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Regarding discounts, I don't see a problem with asking about it if you are ordering several (3+) trousers at a time.
Shirtmaven - I mean bespoke as in a tailor making a full pattern from scratch after measuring you, then creating the garment by hand. MTM I understand as taking less measurements, then altering a standard pattern to fit your specific dimensions.    For those struggling to explain the differences - why not just start with the main 3 or 4 ways in which you'd say bespoke is better? For example, how much better would a bespoke shirt fit than a MTM shirt?   To explain...
For suits, sport coats, and shirts, how much of a noticeable difference in fit is there between bespoke and MTM? Is bespoke worth the extra outlay?
So, I'm looking to pick up a couple of suede shoes/boots in the upcoming sales, and want to go as versatile as I can. I want one more formal pair, something that could even be worn with a suit from time to time; and another more casual, to go more with cords, jeans, flannel trousers etc. It would also be good to have one in more of an autumn/winter colour, and the other lighter for spring/summer.   What kind of styles (oxford vs derby vs monkstrap for example; or...
What would be your list for the first 5-10 shirts and ties for a man's (conservative) business wardrobe?
The question is does she know anything about men's clothes, and hence is criticising things for legitimate reasons; or is she just projecting her own preconceived notions of fashion. I would guess the latter. Then - is her fashion sense actually right on some of the things? Example - opera pumps, in my opinion, do actually look effeminate and ridiculous on a man. Just because they are traditional does not mean they aren't ugly, ridiculous, and likely to get you laughed...
Thanks for the link.   2 of my RTW sport coats fit reasonably, so I would replace them last, if at all (I don't think fit is quite as important for casual/leisure settings as it is at work/business or formal events).    The reason to go for 1-2 informal suits is just that the extra cost for pants is not too much, and it adds versatility. Sometimes I like to wear a casual suit when I go out in the evening, for example. I'm ok for work suits, and yes if I got a 3rd...
I've slowly been changing my old RTW clothes to MTM and bespoke, and I'm looking for advice on what to get next. So far I have: Suits: 1 solid navy, 1 charcoal solid Navy blazer My work environment is not super formal, so I don't need 5+ work suits. Out of work I tend to wear a sport coat (or occasionally a less formal suit) without a tie & either smart or casual trousers depending on the situation. I'd definitely feel overdressed socialising in suit + tie, with a few...
London. But I like boots for travel as well, so the rugged pair should be able to handle cold/snow conditions also. 
Temperate, low humidity, 5-25 C usually. I can wear my navy blazer almost all year round, so I wouldn't get a second just yet. 
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