How did you feel after ordering your first high dollar bespoke/mtm?

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  1. Jstern35

    Jstern35 New Member

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    Hey all...so I just ordered my first MTM suit and after dropping nearly 3x the cost of my normal suits I can't help but feel a bit uneasy. I can't tell if I'm just anxious, nervous about buying a suit I haven't actually worn or even fully seen, or if its actually buyers remorse. Obviously no one can tell me what I'm feeling but I'm curious how other people felt after purchasing their first high dollar suit. Should I give the designer a call to put my mind at ease or is this a pretty normal feeling? Any input appreciated.

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  2. dirkweems

    dirkweems Well-Known Member

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    Its normal to feel anxious. Not just about your new expensive suit. You will feel the same way when you retain a decorator to furnish your new apartment, or have a similar service performed where you have are looking at past results that are not related to you, or are going by the reputation of the seller. If your tailor/cutter is a seasoned pro with a solid professional reputation you should be ok. However, if you are doing your nephew a favor and signing up as his first bespoke client after he graduates from the Walmart Associates Academy, I would be worried.

    Think about the times you get your hair cut. You don't really know the outcome, but if you go to the same barber each time, you aren't really all that worried. However, you may be decidedly nervous if you go to someone new, who also charges 3X as much. Hair grows back. Suits can be fixed. Most importantly, you live and learn.

    If you are really worried, call the tailor. A good tailor should be able to put your mind at ease, and not add to your insecurity and anxiety. He's probably been through this before with many of his new clients.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    JS -
    It's natural to feel anxious about it, as you have invested a lot of money in it. I can pretty much guarantee you that it won't be perfect. But at the fittings, just try to relax and take an honest look at how the suit is progressing and be honest with your tailor about how you want it to look different. Then once you've got it, just wear it with pleasure. There will surely be things that you decide you don't like and want to change for the next commission, and surely if you post a pic on SF, someone will find 18 things that are horribly horribly wrong with it. Try not to let this bother you and just enjoy the process and the finished product while being as honest as you can with your tailor.
     
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    If you have gone somewhere good it will be fine. Remember for you this is unusual but for people like me its a full time job, I have made thousands of suits and your tailor probably has too. Just let him get on with it.
     
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    "You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. With me it's a full time job. Now behave yourself." [​IMG]
     
  6. Jstern35

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    Thanks for all the replies.. Definitely helped eased my mind a bit. I'm just the eternal pessimist so I always anticipate the worst. The place I decided on was pretty light on reviews but all were very positive. Plus, I went with my father who is in the garment industry and has 30+ years experience; if he feels good about him, I probably shouldn't be too worried. When I go in for the first fitting in a few weeks I'll just have to make sure I'm vocal and let him know if something isn't coming together the way I was anticipating. Thanks again.

    J
     
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    It felt good because the fit was so much superior to anything I had worn before. Although this was tinged with regret that I would now have to replace 90% of my suits and sports jackets over the next 6-12 months, at not inconsiderable expense.
     

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