INSIDE OUR CUTTING ROOM TODAY

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 Apprentice Coat Cutter Max Castano.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

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 wisely.The correct tools ensures that you do not handle the material more than you need to. its especially important if the fabric is delicate or frays easily.

I use these two shaping tools for the front.

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Chalks should be brand new and sharpened for marking the front edge to make a clear cut.

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3Once the fabric has been cut on one side, it should be placed on top of the opposite front panel and marked accurately. Pockets, seams and mark stitches are all useful to pinpoint exactly where the the opposite side should be cut.

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GREY FLANNEL TROUSERS- CUTTING THE PATTERN

Anderson & Sheppard Matthew trousers (1)

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 an established cutter since it gives an insight into garment construction and fitting.

I decided to cut them with a slim leg in order to complement the smart/casual style that I want to achieve. In regards to other style details: belt loops, straight side pockets with a hip pocket on the right and plain bottoms. A 12oz grey flannel is a good starting point in respect to making; since it’s more forgiving than other cloths and it drapes beautifully.

 Anderson & Sheppard Matthew trousers (2)

I started the whole process off by cutting myself a pattern, giving a length and waiting for the cloth with anticipation. This is a standard procedure in the cutting room and now that it has arrived all that was left was to strike it out. Needless to say I did it this morning.

Anderson & Sheppard Matthew trousers (3)So now my evenings and weekends are booked up. I can’t wait to get them made up to a fitting stage, more on that soon.

ANDERSON & SHEPPARD AND GJ CLEVERLEY SHOES

Anderson and Sheppard DB Jacket

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 double breasted black fine barathea Dinner Jacket, made from Taylor and Lodge A128/59390/A1  12/13oz. Styled with our black silk bow tie and white spotted pocket square.

 

Anderson & Sheppard SB Jacket

Classic George Cleverley black patent Oxford Shoes paired with our single breasted midnight blue herringbone Dinner Jacket, made from Smith Woollens cloth 8873  10/11oz. Styled with our black silk bow tie and white silk pocket square.

INSIDE OUR CUTTING ROOM TODAY.

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 Trenchard, Trimmer Michael Bison, Apprentice Coat Cutter Max Castano and Apprentice Trouser Cutter Matthew Borkokski.

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