The other advantage of Formosa MTO for Noodles, besides being able to pick cloth, is that it lets him get into the customization of some of the features of the jacket i.e.,
single breasted vs. double breasted
type of shoulder (camicia, morbida, etc.)
types of pockets (flapped, besom (jetted), patch, patch flap
breast pockets (welted, patch, barchetta, etc)
types of jacket linings
button types (mother of pearl, horn, etc.)
he doesn't have to...