This will be a suit that I expect to wear until my last days on earth.
For that price I'd expect the suit to have the divine power to raise the deads back to life. Just wondering, did you make this suit in Chicago? If not, how did you do the fittings, etc?
Trust me, I am making many sacrifices in other areas to afford this suit--my Honda is going to last another 100,000, going to the library more often than to Border's Bookstore, and other measures. My closet only has a few of everything, but not overmuch of anything. I'd rather have fewer items of good quality clothing--which will last a long while--than a closet full of clothes that I do not wear. I tend to keep clothes a long time. I have a duffle coat that I've worn for nearly 20 years--it will outlast me. (Gloverall). I have four sweaters which I've had for years and they just go and on. I am frugal with shoes. I have four pairs of Allen Edmonds of which I take very good care. (And soon, a pair of A. Harris's Vass shoes.) So, yes, the Oxxford is an extravagence, but one for which I've made allowances. (And it might just bring the dead to life.) The Oxxford will bring my suit total to four. As for the measuring, the tailor made about a gazillion measurements, drawings, etc... There will be quite a few fittings and a shipping back to the factory for final touches.