For background, I live in Toronto and wear suits/jackets to work every day. I currently have an 8-year old charcoal grey cashmere overcoat that is functional but boxy and not particularly stylish. It's a below the knee Tilford model from Harry Rosen.
I'm planning to supplement this coat with something a little more modern, but could use a little help in 3 main areas.
1. Tailor: considering Bulloch (currently does my suits), Garrison, Trend or MyTailor (does my shirts). I'm a difficult fit and since I'm a little bit undecided on style, leaning towards one of the locals, but would appreciate any feedback on any of them.
2. Fabric: as mentioned I already have a plain charcoal cashmere overcoat. For this one, I was thinking of something in either a lighter grey or brown, either tweed or a subtle glen plaid. If anyone has any pictures or suggestions of fabric books to look at, that would be much appreciated.
3. Style: I'm thinking of something short (mid thigh), but as yet undecided on other details (lapel, placket, pocket, sleeve styles, any accents). Would appreciate any feedback on the relative merits of any of the above. Ideally, for work I'd alternate between my existing coat on really bad weather days and the new one, but also be able to wear the new one more casually, with jeans/odd trousers and a sweater for example.
As for price, I haven't made any specific inquiries yet, so I don't have a hard budget. I'm hoping I can keep it in the range of $1,500 or so, but it's a piece I'd plan to have for 10+ years, so could be persuaded to go above that for the right fabric.