POCKETS – THE LITTLE TOUCHES
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 style of an Out –Breast pocket with two side pockets, to Patch- Pockets with flaps on a sports jacket. Both have their own style & functionality benefits whilst maintaining a classic look.
In my opinion the most classic and elegant look is an Out- Breast pocket & two side pockets with flaps alongside two In- Breasts. This being the ideal choice for more formal business suits whilst also being appropriate for a casual sports jacket.
Now there is no right or wrong in this regard, with the decision in the end coming down to the individual. Many would argue pocket flaps are essential for any suit whereas others would say a double jetted pocket is the norm. This is just outside of the jacket. However the inside of the jacket has just as many if not more options; pen pockets, glasses pockets, hare pockets, ticket pockets with there even being orders in Anderson & Sheppard’s history for gun pockets.
THE RAKE MAGAZINE POCKET GUIDE
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 easy, and it always helps when you are taking photos in familiar surroundings.
I am wearing an Anderson & Sheppard Double- Breasted, mid-grey diamond weave worsted suit; and it was wonderful having the chance to show the many meaningful possessions and accessories I wear, and keep on me.
WE HAVE MOVED IN
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 over, the room is spacious and the big windows offer both amazing light and views.
The shelving and interiors are wonderful and all the work boards are designed to each person’s specification, which is very helpful for the taller tailors like Finnan who don’t have to bend over whilst they are working. With the seven of us here together, it makes for a great work environment and it’s already starting to feel like home.
THE 2015 VANITY FAIR HOLLYWOOD PORTFOLIO
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 background should give them a clue to his real identity.
As usual, everyone is styled beautifully by Jessica Diehl and we had the honour of being chosen to help dress Jude Law, Terence Stamp and Michael Caine for Jason Bell’s portfolio.
THE VANITY FAIR HOLLYWOOD PORTFOLIO’S FIRST-EVER SHORT FILM
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 the magazine’s famous annual Hollywood portfolio after observing that “this British invasion of Hollywood has gotten so out of hand.”
The film can be seen on Vanity Fair’s website www.vanityfair.com. The March issue of Vanity Fair comes out today and features no fewer than 44 British icons in their 30 page Hollywood portfolio. Please look out for Les in the cutting room.
We had another nice surprise when we saw that we were thanked in the credits but, as always, it is everyone at Anderson & Sheppard who would like to thank Vanity Fair for including us.