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I haven't seen this fabric. Would you have any pics?
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Beautiful

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Wow - that's a fairly large initial order. I know you like the Steed style, but it wouldn't hurt to start small and see how you like the initial garments. I have found bespoke to be very much an iterative process, with each subsequent order better in small, but meaningful, ways.

Btw, for the BlazerSuit, I would go w/ Oyster and not Steadfast. Steadfast is beautiful but heavy, thereby limiting its utility.

I would also prefer a smaller order - as in just one suit - but Steed had a minimum. We actually didn't even meet the small minimum they asked, but they've been exceptionally nice about everything and are still coming out.

Thanks for the note about the Steadfast. Do you know if it has a more visible weave than Oyster? I was going to base my decision mostly on that. Was hoping to get something that leans towards the blazer part of a BlazerSuit.
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I'm bringing them my LL RAF blue Agnelli flannel. Planning on a 3 piece suit. Trying to decide on the details of the vest. Lapels or no lapels. decisions.gif

That's a fantastic fabric. I've been eying that as well. I think Slewfoot recently got something made up by Steed in this? Beautiful stuff.
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What time?

Just got back from seeing them, had a nice time.
Ordered a fairly standard three piece, in a medium gray glen check with a subtle blue over check. I've managed to forget which cloth, but I think it was a Lesser, in around 11/12 oz.
I also ordered 2 shirts.

Matthew said they are busy enough this trip that they are going do four trips a year to SF.
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I would also prefer a smaller order - as in just one suit - but Steed had a minimum. We actually didn't even meet the small minimum they asked, but they've been exceptionally nice about everything and are still coming out.

Even though they have a minimum, you might consider asking if they will finish the first suit before cutting the other garments. That way, you have a pattern down before they start your second piece and you reduce your risk of getting two garments with a fit that is less than ideal.
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Makes sense on the minimum order. I am sure they'll all turn out well.

Steadfast certainly has more of a visible weave than Oyster (which is very much a straight worsted). Couple of very nice hopsacks in the Steadfast book as well.
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Matthew said they are busy enough this trip that they are going do four trips a year to SF.

That. Is. Fantastic. News.
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Even though they have a minimum, you might consider asking if they will finish the first suit before cutting the other garments. That way, you have a pattern down before they start your second piece and you reduce your risk of getting two garments with a fit that is less than ideal.

Good suggestion. I admit I'm a bit sheepish about asking for such a favor, but maybe if they're really busy enough on this trip, they won't mind. I certainly don't mind paying for all the garments up front, but it would be nice to see how the first fits before getting the others.
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Sounds like a great visit.
I can't wait to see the clothes
when they are done.
I am profoundly jealous of all of you.
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Steed confirmed today that they'll be coming to San Francisco four times a year. What great luck.

And thanks to agjiffy for the suggestion. I sheepishly asked if they could make up one garment before doing the others, and they very nicely said yes. Really pleasant and nice folks, both Edwin and Matthew.

For those interested, their next visit is in June, I think. From now on, I may just post updates in the A&S expats thread, so that we don't have two threads running on Steed.
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Steed confirmed today that they'll be coming to San Francisco four times a year. What great luck.

And thanks to agjiffy for the suggestion. I sheepishly asked if they could make up one garment before doing the others, and they very nicely said yes. Really pleasant and nice folks, both Edwin and Matthew.

For those interested, their next visit is in June, I think. From now on, I may just post updates in the A&S expats thread, so that we don't have two threads running on Steed.
steed deserves their own thread
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