Next week I should be picking up my third bespoke outfit, a navy blue suit (first two were a dinner suit and a navy blazer, both of which I was happy with; and some MTM shirts, which also turned out well). I'm thinking about what to commission next, given my budget constraints and clothing needs. So, I thought I'd ask the forum for advice.
My situation is that I don't have much requirement for suits - I don't need to wear them every day at my work, for example. So 2 conservative suits will do for pretty much all my formal/work requirements.
For about 80% of other situations, wearing a suit and tie would make me a bit overdressed. So, I feel that sport coats + odd trousers, and more casual suits that could be worn without a tie, are where I'd get most bang for the buck. I'd be able to use them at work 80% of the time, and at weekends and evenings 80% of the time.
So, I was thinking to just keep it minimalist with the suits - get the navy suit, then a mid-grey - but to get them at a Savile Row tailor. I.e. go for quality rather than quantity.
With the SCs, I was thinking maybe to go MTM, or use a more affordable bespoke tailor. This way I can get a greater number and variety, and experiment without breaking the bank or having lots of regrets if I get something wrong. Maybe pick up half a dozen sports coats in classic colours/patterns, and then reassess.
Cost for bespoke SCs is about 50-75% more than MTM for the same items, and the cloth/pattern selection is a lot better. Would you recommend paying up for bespoke SCs, or is MTM sufficient?