I'm sorry, but I'm not very convinced. If you saw his coat and did not like it, I'd not be willing to take such a expensive plunge. About your MTM option. At this price point I'd advise you to take a look at the MTM operation that Steeds is offering. They're one of the best tailoring operations around, offering a A&S inspired silhouette without the customer service drawback of A&S. Take a look at their travel itinerary, perhaps you can get in touch with them at one of their trips.