I was interested in Astor & Black's discount custom-made clothing and paid the New York "studio" a visit recently. Their office (or more accurately, room) is colocated with a teddy bear company and a few other firms in an anonymous office building on Broadway and 20th st. You're not paying for poshness. In my appointment email, I had asked to see Isaia Aquaspider and Zegna Micronsphere fabrics. Molly, the New York representative, replied saying that they didn't carry the two lines, but did carry Scabal. I then asked to see Scabal Monza and Supertronic. While I was perusing the swath books (including some very nice Super 180s fabrics), Molly explained the Astor and Black system. You get measured and 4-6 weeks later, a finished suit is delivered. You are fitted, and the suit is sent to a tailor down the street for final adjustments. She also showed me a 2-button peak lapel pinstripe suit made from Zegna fabric that was just arrived. I also saw a rack full of finished suits, presumably ready for fitting. The price for a single suit with Scabal Monza or Scabal Supertronic fabric was quoted at $1,400, with extra trousers for $480 each. A single suit with a very nice Dourmeuil Optima fabric that I saw would have cost me $1,200. I remember seeing a magazine article on the A&B website that, if quoted, claimed a 10% discount - but I didn't ask about that. I had to run off on personal business before making a decision. The prices would be very good for bespoke tailoring, given the quality of the fabrics. However, this isn't true bespoke, and I was a bit uneasy about getting subsequent adjustments made by the "tailor down the street."