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Lower end, local "bespoke" suits in thrift shops?

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I have been looking for a good tailor for awhile.

In browsing thrift shops (Baltimore), I noticed a lot of "lower" end (i.e., Mens Wearhouse quality and below) suits with labels from local tailors I have never heard of (and a tag with the previous owner's name stitched on). Scratchy wool, no hand work, some fully canvassed, some not. What is the deal with these?

I have goofy dimensions/a hard to find size (about a 36L with "R" sleeves), so I was thinking of having a sport coat made and see how it goes. Quality-wise, like something between MTM/bespoke and what I am seeing in these stores. Just want a nice fabric and good fit.

I figure, maybe I can find a reputable local tailor to make one up instead of getting a MTM Boss jacket at Nordstrom? I know SF guys really like their famous tailors, but has anyone had luck with local work?

Thanks
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In browsing thrift shops (Baltimore), I noticed a lot of "lower" end (i.e., Mens Wearhouse quality and below) suits with labels from local tailors I have never heard of (and a tag with the previous owner's name stitched on). Scratchy wool, no hand work, some fully canvassed, some not. What is the deal with these?

What's the deal with what? Even 30 years ago every wide spot in the road had a "tailor" Some were little more then alteration shops but most could make you something.

If you're asking if local tailors can be good well all tailors are local to somebody.
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