So recently I decided that I really need to own a real, proper suit instead of my old school uniform I used for GCSE or the only suit I bought from M&S during sixth form. But as a university student, I don't have a huge budget to spend on clothings. In fact, the ideal budget would be somewhere around £1500, though I would probably like to pay £2000 for a really nice one.
Having done some research, however, I realised that this is actually a rather awkward amount of budget; most of the off-the-rack suits tend to cost somewhere around £700, and probably won't fit, whilst the true bespoke ones from Savile street tend to worth over £3k, which is beyond what I'm willing to pay for my first suit.
After some further research, I discovered that there are some more affordable options for bespoke suits, either in London off the savile street, like Cad and Dandy, which offers suits under £2000, or from some other provincial tailors. But I have no idea which one should I go for, plus I can't seem to find any good tailors in Manchester anyway.
There is also another problem. Since £2000 is all I can afford for a suit, I thus wouldn't like to make any further investments( at least not in this semester) on formal wears, meaning that I have to make my choice between buying a semi-formal business suit or a formal dinner suit. Even though it's very rare that I will be involved in any sort of black tie event, I certainly don't want to wear a bow tie with a lounge suit during such an event, but then, wearing a tie in a tuxedo doesn't sound like a good idea either.
So any good suggestions from the forum members here? Should I buy a business suit or a dinner suit? Is it better for me to go bespoke or just MTM, and if i'm going bespoke, should I go for the ones at london or the ones nearby? Many thanks.