I am a newbie who is finally looking to take the leap of faith into bespoke suits. There are certainly lots of information in this forum, and based on my research I have narrowed down my choices to WW Chan and Lee Baron (I live in HK). I purposely picked the two, as they seemed to be well recommended and representative of two different price points.
When I contacted them, WW Chan quoted me HK12,000 (more for Loro Piana and the like) and Lee Baron quoted me HKD 4,000. Even if LB ends up costing me more let's say 5,500, it is still less than half of WW Chan's minimum level.
With the caveat that I am a total newbie, never done bespoke before etc., I am trying to figure out what I am getting for the added cost. Duly noting several contributors saying that they would much rather have 1 great suit v. 2-3 decent ones, I still wanted to delve into what the main differences are between a "great" suit vs. "decent/good" suit.
I guess this may end up being a question to those who have tried both, but if we set the quality of Chan at 100, where would LB be? 95? (in which case, I would most certainly go for LB) 80? 65? Also, where does the difference lie? I live in HK so I don't have to rush either shop with putting together the suit. Will the fit be markedly different? Is the difference in the details, such as stitching of the buttonholes? (which seems to be one of the signs of great tailoring, and something I do not have an appreciation for yet) Or is there a marked difference in comfort/fit etc.? Will one last significantly longer than the other?
The style I would like to try is the "Napoli" style. It seems this style is quite different from what I thought made a suit a suit, and there are details which seem near artistic. Most importantly, I am really curious to see what no padding/and generally less in-line materials feel like.
Again, please understand that I have very little knowledge on bespoke suits, and my questions may not make sense. In such case, I apologize in advance, but would appreciate words of wisdom. I am just getting into buying nicer suits, shoes etc. (I was into watches for a while), but have just moved into the world of suits and shoes. I went a bit crazy on shoes over the past half a year (at least from my standards), so I guess I am trying to look for excuses to spend less on suits.
Thanks for your replies/attention in advance.