Master cutter Richard Anderson has worked on Savile Row for over thirty-five years and co-founded his company, Richard Anderson Ltd, in 2001 with Brian Lishak. In Making the Cut he introduces the traditional craft of cutting a bespoke suit and garments, showcasing twenty-five classic menswear designs that have been creatively adapted in new and unusual ways for the modern gentleman.
Richard Anderson himself tells the story of each piece, from a rakish red and white seersucker coat to a show-stopping black sequined dinner jacket, and explores the fascinating history of the diverse fabrics and cuts. Original sketches, patterns and photographs reveal the time, dedication and precision that go into creating a truly custom-made piece. Divided into five sections – Light Fare, Strong Suits, Atypical Tweeds, Top Coats and Regalia Redux – this bible of sartorial know-how will inspire anyone looking to commission a bespoke garment of their own.