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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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
  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
Les Edge from Hare and Humphreys started working at the bespoke shop on Monday. It will take him a week to finish the Prince of Wales badge of three feathers on the bottom right hand window pane. ... Read More
The London Collections: Men presentation at The Cabinet War Rooms was inspired by the Jonathan Cape book Cecil Beaton Theatre Of War.  The book’s editor Mark Holborn is an Anderson & Sheppa... 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
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 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
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
At this time of year we start to see a real shift with what is being ordered or coming back to us after a fitting. It might be the middle of summer but we are often working on garments that will be wo... 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
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
A British businessman's outfit, framed between the changing rooms of our Clifford Street store. The chalk stripe, double-breasted jacket is worn with a white shirt and pale-blue tie - the latter picke... Read More
A tweed made especially for Anderson & Sheppard is here worked into a strongly coloured combination, with the orange cloth's purple overcheck picked up in the melton of the collar, and complimented by... Read More
Bright scarves have been popular in the Clifford Street shop, and here an orange scarf brings a touch of hot colour to a herringbone tweed jacket - made by the tailors at Old Burlington Street. Note t... Read More
Over the following weeks we will feature a selection of bespoke jackets and coats, all accessorised with items from the new Clifford Street shop.First, here, a navy Chesterfield overcoat with a fly fr... 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
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 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
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
 This Friday, June 15, the houses of Savile Row will open their doors to the public, showcasing cutting rooms, workshops, archives and unusual tailoring pieces from 4pm to 6pm.The open after... 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
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
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
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
 One of the last overcoats of the season, this is a double-breasted coat in fawn cashmere at the basted fitting stage 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
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
We get someone coming in with repairs or alterations most days, although it varies a lot. We might have nothing for days at a time and then suddenly a customer will bring in his whole wardrobe. Thankf... 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
Have a Merry Christmas everyone, from all at Anderson & Sheppard 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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