I'm going to be travelling to Europe for the first time at the end of the month and one of the things I'd like to do while I'm there is buy myself a bespoke suit. As a tall, thin guy finding something that fits off the peg is challenging at best and I thought that it would be worth investigating getting one made - where better to do this than in Europe. The problem is since I've never been across the Atlantic, nor had a suit made for me, I don't have any idea about where to start.
So I was hoping to get some suggestions about where to go. Should I be looking to London's Savile Row or should I go to Naples and try my luck there. I realize that this is probably a question of personal style as much as anything so I suppose it is worth adding that I'm looking for something that is classic, elegant and will serve me well for several years. (This last one is because I probably won't get to go back soon and, as an investment, I want to get the most out of it.) I'm just about to turn 22 so something that can balance both formality and nod at my youth would be ideal.
My price range is relatively flexible but certainly not exorbitant so a piece in the range of 700 Euros or so is about where I'm looking. Now the reality is that this price range may simply mean that it is impossible to do well and that's another reason I thought I'd ask. Maybe the answer is to just get a blazer made...
I appreciate any and all help you all can offer so please let me know what you think. I'm still edging my way through the shallow end of the style pool so I want to make the best decision I can to make the most of my resources.
Thanks in advance,
Edited by Mathew Hall - 7/19/14 at 8:32pm