I have been wanting a MTM suit for a few years now, and since Mytailor is in town next week I think I'm going to take the dive. I have a very tough body to fit, so I think this is the best route for me. My problem is that I am just completely overwhelmed with the fabric selections ,and I am not the best at judging quality by a swatch. I ordered some shirts that felt ok in the swatch a few years back, but the actual shirt was like wearing cardboard it was so rigid, it would also wrinkle if you looked at it funny.
Dormeuil, Scabal, Holland and Sherry, Lora Piana, and many more..... so many names, so little knowledg. Where to begin? I am prepared to spend about $1,000 per suit, and would consider going a tad higher if it would be a meaningful upgrade - i.e. for another $200 I get a sizeable difference in quality.
While I'm at it, if i decide to get some shirts, is Thomas Mason worth the hype/price? What would be a good fabric to order that doesn't wrinkle badly, doesn't feel stiff as a board, and isn't translucent?
Thanks in advance.