I'm having my tailor make me a suit and I'd like to hear the community's thoughts on going through with this. I am in NYC in the West Village and he is a local tailor that has been plying his trade in the neighborhood for years. He has been doing my alterations for quite some time and I trust his expertise and opinion for my alteration work. I have a few MTM suits and know my style preferences, but have never done anything with quite this level of personal customization.
I supply my own fabric, lining, and buttons (from Mood fabric) and he will make it with two fittings over a 5 to 6 week period. The cost is $450 for a two piece suit and I need 4 yards of fabric and 3 yards of lining. I want to use a fresco wool and the jacket will be half lined. It should be ready by when July comes around.
We will talk through all options and finishes I would like. He will make a fully canvassed jacket.
Some of my suits have felt under the collar, and some have suede. I really like the suede because it feels higher quality. Is there a reason I should go with one over the other? Should I use cupro (bemberg) or rayon for the lining? He says rayon, but I was under the impression that cupro is the higher quality.
Anything else i should consider?