It baffles me why you guys consider bricks and mortar stores which have nothing of quality to offer. Herringbone is okay and, if you like it fine, but at $1200 or something retail compared to Caruso at ehaberdasher for $600 odd, there should be an easy choice. Caruso is 10 times the suit a Herringbone is. You may have to wait and be patient for stock but you can email Mike and ask about what's coming in. Even at sale price Herringbone at $500 is not a good deal compared with the Carusos. Off-shore made to measure will inevitably lead to grief. You can buy a Kiton bone linen jacket at ehaber for under $1000 for goodness sake, something that Harrolds would charge $4500 for. Once you know what fits you check the buying and selling forum as well. Men's Corner on Ebay has brilliant Stile Latino suits (made by an off-shoot of Attolini) for $899. They are better than Corneliani etc by far. My understanding on this thread, and may be incorrect, is that people are buying the suit via a real 3D fit and not 2D measurements only. Online buying experiences can be rather expensive if the person is still in the "trials and errors" phase. Only do online buying if the person understands the fits, measurements and comfortable in purchasing without trying the pieces in the first place. I do agree with your view though as myself have never bought clothes on retail any more except for several rarities.