Hey there everyone, I'm a long time reader and first time poster. I have been introduced, in my time here, to some of the most amazing insights in fashion. Seriously, the people here have helped me better understand quality and refinement in clothing and more importantly how to buy clothing that may cost more up front but has value for a lifetime. I can only honestly and from my heart thank you all. What I have also come to in my time here is to really appreciate the opinions and insights which can be had here and I find myself in the situation of needing those opinions.
I have recently have been handed down a couple of beautiful Brioni suits. I really didn't realize how nice they were until I studied Brioni's here. I was told never to let a tailor touch them who hadn't heard of a Brioni before. This was really sound advice but I didn't realize the half of it until researching here on what made an amazing suit amazing. My problem is now that, these suits were made and tailored for a person with my same frame, but heavier then me and I need them altered and maybe tailored for me. I am of course super nervous about who to bring them to in Seattle. I don't want to experiment and ruin a good suit that I could wear for the rest of my life. I've compiled a small list of possibilities and I've called them all and the only one which instilled confidence was the first. I really would love some insight for the experts here. My main concerns is quality and secondarily cost. I know that's a hard combo, but I need to know the person can do the work, and I'm not getting ripped off for it.
Gian Decaro (he knew what he was talking about and seemed excited to work with me, I also hear he's the tailor for Bill Gates, so I don't know that I can afford a piece of that)
Mario's Custom Tailoring (all I know is they can be flaky but I'm not in a rush)
Mahriras (They have people that say they are good and do bespoke, but just because you can make a bespoke suit, does that mean you can do a good job altering a Brioni?)
Adams Tailoring and Alterations (There is a review saying a person had brought a Kiton and Brioni suit here, but what I can't tell is if the person who brought it there could tell if they ruined the suits or not)
Superb Custom Tailors (They say they can do all quality suit levels)
There is a guy in Bellevue that I brought one Brioni suit to, he was well regarded and considered very good. He was affordable but I think I didn't know enough at the time to really understand what he had done to the suit and the things he did do I felt may have been taking advantage of my lack of knowledge. For example he told me I should be replaceing the buttons on the suit with some other buttons because he said it had come a different way and tried to keep the ones that had come off the suit. I don't know if it's common practice but I sure felt like it wasn't what should be going on and I went back a couple days later to ask for them back. (He'll prob never have me back anyway)
I would really appreciate any insight you can share. I am really new to to owning a good quality suit and I really don't want to get either taken advantage of or end up with a destroyed suit. Thank you all so much in advance.