Posts by Oliver
Today marks the start of our first German trip; Leon Powell, Martin Crawford and I are in Frankfurt at The Frankfurter Hof to see customers. We will then travel to Hamburg tomorrow and set up at the H... Read More
I was featured in the latest issue of The Rake Magazine for their regular Pocket Guide feature. I am thankful to The Rake for the opportunity, it was great fun.  The shoot was comfortable and eas... Read More
We were successful in our search for a new member of the Trouser Department and Matthew joined us at the end of last year.  I have spent most of January introducing Matthew to the way that we wor... Read More
If you don’t want creases then the simple truth is don’t pack them and carry them in a suit carrier. Keep them on a hanger and unfolded. However if they are destined for the suitcase, pack... Read More
I’ve been involved with the development of our trousers at Clifford Street since 2011. The first pair I cut for the project were made up in white winter cotton and based on my own pattern.We wen... Read More
 Jennie has worked so hard and it was great to see her do so well at the Golden Shears this year. At Anderson & Sheppard, apprenticeships play a really important role in securing the continued su... Read More
Is there anything more comforting to wear than a flannel suit? Even though we’re heading into Spring, I really enjoy wearing my 12/13oz Mid Grey Herringbone Flannel Special from Fox Flannels. It... Read More
I took part in The English Gentleman, the show at Spencer House in January that featured works by 19 Savile Row tailors including Anderson & Sheppard. I was a model in the dining room, wearing black t... Read More
I went to New York for the first time this past month for the Anderson & Sheppard visit. Professionally the experience was great. It opens your eyes to the way the trips function, the number of client... Read More
It’s the time of year again when members of the Anderson & Sheppard cutting room who go in with customers, who need to represent the firm by wearing A&S garments, have a stock suit made. Most of... Read More
When customers know what they want in a style, they will sometimes order many of the same model in different colours, to give themselves the greatest range of options.That was the case with the custom... Read More
In my last post on trouser style options, I mentioned the different ways of adjusting the waist: strap and buckle, belt loops or buttons. The white trousers pictured had a strap and buckle. Above is t... Read More
The trouser fitting usually takes place on the same day as the jacket fitting. However, the trousers would normally be tried on first so that the customer can see the trousers on their own and then al... Read More
Most customers fall into one of two camps with trousers. If they have had suits made before, they probably have a consistent style and stick with that across most pairs of trousers – style in tr... Read More
Obviously a lot of James Dean’s style was very casual compared to what we represent at Anderson & Sheppard. But there are some great pictures of him in more formal wear as well.I read that the W... Read More
On a new pair of trousers I made recently – to wear at the Golden Shears – I introduced a little design element I saw on a pair of customer’s trousers. It’s an extended crossov... Read More
Last week I helped Leon pack up for Anderson & Sheppard’s bi-annual trip to the US. Mr Hitchcock and Colin go twice a year: in the Spring to New York, Boston and Washington DC, and in the Autumn... Read More
Of the two standard lengths of britches, plus-fours are more traditional than plus-twos (the number indicating how many inches below the knee they fall). Four inches gives you more room to move; it is... Read More
The Master Tailor Benevolent Association (MTBA)’s annual dinner was a couple of weeks ago. It was the first time I’d ever been – though I’ve gone to the summer party a couple o... Read More
 I got my shears in August last year, one year after I joined. I was involved with an exhibition we had at the Victoria & Albert Museum and it seemed as good a time as any. Anderson & Sheppard no... Read More
I tried a few different technical things with the trousers I made for myself for the MTBA summer party earlier this year.I made them with a single pleat rather than the normal two, and rather than jus... Read More
The way that a pair of trousers tapers from a customer’s hip down through his knee to the bottom depends on a number of factors, including his body shape and his personal taste.This pattern for ... Read More
Many men these days prefer plain-front trousers, but I’ve always liked pleats. It creates a natural, sharp line to the front of the trouser, giving shape to the front of the garment. The Anderso... Read More
When I first joined Anderson & Sheppard I quickly realised there was a lot to learn about how the organisation works and every process is related. You just have to observe the logistics, the customer ... Read More
When myself and my twin brother were growing up, he always knew what he wanted to do. He knew he’d leave school at 16, go and do an apprenticeship in engineering and get into industry that way. ... Read More