The James Anderson Collection
The James Anderson Collection is an exclusive menswear collaboration with Lancashire CCC and England cricketer James Anderson launching on May 1st, 2014 only available online from our website www.chesslondon.com.
Famed for his fast bowling on the pitch and dubbed the David Beckham of the cricket world, James says: “I have always been interested in fashion and have worn Chess London pieces since the brand launched a few years ago. Chess London designs clothes specifically for men with athletic frames, ensuring each item is tailored perfectly to accentuate their shape, so for my first clothing collaboration they were the natural choice.
The James Anderson collection is James's first and features high quality, smart casual menswear designed by James himself and created by our tailors. It includes statement pieces designed specifically for style-conscious athletic men, including blazers, shirts, trousers, shorts, t-shirts and polo shirts, all based on our knowledge of tailoring bespoke menswear for professional athletes.
James has been involved throughout, “I have been heavily involved in the whole process, from initial sketches and compiling the mood board to designing each piece and editing the collection, which has been an incredible experience. The results are fantastic and I am so proud to have been part of this collaboration with Chess London.”
Cricket remains James primary concern but admits he's excited about creating future collections, “Hopefully I'll play for a few more years yet, but I'm in my 30s, I don't have a definite time frame. But to have something like this going alongside is great, if it goes well with the spring/summer collection I'd love to do Autumn/winter too.”
When asked about the photo shoot, he laughs: “Modelling is very different to what I'm used to, and I was a bit apprehensive, but once I got into it and I quite enjoyed it…It wasn't my idea to jump into the pool, but I'm really pleased with the results.”
James is tailor made for Chess London in many ways, director and Republic of Ireland International, Keith Andrews, says: “Teaming up with James to work on this collaboration has been great fun. He is a fashion-conscious male with an athletic build so perfectly fits the Chess London vision. With his ideas and our tailors, together we hit the ground running and created a true smart casual collection for athletic men that looks superb. With interest mounting and quite a few advanced orders already, I am confident The James Anderson Collection will be a phenomenal success.”
As all Chess London customers have come to expect, the collection is produced from fine British and Italian fabrics by tailors to create a quality of clothing which is hard to find. The limited edition pieces are all made to exacting standards and are amongst the best clothes an athletic man will ever own.