POSTS USING TAG 'tailoring'
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
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
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 currently making a jacket for a special event that is coming up next month and with every project or idea there is some sort of inspiration behind it. I always had the idea of using tweed to make... 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
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
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
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
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
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
Now the bulk of the work has been completed we were finally able to move into the new workroom on St George Street. We packed all our stuff up and moved the pressing machines and all our equipment ove... 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
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
I have been an apprentice for 2 years now and it is time for me to begin to learn how to finish a jacket.  This includes working on the collar and putting in the sleeves.  These two processe... 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 first job we do when starting a jacket is to put the pockets in. Once they're made up I turn to the canvas. At Anderson & Sheppard we are known for our softness in the coat, and to achieve this we... 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
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
It’s been 1 ½ years since I started my coat making apprenticeship. Having undergone work experience at the main shop at 32 Old Burlington Street, I had been working with David Walters on ... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I’ve gradually been mastering the sewing on of a collar, ready for a fitting, over the past few weeks. Overall, the making of a fitting (such as the basting shown above) had improved to the stag... Read More
Over the past few weeks I’ve been learning aspects of how to make a coat. As a cutter, that’s not what I will do day to day once I’ve finished my apprenticeship, but it’s a use... Read More