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From Ring or Steed? Ring I'm guessing in a few weeks and Steed probably in a week. I spoke with Matthew and he said it should be done.

Steed. Can't wait to see it. I talked to Matthew while I was over there and they barely escaped the massive flooding in that area...not sure if you caught it on the news, but it was a mess.
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Steed probably in a week. I spoke with Matthew and he said it should be done.

 

That's good news. I put in an order during the same visit. Excited to see the finished products.

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Steed. Can't wait to see it. I talked to Matthew while I was over there and they barely escaped the massive flooding in that area...not sure if you caught it on the news, but it was a mess.

Yea it was miserable that's why I tried not to bother him with jacket related questions. Also saw on their Instagram he was traveling and we talked about how his Cardinals barely beat my NINERS.
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That's good news. I put in an order during the same visit. Excited to see the finished products.

I know man! We missed each other by one day. Wish we could have met up during your travels up
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Doesn't NSM run around 2k for bespoke? Though they mostly do soft shouldered stuff, and I'm interested in (or at least curious about) seeing Justin in something with structured shoulders.

Without fabric. So add in ~300 more
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Thread Starter 

Looks good, Justin (both the two structured fits and the full picture)

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I know man! We missed each other by one day. Wish we could have met up during your travels up

 

More like my travels west. I'm in the East Bay. :) If Murl and vvvbj don't bail again we can have a big Steed party during their next visit.

 

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Doesn't NSM run around 2k for bespoke? Though they mostly do soft shouldered stuff, and I'm interested in (or at least curious about) seeing Justin in something with structured shoulders.

Without fabric. So add in ~300 more

 

Thus I was excited when they announced their MTM program and saddened when they apparently dropped plans to come to SF.

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More like my travels west. I'm in the East Bay. smile.gif  If Murl and vvvbj don't bail again we can have a big Steed party during their next visit.

I'll be there dammit.
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More like my travels west. I'm in the East Bay. smile.gif  If Murl and vvvbj don't bail again we can have a big Steed party during their next visit.


Thus I was excited when they announced their MTM program and saddened when they apparently dropped plans to come to SF.

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I'll be there dammit.

If I remember correctly Steed is coming back in January. Planting that seed......
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post


If I remember correctly Steed is coming back in January. Planting that seed......

I talked to Matthew last weekend and it will be February. I'll be there.
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If any 42R's are looking for a DB blazer, there's a cool listing on grail-ed. Item number 278102.


PRL made in USA for like 70 bucks. NWT. Looks a hair older, but it's pretty staple.

Cheers.

Looks like it sold. Hope it was one of you and we'll get to see it in a fit soon!

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Looks like it sold. Hope it was one of you and we'll get to see it in a fit soon!

I bought it. Thanks for the heads up. I'm normally a 40R, and there were no measurements, but at that price, I figured eh, people weren't as fat in the 1980s, right?
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Planting that steed......

also, will you guys be picking up your previous orders then?

post #32623 of 37396
Steed sends the finished work when ready. You can then take it to a fitting during their following visit. (At least that's the routine with MTM.)
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Steed sends the finished work when ready. You can then take it to a fitting during their following visit. (At least that's the routine with MTM.)

 

Interesting. My tailor sends me the basted parts, I stitch them together at home, and then he critiques them at the fitting.

 

That's how I stay under the $1300 price point. Division of labor.

 

                                                

 

Separate tangent: I was thinking about the different cultural approaches to the way tailor's comment on another tailor's work. @Claghorn will like it. This is generally what I found. As always, YMMV :tinfoil:

 

American tailors:

Standing with legs shoulder width apart, Frank Sinatra playing on Sirius XM

"Yes, yes, this jacket of yours made by this other guy... it's good, prett-y prett-y good. But is it great? No. Just look at this wrinkling. This curve. What were they thinking? No. Good is good, but if you want GREAT... then you need me, my friend. Help yourself to some beers from the fridge over there -- on the house!"

 

Japanese tailors:

A slight twinge flickers across the brow, for an instant, and is replaced by utter composure

"Mr. X does very fine work, very fine work indeed. A very nice man. Now, step into the fitting room. We've ordered you lunch; it will be here shortly."

 

Italian tailors:

Balling up jacket and jabbing it with index finger

"You call this a JACKET?  This...is...mamma mia, I would not let my dog wear this!

Throws jacket in dustbin, then brightens

"So...you would like espresso?"

 

French tailors:

Greets you with a snort

"Sir, by appointment only. Ah, you have an appointment? Please come back after changing out of those rags."

 

Spanish tailors:

Shrugging in an expansive, genial manner

"Mr. Y? Yes, we've heard good things. But enough about that. How is your family?"

An exchange of humorous anecdotes follows for 3 hours, the fitting is forgotten about, and the lunch hour rolls around

"Let's take lunch, yes?"

The shop is closed and a lazy meal follows. After returning to the shop, the fitting proceeds in utter solemnity

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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post

Steed sends the finished work when ready. You can then take it to a fitting during their following visit. (At least that's the routine with MTM.)

Interesting. My tailor sends me the basted parts, I stitch them together at home, and then he critiques them at the fitting.

That's how I stay under the $1300 price point. Division of labor.

What's your hourly rate, do you do piecework, and can we see samples of your Milanese buttonhole?
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