September 16, 2005
thomas' top ten
('Rock of Eye': one of my freehand patterns.)
For those new to this site, I thought a small overview of my favourite blog entries would be in order; my "Greatest Hits", as it were:
1. Savile Row Who's Who. A brief introduction to the famous firms on Savile Row, so the first time you walk down it, you won't feel a complete stranger.
2. Mr. Sheppard's Shears. The story behind my own pair of cutting shears, and the person who gave them to me: arguably the greatest tailor of the twentieth century- Mr. Dennis Hallbery, Head Cutter at Anderson & Sheppard.
3. In Manhattan. Every three months, I visit my customers in America. This article explains the nuts and bolts of how Savile Row tailors generally operate on the other side of the pond. [NB: Details of my next U.S. visit are here.]
4. Why Use Thomas? What you're getting if you decide to have me as your tailor, as opposed to the other wonderful firms on the Row.
5. How To Draft A Pattern. Every bespoke Savile Row customer will have his suit cut from a unique individual cutting pattern, hand-drafted by his tailor. This article lists the three main techniques used on Savile Row, including "Rock Of Eye", which is my specialty.
6. The Three Main Fittings. A guide to the Skeletal Baste, the Forward, and the Finish Bar Finish i.e. the 3 main fittings needed for a Savile Row suit.
7. What If You Only Have £200? Classic tailoring on a limited budget: my advice.
8. Worsteds And Super Numbers. An article about the basic cloths used in Savile Row tailoring.
9. Mr. Cameron. A lovely story about one of the greatest characters on Savile Row of all time. Mr. Cameron was the tailor who taught my teacher, Mr. Hallbery, back at Anderson & Sheppard.
10. How To Spot A Drunken Tailor. The pubs around Savile Row that the tailors all frequent.
[Other useful pages:]
My "About" page.[MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:] Please subscribe here.
Media Page. English Cut in the media etc.
The Apprentice. Advice for young people wanting to break into the trade.
Fused vs Floating. About the basic technicalities of structuring a coat.
Posted by tom at September 16, 2005 11:03 PM
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