Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped and Smoothed is the true-life story of a boy who quit school to become an apprentice on Savile Row, home to London’s most. Bespoke has ratings and 13 reviews. Shawn said: This book told a story of a craftsman. While it was particularly interesting to me as someone who is. Andrew Martin finds that Bespoke, Richard Anderson’s account of the life and lore of a Savile Row cutter, suits him nicely.

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This memoir chronicles the journey of a year old who dropped out of school to apprentice at Savile Row’s leading tailor shop, and who, as a Master Cutter, founded the youngest bespoke tailoring house on Savile Row.

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Feb 14, Helen Stothard rated it really liked it. So what makes it so interesting?

Custom Suit Makers Reviewed. A behind-the-scenes expose of life on Savile Row from besooke of Britain’s most celebrated and successful tailors. If you didn’t want to own a bespoke suit before reading this book, I guarantee you will by the time you finish. This is his tone and that of Savile Row: Get to Know Us. You get a good feel what it was like to start from the very bottom – fetching coffee and sandwiches for the rest of the staff – and slowly work up the ladder to the pinnacle of the tailoring profession.

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Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped & Smoothed Book Review

It all started when I took up writing fanfiction because one of my MCs is always impeccably dressed and wears the most beautiful three piece suits. Anderson spends his first few years essentially as an errand boy, fetching cigarettes and sandwiches for his bosses or shuttling garments in various stages of production between besppoke.

Naomi Kelsey rated it it was amazing Dec 24, This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Savile Row Ripped And Smoothed.

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I identified with a lot of his experiences. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. This first book of its kind from the point of view of an smoothe maker of some of the finest men’s garments available today. Share your thoughts with other customers. I could picture the scenes and the characters easily, and although famous names were mentioned it wasn’t in the sense of name dropping, merely to add to what was being said.

I enjoyed reading about his personal success story.

Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped and Smooth by Richard Anderson: review – Telegraph

Jul 21, Ttailor added it. All labor was completed in-house by an expert team of cutters, tailors, pressers, and seamstresses. Who knew what ‘bespoke’ even meant! I love to hear about the lives of real people rippd their jobs, especially in professions that are glamorized or otherwise displayed as one-sided. Nov 03, Shawn rated it it was amazing. Return to Book Page.


Having noted nespoke this summer the perverse need of many holidaying Englishmen to emphasise their beer bellies by wearing tight-fitting replica football shirts, I would call this autobiography of a master suit cutter very timely. On being excitedly told the name of a new customer, who was on the phone and anxious to speak to him, he languidly inquired: Apr 02, Dale rated it it bespole amazing.

At approximately pages and by no means dense, you can get through it in a day. Jennifer rated it really liked it Jul 12, Thanks for telling us rippedd the problem.

Elzakun rated it really liked it Mar 30, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. He explains how to even out a higher shoulder or beespoke lower leg and make everything perfectly fitted.

Wonderful insights from one of the industries best. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. He sometimes describes some aspect of the tailoring trade as a way to set the table to foreshadow major events in his career.