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post #28412 of 37438
Well of course you can't return... It's made for you. That's not a steed specific thing. You cant do that at B&Tailor either.
post #28413 of 37438
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Well of course you can't return... It's made for you. That's not a steed specific thing. You cant do that at B&Tailor either.

 

BN is about half the price of steed though. Still the best deal or Noodles.

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Well of course you can't return... It's made for you. That's not a steed specific thing. You cant do that at B&Tailor either.

You seriously have a problem understanding me. 

Let me just tell it to you as if you were a five year old.

 

I want to try Steed if I feel there is a need. I want to be able to try it on and see if it really will make my shoulders look better. However, I cannot return it because for obvious reasons. They're not RTW, I wonder if they even have a sample that I can try on. Regardless, take a moment to read and understand what I am saying before you response with such an idiotic response. You have done that too many times. 

 

Hey, maybe it's just me. I speak english bad and it are mine fault this you does not understand I. 

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

You seriously have a problem understanding me. 
Let me just tell it to you as if you were a five year old.

I want to try Steed if I feel there is a need. I want to be able to try it on and see if it really will make my shoulders look better. However, I cannot return it because for obvious reasons. They're not RTW, I wonder if they even have a sample that I can try on. Regardless, take a moment to read and understand what I am saying before you response with such an idiotic response. You have done that too many times. 

Hey, maybe it's just me. I speak english bad and it are mine fault this you does not understand I. 

? I didn't even suggest to try steed. . . I was only commenting on the return policy.
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? I didn't even suggest to try steed. . . I was only commenting on the return policy.
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Well of course you can't return... It's made for you. That's not a steed specific thing. You cant do that at B&Tailor either.

I said you can't return Steed with full understand of the process. We were on the same page on their return policy but it baffles me why you would responded this way. I was just saying I wish I can try it on before I go all in. But I can't. I'll just watch you all get nice Steed suits/jackets. :lurk:

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Trying something new that is not RTW is a risk. One of the things you'd do if you went to Steed (or anywhere else) is show up in your best fitting suit, talk to them about what you like about it, what you don't, etc. Travelling tailors will at times have some jackets they've brought that you could try on to get a sense of how their stuff looks on you. The way you figure this out is by talking to them and meeting them. If you are taking a break from purchasing, it probably doesn't make sense to meet new tailors, but since they're not coming until October it could be worth a visit. Again, you don't have to. You don't have to buy anything at all for that matter (though I don't know how you plan to get through life wearing suits 6x a week with only 4 good suits long-term). All these things are just options. I'm sure you know that, Noodles, but it's worth remembering. This is supposed to be fun after all.
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I said you can't return Steed with full understand of the process. We were on the same page on their return policy but it baffles me why you would responded this way. I was just saying I wish I can try it on before I go all in. But I can't. I'll just watch you all get nice Steed suits/jackets. lurker%5B1%5D.gif

My point is that it would be impossible to truly try on any bespoke tailor's garments, as they were made for another person (for another persons shoulder drop, their waist, their larger chest, etc). With bespoke there is never certainty. It is a leap of faith.
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Trying something new that is not RTW is a risk. One of the things you'd do if you went to Steed (or anywhere else) is show up in your best fitting suit, talk to them about what you like about it, what you don't, etc. Travelling tailors will at times have some jackets they've brought that you could try on to get a sense of how their stuff looks on you. The way you figure this out is by talking to them and meeting them. If you are taking a break from purchasing, it probably doesn't make sense to meet new tailors, but since they're not coming until October it could be worth a visit. Again, you don't have to. You don't have to buy anything at all for that matter (though
I don't know how you plan to get through life wearing suits 6x a week with only 4 good suits long-term). Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
All these things are just options. I'm sure you know that, Noodles, but it's worth remembering. This is supposed to be fun after all
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This is a SF manufactured crisis. He sure can get by with 4 good suits and 2 not so good suits. Let him discover his taste or work to get his "ideal" body. He honestly has enough suits
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post


My point is that it would be impossible to truly try on any bespoke tailor's garments, as they were made for another person (for another persons shoulder drop, their waist, their larger chest, etc). With bespoke there is never certainty. It is a leap of faith.

 

First sentence is wrong

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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Trying something new that is not RTW is a risk. One of the things you'd do if you went to Steed (or anywhere else) is show up in your best fitting suit, talk to them about what you like about it, what you don't, etc. Travelling tailors will at times have some jackets they've brought that you could try on to get a sense of how their stuff looks on you. The way you figure this out is by talking to them and meeting them. If you are taking a break from purchasing, it probably doesn't make sense to meet new tailors, but since they're not coming until October it could be worth a visit. Again, you don't have to. You don't have to buy anything at all for that matter (though I don't know how you plan to get through life wearing suits 6x a week with only 4 good suits long-term). All these things are just options. I'm sure you know that, Noodles, but it's worth remembering. This is supposed to be fun after all.

Always great responses. 

You hit the nail on the head. I completely agree with you. This is supposed to be fun.

 

But here's where I am at. I came here to rebuild my wardrobe and got some good advice from great people like yourself. However, I have also made terrible and costly mistakes. I am not blaming it on anyone but myself. Seeing what a dumb stupid mistake I have made ticks me off every time I see it and I am kicking myself for being so blind in following the advice given to me. I should've done my homework. I am not having fun and I can't have fun looking at what I have accomplished in the past year or so. I am tired and am not considering any purchases any time soon. But I'll keep collecting info and figure out what is best for me. Then I'll start purchasing. 

 

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This is a SF manufactured crisis. He sure can get by with 4 good suits and 2 not so good suits. Let him discover his taste or work to get his "ideal" body. He honestly has enough suits
Shoot, I live the rest of my life with what I have. :decisions:
post #28422 of 37438
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

First sentence is wrong

How so?
post #28423 of 37438
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

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This is a SF manufactured crisis. He sure can get by with 4 good suits and 2 not so good suits. Let him discover his taste or work to get his "ideal" body. He honestly has enough suits

You misunderstand what I am getting at. I said long term. I'd say if all of your suits are in some sort of 3 season cloth and you wear a suit 6 days a week, you can get by with 7 suits. Of course they don't all have to be perfect and in the short-term there are cheaper options he can get by on. Once you have a couple seasonal suits (in his case, flannel and Fresco), this number is going to increase. Noodles also has a preference to not wear his wedding suit too often and from what I recall, his last beater is not in good shape.

Encouraging Noodles to discover his taste is precisely what I am doing. That's why I talked about options, have explained Steed's style and process and have at times encouraged him to look at less expensive options that work well as part of a long-term plan.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

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.

Ha, I know nothing. Just giving you a hard time.

Thanks, we will document the fun here.
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@The Noodles, sorry to hear you're not having fun. For what it's worth, in a lot of ways you are dressed much better today than you were when you showed up. You have a few new suits that look great on you and returned some more expensive ones that were not the best. Your tie selection game is much improved. Not everything is perfect, but on balance it's definitely a lot better. If you're not having fun, then perhaps a step back from SF as you've mentioned at times is what you need. This could let you take what you've learned and make a realistic plan to get where you want to be long-term. I hope that, whatever you decide to do, you do recognize and appreciate all the progress you've made.
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