In the end all you can do is read the reviews... see the results... and then try one. No one can really predict how your suit will turn out because there are too many factors (tailor chosen, your competence in ordering a suit... Etc). Everyone's sartorial journey is unique. Don't take it too seriously and have some fun while you're at it. Good luck!
Exactly! How can I increase my competence? I have a list that I'll share (it's not edited well), of what I'm looking for. I want the tailor to do their thing but I want them to generally follow the below list. I have read countless times on this forum and elsewhere this statement "OTR looks better than most bespoke" and I want to avoid this.
no silk lining, need something breathable
hand stitching on lapel etc (pick stitching)?
natural/soft shoulder padding
A&S soft coat?
two pairs of pants
lining or no lining?
no back pockets
patterns I like (find out what can be worn separately or as a suit only): prince of wales, herringbone, solid navy, any check, tweed