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My visit to Steed Tailors

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by unbelragazzo, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    Unquestionably. Unfortunately, even their reasonable bespoke prices are a bit more than I can spend at the moment, but no question that they are fair.

    Were I to make the jump to Row bespoke, and I hope to in the next few years, one of the ex-A&S guys would be my first stop, probably Steed or Mahon.
     
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  2. lordsuperb

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    Great write up. Which style do you prefer better, NSM or Steed?
     
  3. unbelragazzo

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    I like them each for different circumstances. NsM I like for more summery and informal situations; Steed more for winter clothes and more formal business suits. Steed does quite well with tweed IMHO. Their rolled edges look great.
     
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    What is in the works with them? Have you gotten anything after your first garment and if so, have you asked them to make any changes?
     
  5. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    archibaldleach Well-Known Member

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    Great write-up. I may give their MTM a shot when they are in Chicago. Those prices are surprisingly reasonable.
     
  7. Grammaton Cleric

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    What other write-ups do you have in the pipeline? I enjoyed this one, but frankly, there is nothing new of note here as most of us are very familiar with Steed. He seems great, despite his obvious penchant for taking swings at A&S whenever possible.

    Did you get a chance to visit any of the smaller off-Row tailors?
     
  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    FWIW Edwin didn't really say anything bad about A&S when I talked to him. Plenty of other people do though.

    Next is Huntsman, then Budd, then Emma Willis.
     
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    Nice - look forward to those. None of the smaller outfits then?
     
  10. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Nope, that's the whole list of places I visited.
     
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    I'm the proud owner of a few Steed MTM suits and jackets. The first suit only needed minor tweaks, and everything else has fit perfectly since then. Their house silhouette translates very well via whoever makes them up, and the finishing is gorgeous. Edwin and Matthew look everything over very carefully in subsequent visits, and clearly take pride in the results. I intend to move to bespoke with them in a couple of years, but am very pleased with everything they've made for me with this program.
     
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    Remarkably, Steed also do online MTM, and their customer service in regards to that is superb.

    http://www.steedtailors.co.uk/

    And yes, great write-up with lovely photos, too.
     
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  14. LA Guy

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    What? I was told of no dinner, Michelin starred restaurant or not.

    Will they make me a leather jacket with proper drape? And can they do it for under 4200 GBP? Kidding. I love Simon. Love him.
     
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  15. chogall

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    Does he even pay for any of his stuff...

    Someone go bespoke a croc leather jacket please.
     
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    So, can I go to the London address for commissions/fittings? Or just the Carlisle one?

    Been eyeing Steed for a while, but it would be a hassle to go to North England.
     
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    They can accommodate at either address.
     
  18. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Correct. Just let them know ahead of time so they can be there.
     
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    I would just like to say that I think you're getting me mixed up with someone else, as to the "taking swings at A&S" I only have fond memories there and would never speak badly about them.

    Edwin DeBoise

    www.steed.co.uk

    edwin@steed.co.uk
     
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