This is similar to Brian SD's post on AAAC. I will be going to Shanghai and Hong Kong in a few days and visiting Chan. I only own one suit now, picked up from eBay, so I will be commissioning my first "real" suit. Here are the details that I have already decided upon: solid charcoal worsted very close, slim fit, tight waist 3 button rolled to 2 notch lapels lapels on the thin side side vents high gorge ticket pocket regular flap pockets no roping light shoulder padding trousers: flat front side tabs button-through rear pockets I am uncertain about the openess of the front quarters. I do feel that my current suit is too open and am annoyed by the way the quarters flop around. Is there a particular disadvantage to more closed quarters that I should be aware of? For the trousers, are side tabs as opposed to belt loops a good idea? I have only owned belt loop trousers but from the photos I've seen side tabs are so much more clean and elegant. Braces, I do not wish to tangle with yet. What other details should I consider? Brian, it sounds like we are both getting fairly similar suits. Have you gone to your fitting yet? How did it go?