POSTS USING TAG 'apprentice'
I have been working under Les as a coat cutter for over a year now and one of my favourite parts of the bespoke process it striking in. Les has spent a lot of time showing me how to strike in correctl... Read More
I have worked at Anderson & Sheppard for the past ten months. I started working in the last week of September 2016. This coincidentally was the same week I should have returned to University.Before I ... Read More
Friday 30th July saw the Bespoke Tailors Benevolent Association Summer Party take place at the Merchants Taylor's Hall in the City. Along with the BTBA Dinner, the Summer Party is held every... 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Anderson and Sheppard workroom at Foubert's Place has been around for about 8 years. I have been there for just over 4 years, first as an apprentice coat maker and now as a self-employed coat make... Read More
Liberty and I were featured in the latest issue of Lula magazine, for a piece focusing on the new generation of Savile Row bespoke suit-makers. They asked us all sorts of questions, and we were includ... Read More
I have just completed my third week of training as a Trouser Maker at Anderson and Sheppard, which isn't anything unusual, except that I had spent the last four years as a Coat Cutter at the bespoke s... Read More
At the beginning of June Ashley, Emily and I went on a day visit to the Bower Roebuck mill together with other members of the bespoke tailoring trade in Savile Row. The whole day allowed me to meet so... Read More
As an apprentice under Mr Hitchcock for just under four years I have been fortunate enough to learn the classic cut of an Anderson and Sheppard double breasted jacket. Its an uncompromising garment th... Read More
When I was 16 I thought I knew exactly what path to take. Without much thought I planned to finish my A levels, go to university and start a career in finance, something that's very familiar in my fam... 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
One year ago I started considering doing the Savile Row Cutting Diploma.  It is a qualification that I knew would not only be a great experience but particularly worthwhile knowing it was to be j... Read More
I’ve just finished basting a coat for a fitting. The last part was attaching the collar, which is just the backing of canvas and melton at this point. I cut them both out using a cardboard patte... Read More
The first thing you need to learn if you’re going to work as a tailor is how to use the thimble. It goes on your middle finger and pushes through the needle that’s being held in your thumb... 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
I’ve been at Anderson & Sheppard about two months now. I joined from Newham College – I was in the same class as Finnan but the classes were staggered slightly and I ended up starting abou... Read More