Wednesday, 25 April 2012

I Must Be Mad! All For A Good Cause Though!

On July 15th on the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. I will be taking part in an adrenalin fuelled event known simply as Tough Mudder!

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by the SAS Special Forces and are built to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit and team camaraderie.

Tough Mudder was founded by Will Dean, a former counter-terrorism agent for the British Government. While getting his MBA at Harvard, Dean was inspired to start Tough Mudder out of frustration with unimaginative and repetitive marathons, triathlons, mud runs and other adventure runs and started the events in the US.

Due to this being the first time Tough Mudder has been brought to the UK it involves 28 hugely challenging obstacles, rather than the standard 25 seen in the US events which include, 15ft walls, freezing lake swims, under water tunnels, crawling through stinging nettles under barbed-wire and the final obstacle...known as Electric Shock Therapy, which involves running through electric wires that hang down from a structure which send 10,000 volts coursing through your body.

It sounds pretty brutal, and I'm sure it is but it is definitely for a very good cause! 

I am doing this event with a team of my closest friends to raise as much money as we can as a team for the British Heart Foundation. We are looking to raise around £300 each before the event takes place in July 2012 and any donations would be very much appreciated!

We have begun training now and are due to step up the intensity but with just 81 days to go till the big day we have a lot of hard work ahead of us. 

Now a little about the charity...
The British Heart Foundation is the nation's heart charity and was founded in 1961 by a group of medical professionals who where concerned about the increasing death rate from cardiovascular disease. Every day they save lives, through pioneering research, providing vital information to help people reduce their own heart health risks, campaigning for change and supporting and caring for heart patients. 
This really is a great cause and hopefully the money we raise will be greatly beneficial to a huge number of people. 
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Best wishes,

Matthew DeBoise

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

London Lounge - Cloth Club Promotion - EXTENDED

Following the success of our recent London Lounge, Cloth Club Promotion, Steed are pleased to announce an extension, which will give anyone purchasing any LL Cloth and has it made by us here at Steed, a special price that equates to around 20% off Steed's regular prices. 

This extension will now run to the end of 2012 but if customers have subscribed to cloths that will not be ready by that time then they can still take advantage of the offer by paying the deposit for any ordes before the end of 2012.

EDIT: The New Alden Fox Flannel Collection is also included in this promotion! 

Below are some examples of our previous work with LL Cloths.

(Please note the two middle photo's are clothes made for customers but modelled by myself)

London Lounge Special Price - VAT Exempt 

3-Piece Suit £2200
2-Piece Suit £1830
Sports Jacket/Blazer £1295
Overcoat £1830

London Lounge Special Price - UK & European Union

3-Piece Suit £2645
2-Piece Suit £2200
Sports Jacket/Blazer £1555
Overcoat £2200

Best wishes,


Steed Bespoke Tailors

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Steed Tailors - May/June 2012 - USA Itinerary

Steed are pleased to announce that Edwin & Matthew DeBoise will be returning to the United States at the end of May/start of June, 2012.

We have decided to extend our stay in New York City from the usual 3 nights to 5 nights. 

If you wish to contact us during our trip, you can call us on our American Cell Phone Number below:

617 794 0039

Monday, 28th May

(Arriving late afternoon on Sunday, 27th May & Leaving early morning on Tuesday, 29th May)

140 East Walton Pl

312 787 2200

Washington DC 

Wednesday, 30th May

(Arriving late afternoon on Tuesday, 29th May and leaving the morning of Thursday, 31st May)

Sixteenth & H Streets

N.W. Washington

202 638 6600

New York

Friday, 1st June till Monday 4th June

(Arriving late afternoon on Thursday, 31st May & leaving morning of Tuesday, 5th June)

145 east 50th Street

212 755 0400



Wednesday, 6th June

(Arriving late afternoon, Tuesday, 5th June & leaving 11am on Thursday, 7th June)

370 Commonwealth Ave

617 267 1607

We look forward to meeting customers, old & new alike and as always we will be offering both my Semi-Bespoke (MTM) & Bespoke service

We carry a wide selection of cloths but if anyone has any particular requestes for a certain bunch, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Obviously the days between cities we will be traveling. However, there maybe an opportunity to see customers, late afternoon, early evening of those days. 

If you’d like to make an appointment, we would appreciate it if you could contact us prior to the trip, so that we can organise our day to accommodate everyone. 

You can also contact us on our American Cell Phone number below:

617 794 0039

Best regards, 

Edwin & Matthew DeBoise 

+44 (0) 20  7287  7227