Originally Posted by Manton
Well, it's partly driven by economics: their business model just does not allow for multiple overseas fittings.
Well I does if one doesn't mind waiting a few years to get their clothing. That might have worked for me in younger years ... when I thought myself to be Dorian Gray.
It's a bit easier if one lives in New York ... as these days A&S representatives visit there twice yearly. Other destinations -- of which there are relatively few -- get one visit a year.
In all my early years of being an A&S client ... I saw them in America only once. I just preferred to make time for fittings while on trips to -- or through -- London. Sometimes trips to London and elsewhere in Europe (with a Heathrow connection) were based on a need for a fitting.
Manton is correct Bird's One View ... they are shams. They did not make a working buttonhole and then sew it shut.
And yes ... A&S is a firm people love to hate ... hence the line, "Some people swear at our clothes, others swear at them. We are not everybody's cup of tea."