Originally Posted by David Reeves
Yes, although I am a big RA fan I do feel its a shame you didn't stick with C and M. Often we in the business look at first commissions as something to break even on or potentially lose on, we often only really start to make any kind of money from repeat business.
C and M although acting smooth probably went through hell and a lot of time to get the suit right for you, at seven fittings they burned a lot of time and money on alterations, no doubt with the hope of repeat business.
Not to make you feel bad just giving you my perspective.
I believe you and Mr. Despos misunderstood a little bit from what medtech meant, sir. IMO, RA is now following the path of RJ to become another institution like Huntsman,GIeves & Hawkes, etc. Apart from bespoke suit, RA also provides RTW which obviously means he has more things to do, compared with C&M.
For C&M, i think they're one of very few independent tailors who concentrate only on bespoke tailoring, alongside with Maurice Sedwell and Steven Hitchcock off-the-row (there are some few others but i cannot recall all immediately).
Therefore, RA and C&M are slightly different types of business, which makes their attitudes toward clients different, too (IMO).