During my suit research I notice a few companies who ask for self measurement, indochino, instichu etc. to me that seems a little strange, what if I f#ck it up? I'm also keen to chat to my tailor! Should these be avoided or am I being too cynical? (forgive me if this has already been discussed I'm new to this game. New job, new wardrobe. Previous job was fairly casual attire). Hmmm I'm confused.
I meet way too many guys who want their first proper suit and go down the MTM route. IMO it just isn't worth the effort, money or risk for any guy's first few suits unless you have a very hard to fit body. It's only worth venturing into PJ and maybe Rob's type thing once you know what you want after a year or two of wearing suits everyday, and only if you truly have a passion for men's clothing. Online MTM is just a mugs game, anyone who gets this right on the first time has fluked it. Just go to MJ Bale/Herringbone/Azzaro etc, find something that fits and alter it.