Originally Posted by OxxfordSJLINY
I have to be honest, I am going by what most of the members of SF and AAAC (especially iammatt, as he seems to have the most extensive experience and overall expertise) have said based on their experiences (which have all been extensive). I have absolutely no experience myself, to be honest.
Consequently, I can almost guarantee that my experience with a multitude of different brands and tailors worldwide would be exactly the same or, at the very least, 90% the same and 10% different (with the levels of similarity being significant and the levels of difference being marginal).
Plus, I trust most (but certainly not all, though the people on SF and AAAC that I don't trust are very few and very far between) of the members of SF and AAAC dearly and sincerely for information about any kind of clothing, regardless of country of manufacture, type of clothing (dresswear, casualwear, fitnesswear and etcetera), quality of clothing, etcetera.
However, it seems that the extensive experiences from one SF and AAAC member to the other generally differs very little (at least this is the case when it comes to handwork and overall construction quality if not in fit, drapery, comfort and appearance). The fit, drapery, comfort and appearance of any article of clothing from all brands and tailors will vary very, very greatly from one person to the other.
In fit, drapery, comfort and appearance, Oxxford and other American brands are a bad to horrible choice for many people because they are often, square and sack suit like because they have the American silhouette (which mostly makes Oxxford full cut and loose fitting or looser fitting and square). For these people, Italian and English brands and tailors are a much better choice (and a good to excellent choice, overall) as the European silhouette is all of the following: round, the opposite of sack suit like, slim cut, close fitting and, of course, European. The Italian silhouette is noticeably more of the following than the English silhouette (which itself is very largely the following): round, the opposite of sack suit like, slim cut, close fitting and European.
But for some people, The American silhouette is a better choice (and a good to excellent choice) because it is square, sack suit like, full cut and looser fitting. For these people, the European silhouette is bad because it is round, the opposite of sack suit like, slim cut and close fitting. Also, for these people, the Italian silhouette is noticeably worse than the English silhouette (which itself is a bad to horrible choice for these people) because the Italian silhouette is, again, noticeably more round, the opposite of sack suit like, slim cut and close fitting than the English silhouette (which itself is very much of these things).
In the end, it is all simply a matter of preference. I know that you are thin (and possibly tall), hence your username being "thinman". I am 5' 9.5" tall with a big muscular frame (which makes my normal weight 185 pounds). Right now I am 210 pounds (which makes me 25 pounds overweight, FTL).
IMO, the European silhouette works best for all people with the possible exception of those who are overweight (or ten or more pounds overweight). For those who are overweight (or ten or more pounds overweight), the American silhouette most likely (if not definitely) works better than the European silhouette (especially when comparing the American silhouette to the Italian silhouette for the reasons that I mentioned before).
Of course, when I say overweight, I mean overweight because of fat. Overweight because of muscle (like actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Terry Crews, Jr. and Tom Tiny Lister, Jr. a.k.a. Zeus) most likely look best in English clothing but also look excellent in Italian clothing. People who are muscular but neither overweight nor underweight (being muscular and being underweight are mutually exclusive I think) looks excellent in both of the aforementioned European silhouettes but probably look a bit better in Italian clothing or in English clothing. American clothing, 1,000,000-1, would probably look bad on all muscular people (especially muscular people who are at their normal weight).
Now my head hurts.