Originally Posted by The_Foxx
talked with an Oxxford Clothes rep today, had an interesting discussion. told me a lot about construction, stitching, collars, linings, etc. but also that the company had purchased a Brioni, Kiton, and some other suits several years ago and deconstructed them. Interesting comments on the brioni, in particular. He also mentioned they were visited by Anderson and Sheppard, who wanted to see the work; they told Oxxford that they were unable to put that much handwork into their suits, and that if Oxxford goes out of biz, there might never be suits made like that again.
any thoughts, comments? I think i will be getting a suit or sportcoat by oxxford soon, to give it a shot.
Anderson & Sheppard is less handmade than Oxxford?
Did I read that right?
Isn't Anderson & Sheppard one of the more expensive tailors on Savile Row like H. Huntsman, Richard Anderson, Limited and William Westmancott, all three of whom surpass Oxxford in handwork and all other conceivable areas?
Perhaps iammatt and mafoofan can clear all of this all up for all of us.
BTW, Richard Anderson, Limited is a separate tailoring firm from Anderson & Sheppard, for any of those SF and AAAC members who are not in the know.