I see nothing in anything in anything I've written that could be described as hyperbole except for the remark that Rory's training was "more in-depth than anyone here"--a statement which I more or less immediately stepped back from in the very same post, and clarified in those following.
I'm writing only as someone currently in the process of having a coat made by Rory, and interested enough in sharing the details on the process to make videos I hope you will all soon be enjoying (and no doubt scrutinizing closely). I know a much more about clothes than most, much less than some. I am knowledgeable enough to be impressed by artisinal pride, passion, and pedigree in someone so young, but perhaps naive enough to be somewhat breathless in its promotion, and for that I apologize.
As I noted earlier, this is small trade, and perhaps more cutthroat than anyone would like: this forum is certainly filled with threads more or less dedicated to trashing reputations. This is not one of them. Rory's a great guy who's become a good friend, and I'm simply doing what I can to get the word out about the quality of his work, notwithstanding his youth or "hopping around." My apologies in absentia to Len or anyone else if in so doing they feel I have maligned them or their work (not that Len pays any attention to SF or the #menswear blogosphere, because I've asked him). I simply believe that the relatively large bespoke market of NYC can easily accommodate a newcomer of Rory's skill and pedigree, at his price point, and that our bespoke culture is that much more robust for it.
I think the hyperbole was the statement (bold added by me): "Rory offers a rare opportunity for men here to develop their own easy and direct relationship with a Savile Row master tailor and be confident that the work they'll get is on par with the finest Row houses at a much lower cost". Frankly, it seems difficult to make that statement if you have not yet received your garment and you haven't tried a pretty good number of Savile Row makers. I don't think anyone is bashing Rory and I agree that more is better. But it is important to present things in a fair and measured manner.