Originally Posted by bigbergers
Made to measure suits really need precise measurements or it will look like a disaster.
I'd like to expand on what I know you are trying to state here.
The measurement process is critical to the final outcome of a good suit, but not just the measurements alone. During measuring, the skilled person should be taking notes on the clients figuration. Without the ability to notice the particulars of a body, and particularly without the skill to articulate this to the person (or machine) that might be cutting the suit, the measurements are superfluous. If measuring is off a bit, a suit can be lengthened, shortened, reduced, enlarged or whatever. If the balance is off, then the suit is probably fit only for the trash can.
So, as you state, the measuring process and the person who takes these measurements needs to be precise, and to understand the nuances of a mans body in order for the final product to be satisfactory.
When going to have a MTM suit made, my recommendation is that you go to someone who has some skin in the game. In other words, a salesman at a store will get paid if your suit fits or not!!
now, before I'm jumped on for this statement, I do know this is not true of all salesmen.