Coolal, thanks for the reply!
I'm going to get measured and place my order tomorrow. It's good to know that I only need the larger details initially. Since it'll be my first bespoke suit, I'm pretty excited for even this first step. I'll try to post my experience as well (from a newbie standpoint, of course).
I have a general idea of what style best suits me. Despite that, I'm sure there are lots of details I'm going to have to call on the fly or base it on what I'm more confident/comfortable with when trying it at the basted fitting. Although I know what I like, I'm always open to what's perceived as what looks "best". In those discussions, I see lots of good points that I fail to think of, which I guess is why I'm asking about where I can find more info. I really appreciated those couple of links about button stance... it really catered to what I was looking for.
As a follow up question, I noticed you mentioned an iGent standard. Being new here, I thought that here on SF iGent is more of a joke?
Take plenty of pictures during every step! It'll be fantastic to see how Richard's work looks on other customers. Plus I won't be the only one posting his work to SF! Keep us posted.