I have 2 coppley suits. One is half canvas and has hand sewn lapels. My other Coppley suit is fully fused MTM and has no hand work at all. That said, it was purchased in January of 2000, was worn heavily for the first 3.5 years and occassionaly for the last 1.5 years. It has lasted without any problems (unlike other fused suits I have owned) I think they have different levels so make sure you ask for their best. Suprising that you have found Coppley easier to deal with. Samuelsohn is far and away the better Canadian product.