At 13, Savile Row, as well as in a few corners and departments stores worldwide, it will soon be possible to acquire ready-to-wear labelled “Richard Anderson, Savile Row”.
As we are, as you know, fierce advocates for sartorial and traditional bespoke tailoring culture, we are always suspicious when a prominent shop from Savile Row decides to ostensibly stitch his sacrosanct label (instead of tucking it out of sight inside pockets, as per bespoke tradition) on industrial made garments from outside the cloudy sky of Mayfair.
Yet, as we are not above being proven wrong, we remain curious on the many initiatives in that regards. For instance, just recently, we were pleasantly surprised by the very notable quality of Timothy Everest’s RTW effort, made in Portugal (where sartorial and cordwaining skills are well-known), and proving to be a very adequate price/quality option, especially during the sales.
The very first Fall/Winter ready-to-wear collection created and offered by Richard Anderson pleasantly surprises with elegant lines, wonderful finishes, and fair prices (a suit will set you back slightly short of 1,000 euros) for a product often superior to those of the mega brands of its market segment: half lining, beautiful materials and quality finishes, all made in Italy.
Of course, with the current momentum of tradition and craftsmanship marketing, the visual appeal developed by Anderson is largely, and rather legitimately for once, based on sartorial iconography, staged around traditionally drafted patterns.
There is no denying that this first collection is rather well executed and that ultimately, we should all welcome the invasion of comparable tailors on the hunting grounds of overly marketed and essentially overrated mega brands.
Feast your eyes on the first ready-to-wear collection by Richard Anderson. For one, PG is really quite smitten…