I am based just outside a small village in central Scotland. If any of you have looked at our website you will see that our prices are very modest and yet the options we offer are also slightly limited. Like any business we have to serve the greatest number of clients possible but also do it in a way that is both profitable and sustainable. We have our own manufacturing so yes we could offer a completely bespoke garment along with endless options, however I would need a significantly wealthy client base to sustain that (i.e. London). By far the bulk of our customers ask us for MTM garments rather than bespoke so we focus on that as our core business and I believe we do it very well. The vast majority of those who purchase from us are wanting MTM because it suits both their purpose (gamekeepers etc) and their budget. I would also like to say that recently I have delivered suits to clients who looked as though they were wearing a fully bespoke garment the fit was so good. This is not always the case, I freely admit that, but the the extra £1800 for Savile Row would not have been justified.
My point is that MTM is a product that has a certain purpose. It shouldn't be compared to bespoke, that is oranges and apples as we say. If you want a high quality MTM garment and you are more than happy with the limitations of MTM then that is the garment to go for. If you are completely frustrated with the limitations of MTM and you desperately want and need a bespoke garment then my advice is don't buy MTM in the hope that you will get something other than what you have purchased. I hope that is not too harsh a thing to say!
Just a note on the photos we have on our website, and I imagine Bookster would agree with me on this! It is difficult to photograph the perfect jacket especially as people have such varying tastes in what fits and what doesn't. Sometimes I will think the same as the last posting and like it a little more fitted in the waste but the client may not want that at all. Designing and making the perfect tweed jacket is not our aim. Making tweed garments for real people who are delighted to wear them and are happy with how they fit is our aim and unfortunately that doesn't always allow us to have the most perfect looking garments in our photographs!
And lastly, if you like the idea of an excellent MTM tweed garment that is MADE IN SCOTLAND then you know who we are!