I am most concerned about the fit (hence why my fear of machine stitched suits). Also, their specialist adviser will be the one attending to me and I doubt it is a skilled tailor. Hence my hesitation.
I also had a good relook at Steed semi-bespoke and decided to put them in my 'drop in' list. Perks are that I would be measured by Edwin (hopefully, if not I'll request for it) and it would be done in their style which I do quite like. However at that price range (£850), there is Cad and the Dandy which offers bespoke + full canvas fitting which may be a better option.
To Ich_Dien: It does not have to be in London if the travel is worth it. Definitely would not mind heading out!