Originally Posted by phillycheese
Reasons not to share a good tailor on the internet - they'll become a WWChan type story. Jacked up prices and quality standards cannot keep up with demand. It's too bad.
Is that really what happened to WW Chan?
The fact that they won't discount a $10,000 USD order is baffling to me.
The way I see it now: there's mytailor.com/Joe, Y William Yu, A MAN HING CHEONG and Gordon Yao. Basically, in that order, from cheapest to most expensive. As for quality, maybe Y William Yu is slightly below the others, and Gordon Yao may be the best, inching above AMHC by a point, but I think they are basically the same?
What I'm looking for is: Basic fabrics, stuff I can wear rough (I am not a gentle guy), for a six foot three mountain biker with huge legs. I want British styling conventions and British cloth (or at the very least, not Italian cloth. I equate Italian with less durable, maybe I'm wrong?). I want full canvas, soft shoulder (maybe some padding but not much), working buttonholes, hand stitching only when it's necessary, a clean suit and shirts, non-silk lining (since I sweat, but I forget the name of the fabric that's like silk but isn't sticky), colorful fabrics (especially w.r.t. shirts), double vents, no pleats, no cuffs.
I don't understand "hard" vs "soft" coats. I've tried really hard. I look at a Huntsman suit and I look at an A&S suit and they both look nice.
I think any of those tailors will accomplish this? It doesn't have to be a perfect suit but it's gotta be better than OTR during sales at BG or Saks, not to mention, cheaper.
Can you help me? THANKS :)