Most tailors will simply not charge you the VAT in the first place. That's a lot better deal than the refund because, in addition to the speed factor, with refunds you never get back the full amount. However, if you pick the suit up in London, you have no choice but to pay the VAT and apply for the refund. My advice Kuro is to have the goods finished and then mailed to you. Saves a lot of the hassle. Thanks. Lookin' good mafoo. I agree. Much more natural than the sport jackets.