my room mate recently got a custom-made suit from a traveling hong kong tailor named Andre Lani. The 3 piece suit is made of a 150 thread count black patterned fabric, its light, extremely soft and looks stunning. (Peep the pics below for close-ups and details.) I mean, I want one now. but I have no idea where to even start... here's what my room mate had to say about his last experience; "I've dealt with other tailors in the past but Andre has a advantage over them. What I mean by that is his approach.. he has a certain old-world charm/manner that has become so novel these days... very cool, calm and collected yet suuuper flashy with his attire. I enjoyed our sessions. " - my room mate. So beside the personal experience of a bespoke suit, I'm interested in learning more. Other threads have touched upon particular aspects of bespoke suits, etc, but it'd be nice to get a thread going that's more inclusive of all the elements of getting a custom made suit from a personal tailor. some notes I gathered from talking to my room mate led me to these questions: 1. As my first suit what color should I go for: Black, Blue, Gray? ( I have an older suit that's black, but fits very boxy and was a cheap off the rack piece that has long over stayed its welcome in my closet.) 2. What is the difference between MTM/custom/bespoke and which ones do the traveling hong kong tailors employ? 3. Peak vs Notch - I understand the difference but why and when is one better that the other? 4. Single vs Double vent - same issue? 5. Canvased jacket, surgeon cuffs, hand-picked stitching ...what is the purpose of all this? 6. Price to expect to pay? ( on this forum I have seen people quote prices for custom made suits from 600 to 3000) 7. What makes the fabric soft? 8. Other important aspects to consider! this is intended for anyone who's ready to drop a few stacks on a real custom suit but still has questions..