POSTS USING TAG 'savile row'
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
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
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
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
We are proud to announce that Colin Heywood, our bespoke shop manager, is through to the final of the British Carp Angling Championships after six rounds of competitive qualifiers.The semi-final heats... 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
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
After studying at the London College of Fashion I came to Anderson & Sheppard for a day on work experience. I really enjoyed it and thanks to a well chosen packet of biscuits (well it helped) I was lu... Read More
The year before last I took part in the Golden Shears. It was a great experience and I really enjoyed doing it. When the opportunity came to work on gaining a Coat making Diploma, I thought it would b... 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
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
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
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
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
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
 This Friday, June 15, the houses of Savile Row will open their doors to the public, showcasing cutting rooms, workshops, archives and unusual tailoring pieces from 4pm to 6pm.The open after... 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
The way that a pair of trousers tapers from a customer’s hip down through his knee to the bottom depends on a number of factors, including his body shape and his personal taste.This pattern for ... 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
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
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 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