We are now very pleased to announce the launch of our "full canvas" jacket.
This kind of jacket is constructed with hand stitching of the canvas to the fabric instead of the application of thermal fusing (internlining).
The main advantage of this, is the weight of the jacket is reduced and has a softer and more supple feel, increasing comfort and providing a better fit.
Recently one of our friends and clients who is based in Washington DC, embarked on a "Tour of Artisans" from around England.
Please follow the link below to the great little article about his visit to see us in Cumbria.
I have been using Facebook, Twitter & Instagram on a personal level for a number of years now but it has been in the last 12 months or so where I have come to realise the importance of these modern social and communitcation platforms, to stay in touch with and build great working friendships with our great customers.
I think what we do well here at Steed is being very open with our customers and potential customers by giving a great insight and behind the scenes access into what goes on at a Savile Row Tailors.
For those of you that are currently active users of Instagram, I have recently started to use our Steed Instagram account much more over the last week or so. I have begun posting a couple of photos a day, which show a great little insight into everyday life here at Steed.
I came across this article about button hole threads and a great short video on how to make hand button holes via Made By Hand - The Great Sartorial Debate which is a great blog written by Jefferey Diduch who is a tailor and designer out of Chicago.
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.