Originally Posted by Svenn
^Thanks all. I had my initial misgivings with Yao because I didn't get the perfect armscye I wanted, and there was a fairly major problem in the hips/small of my back... but now that I've 'broken in' the suit more I'm actually fairly pleased with it. And at $700 it's a great deal... just don't expect a Savile Row level of bespoke. I never had a suit from Chan but from pics I've seen here (the infamous Shanghai thread) and what I've heard, Yao might do a better, cleaner look than they do, but I can't confirm. Chan's shirt however is very nice... I like rigid collars and cuffs, and they did a good job of making it the style I was looking for.
3.5 inches... it was the widest Gordon would 'recommend' I go (he is opinionated). I'm 5'11'' if it's scale you're trying to figure out.
I think for a first bespoke suit of a new tailor, it look pretty good.
A mid-hi price SR suit cost GBP2,000 or USD3,000. I think it is not fair to compare a product just about a quarter price. In fact, I will think is a SR suit wroth 3 time more than an Yao suit.