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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Return to Book Page. Preview — Bespoke by Richard Anderson. A behind-the-scenes expose of life on Savile Row from one of Britain’s most celebrated and successful tailors. Hardcoverpages. To see what your somothed thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Bespokeplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nov 03, Shawn rated it it was amazing. This book told a story of a craftsman. While it was particularly interesting to me as someone who is interested in mens custom suits, I think anyone who appreciates artisans and craft will find bdspoke book interesting and perhaps even inspiring.
Richard does a nice job of weaving in details of the trade with a narrative of his personal experience as well as historical information. All-in-all very well done. Feb 14, Helen Stothard rated it really liked it. I found this book absolutely fascinating. I enjoy reading biographies but think this is the most entertaining so far. It combines the history and mystique of Saville Row with the humour of Richard Anderson, it is also a form of business guide as well.
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 would happily recommend this book to others.
Nov 23, Vicki rated it really liked it. I even understood most of the sewing situations he snoothed about. I have a true respect for suit makers and especially those ‘Bespoke’ makers.
Imagine having something made so perfectly for you and your shape. Nov 10, Mitch rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This first book of its kind from the point of view of an actual maker of some of the finest men’s garments available today. Interesting rwo view Fascinating window into men’s tailoring. As a sewer, I enjoyed smooothed the technical side of the craft. I enjoyed reading about his personal success story.
Mar 10, Silvia rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. Well, if you want your stories besspoke be believable and if you want your characters to come to life, you need to do rupped proper research, and so I started researching bespoke clothing.
And lo and behold, what a rich world it is! What can I say… I loved it.
Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped And Smoothed
I devoured it on the daily train rides to and from work, in bed before going to sleep and during my lunch breaks, and whenever I had to put it down to return to my reality, I became really irritated.
So what makes it so interesting? Nov 27, Michael rated bespoe it was amazing. 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 Dmoothed, founded the youngest bespoke tailoring house on Savile Row. Though the book is a bit of a “tell-all” regarding Savile Row and the bespoke tailoring trade, it is addressed at a lay audience and is a breezy read.
Richard Anderson is careful not Besppoke 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. Richard Anderson is careful not just to document Savile Row, but to tell a story. His workmates and especially his apprenticeship mentors are essential characters. He sometimes describes some aspect of the tailoring trade as a way to set the ssmoothed to foreshadow major events in his career.
Some of these events no spoilers here vividly evoke the long heritage of bespoke rippfd, and are especially poignant. 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.
And you get insights into the business and the craft of tailoring. Aug bepoke, Andy rated it it was amazing Shelves: More importantly this is one of the best books written about menswear and is absolutely mandatory reading for anyone involved in the craft of tailoring at all. He explains how to even out a higher shoulder or a lower leg and make everything perfectly fitted. There’s a wealth of information in his book that you’ll find indispensable, complete with an excellent glossary of tailoring terms.
The used book store from England that I purchased savkle copy from sent me a signed copy from Mr. I love this book! Apr 02, Dale rated it it was amazing. Sagile love to hear about the lives of real people doing their jobs, especially in professions that are glamorized or otherwise xnd as one-sided.
This book was an amazing peek behind the curtain of high quality bespoke suit making in London’s famous Savile Row.
Bespoke: Savile Row Ripped & Smoothed Book Review
It followed the life of Richard Anderson, from when he started roq an apprentice cutter just out of high school or “University”, or whatever Brits call itall the way through the build up of his own brand.
You got to see a world steepe I love to hear about the lives of real people doing their jobs, especially in professions that are glamorized or otherwise displayed as one-sided. You got to see a world steeped in tradition, the changing of guards, the gritty realness of the fashion industry, and, above it all, an obsession about making suits of the highest quality. If you didn’t want to own a bespoke suit before reading this book, I guarantee you will by the time you finish.
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Jul 25, Julia rated it liked it Shelves: An entertaining and engaging read. Anderson gives an accessible insight into the world of bespike clothing, specifically Savile Row’s world, which as it turns out is not without its infighting, fame, larger-than-life personalities, and horror stories.
I would have liked more details about the actual construction of a suit, but I suppose that to get that I would need to apprentice myself on Savile Row!
I enjoyed this book. The author is unpretentious when he could be. He makes you feel like you know him and could have lunch with him. I love a book that opens a whole new world to me and this one did. Who knew all that went into a bespoke suit. Who knew what ‘bespoke’ even meant! Jul 21, Ttailor added it. I identified with a lot of his experiences.
A good raconteur type of book. Isaac Bolger rated it really liked it Jan 29, Jane Buck rated it liked it Nov 20, Heather rated it really liked it Jul 13, David Harold rated it it was amazing May 31, Jacquephat rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Foo Hup rated it really liked it Apr 30, Tijm rated it liked it Jul 11, Miles rated it really liked it Sep 30, Keegan Wiebe rated it really liked it Mar 30, Elzakun rated it really liked it Mar 30, Aug 01, Keegan Wiebe rated it it was amazing.
Wonderful insights from one of the industries best. Jennifer rated it really liked it Jul 12, Mike Jakes rated it really liked it May 10, Eric Rietveld rated it liked it Oct 17, Naomi Kelsey rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Marian rated it really liked it Oct 21, Zac Stevens rated it it was amazing Aug 19, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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