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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

Are his MTM/MTO suits made in England or India like those of his ex-colleague Thomas Mahon

Why!?
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Well, that professions of noodlers tangent was a resounding success.

post #28398 of 37395
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post


You boys buy some quite expensive toys - handsome stuff, but quite steep prices. Of course, I want to see the results of these forays into sartorial splendor (as does everyone else in these fora!).

 

Just imagine the picnic attack when Noodles doesn't like his $4k suit!

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Why!?

1. Comparison with Mahon's MTM offering
2. Provenance
3. Why not?
post #28400 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Just imagine the picnic attack when Noodles doesn't like his $4k suit!

I saw the prices for Build a Wardrobe - considerably higher than 1800 (either USD or GBP). MTM is, of course, less expensive than bespoke, which, I take, Build a Wardrobe is.
post #28401 of 37395

This is Steed. Look like Neapolitan style to me. I appreciate the heads up but I am beginning to see a strong SF sheep movement. I have been screwed over following the sheep. I'll just start judging for myself and not follow blindly. 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/174558/poll-attolini-vs-rubinacci-vs-steed

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

 

Just imagine the picnic attack when Noodles doesn't like his $4k suit!

 

LOL. I am moving on from SF so there won't be such stupid picnic attacks. Just tired. 

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You have much to learn if you think that looks Neapolitan, Noodles.

I was only kidding, Kulata.
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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post


I saw the prices for Build a Wardrobe - considerably higher than 1800 (either USD or GBP). MTM is, of course, less expensive than bespoke, which, I take, Build a Wardrobe is.

Yeah, that is for bespoke.

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

You have much to learn if you think that looks Neapolitan, Noodles.

I was only kidding, Kulata.

Thank you for reminding me, master tailor Murl.

Neapolitan or not, I wish you all good luck on Steed and I am sure they'll look good.

post #28405 of 37395
MTM Prices from his website "Prices start from £950 for a two-piece suit, £1200 for a three-piece suit and £700 for a sports coat or blazer" and additional £250 if you want a full canvassed jacket. http://www.steeds-view.blogspot.com/2013/10/full-canvas-jackets-added-to-our-semi.html

But how much of his bespoke features will transfer to his MTM block pattern and since it is soft tailoring, someone like Noodles will need the full bespoke service to overcome the shoulder "issues" Noodles has to deal with.
post #28406 of 37395
Steed MTM with a fully canvassed jacket is comparable in price to Formosa RTW (perhaps a bit cheaper than Formosa MTO / individual MTO). Bespoke is of course closer to around $4,000 per suit which is quite a bit more. And Noodles, Steed is definitely not the same as what you'd find in Naples (particularly the SF frequented tailors). Steed is going to have drape, but it will also tend to have a bit more structure. It's not as dramatic as say Huntsman, but it's definitely a more structured look that could work for you. The point is, it's worth a try and worth deciding for yourself as it lets you add a bit of structure without going to the opposite extreme away from your Formosas.
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This is not to say that Noodles needs to go to Steed. There are plenty of good options, including continuing to buy from Formosa. But for someone who wanted to try something a bit more British, Steed is more competitively priced than a lot of tailors on the row and the MTM service gives a good idea of what they are about for prices comparable to what Noodles is already paying for suits.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

This is not to say that Noodles needs to go to Steed. There are plenty of good options, including continuing to buy from Formosa. But for someone who wanted to try something a bit more British, Steed is more competitively priced than a lot of tailors on the row and the MTM service gives a good idea of what they are about for prices comparable to what Noodles is already paying for suits.

They aren't the right fit for him.
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Steed MTM with a fully canvassed jacket is comparable in price to Formosa RTW (perhaps a bit cheaper than Formosa MTO / individual MTO). Bespoke is of course closer to around $4,000 per suit which is quite a bit more. And Noodles, Steed is definitely not the same as what you'd find in Naples (particularly the SF frequented tailors). Steed is going to have drape, but it will also tend to have a bit more structure. It's not as dramatic as say Huntsman, but it's definitely a more structured look that could work for you. The point is, it's worth a try and worth deciding for yourself as it lets you add a bit of structure without going to the opposite extreme away from your Formosas.

Thanks for the insight. Judging from the pictures, I am not seeing much of a difference especially in the shoulders. 

 

It's worth gathering info despite the fact that I am shutting down on purchases and focus on other areas in my life. 

 

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

This is not to say that Noodles needs to go to Steed. There are plenty of good options, including continuing to buy from Formosa. But for someone who wanted to try something a bit more British, Steed is more competitively priced than a lot of tailors on the row and the MTM service gives a good idea of what they are about for prices comparable to what Noodles is already paying for suits.
 

But I won't be able to return if I don't like it. 

 

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They aren't the right fit for him.
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Thanks for the insight. Judging from the pictures, I am not seeing much of a difference especially in the shoulders. 

It's worth gathering info despite the fact that I am shutting down on purchases and focus on other areas in my life. 
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