Hi all, I recently had my first foray into MTM clothing. Admittedly, this was in southeast Asia, so I would not presume my experience is necessarily true of all custom clothing. Having commissioned shirts and sports jackets at some of the more reputable tailors, I was surprised to find at the first fitting that the clothes were often far too big for me. I understand that several fittings are often required even at quality bespoke tailors, but my experience was akin to buying an off-the-rack shirt/jacket and just having it altered to fit. Those with experience may be able to confirm that this is not found in quality MTM/bespoke garment making. It raised the question, though: is quality custom so superior to quality ready-to-wear clothing altered to fit? Can one achieve acceptable results with the latter?