I'd appreciate your advice on the four brands below. Most rated as 'satisfactory' on a suit hierarchy I saw posted somewhere. satisfactory is certainly ok with me.
I've had Tyrwhitt suits before (order online). They are a cheap option and have the advantage that it's easiest to buy extra pants (useful for beater suits). I fit a slim 38R well. However, quality seems hit and miss when you order online (I have had sleeves that seem to have been stitched on by blind people). Also, I found CT's customer service to be hopeless. Looking at the website they don't even try and make the suits look good. But they are cheap...
I went to Boggi today to look at their entry-level suits (around 500-600 euro). Fabric seems a step up from CT. Fit isn't as good for me (little too much sag in the middle with the button done up.) but as the shoulders are perfect I guess they could be adjusted. Researching now how to tell if they are fused or half-canvassed? These suits have the option for extra pants.
I then tried Corneliani. About 640 euro. Fit is really good for me. Fabric seems nice. Can't buy extra pants though. Half canvassed.
Walking around the Spanish Steps there are a ton of discount suit shops. Most seem to push Zegna. I popped into one and had a look at a nice Cerruti at around 600euro.
The salespeople were pushing another brand though called Enrico Coveri at 300 euro- supposedly half price . 100 percent wool. Italian made (again I'm not sure if fused or half canvassed I guess the former). These suits fitted really well, but I'm always suspicious when sales staff push me to buy cheaper product.
Based on your experience, which brand would you go for? I'm not confident the CT suits would last as well as the others.
Really regretting not writing down the fabrics (I could go back tomorrow).
Huge thanks for any input you can provide.