Bespoke suits, (I have used the search function already).

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  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    There is a reason some of us are trying to steer you away from MTM - it can go horribly wrong. And then you're stuck with it. It's not like it guarantees you a better fitting suit. In addition, there is much that determines the look of a suit besides the "fit". Each jacket also has a "silhouette", which is different from "fit".

    When choosing between RTW jackets, you have a really large number of options available to you, and you can see basically what they'll look like on you before buying (again remembering that almost certainly some alteration will be needed). With MTM, to some extent you're going in blind, trying to predict what the thing will look like once it's done. I would suggest getting a little more experience with suit-wearing and suit-buying before doing this. You could say, find a maker that does RTW and MTM, make sure that you like the RTW silhouette and overall look, and then decide to do a MTM version of one of their RTW suits. But any such maker would well exceed your price target. I hope this is helpful.
     
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    thanks for the advice everyone.
    It may be something I put off for a while then. I understand its a tall order to find something I wanted on my budget but we all have to start somewhere. In the meantime I might try and save some money by buying a half devent suit that is larger than I need and get it tailored so that over the next few months I at least have something to wear.

    Thanks once again

    Jay
     
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    The way I see it bespoke suits are fully customizable in respect to the individual's body measurements. Pricing may vary because there are variables relative to creating a suit and again it depends on the person's specifications such as fabric, style, detailing, etc.
     
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    Hi Jay,

    To be honest with you, if you are looking for bespoke/MTM service in Perth or Australia you need to increase your budget. For your budget, I recommend you to either go to Singapore or Hong Kong (when you travelling of course...) For that price you can get a good (above average) tailor with reasonable fabric.
     
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    With your budget in mind, try Bookster. Might not be exactly in the same budget as you're shooting for, but it's close, and you won't find much better with the money you have.
     
  7. perthjay85

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    Hey everyone thanks for your replies. I would love to be able to travel but mortgage and unemployed partner currently makes that near on impossible but that is definitely on my list.

    Hopefully soon.

    I have been adding all of these notes to my list. At the moment I'm an no great need of a suit so I do have time on my side, so I think my best option is going to be putting it on hold,

    Thanks everyone.

    By the way has anyone dealt with Himark Martin tailors?
    I see they have a scoopon for $349 which includes suit made to measure within two weeks.
    I am always a little skeptical of things like this, seeing as it is one of those possibly to good to be true deals.

    Cheers in advance.

    Jay
     
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    TheWraith I can't seem to get your link to work. Can you pm the address if it is not allowed to be posted on the forum. Cheers
    Jay
     
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    Sometimes you can kinda see what MTM would look like, if you can find a tailor who does MTM in your area. If you're lucky you might even be able to find a place where the pattern can be altered enough to change the silhouette itself. And if not, you can try on one of their jackets and see if you like the cut. But I would stay away from online MTM for the reasons unbelragazzo stated above.
     
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    When I started wearing suits I didn't have enough budget for it so I resorted to mtm but eventually I tried my luck with bespoke. So if you're on a tight budget and just want to wear suits because you like to, just go for mtm.
     
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    I am starting to understand the intricacies involved in suit making between mtm and bespoke. cheers
    seeing as bespoke is a long way out of my price range and I really want a nice fitting suit I will get a mtm suit from a local company in perth.

    I will go for a wander on sunday and have a look at some of the suit companies in perth and get the general feel and take it from there.

    Cheers everyone

    Jay
     
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    Thanks Makoto,
    I read through his site, it shows that he recommends 2-3 visits before a suit is finished.
    How does this work when he visits cities? Does anyone know or is it just a bit of blind luck involved that it works out from one fitting???

    Thanks jay
     
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    Sorry, I misspelled it. It should be www.bookster.co.uk. Take a look, I think you'll like what you see, perthjay.
     
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    Thanks for that Wraith.
    Main page pictures look pretty decent so I think your right, now that thus problem is slowly sorting itself out I'm gonna have to start asking some advice on new footwear.
    But that can wait.

    Thanks all for the advice.

    Jay
     

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