Hi all- So I'm pretty new to the forum, and the item I desperately need to buy is a sport coat. I live in Los Angeles, and I stopped by Barney's to try on the Isaia line, and besides loving the fabrics and craftmanship, it was a great OTR fit for me (I'm 6' 3", and 185 lbs). However, the $2500ish price range is too steep for me. And: as I said, I'm in LA, just a mile or two from styleforum favorite Richard Lim/High Society. I had a chance to stop in there briefly a few weeks ago, and it certainly seems like a great place.
So the question is, if I want to get a sport coat in the $800-900 ish range, given my situation, am I better off getting something bespoke at High Society, or hunting down a quality Isaia in my size on ebay (I'm 54L). Since I am fairly new to all of this, if I told Richard I wanted something like an 'Isaia cut' without getting into the specific details which are a little over my head, would he be able to work with that? I can see advantages to both approaches, so I'll probably ultimately go with my gut, but would be curious for thoughts. Thanks to all.