Originally Posted by Margaret
Assuming the other dimensions still work, $150 is worth it if you're otherwise hard to fit OTR and can find a jacket you really like at a decent price. Where did you have your work done?
That's just it. I am a 39S, and I like my jackets at a 29" length. Good luck finding anything in that size. So I buy good brands off of STP and other places, pay the $150, and it's still cheaper than buying retail - plus I get something that fits. Example: Southwick retail = $700, Southwick at STP plus alterations = ~$400.
I have my work done by a tailor at one of Milwaukee's high-end menswear stores. He's very good, but has a very classical style and doesn't always trim things up as much as I'd like. They're probably not too happy when I bring in things that I buy elsewhere because usually they're brands that they actually sell in the store.
But since I order an occasional MTM suit from them, I think that keeps them happy.