This is my first post. I'm heading to Shanghai on vacation next week, so I setup an appointment with Chan's shop. I'm starting this thread to talk about my experience. This will be my first MTM or Bespoke suit.
I'm choosing Chan's shop based upon the numerous reviews here and on the AAAC forum. I rarely hear about Dave's shop, and haven't seen any pictures or in depth experiences. Since I'm only going to be in town for three and a half days, I'm going with what I can read and see online.
Another thing, Dave's shop said they could turn out a suit in three days, but Chan said it wasn't realistic, and that three days would be enough for 2 fittings.
All of my suits are OTR, but I'll be wearing my favorite. It's a Belvest 3pc SB, 2 button made in Birdseye Tan/Olive color. I forgot the thread count or the fabric maker. I just love how the Belvest pants drape. It beats out my Corneliani and Canali. Of course, it's 2-3 times the price.
Can anyone help me with the fabics that Chan offers? I've read a couple of names, if you have any general positive/negatives summaries of those brands, it would help.
Also, has anyone used Chan's tour vistis for a final fitting? Chan's folks will be in San Francisco in June. By then I'm my suit can be brought with them, or I can bring my Chan suit for a check.
Lastly, I'll use this thread to post any updates I get from my trip. This feels like when I did a European Delivery on my car last November. The process to receive the final product is [a seratonin] rush. <-- fill in your own word.