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In the strictest use of the term, but Manton's BlazerSuit is still classical and tasteful (if not strictly a blazer because it has does not have brass buttons).  Fresco, or hopsack or worsted flannel give plenty of surface interest and avoid the 'wearing a suit jacket problem'.  See the other features as well (patch pockets, swelled edges, brown horn buttons). TBH, I would avoid online made to measure like the plague.  The forum is littered with complete traffic accidents....
I love them.   Somewhat heretical in the UK, but as you say I love the convenience of a slip-on. Strangely, tho', I dislike the high slip-ons you see with brogue-ing and the visible elastic gusset (although I like half-brogue oxfords). The OneShoe is perfect - neat and simple, but considerably smarter than a penny loafer. I was fiscally irresponsible in the end, and went for the Fosters Alvie! 
I think that's advisable.  It's difficult when a place does not have a particular house style. I brought them examples of the style I prefer (very conservative 2B single breasted suits).  But I also described what I wanted in high level terms and in great detail (in writing and discussions), e.g. as regards lapel width, gorge, buttoning point, etc. etc.  Must have been around two pages of details. Sorry to hear about your bad experience at GB - I actually think they turn...
Bespoke OneShoe.   In black shell cordovan or calf?
It depends what you mean by "blazer". These are all too fashion forward for my tastes.  To say I don't like any of them is to be mild, but that's only my opinion. The 'charcoal blue' and spanish blue colours are certainly not classical blazer colours - think navy and midnight.  (If you want something lighter, fresco 0520 makes nice non-traditional summer blazer.) Also, cannot stand ticket pockets (generally, but especially on a blazer) and slanted pockets.  For a casual...
Thanks for bumping this - would otherwise have missed a great thread! Love emptym's OneBoot, also like his OneShoe.
Manton's BlazerSuit is exceptionally versatile.  Non-viable with brass buttons - use brown horn.   Don't wear navy trousers with a grey jacket.  Smooth worsted wool can just about work as a navy blazer (although there are better options, e.g. hopsack, fresco, heavy twill to replicate a serge).  But a grey odd jacket should be non-worsted - textured, ideally with variegation.     Also search for Vox's Swiss Army Suit thread (navy fresco suit with swappable buttons,...
I can't comment on Scabal, but if you use C&tD do ask for John deBoise.  He is the proper Savile Row trained cutter.   Try not to be put off by the trendy vibe.  Know exactly what you want - they don't have a particular house style, but will probably produce something slightly more contemporary if you do not direct them.  I am very conservative in my tastes, knew exactly what I wanted, directed them appropriately and got precisely what I wanted.  It is a good well-made...
This. Ask for deBoise.  Explain the time constraints very clearly - this will not be a normal turnaround time.
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