Posts by Ollie
Last week, Oliver and I visited the Wool BnB in Haggerston to take part in a bespoke tailoring demonstration in honour of Campaign for Wool’s Wool Week. The BnB was amazing; we had half an ... Read More
The lead up to any BTBA event is always a flurry of activity and this year was no different. Tailors and cutters alike make last minute alterations to their existing garments and put the finishin... Read More
As an apprentice Cutter under Mr Hitchcock, I have worked on many facets of cutting and fitting during my 3 and a half years at Anderson and Sheppard.  The process of drafting a pattern is challe... Read More
Last November I was asked to cut and fit some pieces for the upcoming Savile Row show as part of London Collections Men.  This was a great opportunity for me to be involved in such a tremendous e... Read More
I began wearing braces relatevity recently. Having had a number of suits now, I have always supported the trousers by having side adjusters. Out of all the ways of keeping trousers supperted by the wa... Read More
Friday 5th July saw the Bespoke Tailors’ Benevolent Association summer party take place at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in the city. Held annually, it is always a fun night held for a wort... Read More
One year ago I started considering doing the Savile Row Cutting Diploma.  It is a qualification that I knew would not only be a great experience but particularly worthwhile knowing it was to be j... Read More
The mid grey triple stripe is back after a leave of absence and numerous requests. Designed exclusively for us by cloth merchant H. Lesser, in 2000 we refined the design by bringing the three stripes ... Read More
I wrote recently about taking on my first customer at Anderson & Sheppard and creating his pattern. The first fitting with him – the next stage in the bespoke process – took place a couple... Read More
Black tie with grosgrain-covered buttons. Three piece, the details of the waistcoat show the work around the horseshoe-shaped opening of the lapels. One button, with jetted pockets on the coat Read More
This double-breasted Prince of Wales jacket is finished, featuring grey horn buttons and some nice pattern matching around the ticket pocket, above Read More
This houndstooth jacket is an old Anderson & Sheppard, in for repair - a new right pocket bag and repair to the left pocket. Notice the style details like the single button cuff and suede collar Read More
This is the first suit I have ever cut and made myself - the blue cotton on me, far left. It was rather a challenge and gave me an even greater respect for the tailors we have at Anderson & Shepp... Read More
A tropical-weight pinstripe suit, double breasted in a Super-150 cloth. It will feature cuffs on the sleeves Read More
A single-breasted khaki cotton jacket, three button. The work around the front edge and buttonholes is particularly nice, hence the close-ups. You can see the chalk marks where they have been marked o... Read More
An alternative summer jacket this, in wool and mohair rather than the more usual linen or cotton. A nice light fawn, with two buttons and an unlined back, ready for a first fitting Read More
An indigo silk herringbone jacket, in for repair, with a good suggestion of denim to it. Black horn buttons give it a very chic look Read More
Earlier this year when Mr Hitchcock was on holiday he asked me to look after his customers when they came in, trying the jackets on and doing a few fittings, both forwards and finishes. That seemed to... Read More
This grey Prince-of-Wales check is enlivened by a pink overcheck and some pink thread on the buttonholes. Dark brown horn buttons accentuate the effect Read More
We had a bigger range of seersucker this year, and it's nice to see it being made up into a raspberry-and-cream jacket Read More
This lightweight worsted jacket is a nice light blue with a blue and green check. The grey horn buttons work well, and as ever the check is a nice excuse to show off some pattern matching Read More
There's a great shape to the lapels on this green-velvet smoking jacket, and it's a nice excuse to highlight the work on the frogging too, on both the fronts and cuffs Read More
Moleskin is rather unusual in a jacket, being more often used for trousers. But it works very well here, going particularly well with the brown horn buttons Read More
This is an unusual double-breasted jacket in a shetland tweed. It is a medium blue with a dark blue windowpane check. Nice to show the pattern matching across the ticket and hip pockets Read More
 One of the last overcoats of the season, this is a double-breasted coat in fawn cashmere at the basted fitting stage Read More
An overcoat with character this. In a heavy Harris tweed with a shepherd's check, it has a fly front and is cut with a raglan sleeve. On the bottom picture you can just see the hip pocket, hidden almo... Read More
 A beautiful tan-and-blue houndstooth lambswool is used in this overcoat. It is cut in a single-breasted model, and shows some great small-scale pattern matching Read More
Myself and Finnan started learning to cut coats properly just before Christmas. Mr Hitchcock began by showing us the basics and a few weeks later we’re beginning to get the hang of aspects of it... Read More
This is a nice jacket in a blue-black cloth taken from the Porter & Harding Thornproof range. This lightweight alternative to tweed has been very popular this Autumn/Winter, as it has the texture of a... Read More
I was finishing off this double-breasted waistcoat to go with morning dress last week. It is made in a fawn hopsack, 12 ounce, with mother-of-pearl buttons that match the lining and white Marcella Dem... Read More
Following up on the recent post on a lovat green tweed sports coat, this is a darker version with less of the gun-club check about it. It is also a heavier cloth. Note the out ticket pocket on the rig... Read More
I liked the detailing on this tweed sports coat we had through recently. It's in a lovat green with a blue and red over check. The brown horn buttons on the cuff look particularly nice and you can see... Read More
I selected Cary Grant as a man whose style has inspired me. I first saw him in North by Northwest, wearing that famous grey suit, white shirt and grey tie. I believe it was made for him by Kilgour Fre... Read More
We all made garments for the Golden Shears last month – in order to go along and support Sunna – with Finnan and myself finishing off our first Anderson & Sheppard suits. I had started cut... Read More
Over the past few weeks I’ve been learning aspects of how to make a coat. As a cutter, that’s not what I will do day to day once I’ve finished my apprenticeship, but it’s a use... Read More
I’ve been at Anderson & Sheppard about two months now. I joined from Newham College – I was in the same class as Finnan but the classes were staggered slightly and I ended up starting abou... Read More