Originally Posted by iammatt
That is what I worry about with the travelling tailors, including the ones from SR. Having that second basted fitting makes life so much easier.
If there's a problem and you want the clothes faster, you just get on an airplane. I understand that people have been known to do that for fittings.
In my experience, you rarely see bespoke clothes in six months. With a perfected pattern I can get a forward fitting in four months and have clothes in seven if nothing goes wrong. If there's more than the most trivial adjustment, add two or three more months.
I have settled into a pattern where I order spring clothes in the fall and expect them the following summer. I'll order winter clothes in the spring and get them the following winter.