I have some MTM Oxxford suits that are worn on occassion. For day-to-day wear I have MTM from Martin Greenfield, Hickey-Freeman and others. I also have some custom from some smaller tailors who most likely sent the work to one of the "custom factories". As I need to replace some older items and expand my warddrobe of suits I am trying to determine the best $1,200-$1,800 option for daily wear (I'm rather hard on my clothes and don't want to wear $3,000 everyday due to the high probability of their being ruined). After being somewhat disappointed with MTM fit and the consistency of workmanship, I am trying to decide the best options for my new suits. Should I try Tom James (the MTM service which visits your office, as several guys I know swear by their fitter and the work appears okay), other MTM suits - Greenfield, Samuelsohn, Gianluca Isaia, etc. or should I try one of the less expensive custom tailors in NYC like Giliberto, Ercole, Gentle, etc.? What is their workmanship like? Basically, I want a nicely fitted, full-canvas, non-fused, suit. I don't expect the suit to be completely hand-sewn at this price point and expect that some areas will employ the use of a sewing machine. But, I still would like the most consistent fit, attention to detail and most visually arresting suit I can find for day-to-day use. I will keep the MTM Oxxfords for most special occassions and may add a true bespoke item from H. Poole, Raphael, Darren Beaman, Anderson & Sheppard or some other such firm. But, right now I need some good day-to-day suits.
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6/11/04 at 12:10pm