Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped and Smoothed is the true-life story of a boy who quit school to become an apprentice on Savile Row, home to London’s most. Bespoke has ratings and 13 reviews. Shawn said: This book told a story of a craftsman. While it was particularly interesting to me as someone who is. Andrew Martin finds that Bespoke, Richard Anderson’s account of the life and lore of a Savile Row cutter, suits him nicely.

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Michael is a husband, father, clothes horse, musician, and Asian food enthusiast. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Some of these events no spoilers here vividly evoke the long heritage of bespoke tailoring, and are especially poignant. Books by Richard Anderson. Amazon Renewed Ssvile products with a warranty.

To ask other readers questions about Bespoke sabile, please sign up. It combines the history and mystique of Saville Row with the humour of Richard Anderson, it is also a form of business guide as well.

In bespoke tailoring, it seems that the journey is just as important as the destination.

Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped and Smooth by Richard Anderson: review

Anderson gives an accessible insight into the world of bespoke clothing, specifically Savile Row’s world, which as it turns out is not without its infighting, fame, larger-than-life personalities, and horror stories. Rod Stevens rated it it was amazing Aug 19, He explains how to even out a higher shoulder or a lower leg and make everything perfectly fitted. I once worked for a made-to-measure shop that did some full custom work, and even as an employee I was priced out.


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You get a good feel what it savkle like to start from aand very bottom – fetching coffee and sandwiches for the rest of the staff – and slowly work up the ladder to the pinnacle of the tailoring profession. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. You got to see a world steepe I love to hear about the lives of real people doing their jobs, especially in professions that are glamorized or otherwise displayed as one-sided.

Richard Anderson is careful not This memoir chronicles the journey of a year old who dropped out of school to apprentice at Savile Row’s leading tailor shop, and who, as a Master Cutter, founded the youngest bespoke tailoring house on Savile Row.

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Jul 21, Ttailor added it. Aug 16, Andy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Though many of us are enamored with the history and quality of true bespoke suiting, such a suit is typically well out of our budget.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It seems brutal and unnecessary, but the vibe that you get is such that working for Huntsman is like military training: Want to Read saving…. Who knew what ‘bespoke’ even meant! Gregory Peck comes in with his stunt double, the pair to be fitted with identical white mohair lounge suits.

Elzakun rated it really liked it Mar 30, Jacquephat rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Anderson spends his first few years essentially as an errand boy, fetching cigarettes and sandwiches for his bosses or shuttling garments in various stages of production between departments. A behind-the-scenes expose of life on Savile Row from one of Britain’s most celebrated and successful tailors.

The used book store from England that I purchased my copy from sent me a signed copy from Mr. I even understood most of the sewing situations he talked about.

Richard does a nice job of weaving in details of the trade with a narrative of his personal experience as well as historical information.