I want to get a custom suit (plain navy or gray), and potentially a custom navy blazer. (MTM, not ready for bespoke - finantially). I would preffer to keep the cost below the $1000. I live in Massachusetts (close to Boston). So far I have seen these options: * WW Chan - $800 to $1000??? Recomended by several members of the forum. Comes to Boston on July 11. Two months to receive after placing order? * My Tailor - $700 to $1000??? Haven't seen as many recomendations as wwchan. Comes to Boston April 30. Two months to receive? Sooner than Chan. * Boston Post Road Clothier (a local outsorcing custom clothing place) - Told me it would cost around $1400 to $2000 for a MTM suit, for 130s or better fabric, built in USA or Canada (thus the price difference?). Half canvased, buttonholes, partially handmade. One Month wait. * Drive to NYC about 3 times to see Mr. Ned on NYC and get a suit for around $800 for a 120 fabric. (seems fair price given that people suggest he does the work in NYC). * Brooks Brothers Custom Event - $1400 for a 120, with a custom shirt thrown in on the offer. Saw this on Ask Andy. In Boston Now until saturday 22. Do I have any other options? Preferably someone like Ned, but in or close to Boston? Or some other business that would do a MTM suit but below $1000? The motivation: I haven't had too much luck with RTW suits (maybe I am looking on the wrong places). The suits I have don't look as good as I would like. Having a 36" chest, I would expect a 36R would work. But ussually they are tight somewhere else. If I go to a 38R, then the shoulders are too wide (and probably waist as well, depending on the maker). I do not use a suit every day - more likely 2 to 4 days a month on presentations to customers or overseas business, but I would like to have something better than what I have right now (and a better fit).
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4/21/05 at 12:25pm