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>> No. 6136 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 2:08 pm
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I've got a wedding coming up, and I'm tempted to use it as an excuse to get a suitsupply made to measure thing. There's a styleforum spreadsheet that rates them quite highly, but they're Americans and the service there might be different, or there might better options here.
Can one of are citylads tell me if this is a good idea?
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>> No. 6137 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 2:43 pm
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Is this a tailored suit or a bespoke suit? And what purposes do you see yourself using the suit for? If you are just going to buy a dull all purpose suit, I wouldn't see the point in paying the extra for something you could buy a decent version of on the high street.

The point of getting a tailored or bespoke suit is not about a quality of manufacturing but a choice of materials and style.

If all you are doing is getting the suit made to measure are you sure it is justified? Without knowing what you will be paying is it worth that over the regular store suit?

To justify a suit like that, it has to be something special.

>but they're Americans and the service there might be different, or there might better options here.

As a general rule people looking for suits from abroad get them from east Asia as a normal Joe you can afford to pay a skilled tailor for their valuable time there rather than one in America.
>> No. 6138 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 4:30 pm
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It depends. If you can find a decent fit by having a high street suit altered, it's not really worth the risk and hassle of ordering online. If you're a weird shape and have always struggled to find a good fit, I can wholeheartedly recommend one of the cheap MTM tailors.

If you do go for it, I'd strongly recommend paying a local seamstress to measure you up - it shouldn't be too expensive and you'll avoid the risk of cocking up your own measurements.
>> No. 6139 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 5:22 pm
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>paying a local seamstress to measure you up
>> No. 6141 Anonymous
29th January 2020
Wednesday 6:49 pm
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Is that foreign chap who used to post ads in Private eye still going?
>> No. 6143 Anonymous
30th January 2020
Thursday 12:18 am
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As others have said, unless you're a particularly odd shape, buying off the peg then getting it fitted at a seamstress is likely a much better idea and will look exactly as good.

Even with accurate measurements to give, I don't think I'd want to rely on a suit being sent to me I've never tried on - even the worst alterations shop will at least be able to see how a suit wears on you in real life, and can adjust accordingly.

Unless you're really set on the idea of choosing your own fabrics and so on, I'd advise against it.

Whichever way you go though, I'd also recommend getting your shirts fitted too. That was a game changer for me.

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