Yea, starting price is $5k, and it only goes up from there, depending on the leather and design. From the price sheet they sent me, I'd say $5,500-5,750 is probably closer to what one should expect to pay.
How are Rafael's?
My issue with most tailors is that they don't really have the same design chops. Unless it's a super basic design, all the casualwear I've seen come out of bespoke tailoring shops looks a bit too clean. Sometimes fuddy duddy. Unless it's a sahariana or something, anyway.
The nice thing about Savas is that you're getting something from a former Billy Reid designer, but I'm not sure I'm prepared to pay ~$6k for a leather jacket.
Rafel is a shearling maker in NYC. I chose them because they make on site so adjustments to the canvas are easier. For example, there was an issue with the shape of the right arm hole and the maker came downstairs to work out the adjustments.
You are right their designs are pretty basic. I came in with an idea for a coat based on a Nepenthes design and it evolved from there.