Originally Posted by agjiffy
I didn't mean to draw a narrow circle around savile row. If you have space there and use the term in your marketing without anyone throwing a fit then it seems to me that you fit the bill. I suppose that one might argue that they don't have their staff there, but lots of houses use outworkers. Maybe there is something to be said for paying the high rent, but again I thought steed had physical space there. In any event, I'd be interested in hearing why one chooses steed over A&S in particular
. Same price point, no? That choice in and of itself strikes me as saying something about the lions of the row. I've probably seen 20 people use steed on this board and one use A&S.
Ha, I was asking myself the same question after the first suit was less than ideal. I will give him credit though he was able to fix everything in the end. I decided to give Steed a go after using Paul Stuart Custom and finding tags that said "Union Made" and "MG." I thought
I wanted the real thing and I wanted to scratch the itch to find out if a SR suit was better than a factory made suit. I was originally deciding between Steed, S. Hitchcock, and Karl Matthews. In the end I chose Steed because they traveled consistently to the DC area, were using real artisans, and S. Hitchcock was out of my price range. I believe Edwin stated that A&S is about 1200 pounds more than the price of their goods. This also swayed my decision in picking Steed:
The fit and styling of my Paul Stuart suits are what I consider AWESOME! I knew it wouldn't be an exact match to my Paul Stuart but the fit of vox's suit convinced me to give Steed a go. Although I will say I was a little discouraged by the images of Montesquieu and Slewfoot's fit pics. There were no hiccups at the baste fitting, but the finished suit had the shoulders taken in so much my deltoids were bursting out at the seems. Although we've had some hiccups I believe they have me sorted out now and Edwin has an understanding of how I like my clothes to fit:
I've made some tweaks on their house style to get close to the silhouette of my paul stuart. He's raised the chest, extended the shoulders, shortened the jacket, and built the skirt close to my hips to achieve a look I like. It took two commissions to get us there.
With that stated I'm not sure one SR house is better than the other. They each have their own style quirks that may or may not work with each customer.Edited by lordsuperb - 6/19/16 at 7:32pm