I consider it a pretty big red flag when a tailor is not transparent and upfront about pricing, tries to upsell me on more items or more expensive fabrics, tries to talk me out of a superior construction method because it is not "necessary," or delivers something other than what I ordered as is not immediately willing to fix it. In my very limited experience with these kinds of outfits, they deliver sub-par items that are not worth the price. If they are trying to cut corners on such apparent things like canvassing, do you think they are not cutting corners on other less apparent parts of your jacket? It sounds to me like Hemrajani is not quite as bad as some others in this regard, but why patronize an outfit with whom you must always be meticulously specific and watchful if you wish a desirable result? You are certainly not going to get more than what you paid for there.
Well...I think that the question is whether or not they are satisfying their customers. Different customers value different things and they do a good job at delivering a range of products at a VERY competitive price.
I said that they weren't necessarily transparent about pricing, but said nothing about being upfront (if you ask the price, they'll tell you) or that they were trying to "upsell". I've never had them try to do that.
My fit tweaks are minor. Generally speaking my Hemrajani shirts are the best fitting that I own and cost about 60% of what I was paying to my prior shirt maker. The sports coat I bought had some initial fit issues, but these were promptly corrected to my full satisfaction. I asked for it to be fully canvassed and it is. Mytailor is what it is. It isn't Savile Row, but it isn't a fly-by-night operation either. In a world of comprimises, it isn't necessarily a bad one, IMO.