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Bespoke in Santa Barbara: Michael Anderson

    Tailor Michael Anderson originally got his start in West Hollywood opening a store called Clacton & Frinton in 1980. According to this Santa Barbara Independent article, Anderson trained with a Savile Row cutter and now operates a retail and custom storefront in Santa Barbara called Takapuna.

I have not had a chance to visit and chat with Anderson. But judging from the photos in the article, the lines and silhouette of his suits remind me of Kilgour, Huntsman or Richard Anderson. He describes his style as "Hollywood's version of an English gentleman."

As the article describes, Anderson uses block patterns and modifies them for individual clients. In particular, he offers a "James Bond" style suit, which presumably echoes the trim fitting suits made by Anthony Sinclair for Sean Connery in the early 1960s.

Santa Barbara readers are welcome to post their experiences with Anderson.

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