(johnnynorman3 @ 16 June 2004, 6:58) I've got my appointment on July 5. Â I am not sure what I'm gonna wear, mainly because my best fitting suit is actually quite unlike what I will be going for. Â My best fitting suit is a pretty classic American cut -- natural shoulders, center vent -- albeit with some waist suppression. Â But I really am desiring my Chan suit (suits) to be more in that English style -- a little more waist suppression, double vent, possibly a ticket pocket, maybe a dab shorter in length (though with a natural shoulder). Â It relieves me to hear that Kai describes that type of "hourglass" style as Chan's house style. Â On the first appointment with Chan as you don't need to wear a suit. Â My first appointment was in Florida and I was wearing a pair of swim trunks...he had a couple of squeeze in appointments when I was supposed to go so I went to the beach as I was staying at the same hotel as Chan was and then he had me come up when he had a break. Â Thus I was on the beach and then he worked me in... Â And they were very accomodating. Â No snobbish attitude - I've had suits made at others that weren't so flexible. Â (Actually old English tailors normally require measurements from the boxers. Â Recall the line in the movie "Tailor from Panama" about which way he dresses...and he replies it is like a windsock...) What you may wish to do is take clippings or photos of what you want your suit to look like which might be more helpful. Â Chan will normally either take the clipping or they will take a digital photo. Relax and enjoy this rite of passage. Â I hope this helps. VC2000, Good point about relaxing and letting the process go. No matter whom you choose as a tailor, there is a chance that your first suit won't come out the way you envision it. That's inevitable. Stressing out, or hammering the representative with questions or concerns, isn't going to help that. As far as what to wear to the measurement appointment, they recommend that you wear a suit, and I did so. Looking back, I wonder if that was actually a negative--instead of giving them a blank slate, did they use that suit too much as an exemplar? So you can probably argue the point either way, but I think it is probably more helpful than hurtful. At the very least they can nail down the trousers measurements from a good pair of slacks. And their total lack of snobbishness does make the process go very pleasantly.