My visit to Steed Tailors

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  1. Balfour

    Balfour Senior member

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    Great review.

    Glad you enjoyed the Lake District - it is indeed beautiful (when not raining, so at least 15% of the time!).
     


  2. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Sounds dizzyingly inefficient.
     


  3. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I don't like to make a big deal out of prices in these things because it's not an ad, but Steed's prices overall are extremely fair IMHO. If you're used to the Row, you will be pleasantly surprised.
     


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    Inefficient, maybe, but unterrifying.

    Did you ask him about his shirts? I understand they do shirts but only MTM. Is that correct? Did he mention where he has them made?
     


  5. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Correct, only MTM. He told me but I forget. I'm sure he'd be happy to tell you if you email though.
     


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


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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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?
     


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


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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?
     


  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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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?
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Nope, that's the whole list of places I visited.
     


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