I went a couple weeks ago. I did a search before I went and saw this: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=193893
So I saw the feedback about the suit being too long and too big.
Elio pointed me to the fabric in stock. He also had H&S books. He really thought I should just get a fabric in stock because it is cheaper than ordering out of the book.
At first Elio handed me a jacket to try on. The jacket was huge. So I knew I was going to have to convey the message that I want a suit that was slim fitting. I told him I needed a jacket with slimmer shoulders and he didn't seem to happy about this. He really want to give me a sack suit.
Same thing with the length of the jacket. He wanted the jacket length really long. When I told him it was too long he got upset saying it would look stupid if it is too short. He said gq style suits are just a fad. He said he would shorten it only so much before it would look stupid and I was ok with the fact he shortened the length up to a point he felt acceptable.
Same story with the length of the arms. He wanted to show little cuff. I told him a little shorter.
So basically, at every stop he wanted the suit bigger and I pushed him to make it slimmer. I tried to make it as slim as I could without making him too mad. I figured that was my best bet considering I dont know anything about suit making and I didn't want to tell him how to do his job.
Hopefully it turns out ok. I'm kinda worried.