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We are extremely proud to be part of the current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, “Items: Is Fashion Modern?”. The exhibition explores the present, past—and sometime... 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
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
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
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
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
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
We are pleased to be part of bespokeapprentice.com which officially went live yesterday. The website has been developed to provide a platform for young tailors and cutters in UK companies to share exp... 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
We recently received a copy of "A Life in Fashion: The Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton" by Benjamin Wild with foreword by Tim Walker. The book is a lively and informative study of Beaton’s st... 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
Our Christmas tree has arrived at 32 Old Burlington Street.Have a Merry Christmas everyone, from all at Anderson & Sheppard 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
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
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
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
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
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
A short film for the Artist:Artisan exhibition directed by Joshua Bullock for So It Goes.www.soitgoesmag.com/filmsVisit the Artist:Artisan exhibition at the Maison Mai Non Gallery at 14 Greek Street, ... Read More
Artist:Artisan, the collaborative exhibition between Savile Row apprentices and Central Saint Martins Fashion MA Graduates took place on Tuesday evening at the Maison Mai Non Fashion gallery in Soho.T... Read More
Over the past couple of month we have been visited by students from the fashion courses at Kensington and Chelsea College and the London College of Fashion. Working with the arts and education charity... 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
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
During the last few months I've been learning how to make the different types of fittings. I began by learning how to close the shoulders of the jacket and distributing the fullness evenly. After the ... 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
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
  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
It’s been all hands on deck since we returned from the autumn USA trip. It was a really successful two weeks; the first two days we were in San Francisco, then Chicago for the second part of tha... 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
Les Edge from Hare and Humphreys started working at the bespoke shop on Monday. It will take him a week to finish the Prince of Wales badge of three feathers on the bottom right hand window pane. ... 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
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
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
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
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
With summer wardrobes we always talk about the linen suits, the cotton trousers, or the cool wools. But when it’s time for a holiday, it’s all about the swimming trunks. With sizes from Sm... 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
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
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
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
Once the customer has been measured and a pattern created, that pattern is laid out on the cloth in order to cut out – strike – the various parts of it. In fact, we have usually laid out t... Read More
A finished fawn, single-breasted tweed jacket in windowpane check. The checks are in a rather nice combination of blue and turquoise. Three patch pockets, the hip pockets having flaps as well Read More
It’s now four years since I started at Anderson & Sheppard, and my apprenticeship finishes next month. From then on I will be self-employed and on my own – I’ll still be here, at Old... 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
Black tie with grosgrain-covered buttons. Three piece, the details of the waistcoat show the work around the horseshoe-shaped opening of the lapels. One button, with jetted pockets on the coat Read More
Once the cloth for a suit is cut, the various trimmings need to be added to it before it can all be sent to the appropriate tailor.There are three different parts to the structure of the chest: linen ... Read More
This is the first suit I have ever cut and made myself - the blue cotton on me, far left. It was rather a challenge and gave me an even greater respect for the tailors we have at Anderson & Shepp... Read More
A tropical-weight pinstripe suit, double breasted in a Super-150 cloth. It will feature cuffs on the sleeves Read More
A single-breasted khaki cotton jacket, three button. The work around the front edge and buttonholes is particularly nice, hence the close-ups. You can see the chalk marks where they have been marked o... Read More
I went to New York for the first time this past month for the Anderson & Sheppard visit. Professionally the experience was great. It opens your eyes to the way the trips function, the number of client... Read More
Earlier this year when Mr Hitchcock was on holiday he asked me to look after his customers when they came in, trying the jackets on and doing a few fittings, both forwards and finishes. That seemed to... Read More
When a new customer comes to Anderson & Sheppard, their measurements and order are placed in a slightly complex series of records.First, all a customer's measurements are placed in the measure book. T... Read More
We had a bigger range of seersucker this year, and it's nice to see it being made up into a raspberry-and-cream jacket Read More
Mr Hitchcock has been working with myself and Ollie recently to learn the lays for white tie – how you arrange all the various parts of the coat and waistcoat out on the cloth.While the forepart... Read More
Mansion House in the City of London is hosting year-long display of the finest examples of wool used in both clothing and interior decoration, with the generous hospitality of Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Da... Read More
Moleskin is rather unusual in a jacket, being more often used for trousers. But it works very well here, going particularly well with the brown horn buttons Read More
Vicuna cloth has been very popular recently, mostly for overcoats. There seems to be a desire to use the best cloth possible, and vicuna is certainly the most luxurious. It has a beautiful feel to it,... Read More
 One of the last overcoats of the season, this is a double-breasted coat in fawn cashmere at the basted fitting stage Read More
From the archives, Sir Laurence Olivier's black tie from 1954. At bottom, you can see Sir Laurence's entry in the log book, including a reference from Noel Coward Read More
We get someone coming in with repairs or alterations most days, although it varies a lot. We might have nothing for days at a time and then suddenly a customer will bring in his whole wardrobe. Thankf... Read More
When we have finished using a customer’s paper pattern it is put under Mr Hitchcock’s board. There are two shelves there: one for patterns waiting to be cut and one for ones that have been... Read More
Myself and Finnan started learning to cut coats properly just before Christmas. Mr Hitchcock began by showing us the basics and a few weeks later we’re beginning to get the hang of aspects of it... Read More
The reason I like the style of Mad Men is because the characters care about their clothes. They are allowed to care – caring is part of the professionalism of the job and about how they portray ... Read More
Although it is now relatively late in the season, we are still getting quite a few customers asking for winter overcoats, or sometimes topcoats for the Spring. Here we have a few suggestions for cloth... Read More
This is a new cloth exclusive to Anderson & Sheppard that we have been developing for a while. It is a particularly lustrous black, which we think will work wonderfully in evening clothes. We worked w... Read More
Have a Merry Christmas everyone, from all at Anderson & Sheppard Read More
This is a nice jacket in a blue-black cloth taken from the Porter & Harding Thornproof range. This lightweight alternative to tweed has been very popular this Autumn/Winter, as it has the texture of a... Read More
The collar stand that a particular customer has varies with the length of his neck. It can range from an inch to an inch and a half, depending on what best suits his proportions.You would think that r... Read More
I’ve been an apprentice coatmaker at Anderson & Sheppard for a year now. Prior to this I was at Newham College, doing the 18-month bespoke tailoring course that a few other apprentices were on a... Read More
The trouser fitting usually takes place on the same day as the jacket fitting. However, the trousers would normally be tried on first so that the customer can see the trousers on their own and then al... Read More
When customers come in that have never ordered bespoke before, the choice of cloth can be a little overwhelming. It is a lot of bunches to pick just one material from. So I tend not to get too many cl... Read More