Hello all, I have a two-part question.
Are there any websites that sell MTM suits that the SF community generally agrees are high quality and worth the money?
Also, do any of those particular websites offer Velvet suits?
Wouldnt touch Cad and Dandy with a barge pole.
I was measured for a suit some 7 weeks ago and never got a call from them for my fitting. So I called and was told somebody would be in touch. I finally got a call from a Cad n Dandy this week saying they had lost my measurements, even though they have had my payment in full for obver 6 weeks.
I was then asked to come in to be remeausred. This turned onto a fiasco when I was asked to come to turned up at their premises on Saville Row to find it shut. I called and spoke to one of their guys who was apologetic and said he couldnt make any decesions but woud make sure Ian, the man in charge, Managing director. would hear about it and call me to put things right. I received a call from Ian the next day. who impressed me with his attitude of “Do you want your money back”. I reminded him that he had my money for over 6 weeks and had not called.
I also stated I was happy with the initial service I received from Marcel (tailor who measred me) but I found his (Ians') attitude highly objectionable. His response was that if Marcel had done his job right he wouldnt be in this position and wasnt willing compensate for my time or incovenience, and he would refund my money. I settled for a refund, rather than have a suit made that would be as shoddy as the service I received. Now thats waht I call 5* customer service.
I recently ordered a suit from everythingbespoke, the eBay MTM retailer, and it's spectacular. It conceals all evidence of my worst features, accentuates my best, and makes me look much better than I deserve. So far, I've worn it out twice and gotten a lot of compliments and remarks. It's strange, I'll admit, to wear a suit that looks better than everything else in the room. I'm self-conscious about that kind of attention, and I'm not sure I like it.
Customer service was prompt and courteous, and despite insisting that five-to-six weeks were required, I had the suit in just under three. Total price was around $140. You can't beat the price, and I'm thoroughly pleased with the product.
I'm ordering three shirts from them soon and another suit. If I have any complaints, it would be that the fabric isn't the nicest I've ever felt....but then, I selected the cheapest budget stuff instead of the better premium fabrics to minimize the risk. For somebody like me, with a weird body distribution that off-the-rack just doesn't address, it's amazing how well it fits.
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