Amuses me how people just assume bespoke by "a certain tailor on Saville Row or in Italy" creams Brioni or Kiton into the ground. The concept that bespoke, by default, is superior to a branded product is one of the largest misconceptions people have about suiting.
I do agree that trad bespoke does carry a uniqueness and charm to it that may be lacking in a high end RTW / MTM or branded bespoke suit. But is traditional bespoke better across the whole board? Maybe, maybe not. Beauty being in the eye of the beholder and all that.....
Only a check book can provide an answer - if you want a bespoke piece made from the finest super "xxx" twine maybe with some vicuna chucked in, prepare for a highly costly experience just to replicate a particular Kiton garment. I doubt a bespoke suit made from super 200's wool from an internationally recognized tailor would end up much cheaper than actual Kiton piece. As for handwork - the bespoke piece will not necessarily indicate more is better. Sometimes yes, all the time, no.
Saville Row suits I have seen by Anderson Sheppard do not appear more handmade than Kiton to my own eye. However, one thing did stand out to my attention. The fabric and drape on a typically nice Kiton kicks Anderson's ass into the middle of next week. True this could be an apples to oranges comparison given the fabric is something that a customer would invoke his degree of freedom, where many traditionalists do not go for super thin wools coming out of some of the Italian mills.
My 2Cents. As for Kiton being expensive. Yes it is, move on, it is a brand name and few people outside of Styleforum would give them their dues if they (and others like them) countenance an edict where they must peddle their wares as part of a zero sum game. After all, what business wants to break even or take losses?