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post #16 of 59

Great review.

 

Glad you enjoyed the Lake District - it is indeed beautiful (when not raining, so at least 15% of the time!).

post #17 of 59
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You're doing it wrong. Get on the inside lane and go into a "holding pattern". Drive around the roundabout as many times as you need to while you check the map, try to read -- or find -- street signs, order pizza, etc..

Sounds dizzyingly inefficient.
post #18 of 59
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To be fair, I just looked up their MTM prices, and they are a bit less than I expected. I'm actually tempted to try it out.

No question that there is big benefit to being measured by one of those guys.

I don't like to make a big deal out of prices in these things because it's not an ad, but Steed's prices overall are extremely fair IMHO. If you're used to the Row, you will be pleasantly surprised.
post #19 of 59
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Sounds dizzyingly inefficient.

Inefficient, maybe, but unterrifying.

Did you ask him about his shirts? I understand they do shirts but only MTM. Is that correct? Did he mention where he has them made?
post #20 of 59
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Correct, only MTM. He told me but I forget. I'm sure he'd be happy to tell you if you email though.
post #21 of 59
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I don't like to make a big deal out of prices in these things because it's not an ad, but Steed's prices overall are extremely fair IMHO. If you're used to the Row, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Unquestionably. Unfortunately, even their reasonable bespoke prices are a bit more than I can spend at the moment, but no question that they are fair.

Were I to make the jump to Row bespoke, and I hope to in the next few years, one of the ex-A&S guys would be my first stop, probably Steed or Mahon.
post #22 of 59
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It's a different style than NsM and Ercole. If you're interested, and it's not too hard to make time just go and talk to them next time they're in town. They're not pushy or anything like that and would be happy to talk to you even if you end up not ordering anything.

Great write up. Which style do you prefer better, NSM or Steed?
post #23 of 59
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Great write up. Which style do you prefer better, NSM or Steed?

I like them each for different circumstances. NsM I like for more summery and informal situations; Steed more for winter clothes and more formal business suits. Steed does quite well with tweed IMHO. Their rolled edges look great.
post #24 of 59
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I like them each for different circumstances. NsM I like for more summery and informal situations; Steed more for winter clothes and more formal business suits. Steed does quite well with tweed IMHO. Their rolled edges look great.

What is in the works with them? Have you gotten anything after your first garment and if so, have you asked them to make any changes?
post #25 of 59
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I have a DJ that's still getting tweaked a bit. I have a polo coat in camel hair and the Etna jacket described here:

http://ivorytowerstyle.com/post/60380710004/as-summer-comes-to-a-close-i-think-ahead-to-the

I may ask them to close the angle of the notch on the lapel a bit but haven't decided yet.
post #26 of 59
Great write-up. I may give their MTM a shot when they are in Chicago. Those prices are surprisingly reasonable.
post #27 of 59
What other write-ups do you have in the pipeline? I enjoyed this one, but frankly, there is nothing new of note here as most of us are very familiar with Steed. He seems great, despite his obvious penchant for taking swings at A&S whenever possible.

Did you get a chance to visit any of the smaller off-Row tailors?
post #28 of 59
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FWIW Edwin didn't really say anything bad about A&S when I talked to him. Plenty of other people do though.

Next is Huntsman, then Budd, then Emma Willis.
post #29 of 59
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FWIW Edwin didn't really say anything bad about A&S when I talked to him. Plenty of other people do though.

Next is Huntsman, then Budd, then Emma Willis.

Nice - look forward to those. None of the smaller outfits then?
post #30 of 59
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Nope, that's the whole list of places I visited.
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