Well if money isn't an issue and you really want to try them, go ahead and order. But, if money REALLY isn't an issue, I don't see why you don't go to your local tailor and ask him to make you a suit instead of asking him to measure you so you can buy it elsewhere (not to mention I'd feel like a real jackass doing that). I don't spend money wastefully when shopping for clothes ( if a sale is coming up I can wait to make a purchase), but the general principle of "you get what you pay for" applies for most things. I can't imagine the same doesn't apply here. The best thing to do, IMO, is wait for the trunk shows as you can often get discounts at them. I'm going to my first round of trunk shows in September and October so I don't know how much the discounts usually are, however the salesman I usually deal with at Harry Rosen that I buy a lot of stuff from said it's worth waiting for. Normally a MTM suit is 20% more than OTR. So even if the sale just covers that 20% I'll be happy. I would imagine they'd at least cover the premium you'd normally pay for a MTM suit, cause a lot of people, including myself, won't go back to rack suits after they've bought their first custom one, so it's worth it for the companies to do this. Oh and ya they let you select cut, style, fabric, etc. But when it comes down to it you're gambling heh. You won't be able feel the fabric to see what kind of quality it is and you won't see other suits to be able to determine the quality of construction before buying. Any tailor that makes fine suits will have as many if not more fabric selections than there are on those sites.