As I might have mentioned this before, I think buying RTW and bespoke are two different stages in a gentleman's sartorial conquest. Â One cannot start off his life on Savile Row without knowing what he wants. Â At this stage, he will rely on the Brionis and Kitons of the market, as I once did. Â The merits of having been 'educated' by these RTW is invaluable, as they will teach you how to identity the basics of good tailoring --- buttonholes, pick-stitching, horse hair canvass, shoulder pads, etc., just to name a few points. Â Ultimately, if he is determined to improve his wardrobe, he will begin to notice the inadequacies of RTW. Â He will then seek out his other option --- bespoke tailoring. Â Armed with the basic knowledge of the tailoring art, he will now be able to communicate with this tailor on matters of styling, personalization, craftsmanship and other minor details. Â This will, no doubt, be another long journey, but it is one journey that he will enjoy for the rest of his life. Â To decide whether to purchase Brioni or have a suit bespoken for you, you need to know where you are on the sartorial conquest. Â If you are a newbie, chances are, even at the hands of Mr. Hitchcock or Mr. Beaman (or for that matter, Mr. Kabbaz), you will have completely no idea what they've just made for you --- and to the dismay of the craftsman, you are not yet equipped to enjoy their creation, not to mention your possible dissatisfaction of the final product, as it may not be what you are aiming for. Â On the other hand, if you have had quite a handful of Brionis and Kitons already sitting in your wardrobe, my humble advise is, move on to bespoke tailoring, even if it is just a local artisan. Â The first one or two suits may not be entirely satisfactory, but thereafter, oh what more can I say: the endless selection of cloths, the communication with the artist/craftsman, the inexhaustible imagination, and the final work of art --- note: art is not represented by its monetary value, whether it costs $10,000 or a mere $1000, if the suit fits perfectly and the craftmanship superb, it is a work of art. Â A bespoke suit is made for and belongs to you. Â An off-the-rack suit belongs to the rack. JMHO.