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post #106 of 149
Welsh and Jeffries is a nice firm. They were across the street from me at RJ and the other side was A&S. Never really new anyone from those places though. We used to hang out with people from Kilgour and Gieves mainly after work at the Masons arms (pub). Savile Row was a great place to work, I had lots of fun just getting dressed up for work and walking back and forth along that street going about the business of the day. I would really like to go back one day.
post #107 of 149
I have used Richard for the past 3 years exclusively and only have great things to say about the company!! Good choice Med!! I have 3 suits in the works currently. Brian Lishak is Richards partner in crime. He is a great guy and does a wonderful job. If bespoke seems a bit pricey you can go to their RTW brand. The fits are really wonderful.
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post #108 of 149
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I have used Richard for the past 3 years exclusively and only have great things to say about the company!! Good choice Med!! I have 3 suits in the works currently. Brian Lishak is Richards partner in crime. He is a great guy and does a wonderful job. If bespoke seems a bit pricey you can go to their RTW brand. The fits are really wonderful.

I would go to RA if I wasn't making suits myself, 100%. Not surprised the fit and your dealings are great, thats how top makers do things. Theres lots of young people doing custom now and I just hope the MTMs and the bad makers don't put people off the more high end ones in the future.
post #109 of 149
Have you had a chance to look at RA's RTW?
post #110 of 149
I havent been back in four years and I don't think he really did off the rack back then. I am sure its really good though. Its really important for tailoring houses to have OTR I think these days, just to show the possibilities of tailoring, a lot of what is on offer in suits for example everywhere is very commercial and or not very sophisticated in terms of design. Its also very good to just show people who you are and what your aesthetic is.
post #111 of 149
Not sure this matters, but a few more bits on Len Logsdail's whereabouts, using his own words:
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My first job after tailoring school was with Thresher & Glenny just of the Haymatket. It was a beautiful town house with one operating fireplace in the showroom downstairs.

Andrey
post #112 of 149
This is coming along great Medtech
post #113 of 149

Does Richard Anderson cut each and one of his suits for his bepoke customers or is he only the manager of the firm nowadays and no longer cut and tailor his suits?

post #114 of 149
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Was in London yesterday, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything fit during the basted. My impression is that Richard appears to take a highly methodical approach to assessing fit. It's almost as if he's going through a mental checklist while circling me and chaulking up various areas for attention. He's very affable - as you would expect - yet it's clear that the task at hand is what drives the interaction and fuels his focus. A very different set of intangibles as compared to my Mina fittings.

Overall, it was a very successful basted, and I really like the lines which are starting to take shape. We've finalized details such as 1-button closure with flapped pockets, 2 pockets for the waistcoat, and single pleat and cuffs for the trousers. Unfortunately, we had some issues with the camera so this is the best I can do for pics. Next fitting in 3 weeks.








Any updates on the completed suit?
post #115 of 149
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Any updates on the completed suit?

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post #116 of 149
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I actually picked up the suit in late July while Richard was on holiday. Brian asked me to wear it a few times and come back in, so I'm scheduled with Richard two weeks from now. There are a few minor areas for attention (e.g. sleeve rotation) but overall have been happy with the result. Will post more pics once these mods are complete.
post #117 of 149
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post #118 of 149
I spoke with Brian Lishak for about a half hour in the Fall of 2000.
He was still at Huntsman and it was a rainy mid-week morning
with no clients in the shop. He discussed Savile Row , the clients,
and the basic economics of the bespoke business. He is a very intelligent
and charming guy. I was there looking for RTW trousers, which they sold
at the time. They didn't have my size.
post #119 of 149
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I actually picked up the suit in late July while Richard was on holiday. Brian asked me to wear it a few times and come back in, so I'm scheduled with Richard two weeks from now. There are a few minor areas for attention (e.g. sleeve rotation) but overall have been happy with the result. Will post more pics once these mods are complete.

Eddie, any pics of the finished suit yet? Really looking forward to see the result!
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Eddie, any pics of the finished suit yet? Really looking forward to see the result!

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