Originally Posted by yywwyy
Positively so! I'm just getting into bespoke, and I haven't researched very much about cloths other than rummaging through this thread.
I think very good advice for someone just getting into bespoke is to not source your own fabric. Use your tailor's selection. A lot of people starting the bespoke process are cost conscious and think that sourcing their own fabric will save them money. It really is minimal savings, if any, and it's fraught with potential peril. Also, for newcomers to bespoke, it often becomes analogous to people buying RTW on sale. You'll find discount cloth that's not exactly what you want, but it's cheaper. All of a sudden, you've got a bespoke suit in the not quite right shade of blue, the slightly too heavy for spring wool, or a little too ugly plaid.
Your tailor can find you the fabric that you need, particularly when you're talking about the basic stuff. Finding your own cloth takes some knowledge that just comes from experience with the process. I'm not entirely discounting sourcing your own stuff. I've done it successfully and have posted several examples in this thread. There are also some fabrics that your tailor may not have access to that you do. People have found some great discontinued stuff at places like Tip Top, and I've bought some Golden Bale on ebay for a great price. However, I've also struck out and had to resell or just chalked it up as a loss.
The web sites for the sources you are seeking probably won't give you anything that your tailor can't already give you.