After arriving back home in England after a very sucessful trip to The States, I found myself getting plenty of wear out of my brand new Steed Semi-Bespoke (MTM) Spring/Summer Suit, whilst I was touring.
The cloth of choice ...Smiths Finamersco.
Dad (Edwin) and I, are very excited to announce the start of the Steed expansion to the West-Coast of America.
For the past 18 years we have been travelling to the East-Coast either 3 or 4 times a year with New York being the original city that Dad started traveling to way back in 1995.
As the years went by we gradually increased the number of cities visted on the East-Coast due to an ever expanding and loyal client base, which now sees us taking in 5 cities which include, Chicago, Nashville, Washington DC, New York City & Boston. With Nashville being the latest addition back in October 2012 and DC in June 2009.
Now after a couple years of intrested parties contacting us and other numerous enquiries we have decided to bite the bullet and finally add the West-Coast to our schedule.
This week saw the arrival of the much anticipated London Lounge Alden Fox Flannel Bunch and also the Lounge Linen Book and just in time for our East-Coast USA trip, for which we leave for Chicago this coming Sunday, 20th January.
The Alden Fox Flannel Bunch was designed by Michael Alden, the founder of the popular forum The London Lounge and includes 38 exlusive fabrics, all of which Edwin and I can honestly say are beautiful, of the highest quality and that we can't wait to get working with them.
This week saw the start of only the second ever London Collections:Men, fashion week, after a hugely successful inaugural show, back in the summer of 2012, which was far more sucessful then first anticipated.
London kick started the menswear calendar, last Monday, 7th January with a biannual showcase of British brands and businesses embedded in a cultural programme.
London Collections: Men emphasises both the creative and commercial importance of Britain’s brands and emerging talent, of what we see on a regular basis with young apprentices phoning up quite regualry to ask questions that will help them with their various fashion based course and also CV's that get sent to us looking for apprenticeships or a push in the right direction to help them get on the correct road for their ambitions and skill levels.
All events on this weeks schedule are designed to showcase the breadth of British fashion talent, from the world’s most innovative emerging talents to global menswear brands and of course Savile Row tailors!
Whilst flicking through, he came across an article written by a customer of ours called Glenn O'Brien who is a fashion writer for GQ and is known as "The Style Guy".
Upon reading through the article, Jon realised that the main photo, of a luxurious cream dinner jacket was actually made by us here at Steed! It was a pleasent surpise that Mr O'Brien had chosen to mention us in his article and to include a photo of it as the main picture in a full page spread.
On Sunday evening Dad was watching a BBC documentary by Andrew Marr in which he:
"sets off on an epic journey through the explosive events, changes, conflicts and triumphs that shaped 70,000 years of human history. From our earliest beginnings in Africa, Marr traces the story of our nomadic ancestors as they spread out around the world and settling down to become farmers and townspeople."