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MTM cost?

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I went to a local shop in my town that does MTM suits
I told them 150S fabric in staples, full floating canvas, and MTM
they told me its going to be $1150 for 2 piece suit, 175 for vest = $1325 together + $250 for extra pants

they dont do in house they said - if they do in house its bespoke and it is a ton more..

is this price ok? can i negotiate to $1250 for a 3 piece ? or maybe deeper?
reasonable?
 

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I went to a local shop in my town that does MTM suits
I told them 150S fabric in staples, full floating canvas, and MTM
they told me its going to be $1150 for 2 piece suit, 175 for vest = $1325 together + $250 for extra pants
they dont do in house they said - if they do in house its bespoke and it is a ton more..
is this price ok? can i negotiate to $1250 for a 3 piece ? or maybe deeper?
reasonable?

Have you seen their work? That's inexpensive for good MTM.
Good off the rack suits retail for that and multiples higher
 

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what i worry is they out source to china or something...
because it is not made in house..
made in house = bespoke
 

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what i worry is they out source to china or something...
because it is not made in house..
made in house = bespoke

just ask them were the suits are made. have you seen their suits in person?
 

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Making a one off piece (even MTM) is always going to be expensive to make. Even if its made in china theres heavy duties on that stuff, costs with shipping and labour costs are getting higher. I cant believe there margin is great at those prices wherever they go.

I think people see really expensive suits off the rack marked down at stores at deep discount so they think clothing costs nothing to make. Thing is clothing, at least good quality tailoring, is expensive. large stores can sell at a loss, a custom maker can never do this and stay in business.
 

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just ask them were the suits are made. have you seen their suits in person?

its a pop and mom tailor shop locally in my town
small store front... nothing on display basically just all the fabric and stuff laying around
 
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made in house = bespoke

As you probably know, since you have been here for a while, this is hardly correct. In any case, it sounds you need to get some more info from them and see some of their work.
 

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As you probably know, since you have been here for a while, this is hardly correct. In any case, it sounds you need to get some more info from them and see some of their work.

i meant they only do bespoke in house ... not MTM
 

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its a pop and mom tailor shop locally in my town
small store front... nothing on display basically just all the fabric and stuff laying around


You really need to see some of their work. Ok, they may not be savvy with social media or photographing work, but there should really be things they are working on, just finished or close to finishing. If there isn't doesn't the man at least wear his own clothes?
 

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You really need to see some of their work. Ok, they may not be savvy with social media or photographing work, but there should really be things they are working on, just finished or close to finishing. If there isn't doesn't the man at least wear his own clothes?

Exactly. I have two pairs of slacks made by a now-retired basically no name tailor in
Francisco in the late 90s. He mainly did alterations, but in his shop were numerous
garments in various stages of completion. The slacks came out extremely well.
In fact I still wear them with some alterations to accommodate my more mature
physique. Cost at the time $ 400/pair. Not cheap but well worth it.
 
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The only m2m in house is at a factory. So, no, a tailor wouldn't have in house m2m unless he owns the factory, too.

In this day and age you are lucky to even have a tailor in town, so stop the begging, it's embarrassing.

Lastly, but not least, his bespoke is probably far better than m2m, and in the long run will save you thousands of $$$$.
 

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Chester Barrie charge similar prices for their MTM and thats made in the UK from Dugdale Bros cloth. I'd say you've got a reasonable price there. The quality will be no better than off the rack, but you're paying for the customisation and cloth choice more than anything.
 

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