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Mytailor and first MTM suit

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Gents, so I've been doing a lot of reading and searching on the forum for advice on my first MTM suit. To date, my suits have been OTR, typically Hugo Boss (I know, I know!) or similar designers. I've never been properly measured before, so I want to be fitted by a tailor, and I'm trying to spend less than $1,000. I am in Los Angeles and have read a lot of good things about mytailor. Most of the feedback on the forum regarding mytailor has been based on their shirts and not their suits. The only recent threads I've been able to find on their suit quality are below. I plan on driving to Costa Mesa to meet with them, but still have some questions. For those of you that have purchased suits from mytailor, would you mind helping me out with the following questions? Any other feedback regarding mytailor suits and what I should be looking out for would be helpful as well. 1) Should I only be fitted by Joe directly, and what should I be prepared with? 2) How much should I expect to spend? I know some have spent approximately $800, and the results have been good. 3) How is mytailor with fittings after the suit has been made? 4) How was your overall experience and would you buy from them again? http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=125773 http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=122992 http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=64306
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I am the OP from the first thread you posted. I have subsequently had several suits made by Mytailor.com and I am very happy. Joe is extremely helpful, and willing to give you the product you want. I don't know if you need to be fitted by Joe, but I feel most comfortable working with him directly and if I were you I would book and appointment with him since you are in the area anyway. He is always happy to have a conversation about needs and preferences and run through some fabric possiblities that might work. He will make you a standard suit based on your measurements, but if you want something different, you should be specific. For example, the suit he makes for you might be longer than is fashionable on this forum. If you want a shorter suit you need to tell him. I think suits start at $899 or so but I think that's before tax and shipping (maybe not). He probably has even cheaper fabrics than that, but it's a pretty good value to get a quality fabric from him. He has a good selection of fabrics and you can easily spend more than that. Regarding fittings after the suit has been made, my experience is that he is willing to make adjustments to the first suit if there is something obviously wrong. In my case, I thought the waist was too fitted, as you could see in the photos, and he was happy to let it out a bit. However, the goal is to get your ideal suit dialed in and then order from there without changes each time. This is not bespoke, so it's not really fair to Joe to make a bunch of changes after the suit is made, unless there is something obviously wrong. That's why being clear up front is important. I am definitely an advocate of MyTailor. I would give Chan a try but it has been too hard to connect with them. Joe comes to my city and Chan doesn't. I am very happy and endorse Mytailor enthusiastically, though I don't have experience with any other MTM or bespoke tailors, so I cannot really compare. I have thought about posting photos of other suits by them to get feeback from the crowd here, but taking photos is so much work. I hope that helps!
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This is very helpful, thanks! Bump for any other feedback...
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New week bump.
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Anyone else?
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Since you're in LA, I immediately thought of Thick as Theives. I'm sure you've seen mention of them if you've been lurking for a while. They are convenienty located for you and get a lot of love on SF. My apologies if you've already settled on mytailor.
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Anyone else?

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I've had them make five suits for me. The first suit was too large overall; the second needed slight tweaks. The next three are fine. $899 is getting into higher level fabric from them.
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