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The 50 Greatest Menswear Brands of All Time Actor Rudolf Valentino wearing Anderson & Sheppard in 1926.

10. Anderson & Sheppard

Founder: Peter Gustav aka Per Anderson
Year Founded: 1906

Anderson & Sheppard offer perhaps the most distinctive and also perhaps the most influential product on Savile Row. The firm's founder was a protege of Frederick Sholte. Sholte was legendary for pioneering the "drape cut." This combines a small armhole and fitted waist with a generous chest and soft construction. The result is a comfortable suit that's easy to wear, but nonetheless emphasizes the masculinity of the wearer. Legendary clients have included Fred Astaire, Gary Cooper and even the writer and literary wit Fran Lebowitz.

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