I have a conundrum that I could use some help with:
I am interested in a particular cut: natural shoulder, lower button stance, nipped waist, side-tab trousers, etc. I have about $1.5K to spend on a suit. I am a young attorney, and need to get quite a lot of wear out of the thing, meaning that I need to choose a conservative and somewhat forgettable fabric.
Obviously, this is the sort of cut that Steed is known for. However, with my budget I would only be able to get MTM, not bespoke. The only OTR suit I have found that is a similar cut is the Paul Stuart, stuart cut. It fits me well, but there is a small fold in the chest (I lift weights, and genetically my shoulders just get bigger than my chest). So while the fit on the PS is good, it's not perfect, and would require some tailoring.
Essentially, MTM from Steed and OTR from PS will cost the same (right at the maximum of my budget). The construction of the PS suit I believe would be better - fully canvassed from Samuelson - than the construction on the MTM steed (at least partially fused). However, obviously the fit on the Steed would hopefully be better, and more amenable to my slightly off-kilter upper body. However, because I need to choose a conservative, forgettable fabric, I certainly won't be able to maximize the most from the MTM experience.
I live in New York, so both options are easily accesible.
Given the facts, which would you choose? I apologize for the long post - but obviously that are quite a few factors at play.