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post #1381 of 1722
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Originally Posted by Solari View Post

Hi guys,

I live in London and would like to order a nice, moderately priced bespoke overcoat for winter. I don't want it too classic because I'm young and wouldn't always just wear it formally, but neither do I want it too far from classic. A nice balance ideally. Any recommendations for bespoke overcoat tailors?

I like and use Steed, which Cleav mentioned above. If by "not too classic" you mean "not too fusty," I don't think they're fusty. If you're looking for something a little more fashion forward, however, I don't think they do that.

You could also check out Thom Sweeney and Timothy Everest. They might be more up your alley. The first does slightly trendier cuts aimed at younger, classically-minded customers. The second has a long career in designing for ready-to-wear and has an eye for design.
post #1382 of 1722
Speaking of Steed....

First jacket. Only one fitting and it's still fresh out of the box. Some minor adjustments likely, but I'm happy with it.



post #1383 of 1722
Hm, back looks like it could be cleaned up and waist let out, but I like it otherwise. Would be curious to see what it looks like after adjustments.
post #1384 of 1722
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Speaking of Steed....

First jacket. Only one fitting and it's still fresh out of the box. Some minor adjustments likely, but I'm happy with it.




It is a bit tight in the back, but I'd wear the jacket for a season to see if anything annoys you down the line.
post #1385 of 1722
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Originally Posted by dieworkwear View Post

Hm, back looks like it could be cleaned up and waist let out, but I like it otherwise. Would be curious to see what it looks like after adjustments.

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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

It is a bit tight in the back, but I'd wear the jacket for a season to see if anything annoys you down the line.

I think most of the stress along the back was me rolling my shoulders forward and not standing natural. Right on the waist, I think I'd like to have it taken out a hair. Feels good and looks good so far. I won't be able to see them again until February so it will get plenty of wear before we make adjustments.
post #1386 of 1722
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post


I think most of the stress along the back was me rolling my shoulders forward and not standing natural. Right on the waist, I think I'd like to have it taken out a hair. Feels good and looks good so far. I won't be able to see them again until February so it will get plenty of wear before we make adjustments.

I'm mindful of your comments above and the remote nature of the process for you, that said I have to say I think it looks great and will ultimately look superb nod[1].gif
post #1387 of 1722
You are not showing the whole picture. The hem of the coat is out of sight. Some of the back is to narrow. Also, there are problems with the sleeves being attached. Interesting for a single fitting.
post #1388 of 1722
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

I'm mindful of your comments above and the remote nature of the process for you, that said I have to say I think it looks great and will ultimately look superb nod[1].gif

Thanks, pal.

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Originally Posted by greger View Post

You are not showing the whole picture. The hem of the coat is out of sight. Some of the back is to narrow. Also, there are problems with the sleeves being attached. Interesting for a single fitting.

I realize I didn't post a full shot...just some quick snaps after throwing it on. The waist will probably be let out a bit. We'll see how the sleeve settles with some wear. If it ends up being an issue, I'm sure they'll take care of it next time I see them.
post #1389 of 1722
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Thanks, pal.
I realize I didn't post a full shot...just some quick snaps after throwing it on. The waist will probably be let out a bit. We'll see how the sleeve settles with some wear. If it ends up being an issue, I'm sure they'll take care of it next time I see them.

I think this is some of steed's better work. bravo.
post #1390 of 1722
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post

I think that is a very modest raising of prices compared to some other hyped tailor. Musella Dembech, for example, in two years raised his prices for a suit by a whopping 1300 euros uhoh.gif

Way to piss off your existing customers.
post #1391 of 1722
I wonder if they pay the new price or are grandfathered in
post #1392 of 1722
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Originally Posted by lordsuperb View Post

Way to piss off your existing customers.

Just re-checked the information in my email inbox, and it turned out that the price rise was plus 1800 euro for a suit. To be fair I don't know if that rise applied to existing costumers as well or only new ones. I inquired about his prices three year ago, and back then I found them quite reasonable. Then I contacted him one year ago to start a project with him, and he sent me the new price list. His ulster paletot (which is by the way extremely lovely) had gone up from 5500 to 6500 euro. And I went somewhere else. Have to say I respect Corcos' way of handling the huge interest better.
post #1393 of 1722
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Originally Posted by S K M View Post

Just re-checked the information in my email inbox, and it turned out that the price rise was plus 1800 euro for a suit. To be fair I don't know if that rise applied to existing costumers as well or only new ones. I inquired about his prices three year ago, and back then I found them quite reasonable. Then I contacted him one year ago to start a project with him, and he sent me the new price list. His ulster paletot (which is by the way extremely lovely) had gone up from 5500 to 6500 euro. And I went somewhere else. Have to say I respect Corcos' way of handling the huge interest better.

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post #1394 of 1722

I will pay no less than 8500 EUR for a single breasted overcoat and that is my final offer.

post #1395 of 1722
So, yesterday I finally started up my project of a bespoke peacoat:



My tailor was very enthusiastic about it, and especially the below limited edition cloth from Fox I brought, of which his assessment was: "This is so damn cool."



There are still some undecided issues which we will return to on the first fitting that I expect to have in two weeks time smile.gif
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