Originally Posted by TRINI
Pardon my ignorance but I'm really confused now. I thought that the cutter/fitter influences the shape, fit of the suit - the tailor pieces it all together.
If Luca's the one that's travelling and he's the one doing the fitting, won't the garment then take on whichever 'style' he represents?
Neither Luca nor Mariano are cutters. They may take initial measurements and liaise with the tailor who is
making your garment during fittings, and they are responsible for the ultimate outcome, but they aren't in the back cutting cloth or sewing.
Originally Posted by gdl203
The bespoke seem to fit better but the styling on the MTM seems more attractive to me - I can't really explain it but I think the MTM ones are better looking garments. The cut on #5 is especially unflattering IMO - makes him look chubby.
I think the MTM Attolini dinner suit is one of the worst, and arguably the
worst, of the whole bunch. It really looks just like RTW adjusted by a lazy alterations tailor. Not too hot on the style, either: the peaks looks like they are going to lift-off at any given moment.
That said, the other MTM example is much better looking. I don't understand the discrepancy. I can see why one might prefer it over the bespoke, but chest shaping is really important to me.