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Bringing Steed Bespoke Tailors to San Francisco or Los Angeles

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Grammaton Cleric

    Grammaton Cleric Senior member

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    You must have problems with reading comprehension. Scroll above and read the posts - I asked why he wanted a suit from Steed when similar ones were available, he gave his reasons, and I agreed accepting that my purchasing rationale was often similar. Comprende?

    I realize you're pissed that I didn't love your herringbone suit in the other thread (I offered, imo, a fairly mild critique), but try to move on.
     
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  2. Fred49

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    I have no issue with you and my suit. I will not lose a moment of sleep honestly.
     
  4. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    I can't really be sure about this since we are dealing with Bespoke here and its really individualized to the customer, but the suit i had made by steed looks nothing like the pictures you see of A&S, Thomas Mahon maybe but certainly not A&S. Again i can't say for sure i mean who knows maybe if i commissioned one from A&S it would turn out exactly the same, but the fact is that Edwin is well regarded cutter who many on this forum can vouch for, and his prices are "a bit" lower than hitchcock, mahon, and certainly A&S.
     
  5. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    Just to announce, for all interested parties - Steed just booked their first ticket to San Francisco, and will be arriving on Saturday, April 13th, then leaving Tuesday, April 16th. The hotel location is to be determined.

    As per their usual schedule, they plan to return every three months or so for fittings. I'm not sure if they'll return once this initial round of orders is completed. If there's enough interest, they'll be happy to come for subsequent orders. Otherwise, this may be the only time for Californians to try out Steed's work.

    You can contact Steed directly for appointments.

    For more information about Steed, you can check out the Anderson & Sheppard Expatriates thread.
     
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  6. Master Shake

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    Congratulations on getting them to come to San Francisco (and securing the prerequisites).
     
  7. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Is anyone going to meet with Steed in SF tmw?
     
  8. Archivist

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    I'm seeing them Sunday afternoon.
     
  9. ThinkDerm

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    What time?
     
  10. poorsod

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    What are you guys making up? I'm meeting up with Steed in DC.
     
  11. dieworkwear

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    Planning to order a BlazerSuit (either Oyster or Steadfast), pair of fawn brown flannel odd trousers, a sport coat from LL's houndstooth Shetland, and a brown herringbone jacket, though I've yet to decide the fabric on that. LL's Etna looks great. I wish I could find a tweed version of that color, but if not, I'm thinking of something darker, and just get the Etna made up when the cloth is available.
     
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  12. Eustace Tilley

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    Wow - that's a fairly large initial order. I know you like the Steed style, but it wouldn't hurt to start small and see how you like the initial garments. I have found bespoke to be very much an iterative process, with each subsequent order better in small, but meaningful, ways.

    Btw, for the BlazerSuit, I would go w/ Oyster and not Steadfast. Steadfast is beautiful but heavy, thereby limiting its utility.
     
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  13. poorsod

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    I'm bringing them my LL RAF blue Agnelli flannel. Planning on a 3 piece suit. Trying to decide on the details of the vest. Lapels or no lapels. :decisions:
     
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    I haven't seen this fabric. Would you have any pics?
     
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    I wonder if steed might have wanted guaranteed minimums to add a new city to their tour.
     
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    I would also prefer a smaller order - as in just one suit - but Steed had a minimum. We actually didn't even meet the small minimum they asked, but they've been exceptionally nice about everything and are still coming out.

    Thanks for the note about the Steadfast. Do you know if it has a more visible weave than Oyster? I was going to base my decision mostly on that. Was hoping to get something that leans towards the blazer part of a BlazerSuit.


    That's a fantastic fabric. I've been eying that as well. I think Slewfoot recently got something made up by Steed in this? Beautiful stuff.
     
  19. Archivist

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    Just got back from seeing them, had a nice time.
    Ordered a fairly standard three piece, in a medium gray glen check with a subtle blue over check. I've managed to forget which cloth, but I think it was a Lesser, in around 11/12 oz.
    I also ordered 2 shirts.

    Matthew said they are busy enough this trip that they are going do four trips a year to SF.
     
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  20. Griffyndor

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    Even though they have a minimum, you might consider asking if they will finish the first suit before cutting the other garments. That way, you have a pattern down before they start your second piece and you reduce your risk of getting two garments with a fit that is less than ideal.
     

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