The 102-year-old Savile Row suitmaker Anderson and Sheppard is one of the most reputable clothiers in the world. But a couple years ago they had to move off of The Row and onto Old Burlington St. Don’t be fooled though, they’re still making some of the finest suits in the world at their new location. They’ve made suits for Fred Astaire, Gary Cooper, Laurence Olivier, and most recently Tom Ford. When they opened their doors in 1906 they made their name on a cut that had soft shoulders and a drape that remained close to the body and trim at the waist.
Along with this, their suits have small and high armholes with a larger opening at the sleeve that allowed for greater movement without sacrificing this “Atlas Silhouette”. The effect is a modern cut that is soft and comfortable for the wearer. Along with this they always put so much effort into details like their smaller back neck. The smaller neck causes the suit to never leave the collar, something that Fred Astaire tested when he danced around the premise to make sure the suit looked perfect while he was moving.
Many have copied this approach to suitmaking, but few do it as effectively as Anderson and Sheppard. While most of Savile Row has polluted their craft by offering ready-to-wear lines, Anderson and Sheppard sticks solely to bespoke. For all of these reasons, we are obsessed with Anderson and Sheppard Bespoke Suits.