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