Originally Posted by Seros22
I'm a fairly regular size and most suits have always fit me 'well', but when I took the plunge and purchased a made to measure / bespoke suit, it completely changed my opinion on how a suit should fit. They're amazingly good.
If you choose well it's the kind of thing you collect and pass down to your kids. I know I wish my old man had done this.
And as Jeff says - You need to choose well. Shoulders are the thing you need to look for. They need to be masters at creating soft well structured shoulders.
Well i used to get high end OTR brioni, kiton, attolini etc mostly from ebay or on here and they all fit be wonderfully with little alteration, but i took the plunge first with Mina from NSM then with edwin from steed. No doubt that these are (Steed especially) my best fitting suits, however im now back to high end OTR after getting a MTO (essentially RTW that is ordered for you) from Tom Ford. When it arrived at the store they just did some minor alterations like finishing the sleeves, taking the side in just a bit and getting the pants hemmed and i have to say it fits me almost just as well as my bespoke stuff maybe even a bit better than my NSM suit, approaching but not quite at the level of steed though. My point is dont discount OTR so quickly if you find a brand that works for you then you are good. Sure the steed suit fits better and cost less than the TF but its a difference between 1 week or 4-6 weeks (because it was ordered) and somewhere closer to a year for the bespoke i mean i only required 1 fitting with edwin but the process still took at least 6 months.