- Oct 22, 2004
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Wanted to ask the group a follow up question re: anyone's experience with Oxxford MTM. I stopped by the NY store and spoke to Tashae and Rocco (the visiting tailor/designer). First, is it worth paying for the extra basted fitting? Second, I was not that impressed by the cloth selection, largely Holland & Sherry, Loro Piana, Smiths, and their house cloth (Italian -- "timeless classics" 270 grams). The LP super 120s would run me about 3500 for a 2 piece suit, the H&K maybe a little less. Their house cloth would run me $2395. There was nothing special among the house cloths, but I don't really want to spend $3500 for LP cloth when I could probably spend a similar amount or slightly more for Lessers cloth at Raphael. What do you think about Oxxford's house cloth? Again, it is the cloth they feature all year around, made in Italy, and weighs 270 grams. They use the house cloth in their basic RTW models featured at the store, also priced at $2395. The cloth seems a little too light in weight and the patterns are not very crisp. Is it worth commissioning a suit with this cloth? Is the cloth hard wearing? Drape well? Any guidance would be appreciated.