Bandit is so cute! I love tuxedo cats--had two San Luis Creek rescues for 15 years, Mickey and Minnie.
You might want to try helping Bandit groom with a cool silicone tool called Zoom Groom. You can get it at Petsmart, I think. I get mine at Lemos Pet Supply, or at my vet's. The little flexible knubbins massage the skin and remove undercoat and guard hairs alike.
My 'stray' cat adores it. It is actually what tamed her--one day she turned her back so I brushed it with a couple of passes of the Zoom Groom,, and the rest is history. She now demands it twice a day, drooling all the while. About $5. Great for older cats whose intestines won't tolerate fur. No more shaving to eliminate mats.