5 suits (one is fashion-forward and not suited to work)
Tend to wear suits Mon-Thurs, on Fri a sports jacket or sweater combo - although if I am a halfday during the week then will not wear a suit on that day but wear on Fri.
Bob at Dege & Skinner probably has similar prices to Sean
Oscar Udeshi on Davies Street, about Â£220 for MTM and Â£260 for bespoke - from what I understand, both MTM and bespoke are made to the standard; however, with the latter there is a trial shirt although there is an eight shirt minimum for bespoke (3/4 minimum for MTM).
A cheaper option would be Frank Foster (starting price below Â£150); however, the wait can be long and if cost is an important factor, you will...
Originally Posted by GrumbleGrumble
If you can get to Bicester Village you should be able to pick up some Church's for, er, slightly over budget (~Â£160 + shoe trees if required).
You get Church's for Â£150 at Bicester Village, I have in the past; however, it depends on your luck. On one trip I found two black oxfords's in my size and on the next two occasions, nothing.
Originally Posted by pred02
... the designs, especially from their casual range. They have some nice designs from their city range and some wholecuts are nice; however, you would have to pay me to wear most of their shoes.
Some people find Lobb (St James) too conservative and boring, but I do not.
Your current charcoal suit could be used for interviews/meetings; for work, you could wear both in most environments.
If you need a suit to be worn specifically for interviews and meetings, and also for work, then the second suit.
Originally Posted by Manton
I will never wear any shade or fabric of blue as an odd trouser with a jacket. I will wear pants from my blue linen suit with a light linen shirt but never with a jacket.
Not even light blue?
I can understand why someone would not wear have navy odd trousers or wear the trousers of a navy suit with another jacket; however, ruling out all shades of blue seems strange to me.
Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric
Sadly, Sedwell starts at 3,500 excl. VAT.
I think that is with vat. When British tax was at 15%, Sedwell was charging Â£3.5k including vat; with at 17.5% that means about Â£3.6k.
Â£3.5k excluding vat is even more expensive than Huntsman.
Recomendations would be given on the style you like. All the tailoring houses can make a good suit (regardless of the individual's size), even Richard James & Boateng; therefore, it is difficult to recommend a tailor without any guidance.
House style is not just about how the suit fits someone, but a style that they specialise. Why go to Anderson & Sheppared for a very structured suit when Dege and Meyer & Mortimer are better suited, and so forth.
If you are...