Last night, Richard Anderson of Savile Row were thrilled to be named Best Tailor at the sixth annual Mayfair Awards which took place at the Royal Academy on Piccadilly. Other tailors put forward for the award included the venerable Henry Poole, Anderson & Sheppard, Dege & Skinner, Norton & Sons and Kathryn Sargent. Brian Lishak, co-founder and sales director at Richard Anderson said, “This is a truly magnificent occasion, a culmination of a career for me and great recognition of Richard’s many attributes.”

The Mayfair Awards highlight and celebrate the creativity and talent of businesses and individuals. It is important to recognise the creativity and forward-thinking personalities of those with businesses based in Mayfair, a place so steeped in heritage and tradition.

Richard Anderson, founder, said, “I wanted to make the store less daunting for guys my age. Some of the older companies – as fabulous as they are – are a little intimidating. I wanted to do away with that. Our shop is very white, modern and busy but without sacrificing the quality of cut, make and service. Those three things we maintained and made better, if anything, but put it in a more modern and contemporary surrounding.”

Richard Anderson is a true representation of innovation in the tailoring world. It opened its doors in 2001 as the first bespoke tailors to open a store on Savile Row for around 50 years and welcomes a different customers to many of the tailoring houses on Savile Row.

Richard Anderson, 13 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PH