I would like to introduce myself to you. I am a practical bespoke tailor who learnt the trade with the Savile Row tailors Anderson and Sheppard. I started there straight from school in the year 1990. The first four years I trained as an apprentice coat maker, then another five years learning to cut and fit. I was very pleased in 1995 when Mr Halsey the Managing Director at that time invited me to join the cutting room. To my knowledge there has been no one else who has gone through this vigorous training. People have been taught to make coats and others have learnt to cut but it is rare to have completed both . I have been in the tailoring trade for nearly 25 years.
I have followed in my fathers footsteps in the way I have learnt my craft, he joined Anderson and Sheppard when he was 15 years old and was taught his sewing and cutting skills in the traditional way. Today, he is the current head cutter and Managing Director of Anderson and Sheppard and for me the King-Pin of the firm. Please remember that any tailoring firm is only as good as their cutters and tailors that make the suit.