To jump in here I've heard great things about Seville off this board. I'm tall and athletic so its impossible (literally) for me to buy a off the rack suit that looks good. I've spent a very, very large amount of time looking for a good tailor here in Vancouver and have gotten so incredibly frustrated by the process I tried to buy OTR - but couldn't find anything that fit. The problem in Vancouver is either bad product or bad business practice/service (or a combination of).
That being said, I've heard very good things about Cocco. I've got a couple referrals to him from acquaintances I know, and a good friend of mind had some alterations done by him and was pleased. When he picked them up, I went with him and found Cocco pleasant to talk with. That's not nearly definitive enough till I've had a suit or two made by him, but some tailors I've met in Vancouver can't even pull this off. He's the only tailor I know of in Vancouver who actually does his work in shop (I mean that literally, and I've looked!). That definitely gives him a significant leg up over "tailors" who send their work to chop shops out east or in China. For what its worth, he's also done a lot of work for celebrities when they're in Vancouver.
He's where I'm buying my next suit from in the New Year, so I'm hoping the whole process goes well.
Sounds interesting - sounds like a few people are trying out Seville so I guess we'll be able to see the results soon :)
If they're not doing custom any more it may be academic, but Oakridge told me straight up they do their custom work in Vancouver - not sure if it's actually in their *store*, but they said specifically they don't send it out of town or farm it out to anyone else, they do it themselves. And the price they quoted certainly lines up with that. I still have no idea how good it is / would be though, afaict from this thread, no-one's posted who actually had custom work done there.