I would be interested in hearing your take on the suit when it is done. Chan is going to be in my area in November and I plan on getting an appointment to order a suit. I was thinking of getting Zegna fabric but if it is that much more expensive, I might go with a more moderatly priced 140 like you did. I'd like to hear how it turns out for you.
I've recently posted in another thread about WW Chan, but if you are purchasing your first suit from them on one of their US trips, I'd recommend going with the least expensive available fabric that meets your needs. Â The first suit they did for me was extremely well-constructed, but I did not like the placement of the gorge and the lapels. Â I think this is something that might have been avoided if I had the benefit of multiple fittings. Â They fixed this problem on my second suit, and now have a pattern that I am very satisfied with. I would now have no reservations about investing in a suit from them in a higher-end fabric. Â But I think it is wise to make sure you are totally happy with their pattern before going with more expensive fabrics. Â For point of reference, my first suit from them was made of a super 110s worsted from Vitale Barberis Canonico, and ran (I think) $730 US, including duties and shipping. Â Subsequent suits have been from different fabrics, running closer to $1000. Â I have avoided opening their Zegna book (prominently featuring the per-suit prices on the cover) because I'd rather spend a couple hundred more to purchase two suits made from less "marquee" cloth.