Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by soccemel, Oct 18, 2004.
Can anyone give me any insight into their suits? quality/value/fabric....
You can be sure an A & S suit will be cut in the most elegant English style. Â I've never actually inspected one, mind you, but have seen them in "The Gentleman's Magazine." Â It appears the "Bickerstaff" model would be well matched with a shirt from Savage of London. Â For shoes, I suggest Aaron Hill Spectators, made on the 1672 last. Â 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. Â Oh, don't forget a suitable fragrance. Â How about Pasquin from the House of Fielding?
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--"Spectator" shoes: LOL.
And for mine. Â Being a bit of an amateur scholar in 18th century English literature, I jumped to the conclusion soccemel's post was snide. Â It didn't occur to me there might actually be such a thing as "Addison & Steele" clothing. Â So I larded my reply with Augustan age nonsense. Â Shame on me. Â Â Sorry soccemel.
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