Making the Cut

Stories of Sartorial Icons by Savile Row’s Master Tailor


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Richard Anderson


Bespoke tailoring has been synonymous with Savile Row for more than 150 years. Its venerable institutions are responsible for producing the world’s most exquisite suits for elite clients who include celebrated entertainers, athletes, businessmen, politicians and royals. Now, as the Row moves firmly into the 21st century, its tailors are embracing unusual fabrics, new colours and modern tastes to update its long-held traditions and reach an ever-broader client base.

Master cutter Richard Anderson has worked on Savile Row for over thirty-five years and co-founded his company, Richard Anderson Ltd, in 2001. Here he introduces the traditional craft of cutting a bespoke suit and garments, showcasing twenty-five classic menswear designs that have been creatively adapted in new and unusual ways for the modern gentleman. Anderson tells the story of each piece, from a rakish red seersucker coat to a show-stopping black sequined dinner jacket, and explores the fascinating history of the diverse fabrics and cuts. Original sketches, patterns and photographs reveal the time, dedication and precision that go into creating a truly custom-made piece.

This lively bible of sartorial know-how will inspire anyone looking to commission a bespoke garment of his own.

Additional information

Weight 1184 g
Dimensions 19.8 x 29.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 April 2018
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Dylan Jones
Dimensions 19.8 x 29.8 cm
Weight 1184 g


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