POSTS USING TAG 'bespoke'
Last week London Craft Week was held between the 3rd -7th of May and it was a great success. Featuring hidden workshops, independent makers, unsung engineers, national museums, contemporary galleries ... Read More
Jennie and I have been working on a navy blue velvet smoking jacket cut by Leslie Haynes,  it has been really fun to work on the jacket for this project.I always get excited when Craft Week comes... Read More
Our team have started work on a smoking jacket and trousers for Jimmy Beaumont of The Beaumont Hotel. London Craft Week 3rd to 7th May, is an annual showcase of the best of British creativity and... Read More
Many Thanks to Nick Scott for the wonderful piece featured on The Woolmark Company's website merino.com"According to Savile Row folklore – of which there is an abundance – Fred Astaire use... 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
During the week I spend so much time working on mens jackets and get so used to a certain style and size job that working on a womens jacket seemed completely alien to me. I've wanted to make myself a... Read More
Last night Colin Heywood, John Malone, Leon Powell, Martin Crawford, Sam Labone and I represented Anderson & Sheppard at this years Bespoke Tailors Benevolent Association dinner.Formed from a merger o... Read More
Loro Piana Cloth Representative, Gregorio Davico popped into the bespoke shop to show us some new cloth and have a chat with us. Gregorio has taken over from Gareth Crowe, who sadly passed away last y... Read More
Leon and I recently returned from Anderson & Sheppard's first Hong Kong visit. We flew out of London on Monday and arrived in Hong Kong on Tuesday afternoon, despite the jet lag we were instantly invi... Read More
I am happy to say that I have recently  completed my apprenticeship. The last year has basically felt like a trial run leading up to this point, gaining experience and confidence in my work. So I... Read More
Inside our cutting room today  is Head Coat Cutter Danny Hall, Head Trouser Cutter John Malone, Coat Cutter Leslie Haynes, Coat Cutter Ollie Trenchard, Trimmer Micheal Bison, Aprrentice Cutter Ma... Read More
This year, UK Wool Week takes place from the 10th - 16th October and in celebration of this, Anderson & Sheppard Coat Cutter Ollie Trenchard and Trouser Cutter Oliver Spencer will be holding a be... Read More
At the beginning of this year I decided I would enter The Golden Shears. As I am in the last year of my apprenticeship, it felt like a natural progression and the perfect time to take on the challenge... Read More
Last Friday I attended the first ever wool conference held at Dumfries House in Scotland. The event was organised by Campaign for Wool and it gathered the key members of the wool industry encompassing... Read More
Anderson & Sheppard will be visiting Germany later this month. Leon Powell and Oliver Spencer  will be in Frankfurt on Tuesday 10th September at The Frankfurter Hof and in Hamburg on Thursday 15t... Read More
Textile agent Gareth Crowe popped into the bespoke shop to show us some new cloth and have a quick chat with us. How would you describe your job role?I am a UK textile agent, my role is to represent L... Read More
I was recently selected to participate in the I Am London exhibition; staged by Historic England  the wonderful presentation celebrates the cities unique and complex identity.  The exhi... Read More
Just one of the suits cut by Leon Powell for our shop floor, a bespoke navy classic flannel double breasted suit, cloth is Holland & Sherry 753205 9oz and is styled with our wool/silk ikat pocket sqau... Read More
It’s been a busy period for all of us at Anderson & Sheppard. Many new orders in the pipeline and one in particular caught my eye so let me take you through what happens in the cutting room.Over... Read More
We sat down for a chat with John Henry Bell, cloth representative and a friend to many on Savile Row.How would you describe your job role?My job role at the moment is focused on the public relati... 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
Charmed Life: The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon is the latest edition to our coffee table book collection. It tells the story of a fascinating man who connected the great politicians, artists and... 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
Once again it’s that time of year for us at Anderson & Sheppard; preparation for this year’s Spring trip to the U.S has been under way for a few weeks now.With around 120-130 customers bei... Read More
Liberty, Max, Matthew and Finnan in the latest Telegraph Luxury Magazine Men's Style Special. The piece focuses on one of the foundations of Anderson & Sheppard - our talented apprentices.National App... Read More
Today marks the start of our first German trip; Leon Powell, Martin Crawford and I are in Frankfurt at The Frankfurter Hof to see customers. We will then travel to Hamburg tomorrow and set up at the H... 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
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
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... 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
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
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
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
Another year and another successful US trip comes to a close. With our senior staff safely back from America, now comes the return of the carnet.For those that are unaware a carnet is our large shipme... Read More
Over the past few months I've had the opportunity to learn a wide range of new techniques. Jennie, my teacher works on a lot of specialist formal wear and I've been lucky enough to be able to assist h... Read More
Round the corner from us just off Old Bond Street in the Royal Arcade, is our favourite shoemakers G.J. Cleverley.The bespoke shoemakers was set up in 1958 by Mr. George Cleverley after having al... 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
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
The launch party for Simon Crompton’s book The Finest Menswear in the World was held last Wednesday evening.Hosted by Cleverley and Anderson & Sheppard, the event took place at The Royal Ar... 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
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 our cutting room today is Managing Director Colin Heywood, Head Coat Cutter Danny Hall, Head Trouser Cutter John Malone, Coat Cutter Leslie Haynes, Trouser Cutter Oliver Spencer, Coat Cutter Ol... Read More
A lesser explored aspect of bespoke tailoring is that of garment finishing. Once a customer has had his first fitting the garment is sent back to his coat maker. From this point onwards the garment is... Read More
An array of lightweight suitings, linens, frescos as well as cottons in a range of colours and shades have been a regular sight in our fitting rooms. If one is not a Londoner and is used to hotte... 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
I am currently canvasing a Seersucker cloth for a standard single breasted jacket. The thin all cotton furrowed fabric is woven in such a way that causes the threads to bunch up, giving it its wrinkle... 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
Coat Cutter Leon Powell making a Navy Woollen Double Breasted Jacket.We are looking forward to displaying the Jacket at an exhibition in Florence this month Read More
When a job comes down to the workroom wrapped in a bundle, there is a small amount of cloth left inside. This spare piece of cloth is what we use to cut the 'fit ups'. These are all the components nee... Read More
Whilst pressing may not be the most glamourous aspect of tailoring it is a very important step in the production process nonetheless. Pressing gives a chance for quality control; cutters must be looki... 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
We are putting together the Carnet for the US trip, at the moment it consists of 160 jobs that are ready, and have been submitted through the London Chamber of Commerce. Everything that we send out ha... Read More
Fashion gallery Maison Mais Non will be hosting a collaborative exhibition: “Artist:Artisan”, between a selection of Savile Row Houses, and recent graduates of the Masters Fashion pro... 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
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... Read More
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 eas... Read More
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 backgro... 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
Keith and Michael went to visit our new workrooms in St George Street this afternoon to see how things were progressing.  We will be moving in over the weekend which is very exciting.  There... Read More
Over the past few months the team at Anderson and Sheppard have been working hard organising the AW15 Savile Row Collections presentation for London Collections: Men. Working with The Woolmark Company... 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
  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
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
As the Trimmer at Anderson & Sheppard, I take great pride in preparing the trimmings,  including canvas, melton, linings and buttons.I receive the cloth, that has expertly cut by one of our Cutte... 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
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
The work on the window at our bespoke shop is now complete and the gilding was unveiled on Friday Read More
Last November I was asked to cut and fit some pieces for the upcoming Savile Row show as part of London Collections Men.  This was a great opportunity for me to be involved in such a tremendous e... Read More
We were successful in our search for a new member of the Trouser Department and Matthew joined us at the end of last year.  I have spent most of January introducing Matthew to the way that we wor... 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
For the last 3 months, the entire Anderson & Sheppard team has been working on the organisation of the latest group presentation for London Collections: Men.  The collection included 80 models an... 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
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
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
While it might be a litte late to order your summer garments for this year, here is a short guide to summer cloth:Lightweight wool: If a suit is made with a light weight merino wool it has a great abi... 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
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
London Collections: Men came to fruition at Lord’s this week. After hours, days, and months of planning and making, Savile Row demonstrated once again why it is the best destination in the world... 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
The mid grey triple stripe is back after a leave of absence and numerous requests. Designed exclusively for us by cloth merchant H. Lesser, in 2000 we refined the design by bringing the three stripes ... Read More
What makes the difference between something being good versus excellent is its attention to detail. When it comes to the cloth, Mr. Hitchcock will match the design at every opportunity. While cutting ... 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
Is there anything more comforting to wear than a flannel suit? Even though we’re heading into Spring, I really enjoy wearing my 12/13oz Mid Grey Herringbone Flannel Special from Fox Flannels. It... 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
I took part in The English Gentleman, the show at Spencer House in January that featured works by 19 Savile Row tailors including Anderson & Sheppard. I was a model in the dining room, wearing black t... Read More
Cashmere double-breasted overcoat with turn-back cuffs and flapped, patch pockets. Note the pick stitching around the edge of the coat's lapels Read More
We often have a collection of spare collars here in the workshop. They tend to be the result of a customer changing his mind on something, for example wanting an extension collar on a tweed jacket bec... 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
In the year since I last contributed to The Notebook, I’ve gradually developed my tailoring skills to improve both accuracy and speed.I work under Paolo Nicodemi, and he’s been very good a... 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
I’ve been an apprentice at Anderson & Sheppard for nine months now – though I was doing work experience here while at Newham College as well, in the trimmings department.Before Newham I di... 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
This basted fitting is in a fancy navy cloth, with alternating beaded stripes. From a distance, a sober business combination, but hidden depths Read More