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Steven Alan

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by edubs01, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. edubs01

    edubs01 Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts? Quality? Fit? Worth the price?
     
  2. whodini

    whodini Well-Known Member

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    Their shirts are nothing special, definitely not worth retail. Honestly, it looks and feels like marked-up UO.

    Fit is another bag. I know people have definitely had some issues.
     
  3. Django

    Django Well-Known Member

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    Almost all of his stuff runs very large. Rarely worth retail, but you can usually find shirting and outwear on deep discount. That said, the toggle and deck jackets both look great this season.
     
  4. winston

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    The twisty seam placket on many Steven Alan shirts is just dumb. It's put me off buying some interesting plaid shirts in the past.
     
  5. tonio028

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    I agree that the shirts aren't worth it at retail, particularly their cottin poplin shirts, but not that they run large. They run true to size in my experiences for a conservative fit (i.e. I'm a small and can wear a small in both their reverse seamed shirts and button down shirts). I can actually size down for a more fitted look only in the button downs as they fit a bit more roomy.

    I did manage to get two blue OCBD's from the most recent Gilt sale both in small and XS and they both fit better than most OTR shirts or mall brands say and the oxford material at least I thought was nice.
     
  6. ssnyc

    ssnyc Well-Known Member

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    Almost all of his stuff runs very large.
    Compared to what? I find it runs slightly small compared to J. Crew.

    Steven Alan is more expensive since its made in the USA (Shirts). But you're right, I don't pay retail for SA. I either wait for their sample sale or buy J.Crew (love the new brand overhaul) or buy sale items at Groupe (Seize sur Vingt/Troglodyte Homunculus).

    OFF TOPIC: No need to pay retail these days (in NYC anyway). Retailers are dying for business, power to the consumer! $80-$100 is reasonable for a shirt, not $150-$250.
     
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  8. breakz

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    Compared to what? I find it runs slightly small compared to J. Crew.

    Right...J.Crew runs incredibly large while S.Alan is just large.
     
  9. ssnyc

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    Right...J.Crew runs incredibly large while S.Alan is just large.
    Compared to what? A.P.C. ? Dior? Uniglo? Miami is kinda another country but I'm talking fat American Sizes. USA!USA!USA! [​IMG]
     
  10. CityHunter

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    Steven Alan is more expensive since its made in the USA (Shirts).

    The Steven Alan pieces I have are all made in China...

    While some of the shirts are nice, I also agree that it is not worth the price they are asking for. Last season they came out with some really nice snap-button shirts in flannel, chambray, etc...but iirc they were $215. In their defense, those ones were made in the States, but for that price I would rather go with, let's say, Flat Head for a snap-button/western shirt.
     
  11. tonio028

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    The Steven Alan pieces I have are all made in China...

    While some of the shirts are nice, I also agree that it is not worth the price they are asking for. Last season they came out with some really nice snap-button shirts in flannel, chambray, etc...but iirc they were $215. In their defense, those ones were made in the States, but for that price I would rather go with, let's say, Flat Head for a snap-button/western shirt.


    The snap flannels and the chambrays were nice, agreed, and I noticed that they were all still readily available come sales times given their mark up for what you get so at the sales prices I saw them at, I thought they were reasonable. I asked them recently if they offered any oxford button downs in their current online selection and they didn't with the exception of one tab collar.

    I do, however, like a lot of their plaid offerings, and their camp shirts they have online right now are very attractive to me anyway as well as their knits, but I don't know how their knits are so I wouldn't chance it at retail personally.
     
  12. ssnyc

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    The Steven Alan pieces I have are all made in China...

    Weird, my few shirts (past seasons) are all made in USA and everything on the website except some shoes and sweaters seem to be made in USA as well........hmmmmm
     
  13. Lostinthesupermarket

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    In my mind the word "Steven Alan" have a close association with the word "meh".

    Boring boring boring clothes IMO.
     
  14. breakz

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    Compared to what? A.P.C. ? Dior? Uniglo? Miami is kinda another country but I'm talking fat American Sizes. USA!USA!USA! [​IMG]

    I meant that if you find it's slightly smaller than J.Crew, and J.Crew is larger by a full size, thennnnn... [​IMG]
     
  15. tonio028

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    I meant that if you find it's slightly smaller than J.Crew, and J.Crew is larger by a full size, thennnnn... [​IMG]

    J.Crew isn't larger by a size on me so where does that put SA sizing?
     
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    The Fall offerings are simply fantastic and almost all made in the USA. Last year, SA got away from made in the USA and from what I hear, they took a beating for it. I say check out their Fall collection, especially the flannels and the wool coats made from Woolrich wool.
     
  17. ssnyc

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    I meant that if you find it's slightly smaller than J.Crew, and J.Crew is larger by a full size, thennnnn... [​IMG]

    Who said full size? I wear medium in both. Read above Steven Alan is slightly smaller. [​IMG]

    Anyway, great brand that's a little overpriced. Of course the lack of one-off, bleeding edge, eurotrash fashions will make certain folks bored.
     
  18. Timbaland

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    To the threadstarter, don't be confused when some posters claim that steven alan is oversized. The people saying that probably think all shirts are meant to be sized like BoO, Hickey, etc. If it helps, I have a few Steven Alan reverse seam shirts in size medium and the pit to pit measurements on them is 21".
     
  19. breakz

    breakz Well-Known Member

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    Okay sry guys, I rescind my dbag comments. [​IMG]
     
  20. jfurt

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    I'm not terribly impressed with Steven Alan.

    I purchased the western snap-front shirt that they made, and while the fabric is great, the sizing is ridiculous. I'm not a guy to wear a shirt like a second skin, and I wear a comfortable medium, but this shirt is easily a large. The joke is the site said that it was a tailored slim fit, and to order sizing accordingly. I can't imagine what their classic shirts fit like.
     

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