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 with the mill to deepen the blackness of the cloth by sinking the dye further into the wool, and that avoids the grey or dusty impression that black cloth can often give.
Many men like having midnight blue for evening clothes for precisely this reason. And while we wouldn’t recommend against that, we think this new cloth provides a great alternative. It is available in two weights: a standard mid-weight and a tropical weight for those who want something particularly cool. It is priced as a standard house cloth.