ve since heard arguments from many people on Connery’s superiority as ... Read More
The reaction to the new book, Anderson & Sheppard: A Style is Born, has been fantastic. A lot of the customers that come in are aware of the book and have seen parts of it online, but they haven&rsquo... Read More
We started selling these fur hats last year and they had a very strong response, so we are introducing them again this year just as it starts to get a little chillier. They are made in Iceland, by han... Read More
Before a customer comes in to order a suit for the first time, it is worth thinking through the basics: Do I want a single or a double breasted? Would I prefer two buttons or three on a single breaste... Read More
When customers come in that have never ordered bespoke before, the choice of cloth can be a little overwhelming. It is a lot of bunches to pick just one material from. So I tend not to get too many cl... Read More
We recently decided to feature a range of new Loro Piana cloths in longer lengths, as we do with many Anderson & Sheppard exclusives. These hang on the wall opposite the cloth bunches and give the cus... Read More
In my last post here on The Notebook I talked about the ways in which you can wear tailoring casually – it’s not all about business suits.The jacket above is another good example of tailor... Read More
Men today wear fewer and fewer suits in the office, and I can understand that this could make bespoke tailoring seem less relevant. But the value is just as great in having an odd jacket made and wear... Read More
We’ve had quite a few requests for overcoats over the last few months. Often men leave it a little too late though – they don’t ask for the overcoat until they’re too cold not ... Read More
One of the hardest things about the past few months has been getting to know all the cloth books. For every colour, pattern and weight there are several options across the various mills, all similar b... Read More
I joined Anderson & Sheppard as a client consultant - the front of house - a few months ago. One of the first things you have to get your head around is how the ordering and administrat... Read More
As a client consultant for Anderson & Sheppard, I’m frequently asked by customers for advice on cloth and colour. Judging how adventurous someone wants to be is key to the job, but you do find m... Read More