I'm a regular and loyal Oxxford customer. Â I know the product pretty darned well. Â Also, I have bought bespoke in London and New York as well as American MTM. From my experience, Oxxford is the best suit and value in the luxury class of bespoke and MTM. Â Period. For me, it's as good as bespoke based on my experience. Â They have my shoulder, chest, skirt, waist, and armhole proportions down perfectly. Â I have found the models that suit me, and changes have been made to my pattern. I. Â The Basted Try-On With MTM the basted try-on is a waste of time. Â I've been told this by some industry insiders including a bespoke tailor who also sells MTM and one of the top MTM salesmen at a big MTM department. Â In many MTM operations, the basted try-on is solely for schmaltz (i.e., romancing the customer). Â Some so-called "custom" clothiers, who shall remain nameless, pawn-off their MTM suits as "bespoke" and go through a basted try-on which is a charade. Â I have gone through this game in my past experience with other establishments in NYC. I have never had a basted try-on with Oxxford. Â I never saw the need for one. Â II. Â MTM vs. Bespoke First, Oxxford is MTM at its store and at the various stores across the country. Â They dont' pretend to be anything else. I cannot comment on the so-called bespoke program at Louis Boston. This and the other fora have had a raging debate as to what is better, Â bespoke or MTM. I'll concede that nothing is equal to a bench made bespoke suit made in close consultation and collaboration with a top cutter/tailor who has full control over the cutting and sewing process. Â If you love clothes and if the process excites you, then it can be a heady experience. However, I'll give you bespoke addicts a little bit of a shock. Â I've tried bespoke in London and NYC (six suits, four sportscoats, and five trousers in the last three years), and I have found that overall, Oxxford is equal to bespoke. Â On some things my London tailor excelled, and on some things Oxxford was better. Â Same with the NYC bespoke guy. Â On an overall rating Oxxford was equal. Â One area in which Oxxford excelled is consistency. Â Each garment was consistently excellent and uniform in craftsmanship. Â I cannot say the same about my bespokes. Â Based on my experience, if you are pretty average, then you'll fit into an Oxxford MTM. Â No, Oxxford might not be suitable for Gov. Schwartneger. Â However, for the average guy it is fine. Now onto the subject of value. III. Â Value Unless cost is no concern, then you can skip this discussion. However, if cost is a factor, Oxxford is a better value than the bespoke that I have encountered. First, I should define my bespoke experience as being in the upper middle market. Â I haven't used off the Row and Hong Kong tailors. Â My London tailor (on the Row) charges 2,000 pounds as his base price. Â That's almost $4,000. Â The top guys in NYC charge from $3,500. Â The typical price is $4,000. Â Some are over the $4,000 mark. Oxxford's base price is $2,400. Â If you get a better cloth from the MTM program, the price is about $3,000. Â Of course, you can go higher. Â An equivalent cloth from a bespoke guy would push-up the bespoke price from $500 to $1,000 higher, therefore, the bespoke suit would be almost $5,000 with a "special" cloth. If you buy an end bolt at the Oxxford Store, you can get the equivalent of $3,500 suit for $2,400. IV. Â Cloths I have found the selection to be excellent. Â I have ordered both with the MTM books and the merchant books, such as Dugdale and John Hardy. Â The Holland & Sherry range is excellent. Â My usual problem is too many choices and too few dollars (and room in the closet). True, they don't have Lesser's. Â I guess they could get it on a special request, but I have found the Smiths Cloths, Dugdale, and the other Isles offerings to be excellent. Â The Lesser's would be duplicative. V. Â Conclusion Based on my experience, Oxxford is as good as it gets. Â I can concede that some might have tried Oxxford and found it lacking for whatever reason. Â If those customers have found a better MTM or bespoke maker, that's great. Â I do not begrudge anyone from voicing an opinion. Â I also do not begrudge the other MTM shops and bespoke makers from earning a living. Â I also encourage people to step up to the plate and try bespoke if they have the "itch" to experience it. However, based on my broad experience with different bespoke makers, MTM programs, and clothiers, Oxxford works for me, and I am very happy with it. Â I have no reason to experiement further. If I am a bit of missionary for Oxxford, so be it.