The Daily Telegraph has published a story about the long-established tailoring firm of Anderson and Sheppard. Prince Charles has been a customer since 1983, but the firm, best known for outerwear and suiting, has many other well-known clients:
The shop sits a stone’s throw from Savile Row and evokes the feel of a private members club with its open fire and wood paneling. The Prince’s chosen fabrics and orders are duly noted in the Measure Book, a veritable bible for the heritage company with the name, address and specification for each client. Legend has it the Prince of Wales chose the moniker “Charles Smith”… And the Prince is in good company: everyone from Fred Astaire to Noel Coward, via Evelyn Waugh and Marlene Dietrich have worn the style.