A British Summer

Summer is here again and for the new season we have assembled a lightweight collection for your delectation. Our customers are aware that we strongly recommend natural fibre cloths for their comfort, appearance, practicality and moulding capabilities that enhance the cut and line of our clothing. We have championed natural fibres from many British mills over the years and have built strong relationships, so our cloths are often exclusive to us. Richard offers his own inimitable touch to the collection by piping some of these exquisite, colourful sport coats and suit coats, adding a hint of formality.

inspired by colour

Our inspiration for the garments featured throughout this article have come from the wonder of the Great British countryside, events and occasions, that make them a delight to wear and feel your best in. Below is our inspiration, beautiful watercolours from nature itself.


Our first coat featured here is a wool, silk and linen mix woven in a hopsack weave that enhances the natural slub of the latter two fibres and produces a most appealing appearance.

The delicate, pale shade of the duck egg blue is perfect for spring and summer wear. Cut in our single-breasted button one style, with double vents, this coat has two slant side pockets to complement the nature of the fabric, making it ideal for day or evening wear.

Dress it up or down with smart slacks or our exclusive Richard Anderson Japanese Kurashiki denim jeans.

Beige Herringbone
Sports coat

Our beige herringbone cloth, used here in our single-breasted sports coat, was made for us in Scotland from a delightful mixture of cotton and silk. Whilst only 10 ozs, the slubbed yarns give depth and character to this unusual blend of fibres. Cut in our trademark single breasted, single button style, it features side slant pockets, giving it a more casual look.

Purple pinspot
Worsted suit

The gorgeous single-breasted suit in rich purple pinspot, in a 9/10 oz light weight worsted, is woven in Yorkshire, the traditional home for British wool worsted. Cut in our house button one, two vented style, it features a peak lapel and two cross jetted side pockets. The piping adds to its formality and complements the look.

Green Linen suit

This strikingly handsome double-breasted green suit coat is made from the finest 10 oz. Irish linen and features the classic button two, show three front, double vents and two side patch pockets. The black piping enhances the rich green making it ideal for summer, evening events.

Lovat Herringbone
sports coat

Another gorgeous combination of wool, silk and linen, again made for us in Scotland, is used for this lightweight single-breasted sports coat. Only 10 oz.  and in a more summery shade than the classic lovat it has been woven with a delicate combination of fine blue and pink windowpane overchecks. We think you will agree it is a really special piece. Sports coats are extremely  versatile and can be worn with lightweight wool, linen, cotton trousers or  our own jeans to make a truly handsome Spring/Summer outfit.