The Process
Fitting

For first time customers we require a minimum of three visits. During the first visit, the cloth and trimmings are chosen, measurements are taken and the style of the garment is confirmed. We then require a further two visits for fittings. It will take eight to twelve weeks depending on your availability and on the time of year to produce your bespoke garment. For regular customers, we often only require one fitting but the time to make the suit will be similar.

Cutting

Cutting is an art. Minimal discrepancies such as a prominent shoulder blade are taken into account during the Cutter’s skilled observation and measurement of the client. Every notation is transferred to a strong cartridge paper master pattern which remains on our cutting room rails. The trouser Cutter co-ordinates his work with the coat cutter.

Every notation is transferred to a strong cartridge paper master pattern which remains on our cutting room rails. The trouser Cutter co-ordinates his work with the coat cutter.

Tailoring

At Anderson & Sheappard specialist tailors address different elements. Some qualify as coat makers, others prefer to work only on waistcoats or evening wear, as each requires a custom approach. The cutter will assign the work as is appropriate.

A small selection of films featuring cutting, tailoring and training from our cutting room and workrooms.

How to make a Savile Row Suit (Part 1) – with Anderson & Sheppard | FASHION AS DESIGN
Follow the making of a bespoke three-piece suit in the style of Savile Row at the helm of one of the best British tailors, Anderson & Sheppard. – Behind a drawn curtain, a master cutter takes an initial series of 27 measurements: 20 for the jacket, 7 for the trousers. From these measurements, the cutter fashions a pattern in heavy brown paper. At the cutter’s table, the cloth is cut in using heavy shears, and the many pieces of fabric are rolled for each garment into tiny packages, which await the tailors.  
How to make a Savile Row Suit (Part 2) – with Anderson & Sheppard | FASHION AS DESIGN
FASHION AS DESIGN is a new course by MoMA that explores a selection of garments from around the world—ranging from Kente cloth to jeans to 3D-printed dresses. Each week will begin with a conversation between the course instructors—Paola Antonelli, Michelle Fisher, and Stephanie Kramer—that introduces the themes, items, and questions that we will explore