Posts by Mr Hitchcock
We are proud to announce that Colin Heywood, our bespoke shop manager, is through to the final of the British Carp Angling Championships after six rounds of competitive qualifiers.The semi-final heats... Read More
In the year since I last contributed to The Notebook, I’ve gradually developed my tailoring skills to improve both accuracy and speed.I work under Paolo Nicodemi, and he’s been very good a... Read More
This basted fitting is in a fancy navy cloth, with alternating beaded stripes. From a distance, a sober business combination, but hidden depths Read More
A finished fawn, single-breasted tweed jacket in windowpane check. The checks are in a rather nice combination of blue and turquoise. Three patch pockets, the hip pockets having flaps as well Read More
A single breasted jacket in fawn corduroy, ready for a forward fitting. Particularly nice are the slanted pockets, which include a ticket pocket Read More
Vicuna cloth has been very popular recently, mostly for overcoats. There seems to be a desire to use the best cloth possible, and vicuna is certainly the most luxurious. It has a beautiful feel to it,... Read More
From the archives, Sir Laurence Olivier's black tie from 1954. At bottom, you can see Sir Laurence's entry in the log book, including a reference from Noel Coward Read More
I’ve been an apprentice coatmaker at Anderson & Sheppard for a year now. Prior to this I was at Newham College, doing the 18-month bespoke tailoring course that a few other apprentices were on a... Read More
We mentioned in a previous post that Anderson & Sheppard dressed Bryan Ferry for his current tour, and he kindly invited us along to the concert in London.Following the discussion on that post of the ... Read More
This most recent trip to the US was very successful. We saw a lot of customers and had a particularly large number make appointments at the last minute. We just have to cut it all now. In fact I&rsquo... Read More
We dressed Bryan Ferry for his current tour, and he was kind enough to invite us along to see him in concert in London wearing the suits. He had six made in total, in navy and black silk.Silk is a ver... Read More
I’ve been doing these trips for 25 years now. Originally it was with Mr Halsey, who was a great salesman and a fantastic dresser. Customers would come and see him because they wanted to look lik... Read More
This is a dress coat for a hunt ball. You can tell because the lapel is white – on an actual hunting coat the lapel would be red. The collar varies depending on the hunt the wearer belongs to. T... Read More
There has been a lot of attention on Alexander McQueen and his career ever since his unfortunate death last year. As a part of this, there have been several books and television documentaries. A crew ... Read More