What Richard Anderson doesn’t know about tailoring really isn’t worth knowing and to say he knows Savile Row like the back of his hand is no exaggeration. He is known first and foremost as one of world’s finest tailoring houses. At the heart of the company is a bespoke tailoring service, but this is not where the experience stops. Anderson also offers made-to-measure and a very high quality ready-to-wear product. The RTW(Ready to wear) product carries the ethos of the company throughout, creating a product that comes at a competitive price but is manufactured to exacting standards. Made in Italy, but predominantly with British fabrics and in the signature house style.
For Autumn 13 there are some incredible pieces in the collection, with outstanding double breasted overcoats and richly coloured corduroy suits and of course the single button suit which Richard Anderson is most renowned for remains in there too. But enough of me, lets hear what pearls of wisdom Mr Anderson has in store for us today.
What would be the one piece of clothing you would rescue from your home in the event of a fire ?
At the moment I’m loving my lightweight 3 piece oatmeal Donegal tweed suit which will be part of our AW13 collection. That will definitely be coming through the flames with me.
What inspires you ?
My family, work colleagues, customers – everyone and everything.
If you could only wear one brand/Designer for the rest of your life who would it be ?
My own – why not?
Who is your style icon ? Why ?
As a seventeen year old apprentice, it would have to have been Huntsman’s managing director and head cutter Colin Hammick. Splendid in navy mohairs, grey pick for pick and navy spots (this is suiting) worn with pale blue voile shirts and heavy maller dutcha blue spot ties.
What piece of style advise do you live by ?
Less is more, simple clean lines equal elegance.
What piece of clothing should everyman have in his wardrobe ?
A single breasted navy suit in a medium weight classical cut, one button, two vents with slim fitting trousers. Great for business, and formal occasion, ticks all the boxes.
What piece of clothing would you relegate to Room 101 ?
I’m not a fan of slim suits
What do you have to do after this conversation ?
We are just back from the states where we visited 7 cities over a 3 week period, so I’ve got a lot of making up to do and getting work in hand. The plus side is I love doing it, and it’s always great to have the work ticking along
If you could live anywhere where would it be & Why ?
NYC is cool, id like that … yeah NY would be nice for a while …
If you could collaborate with one brand (Who you currently aren’t) who would it be and why ?
My friend Robert Godley company’s Psycho Bunny maybe fun to do something with.
RICHARD ANDERSON SUMMER 2013