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The Anderson & Sheppard Expatriates Thread

Teger

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Not at all Booth. I’m no Vox, I can not afford Steed 😊

Just a Joe Average with an odd shape struggling to find the right garments that don’t make him look like an aging boxer ....

Alan Bee
You have a professionally shot YouTube "trailer" advertising your lifestyle including exotic cars and black tie. So, uh, perspective.
 

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Alan:
Like your suits very much. The brown flannel has lapels that are too obviously Neapolitan for my taste, but most of the DB are very nice indeed.
One thing about many of the English tailors is that their work can look boxy when new, but gradually will fold up and drape properly. There are some that are less prone to this, of course, but it happens to both soft and structured coats.
 

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Not at all Booth. I’m no Vox, I can not afford Steed 😊

Just a Joe Average with an odd shape struggling to find the right garments that don’t make him look like an aging boxer ....

Alan Bee
You look great, Alan!
 

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I have avoided wading into this discussion because there's no outcome that isn't more circuitous talking. But I don't feel like doing work, and this seems like a good excuse to blow it off for a bit.

To me, this comes down to subjectivity around how tailored clothing should fit and how a man should look in a suit. There is no right or wrong answer on this front. I prefer Alan Bee's cut because I prefer more aggressive Italian tailoring.

I have seen Vox in numerous pieces from different makers, and Steed gets his body shape and how he wants to look. That may be different than what others think of optimality for him, but it's clear that it gives him exactly what he wants. I think of Chris Despos weighing in on fitting Simon Crompton as a corollary. He noted that he would fit Simon and cut for Simon differently than any other tailor whom he has used. He did not say the other tailors did a poor job, just that he would do it differently.

The discussion in that thread was also telling and fairly reminiscent of this one. There was no consensus on which fit from the tailor style series fit him best or worst. People are bringing their own biases to this discussion and seeing fits through that lens.
 

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Thanks guys for an enlightening discussion. I only came here (to learn) because I read the thread from the beginning (took quite a few days) and I found the current contributors on here (and the dearly departed like @vox @Manton @foo etc) to be the best informed of all threads in SF.

I will leave it here with the sincere hope that Vox continues to enjoy his impeccable Steed garments, as well as all of you Steed guys.

Steed makes a terrific garment and I hope you all enjoys yours in very good health.

Alan Bee
 

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A week's wardrobe if you plan it correctly!
 

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Here is a close-up, blue with red window panes.Sorry I don’t know the manufacturer.
I am su
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re Mr. Dubois can tell you.
 

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I like that a lot. Unfortunately, I will be out of town and will miss Steed when they roll through Texas next week (my second or third miss in a row— I’m a bad customer). I’m always worried that guys with weird schedules like me are the reason traveling tailors stop coming to places like Dallas. I hope my fellow Texans can pick up my ever-increasing slack...
 

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I’m always worried that guys with weird schedules like me are the reason traveling tailors stop coming to places like Dallas. I hope my fellow Texans can pick up my ever-increasing slack...
I got your back. 🤜

Although I’m not ordering anything new this trip. Maybe next spring when they’re here next.
 

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Looks like Steed may be adding Los Angeles to their US trunk show schedule.

For those interested, it may be worth expressing interest. When I first tried to get Steed to come out to San Francisco, I had to find enough people to get in on an order. I imagine they're more likely to come out to LA if they know there's business there.

 

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