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post #46 of 85

Derek - I can get the the word out here in San Francisco. I am the creative director of 'Dapperhood: Menswear Styling Network' here in SF.

I need to find out more details about the purpose of this trip or what do they hope to accomplish and.... dates?

/Best Regards/

Owen Geronimo

post #47 of 85
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The dates haven't been set yet, partly because we don't know if we can even get the requisite number of orders. We're close at this point, however, and I'm talking with Steed about possibly coming out for the orders we have.

The purpose of the trip is to simply give men an opportunity to buy a suit from Steed Bespoke Tailors. You can read more about Steed on their website. Edwin DeBoise, the co-founder and cutter at Steed, makes a very unique and interesting silhouette based off of the London drape cut. Slightly fuller in the chest, very soft shoulders, and a nipped waist. It's a traditional English suit with a softer construction, and is said to give some men a more flattering, athletic shape.

I'm hoping to put a final call on orders in the next couple of weeks, as we either have enough interest or we don't, so if your members are interested, please have them contact me soon. If there is enough interest, we can persuade Steed to add one more stop to their US tours. As is, they only visit parts of the East Coast and Chicago.

Note, I'm organizing this because I'm interested in becoming a client of Steed, not because I have any other business relationship with them.
post #48 of 85
I'm confused on why you seem so adamant on Steed, and only Steed? Both A+S and Mahon travel to the West Coast (the younger Hitchcock may as well). I've tried both Steed and A+S, and the cuts are very very similar, despite DeBoise's (somewhat petulant) online statements on how the original A&S cut has been 'lost' at the firm.
post #49 of 85
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I think all four cut different kinds of silhouettes, though rooted in the same tradition. Also, process here is as important to me as the product, by which I mean how the pattern has been drafted. I know you've expressed skepticism and indifference to this, but to me this isn't about final products, it's about the value of the process itself.

I also think things ought to be not so commodified on here. A thing from X maker is a thing from X maker, and Y making something similar does not make it from X. If you're interested in a maker, then you're interested in a maker. This isn't just about an acquisition of goods.
post #50 of 85
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I also think things ought to be not so commodified on here. A thing from X maker is a thing from X maker, and Y making something similar does not make it from X. If you're interested in a maker, then you're interested in a maker. This isn't just about an acquisition of goods.

Fair enough, but I was just surprised at the considerable effort to bring a tailor whose style can largely be replicated by others who already visit your city. If you desire a Steed suit purely for wanting the Steed 'brand' and nothing else, then that is fine as well. I'm not going to pretend that my purchases are made in a more rational manner smile.gif.
post #51 of 85
If you had ever had a suit made by one of the names you mentioned, you might know why he would prefer a suit made by Steed.
post #52 of 85
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If you had ever had a suit made by one of the names you mentioned, you might know why he would prefer a suit made by Steed.

How cute, you've seen 2-3 photographs of A&S and Mahon suits online, and now you're an expert. Yay for you!
post #53 of 85
Funny boy... I have 4 suits made by one of those mentioned.
post #54 of 85
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Funny boy... I have 4 suits made by one of those mentioned.

One can only hope then that you didn't blow $4K+ on that grey herringbone job
post #55 of 85
How many photos have you seen?
post #56 of 85
Sweet you have a problem with grey herringbone.
post #57 of 85
The two shown are enough. My point was that the couple of less than ideal Anderson and Mahon suits shown online are hardly indicative of the majority of either firm's output. The color / texture of your grey suit is what it is, unless your camera is defective.

I have no problem with grey herringbone. I just don't like your fabric.
post #58 of 85
I am only speaking from personal experience are you?
post #59 of 85
Yes - I have suits from both Steed and Andersons (as mentioned above). They are very similar.
post #60 of 85
The man wants a suit made by Steed. Why make it your issue?
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