All, not all department stores do a poor job tailoring or fitting suits. I think the problem lies when you have the tailor himself fit the suit. A tailor knows how to tailor and do what they are told. They do not necessarily know how to fit a suit. Most of the time, tailors are not up with current styles, trends, etc. At my old shop, we very seldom if ever let the tailor fit. My shop keepers were all trained on the art of fitting and I'm not talking about a 1 week or 1 month course. Personally, I usually trained for a year before I would let my staff begin fitting suits. On the rare occasion that we encountered a tough fit, we would then bring the tailor up show we could explain the issue that we were looking to correct. A good fitter can make or break a suit and offer great advice to the consumer as long as they are knowledgeable. I can tell you that my repeat business was outstanding because of our service and reputation and there were numerous times where we simply would not allow the client to take the suit home when we noticed any problems, even situations where the client didn't notice anything wrong. At the end of the day, it's the job of the staff to be the experts and educate the consumer. If you have a client leave with a killer suit that fits to a tee, guess what? Women are going to notice and compliment him and you're gonna have a client for life, as well as tons of referrals. AvariceBespoke, if you like, I'd be willing to meet you at Tom Ford and make sure they fit the suit correctly. Contact me for details, etc.