Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Who Say's Drape Can't Equal Shape?

Firstly, Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Nossiter from everyone at Steed...both of whom look wonderful on their wedding day.

David a contemporary London Architect, (www.davidnossiter.com) came to see Steed for his wedding suit.

At the time he was wearing a lovely 1948 Savile Row two piece tweed by Kilgour, with high armholes, a trim waisted silhouette, coupled with a generous cut trouser. 

Upon discussing various aspects he required, David decided he was not as keen on the strongly structured shoulder and chest like on his Kilgour but decided he preferred a softer shouldered draped coat, which he felt Steed could provide him with. We decided on a Holland & Sherry (757 801) grey woollen flannel, which I think you will agree turned out superbly.
"Edwin was the ideal choice for me as he is able to produce a clean but soft silhouette." 

There seems to be a misconception amongst a lot of people that the soft shouldered draped style of tailoring often produces a sloppy, baggy jacket with very little shape but as you can see of the two examples of the Steed silhouette, we are able to provide as much shape and "snap" as required.

A key feature of our cut is the high armhole which provides us with a longer line, with the added benefit of freedom of movement and comfort whilst not compromising the overall fit of the jacket.

This is illustrated in the picture of David leaning from the Bus. (Notice how the jacket stays gripped to his neck)

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