If I bought an ill fitting suit from H&M for example, could a tailor adjust it to fit me perfectly? or are there certain limitations that apply?
I've been through so many suits that don't fit me I just want to give up.
Yeah, forget the labels and get more shoe for your money. Ferragamo make some decent shoes ("Tramezza"), OK/variable ("Lavoraziane Originale") and utter shit ("Studio"). But all of them are too expensive for what they are. I've not seen Canali shoes so I can't comment, and I love the Canali jacket I'm wearing today. But I suspect that it's a similar picture - unless there's a stunning sale on, then there's really no point in paying for the label.
Read around this place a bit. There are decent shoes out there for $200 or less. There are even decent American shoes for $200 if you hit the AE sale or "Shoe Bank". And if you're going to spend $500-$1000 on a pair of shoes, all manner of wonders can be yours.
Here are 2 random questions:
1) What's a good source for reasonably priced men's tie for work (finance buyside)? I don't want to spend up for Hermes.
2) I'm looking at ordering a suit from Mytailor.com. Which fabric brands and types (thread rating, silk/cashmere/wool/etc) would you recommend for all purpose business wear, dark navy with textured stripe (not pinstripe)? Budget is $800-1500