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Can anyone give me any insight into their suits? quality/value/fabric....
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You can be sure an A & S suit will be cut in the most elegant English style.  I've never actually inspected one, mind you, but have seen them in "The Gentleman's Magazine."  It appears the "Bickerstaff" model would be well matched with a shirt from Savage of London.  For shoes, I suggest Aaron Hill Spectators, made on the 1672 last.  Complete the effect with a matching tie and pocket square by B & J (Boswell and Johnson), and you're ready for an evening at the Kit-Kat Club.  Oh, don't forget a suitable fragrance.  How about Pasquin from the House of Fielding?
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You can be sure an A & S suit will be cut in the most elegant English style.  I've never actually inspected one, mind you, but have seen them in "The Gentleman's Magazine."  It appears the "Bickerstaff" model would be well matched with a shirt from Savage of London.  For shoes, I suggest Aaron Hill Spectators, made on the 1672 last.  Complete the effect with a matching tie and pocket square by B & J (Boswell and Johnson), and you're ready for an evening at the Kit-Kat Club.  Oh, don't forget a suitable fragrance.  How about Pasquin from the House of Fielding?
Lee-san: Perhaps a pair of "Spectator" shoes, in 18th-century vintage leather, would be apposite? Seccemel: Addison and Steele is another made-to-measure joint with a made-up-to-measure name (like Roderick Charles, etc.) to entice punters to try to buy ye olde Englishe suit-e. I have no firsthand experience with them (other than flipping past their ads at the back of mediocre British men's magazines (nothing like our wonderful Japanese ones). However, the A&S you see referred to in other posts and about which you enquired is Anderson & Sheppard, the most hallowed -- if not the best -- firm in Savile Row. A very different animal which did not need to "steele" its name from any 18th century writers. What a pair of "Burkes." They must bow down to the Iron Sheppard. Apologies for my heavy humor -- it must not translate well. KAGA Takeshi
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Kaga--"Spectator" shoes: LOL.
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Apologies for my heavy humor
And for mine.  Being a bit of an amateur scholar in 18th century English literature, I jumped to the conclusion soccemel's post was snide.  It didn't occur to me there might actually be such a thing as "Addison & Steele" clothing.  So I larded my reply with Augustan age nonsense.  Shame on me.     Sorry soccemel.
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