Friday was the Bespoke Tailors’ Benevolent Association (BTBA, new version of MTBA) summer ball. As per usual there was an eclectic range of outfits, from sober business dress to top hats, cream linen to sequins.  

Three Anderson & Sheppard employees were among those receiving certificates: Jennie, Ollie and Sunna, who readers will know from the A&S blog The Notebook.

Michael Skinner doing the honours

Sunna (Johnson) and Ollie (Trenchard) with their SRB diplomas for coatmaking and cutting respectively

Steven Hitchcock and Tom Baker

Fred Nieddu, who joined Timothy Everest as cutter from Meyer & Mortimer last Monday, to work alongside Lloyd

Kathryn Sargent and Albert Nelson, one of the best coatmakers on the Row (works for Huntsman and Dege)

 John Hitchcock and Sunna


I wore a cream linen suit from Terry Haste (above), with white long-sleeved polo from Al Bazar, linen handkerchief from Simonot-Goddard and buttonhole from the garden. A few other combinations below, my favourite being Davide Taub from Gieves & Hawkes (third below). Such great muted colours.