POSTS IN CATEGORY 'Bespoke Tailoring'
I am very happy to announce that last week Finnan and I gained our Savile Row Bespoke Diplomas.I had to make a portfolio and then I had to present four garments to be marked at Henry Poole. That inclu... Read More
We are honoured that Alain Elkann, a long time friend and a most elegant customer, chose to include us in his column in yesterday's La Stampa and on his site alainelkanninterviews.com.Alain Elkann is ... Read More
Since August of  2016 I have been training as a Coat Cutting Apprentice under Leslie Haynes. I moved over from the trouser department where I had spent the past two and half years working as a tr... Read More
Last week London Craft Week was held between the 3rd -7th of May and it was a great success. Featuring hidden workshops, independent makers, unsung engineers, national museums, contemporary galleries ... Read More
Jennie and I have been working on a navy blue velvet smoking jacket cut by Leslie Haynes,  it has been really fun to work on the jacket for this project.I always get excited when Craft Week comes... Read More
Our team have started work on a smoking jacket and trousers for Jimmy Beaumont of The Beaumont Hotel. London Craft Week 3rd to 7th May, is an annual showcase of the best of British creativity and... Read More
Many Thanks to Nick Scott for the wonderful piece featured on The Woolmark Company's website merino.com"According to Savile Row folklore – of which there is an abundance – Fred Astaire use... Read More
Last night was the bi annual golden shears event at the Merchant Taylor's Hall. After being with Anderson and Sheppard for 4 years I felt it was the right time for me to enter the competition.I was lu... Read More
Today we received a visit from Sam Goates, founder of artisan cloth Woven in the Bone.  Sam came down from Scotland to review cloth samples with Colin for three new Anderson & Sheppard house twee... Read More
During the week I spend so much time working on mens jackets and get so used to a certain style and size job that working on a womens jacket seemed completely alien to me. I've wanted to make myself a... Read More
Last night Colin Heywood, John Malone, Leon Powell, Martin Crawford, Sam Labone and I represented Anderson & Sheppard at this years Bespoke Tailors Benevolent Association dinner.Formed from a merger o... Read More
Loro Piana Cloth Representative, Gregorio Davico popped into the bespoke shop to show us some new cloth and have a chat with us. Gregorio has taken over from Gareth Crowe, who sadly passed away last y... Read More
We have finalised the dates for our Spring trunk shows:GERMANY Frankfurt- Tuesday 21st FebruaryHamburg - Thursday 23rd February USANew York - Monday 27th to Friday 31st MarchWashington - Monday 3... Read More
Over the course of my apprenticeship I've worked on countless men's garments of all shapes and sizes. The way we approach each garment varies depending on the cloth, size, shape and style.Also in that... Read More
Leon and I recently returned from Anderson & Sheppard's first Hong Kong visit. We flew out of London on Monday and arrived in Hong Kong on Tuesday afternoon, despite the jet lag we were instantly invi... Read More
My mentor Jennie and I visited the Abraham Moon & Sons mill last Monday. I had used their cloth to make the tweed jacket I displayed at the Dumfries House Wool conference earlier this year in Septembe... Read More
I am happy to say that I have recently  completed my apprenticeship. The last year has basically felt like a trial run leading up to this point, gaining experience and confidence in my work. So I... Read More
Inside our cutting room today  is Head Coat Cutter Danny Hall, Head Trouser Cutter John Malone, Coat Cutter Leslie Haynes, Coat Cutter Ollie Trenchard, Trimmer Micheal Bison, Aprrentice Cutter Ma... Read More
I am delighted to say that last month I finished my trouser making apprenticeship at Anderson & Sheppard and I am now a fully qualified trouser maker. Before I started my apprenticeship as a trouser m... Read More
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
This year, UK Wool Week takes place from the 10th - 16th October and in celebration of this, Anderson & Sheppard Coat Cutter Ollie Trenchard and Trouser Cutter Oliver Spencer will be holding a be... Read More
At the beginning of this year I decided I would enter The Golden Shears. As I am in the last year of my apprenticeship, it felt like a natural progression and the perfect time to take on the challenge... Read More
Last Friday I attended the first ever wool conference held at Dumfries House in Scotland. The event was organised by Campaign for Wool and it gathered the key members of the wool industry encompassing... Read More
Anderson & Sheppard will be visiting Germany later this month. Leon Powell and Oliver Spencer  will be in Frankfurt on Tuesday 10th September at The Frankfurter Hof and in Hamburg on Thursday 15t... Read More
I am currently making a jacket for a special event that is coming up next month and with every project or idea there is some sort of inspiration behind it. I always had the idea of using tweed to make... Read More
Now as anyone at Anderson & Sheppard will tell you I am a big advocate of three piece suits. For me having a waistcoat adds an extra level of style and in some ways can change the entire look of the s... Read More
We would like to wish bespoke embroidery company Hawthorne & Heaney a happy five year anniversary. To celebrate we sat down with founder Claire Barrett to talk about the origins of the company and som... Read More
I am currently making a pair of tartan check trousers from cloth that was cut at the bespoke shop.I sewed the cloth into two separate trouser legs. I then go on to press them but because this par... Read More
Last Thursday was the launch party for the I Am London exhibition where myself and 59 other Londoners had our portraits displayed.The event was held at Central Saint Martin's building in Granary ... Read More
Textile agent Gareth Crowe popped into the bespoke shop to show us some new cloth and have a quick chat with us. How would you describe your job role?I am a UK textile agent, my role is to represent L... Read More
I was recently selected to participate in the I Am London exhibition; staged by Historic England  the wonderful presentation celebrates the cities unique and complex identity.  The exhi... Read More
It’s been a busy period for all of us at Anderson & Sheppard. Many new orders in the pipeline and one in particular caught my eye so let me take you through what happens in the cutting room.Over... Read More
We sat down for a chat with John Henry Bell, cloth representative and a friend to many on Savile Row.How would you describe your job role?My job role at the moment is focused on the public relati... Read More
I am an apprentice coat maker at Anderson & Sheppard.  I have grown up around tailoring; my granddad has been a tailor for most of his life so I have always had the opportunity to see what it inv... Read More
We are pleased to be part of bespokeapprentice.com which officially went live yesterday. The website has been developed to provide a platform for young tailors and cutters in UK companies to share exp... Read More
For the last 18 months Matthew, Max and I have been working on completing our ABC Level 3 diploma in bespoke tailoring.The course consists of two main units:Unit one deals mainly with various working ... Read More
When a job comes down to the workroom the first thing we do is look over the ticket. From time to time a customer might request a special detail on their jacket, such as turn back cuffs. Although turn... Read More
Once again it’s that time of year for us at Anderson & Sheppard; preparation for this year’s Spring trip to the U.S has been under way for a few weeks now.With around 120-130 customers bei... Read More
Liberty, Max, Matthew and Finnan in the latest Telegraph Luxury Magazine Men's Style Special. The piece focuses on one of the foundations of Anderson & Sheppard - our talented apprentices.National App... Read More
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
Looking at previous blog posts it appears that we have no information on the side seams. This is probably because it is not as photogenic as some of the other processes however it is just as important... Read More
We recently received a copy of "A Life in Fashion: The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton" by Benjamin Wild with foreword by Tim Walker. The book is a lively and informative study of Beaton’s st... Read More
Inside our cutting room today.Head Trouser Cutter John Malone, Trouser Cutter Oliver Spencer, Coat Cutter Leslie Haynes, Coat Cutter Leon Powell, Coat Cutter Ollie Trenchard, Trimmer Michael Bison and... Read More
When the jackets come back from the fitting, it is our job as the coat makers to give shape to the fronts.The tools used for this job and in general on any stage of the making process should be chosen... Read More
New Year’s resolutions are a must and 2016 was no exception. As an apprentice in the cutting room I’ve decided to make myself a pair of trousers. It’s an essential part of becoming a... Read More
The Awards Season is here again, and to celebrate we wanted to showcase the best of bespoke.  We teamed a pair of elegant George Cleverley black patent leather Pinched Bow Evening Pumps with our ... Read More
New year and back to work in our cutting room. Inside the cutting room today is, Managing Director Colin Heywood, Head Trouser Cutter John Malone, Coat Cutter Leslie Haynes, Coat Cutter Ollie Trenchar... Read More
As an apprentice cutter, striking in jobs under Mr Hall's supervision is a job that I undertake. With any job the first step is to check the cloth for any faults that it may have. We also check the pi... Read More
Our Christmas tree has arrived at 32 Old Burlington Street.Have a Merry Christmas everyone, from all at Anderson & Sheppard Read More
Inside our cutting room today.Managing Director Colin Heywood, Head Coat Cutter Danny Hall, Head Trouser Cutter John Malone, Trouser Cutter Oliver Spencer, Coat Cutter Ollie Trenchard, Apprentice Coat... Read More
Another year and another successful US trip comes to a close. With our senior staff safely back from America, now comes the return of the carnet.For those that are unaware a carnet is our large shipme... Read More
Over the past few months I've had the opportunity to learn a wide range of new techniques. Jennie, my teacher works on a lot of specialist formal wear and I've been lucky enough to be able to assist h... Read More
In the front of shop at 32 Old Burlington Street today, Front of House Martin Crawford, Cloth Coordinator William Lo and Accounts Clerk Stuart Gymer Read More
Philip Parker from Henry Poole, Su Thomas from the Savile Row Bespoke Association and Savile Row and Newham College Assessor Sue Fraser joined 61 apprentices and young tailors from many bespoke tailor... Read More
Inside Our Cutting Room Today.Coat Cutter Leslie Haynes, Coat Cutter Ollie Trenchard, Front of House William Lo, Head Trouser Cutter John Malone and Head Coat Cutter Danny Hall Read More
We would like to thank Laxtons for coming down to the Sheep on the Row event last Monday on the Savile Row.James Laxton, the managing director, was on hand in one of the barns to discuss specialist ya... Read More
The windows of our bespoke shop and our haberdashery have been transformed thank to R. Gledhill, the woollen yarn spinners. As well as supplying us with six bags of wool for our windows, they also sup... Read More
The Sheep on the Row event marked the start of Wool Week which is taking place between the 5-11 of October. The Campaign for Wool's aim is to promote and celebrate the natural, renewable and biodegrad... Read More
Yesterday, The Campaign for Wool launched UK Wool Week by transforming the length of Savile Row into grazing meadows, and filling it with two breeds of sheep.Bowmont Merino and Exmoor Horn sheep ... Read More
The launch party for Simon Crompton’s book The Finest Menswear in the World was held last Wednesday evening.Hosted by Cleverley and Anderson & Sheppard, the event took place at The Royal Ar... Read More
One of my favourite fabrics to work with is linen; its firm almost tacky texture makes it easy to manipulate and mould. Although it can be tricky at times, particularly when the weave is loose.This pa... Read More
We were pleased to welcome Keith Lodwick, Curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Theatre and Dance department, and fellow key curators and international experts in the field of dance and fi... Read More
With the British summer coming to a close, we here at Anderson & Sheppard are looking forward to the onset of autumn. With the bright coloured linens and cottons that we have seen go through the makin... Read More
Inside our cutting room today is Managing Director Colin Heywood, Head Coat Cutter Danny Hall, Head Trouser Cutter John Malone, Coat Cutter Leslie Haynes, Trouser Cutter Oliver Spencer, Coat Cutter Ol... Read More
A lesser explored aspect of bespoke tailoring is that of garment finishing. Once a customer has had his first fitting the garment is sent back to his coat maker. From this point onwards the garment is... Read More
An array of lightweight suitings, linens, frescos as well as cottons in a range of colours and shades have been a regular sight in our fitting rooms. If one is not a Londoner and is used to hotte... Read More
It has been almost a year since I started my training as a trouser maker, and I can definitely say it has been a fast, fun year.  I have learnt so much from Keith and it has been great working wi... Read More
Inside the cutting room today is Head Coat Cutter Danny Hall, Head Trouser Cutter John Malone, Coat Cutter Leon Powell, Coat Cutter Ollie Trenchard, Trouser Cutter Oliver Spencer, Trimmer Michael Biso... Read More
I am currently canvasing a Seersucker cloth for a standard single breasted jacket. The thin all cotton furrowed fabric is woven in such a way that causes the threads to bunch up, giving it its wrinkle... Read More
This past Friday at the Merchants Tailors Hall the annual BTBA Summer Ball was held. I have attended two previous Summer Balls, but this one was very important to me as I was receiving my coat making ... Read More
On Thursday I will be displaying my work to qualify for my Savile Row Bespoke diploma; in order to gain my SRB diploma I will have to prove that I can make a jacket from start to finish.Two Savile Row... Read More
Coat Cutter Leon Powell making a Navy Woollen Double Breasted Jacket.We are looking forward to displaying the Jacket at an exhibition in Florence this month Read More
A short film for the Artist:Artisan exhibition directed by Joshua Bullock for So It Goes.www.soitgoesmag.com/filmsVisit the Artist:Artisan exhibition at the Maison Mai Non Gallery at 14 Greek Street, ... Read More
Artist:Artisan, the collaborative exhibition between Savile Row apprentices and Central Saint Martins Fashion MA Graduates took place on Tuesday evening at the Maison Mai Non Fashion gallery in Soho.T... Read More
Here at Anderson & Sheppard as our customers will know, we have a wide variety of cloth choices from the various merchants in the trade. Our house cloths however are woven exclusively for us in mills ... Read More
When a job comes down to the workroom wrapped in a bundle, there is a small amount of cloth left inside. This spare piece of cloth is what we use to cut the 'fit ups'. These are all the components nee... Read More
We had the opportunity to visit the Soho Revue Gallery in Greek Street where “Artists: Artisans”, the collaborative exhibition between Savile Row apprentices and recent fashion graduates f... Read More
I have been working at Anderson and Sheppard for 22 years, and Alfie has been here for nearly 2 years. We work in the dispatch department downstairs in the bespoke shop. Our job here is to pack and ar... Read More
The Apprenticeships.gov website has featured the Anderson & Sheppard Notebook blog as one of the best online apprentice blogs.The Notebook was created to allow us apprentices to document our developme... Read More
Over the past couple of month we have been visited by students from the fashion courses at Kensington and Chelsea College and the London College of Fashion. Working with the arts and education charity... Read More
Whilst pressing may not be the most glamourous aspect of tailoring it is a very important step in the production process nonetheless. Pressing gives a chance for quality control; cutters must be looki... Read More
Inside the cutting room today is Head Cutter Danny Hall, Coat Cutter Leslie Haynes, Coat Cutter Leon Powell, Coat Cutter Ollie Trenchard and Trouser Cutter Oliver Spencer Read More
We are putting together the Carnet for the US trip, at the moment it consists of 160 jobs that are ready, and have been submitted through the London Chamber of Commerce. Everything that we send out ha... Read More
The Golden shears for me has been an absolute joy to enter and was totally worth the months of hard work getting it all finished. I was so proud to get through to the final catwalk and was thrilled to... Read More
Fashion gallery Maison Mais Non will be hosting a collaborative exhibition: “Artist:Artisan”, between a selection of Savile Row Houses, and recent graduates of the Masters Fashion pro... Read More
During the last few months I've been learning how to make the different types of fittings. I began by learning how to close the shoulders of the jacket and distributing the fullness evenly. After the ... Read More
As mentioned by Matthew, our trimmer Michael has been away so the task of trimming over the past month therefore fell to us. When I was first welcomed to Anderson & Sheppard; jacket trimming was somet... Read More
Over the past few weeks our trimmer, Michael Bison had been away due to a minor accident playing football.  While he was gone we had a lot of work on our hands; however this experience has given ... Read More
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our former director and head coat cutter Dennis Halberry at the age of 87.Mr Halberry was a key figure in the Anderson & Sheppard cutting roo... Read More
The thought of pockets might not be the first thing that comes to mind when someone thinks of their suit; however the wide variety of style options and choices can add a new dynamic. From our standard... 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
Now the bulk of the work has been completed we were finally able to move into the new workroom on St George Street. We packed all our stuff up and moved the pressing machines and all our equipment ove... Read More
We were so thrilled to see Les starring alongside Jude Law in March's Vanity Fair Magazine.  Some readers may mistake him for Harrison Ford but the cutting boards and patterns in the backgro... Read More
Les is the star of the cutting room today as he appears with Jude Law in Vanity Fair's new short film.  The London born photographer, Jason Bell, had the idea to shoot an all U.K edition of ... Read More
Keith and Michael went to visit our new workrooms in St George Street this afternoon to see how things were progressing.  We will be moving in over the weekend which is very exciting.  There... Read More
Over the past few months the team at Anderson and Sheppard have been working hard organising the AW15 Savile Row Collections presentation for London Collections: Men. Working with The Woolmark Company... Read More
The New Year brings me into the start of my 8th month as an apprentice coat maker at Anderson & Sheppard.  I’m excited to get even more experience this year, having learnt so much last year... Read More
  As the winter progresses, Anderson & Sheppard are overwhelmed with orders that reflect the season’s specials. Over the past months I've seen such warmth of cloth and garments that reflect... Read More
After studying at the London College of fashion, I started training as an apprentice coat maker under Peter Giorgiou in September 2013.After completing my studies at the London College of Fashion, I w... Read More