POSTS USING TAG 'Anderson & Sheppard'
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
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
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
The Clifford Street Haberdashery will soon be available to shop online.  We have been working on the new site for several months and all look forward to showing customers a selection of what is a... 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
Anticipation is growing for the next London Collections: Men which kicks the New Year off from 6th-8th January 2014. Savile Row will again showcase why it is the best place in the world to have a suit... Read More
With a month to go before Christmas arrives, here's an idea: An Anderson & Sheppard dressing gown 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
In recent months I’ve been busy making a couple of extra trousers for my suits. Not only has it been really good practice, but it’s allowed me to try something different with the style. I ... Read More
The quality of a linen shirt can often be dependent upon growing conditions and the way the linen is harvested. In order to generate the longest fibres, the flax is either hand harvested by removing t... Read More
The Blazer as we know it today has a naval connection having been named after the Captain of HMS Blazer (c.1845) dressed his crew in jackets of blue and white stripes. The term ‘Blazer’ to... Read More
The British are always so quick to complain. If it’s too cold, it’s too cold. If it’s too hot, it’s too hot. It seems we’re never happy. The Cool Wool bunch from Scabal i... 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
While Mr. Hitchcock and Colin were away the orders were being sent down the wire every day, so life was very busy here at the shop. We were able to have the cloth ordered, getting it ready for us all ... Read More
In only a couple of weeks, Savile Row will once again come together to exhibit the finest tailoring in the world at London Collections: Men. Combining with London’s best shirt makers, shoe maker... Read More
I’ve been involved with the development of our trousers at Clifford Street since 2011. The first pair I cut for the project were made up in white winter cotton and based on my own pattern.We wen... Read More
 Jennie has worked so hard and it was great to see her do so well at the Golden Shears this year. At Anderson & Sheppard, apprenticeships play a really important role in securing the continued su... Read More
Two years ago I sat in the audience at the Merchant Tailor’s Hall watching Sunna compete in the Golden Shears 2011 competition. Having been inspired by what she had achieved, in early 2012 I dec... Read More
After over a year of preparation and many hours of work, the day had arrived. I went to the Merchant Tailor’s Hall early to soak up the atmosphere – trying to ease some of my butterflies. ... Read More
Thursday 6th December 2012 will forever be remembered as being a historic day for Anderson & Sheppard.  For over 20 years HRH The Prince of Wales has been having suits made with us, and Mr Hitchc... 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
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
When customers know what they want in a style, they will sometimes order many of the same model in different colours, to give themselves the greatest range of options.That was the case with the custom... Read More
Of the two standard lengths of britches, plus-fours are more traditional than plus-twos (the number indicating how many inches below the knee they fall). Four inches gives you more room to move; it is... Read More
This past month I’ve been learning a lot about the different lays for different types of suit. A lay is the way the sections of a suit are arranged on the cloth, and there are lots of permutatio... Read More
I tried a few different technical things with the trousers I made for myself for the MTBA summer party earlier this year.I made them with a single pleat rather than the normal two, and rather than jus... Read More
When a coat comes down to me to put together, ready for a forward fitting, I need to baste the cloth, canvas and other parts together as well as sew other seams permanently. On the front section of a ... Read More
The past couple of weeks I’ve been striking out for the first time – marking the patterns onto the cloth, with chalk – under the supervision of Mr Hitchcock. I’ve been practisi... Read More
One of the first things I had to learn was cutting and arranging all the extra parts of the coat that aren’t cut upstairs – the pockets, the lining and the flaps. It’s called fixing ... Read More
Many men these days prefer plain-front trousers, but I’ve always liked pleats. It creates a natural, sharp line to the front of the trouser, giving shape to the front of the garment. The Anderso... 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
I just joined Anderson & Sheppard four weeks ago. I’m training as a coat cutter under Mr Hitchcock. I started with some single-breasted waistcoat patterns, which are probably the easiest thing t... Read More
When I first joined Anderson & Sheppard I quickly realised there was a lot to learn about how the organisation works and every process is related. You just have to observe the logistics, the customer ... Read More
When I get a suit down to put together, one of the first things I have to do is assemble the various parts of the canvas. The canvas that we put in our coats is made up of three different parts: hairc... Read More
Last month, on 9 July, several Anderson & Sheppard apprentices received their diplomas in recognition of finishing the Savile Row Bespoke Association’s apprentice scheme. The Notebook’s ow... Read More