Originally Posted by mafoofan
To be clear, MTM isn't really made 'from scratch': the pattern is merely modified from the default. In bespoke, a new pattern is made for you--'from scratch'.
Got it, thank you.
MTM, as I understand it, is something that is made for you from scratch, accounting for your every whim and to your exact specifications. An off the rack suit is RTW since you are practically buying a finished product, with the exception of some alterations if needed.
Originally Posted by TheFusilliJerry
thanks for the suggestion, but suede is going to get a little to roughed up for this. They are nice shoes though.
I saw some shoes I liked at the Johnston & Murphy. Are these do-able: http://www.johnstonmurphy.com/catalo...al&PLOID=44772
Gotcha. I suppose they're "doable" but they look too old fashioned. Since you are in your teens, I'd get something with a bit more pizzazz to it.
Maybe so. It's just the look of those shoes that rubbed me the wrong way. I'd rather go with some Martegani's from Ron Rider a la these: http://cgi.ebay.com/Romano-Martegani...QQcmdZViewItem
In any case, there are plenty of options in your price range. Just make sure you do some research on how different brands / lasts fit.