I love the simplicity and durability of this classic staple in every man's wardrobe. Anderson-Little nailed it. Plus, I talked with the Scott Anderson himself when I called about my jacket. What other CEOs have you talked to about the item you are wearing?
Stuart, I'm not sure if you will remember me but you made me the(opening) manager of the Woonsocket, R.I. store. It was a great company, I could tell you what your dad did for me,some other time. I was the LAST Dist Manager and had the misfortune of closing the stores. Last one Fall River, now a resturant. Wish YOU are your family the best. Regards, Ray
When I was in high school I worked at the Lincoln Plaza, Worcester MA Anderson-Little store. Also worked at the store in Auburn MA as well as a store in Hadley, MA when in college. Those jobs helped fund my college tuition.
I still remember how to make the alteration marks on a suit so that the tailor can properly alter the suit.
All the people who worked at the store, employees and managers were very classy and great to work with.
I hope you can resurrect the brand.
Blazer arrived a week after my order was placed. I couldn't have asked for a better fit and overall experience shopping online. Great look - purchased the silver buttons - and a great value. Made in America - can't beat it. If and when you start producing other styles, I will be back.
Alek from OH
I ordered a blazer in March. One day after I placed my order Mr. Anderson himself called me because he wanted to suggest I order one size up. Of course he was right. This is nothing less than amazing. I dont get personal attention like this in a store, let alone on line. The owner of the company called me to make sure I was getting the best fitting jacket I could get.
Oh, and by the way...the jacket is beautiful, well made...and fits me as if tailor made. I wish you nothing but success -- you deserve it.
I love it! Simple, sophisticated, well-crafted. I feel I'll have it for years!
Received the jacket and just love it - exactly what I was looking for in a blazer.
I love the jacket! I got it just after lunch and have been wearing for few hours. It fits like a good pair of gloves and no wrinkles. Just wow. What a fantastic jacket.
I want to order another one for my father. Can I pay extra to be shipped as an express mail? He will be visiting me from Korea next week and I want him to go home with a new AL jacket.
I WORKED FOR ANDERSON LITTLE IN NASHUA NH AND LANCASTER PA.I LOVED THE STORE FOR THE GREAT CLOTHING AND WORKING FOR A GREAT COMPANY . I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED WHEN THEY CLOSED THERE DOORS HOW NICE WOULD IT BE TO SEE THEM COME BACK AGAIN.I DID SEE THAT SOMEONE WROTE IN SAYING THEY WORKED IN LANCASTER PA BUT NO NAME IF YOU COME BACK ON HERE I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHO YOU WERE.
I was employed by Anderson-Little in the Lancaster, Pa store for twenty years. There is not a day that goes by that I don't use something that I was taught during my tenure. I am a Customer Service Manager now and always teach my new employees the respect and kindness that was shown to me by extremely knowledgeable people when I was starting out.
So many times I have heard "I miss Anderson-Little". Thank you for everything and much luck in all you do.
502 Bedford Street... Remember it well. I worked for the company for 18 years until I closed up the store at Echelon Mall. In peak years we sold up to 700 suits per week and toward the end it trickled down to less then 50. When I started in '74 we were clearing out the leisure suits at $17.50 with free alterations. That was when polyester was king. You were only cool if you had a PVC jacket.
The embassy square line of clothing started back in 1990 and lasted until the company closed in February of 98. The embassy square was the top of the line suit for Anderson-Little. I still have all my embassy square suits and most are in perfect condition.
At last, it is back! we have been waiting for this to happen for some time now! every closet needs the basic BLUE BLAZER! having grown-up in New England it was a wardrobe staple! â€“ Maria Lapides
During high school I worked at the Meriden (downtown Meriden Mall) Anderson-Little for 2 years from 1970-1972, my first real job. I have the fondest memories of the store and my co-workers. It was like a family and we all had a great time. Anderson-Little suits and sport coats were the very best quality and we had a great tailor, Angelo, who would do the work on-site. I remember the trucks coming in daily from the Fall River plant and rushing to load/unload the alterations and the new merchandise. I remember the great Harris Tweed sport coats. I wish I still had one. We used to be so busy. The place used to really jump. There has never been another store that can compete on quality and price. The quality was really fine, in spite of the reputation as a discount store. I have bought a lot of Brooks Brothers etc. and they can't even come close.
I am from Geneva, New York (Upstate, NY) I am 37 years old and when I was younger I remember shopping at a local mall where there was an Anderson-Little men's store. My dad, who was a school teacher, always liked to buy Anderson-Little. Some of his clothing from Anderson-Little still hangs in his closet. He passed away last August. I was recently in a thrift store and purchased an Anderson-Little suit in a perfect condition. There were three others with the Anderson-Little label with the name "Embassy Suits by Anderson-Little" I was wondering how old they might be? Anyway, I am glad to see Anderson-Little is making a comeback. I wish you the best of luck and much success. Congratulations!
Good luck to you. I hope Anderson - Little becomes what it once was and closes down the Mens Wearhouse. I am a former manager for Anderson- Little having worked there from 86 to 98. I still wear suits but they're not the same quality as an Anderson -Little suit.
My best friend, Richard Parker,
was the manager of the Fall River home store. My business was two blocks away. I still own and wear 14 Anderson Little suits on a daily basis.
They are in style and look like new.
GLAD YOUR BACK!
Just heard that you are selling on-line. Congratulations! We missed buying your clothing - originally in Woonsocket, RI.
Wishing you much success!
- Rod & Donna Pratte
I was employed by the company for six years starting in 1958. For two years I worked in Fall River, mostly on the 6th floor sorting and pricing clothing in the summer while in high school. I also met the alterations trucks at the loading dock.
After high school graduation I went to college in Providence and worked in the Providence store selling women's and children's clothing, going back to Fall River in the summers. Upon graduation I was offered a full time position with the company, but turned it down for a lower paying teaching position. I spent 40 years in public education and retired five years ago as a superintendent.
In any event, the discipline I learned working for the company has served me well.
- Paul Bento
I found your ad in todays Boston Globe. I was a customer at the Liberty Mall Store many years ago. Still wearing my tan suit and blue shorts.
- Jeremiah J. Noonhan, Jr.
I remembered Anderson-Little from when I lived up North, so I decided to get a jacket as a birthday gift for a friend. My boyfriend liked it so much, we bought one for him.
When I had a question and called, Mr. Anderson actually helped me himself. That really surprised me.
--Lynda in Naples
For that price I didn't know what to expect but I thought I'd take a chance. The photos on the website looked good but when it got here it was a really nice jacket. I love it.
It got here quick. It comes in this really cool box which must be specially designed because it doesn't wrinkle during shipment.
Turns out my wife knows Anderson-Little. She's from New England. I never heard of them, but I have now.
--Chris in LA
Received the replacement (one size up), and it fits Jim wonderfully !! Nice cut and fit, just looks great and hangs very nicely on him.
Thank you once again for exchanging the size, and for your great (and concerned) customer service. Have a wonderful day!! The Mrs. ;-)
--J in Providence