- Sep 14, 2009
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I’ve actually got one(?) tie made from Escorial, which is partly what got me interested in having a jacket made. I’ve also looked at swatches quite a bit.
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Thanks! I'm pretty happy with it. I'm sure I would have gotten a greater depth of color from a true tweed, but I wanted something more multi-seasonal. I think the Escorial is a little like Phoenix/Lamlana/Moonbeam, which is why I looked at it when it turned out the Lamlana/Phoenix large-scale brown barleycorn wasn't an option.The cloth looks lovely, particularly with that tie. Give the boys my best.
Old post I realise, but this is the set of photos that sold me on steed! Particularly the first, from another thread. I currently have two vintage A&S suits and two more en route, but if I ever scrape the cash together for bespoke I'll be going steed mostly thanks to this.Christmas came early this year. London Lounge green tweed with blue and chestnut overchecks in a pattern that has both herringbone and barleycorn. Incredibly comfortable. Perhaps the densest LL tweed I've yet encountered. Awesome, awesome stuff. Edwin and Matthew of Steed nailed this one as always.
Can anyone reccomend a tailor in London who can alter vintage A&S and preserve the drape properly? If they're that expensive for just the waist I'll be paying almost as much as bespoke since I have three vintage suits that need repair.Yes, they charge for alterations. It's been a few years, so my exact recollection may be off, but I vaguely remember them charging an acquaintance of mine something like $300 to take in the waist. He wasn't expecting the bill to arrive either; it just came after the job was done.
Compared to the Row, their prices are still fairly low. At least among the more notable firms. Huntsman quoted me something like $2k for a pair of pants five years ago. I imagine the price is higher now. A&S pants were something like $1,500 around the same period.
A&S might be happy to take a look. How vintage?Can anyone reccomend a tailor in London who can alter vintage A&S and preserve the drape properly? If they're that expensive for just the waist I'll be paying almost as much as bespoke since I have three vintage suits that need repair.