Originally Posted by jeff13007
You are right, I'm in a bad position to give advice about Charvet, but I'm in a good position to give advice about Bespoke. You said yourself you have 4 years experience with them, now would you yourself for your very first time have just sent in one of your old shirts and have them replicate it?
It depends. In my estimation, the only difference that I can see with the naked eye that would suggest a fundamentally different approach to shirt making at charvet is the location of the shoulder seam. The location of that seam on my charvet shirt is much more forward on my body than on any ore shirt that I own, bespoke or otherwise. I like the location visually and I assume it effects fit. Is it replicable? I don't know. I can tell you that I'm about to use cifonelli for shirts and will ask them to replicate a number of aspects of my charvet shirts.
In my view, there is something that charvet has that is unique in the bespoke world: 5000 full bolts of amazing fabric that regenerate every season. You can claim a bolt forever. You can wrap it around your body. The selection is mind boggling. If op will have a single chance to visit Paris in the future and wants to be a customer at that time so he can chose among those bolts, then his strategy strikes me as not bad. I can't say whether the charvet fit is unique or the best but if you don't want to pay for cost of carry on those fabric bolts, you are probably overpaying chez charvet. If you care about selection a lot, it isn't crazy to sacrifice other aspects to get that selection. Charvet customers pay for the carry cost of fabric