To have your suit tailor made by Steed, first you’ll need to have an appointment with one of our expert tailors. No two appointments are booked at the same time – so you will always have our expert tailors undivided attention when creating your clothes.
Here we’ll walk you through exactly what to expect during your appointment and add some tips so you can make the most of your experience.
Our appointments are designed to be an enjoyable and exciting experience – whether you’re there to get a new sports coat or your complete bespoke three-piece wedding suit – you get to speak directly with our passionate expert tailors and draw from their wealth of knowledge and experience.
Design & Style Consultation
Your appointment will begin with an informal, friendly chat over a cup of tea or coffee. We’ll ask you what you’re looking for, what styles you like and what occasion your commission is for.
If you have a particular idea in mind it may be useful to bring along images, although this is by no means vital.
You may find it helpful to look to our gallery or Instagram account for inspiration.
Create Your Design
Once we have a good understanding of your commission requirements, our expert tailors will show you cloths carefully selected from a vast array of the finest UK & Italian-made fabrics.
You will be able to see your cloths in different lights and handle them personally so you can feel the weight and textures in person. It’s important to do this in person as photo’s on screens can be deceptive concerning colour, shades and texture.
With Steed you get to be in control of everything; your cloths and suit lining, type and colour of buttons, suit cut, pocket placement and much more.
If you have something particular in mind we recommend sending photos or ideas to us before the appointment so we can ensure you get the most out of your appointment.
Measurements & Figuration
Edwin or Matthew will personally take over 30 different measurements and detailed figuration notes during your appointment to ensure your suit not only fits but emphasises your masculine physique better than any other suit you’ve worn.
Once we have your measurements and figuration on file, you can order bespoke or Made-To-Measure from us in the future, without even coming into the showroom.
Matthew is always happy to personally send you style or cloth images, or better still, post out fabric swatches from which you can peruse at your own leisure.