I would like to finally make the big investment and buy 6 or so suits to keep and cherish for many years - a navy, a charcoal, a light grey, a navy pinstripe, a more exotic color like a brownish green, and a 3-piece English tweed.
I'm a generally regular sized man - 5'11",180 pounds, typically a 40R, but with broader shoulders, narrower chest, shortish heftier legs. I have found that modern fitting (but not super modern or slim) suits fit me best. Basically, obviously, jackets narrower at the waist, somewhat narrow lapels, super clean plain front pants, essentially a suit that can make me look a bit taller and 7 pounds lighter.
I would like to spend about $1000 per suit, and have decided to go for custom-made - something stylish, but not too funky as I'll mostly be wearing these suits to work at an international bank in midtown. I was actually going to take a trip to Hong Kong, but realizing how ludicrous that would be, started searching here and elsewhere for local NYC options. I was almost sold on Mr Ned, based on my price point and their reputation, but got dissuaded after seeing some pics of some boring looking suits, and after reading one too many reviews complaining that Mr Ned was not capable of producing the modern suit like that I've just described. Other tailors with similar prices strike me as just too old fashioned or traditional. So I'm now considering Alan David, who is barely mentioned on this forum, and while they receive good online reviews, there is no mention whether or not they are able to tailor something modern. Does anyone have any experience with them?
And if anyone can offer any thoughts about what I'm thinking here, I would appreciate it.