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Since 1906, Anderson & Sheppard have dressed some of the world’s most elegant and famous men, and a few daring women—for the first time, they open their doors to reveal the story behind a century of classic style, with photos from Cary Grant to Manolo Blahnik


Edited by Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter and Cullen Murphy, with photographs by Jonathan Becker and Christopher Simon Sykes, paintings by the incomparable Paul Cox, and an elegant historical essay by David Kamp (The United States of Arugula), this privileged look at a best-kept fashion secret lays bare century-old traditions, tailor's tricks, and painstakingly detailed craftsmanship, as well as showcasing Anderson & Sheppard's famous measure books and its wide range of exclusive cloths. This sumptuous edition is packed with stunning images of Anderson & Sheppard's distinctive cut being worn by the leading lights of stage, screen, high society, and literary and artistic life. Some photographs are vintage—such as Gary Cooper, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Laurence Olivier, Alec Guinness, Noel Coward, Evelyn Waugh, and Marlene Dietrich. But the book also brims with specially commissioned portraits of today's clients, including Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson, Bryan Ferry, Taki Theodoracopulos, Henry Koehler, Jay McInerney, Nicolas Roeg, and Manolo Blahnik. This beautiful volume is a rare glimpse of the very best of classic tailoring.


Graydon Carter has been the editor of Vanity Fair for almost two decades, winning 10 National Magazine Awards, and a loyal customer of Anderson & Sheppard for almost three decades. His previous titles include Oscar Night: 75 Years of Hollywood Parties and Vanity Fair: The Portraits. He lives in New York City and Roxbury, Connecticut. Cullen Murphy is the editor at large of Vanity Fair and the author of Are We Rome? He lives in Boston.


"[Anderson & Sheppard] reads almost as an aesthetically pleasing textbook on how to be truly dedicated to your craft." —The Daily