Have been lurking for a while and appreciate the information, advice, and opinions here so thought I'd ask.
I'm getting married next May and would like to look presentable for the occasion. I'm 31, about 6 feet, 180 lbs, no weird deformities. Have five or six 40R suits in rotation of the generally crappy, fused variety. I am now aware of the error of these ways as well as the value of EBay.
For my wedding I was planning to go with a dark navy 2-button suit with flat front pants. I'm not totally opposed to a 3 roll to 2 or single pleats as options, but my preference is for the former. Would like to keep things at about $1200-1500 and get a suit that fits me well and is nicely made.
I have found through forum posts and affiliated links that nice RTW brands (ex. Borrelli) can be had in my price range. On the other hand, WW Chan, who has been the subject of kind reviews on this site, will be in town this weekend. If it is not too late to make an appointment, I was considering that option as well.
The problem is that for as much as I've enjoyed and learned from this site, I still don't know much about anything. No real sense of how my current suits fit, what good fabric feels like, and so on. It's kind of like reading lyrics, I kind of know the words but have no clue how the song is supposed to sound (that was f*cking poetic).
I guess my questions are:
For RTW, what's the best way to do in-person research? Just go and browse? I'd feel kind of bad asking some store rep a ton of questions then going home to buy online.
For Chan, if I don't have a clear and detailed vision to give to a tailor for a bespoke suit, does it make sense to go this route? Would I just be totally lost or would they be patient with guidance etc?
Thanks in advance for your insight. Maybe Chan will be booked up and it will remove the option for me!