Hi Dear fellow SFers. You guys offered me great deal of knowledge in the last several days, and I hope you can enlighten me on this issue as well. As you can see, I wanted to get a bespoke suit during my trip to England and Italy, and I've tried to look for tailors in Naples, Rome and London. The tailors whom I wanted to get a suit from are either based in places I don't have time to visit (Naples) , or the street I can't not afford (Savile Row). So I'm thinking, maybe, why not get an E. Zegna or whatever high-quality RTW suit and get if altered? In terms of style, I like the conventional Zegna style and tailors of a conventional style is not difficult to find.
However, here are my concerns. Does a bespoke suit for sure have at least equal or better fabric and cut than the same-priced RTW suit?
1.) Is an E.Zegna suit mostly made by machines ? (How much handwork is involved in making a Zegna suit? ) How long does it take for Zegna to make a suit?
2. ) If so, does the shortage of handwork mean inferior quality compared with medium-priced (2000 British Pounds or 3000 USD) all-handwork bespoke suits?
First, in terms of fabric quality, does a 3000 dollar bespoke suit use the same-level or better fabrics than an E. Zegna suit?
And the cut, does a tailor who charges 3000 dollars for a suit cut better than Zegna craftsmen or machines (to be honest, I even don't know how a Zegna suit is made)
The fitting, I know a bespoke suit would fit me best, but will it be significantly better than an altered RTW?
My heart-felt thanks.
Edited by isfahanzh - 8/21/13 at 3:32am