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Wedding Tux and Suit advice - MTM/Bespoke Options?


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Dec 23, 2019
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Hi all,

Still new to all of this but need some advice. I am getting married in about a year and I always talked to my fiance about getting a tux done by hand (whatever that meant at the time) and really enjoyed the thought of having something unique done for my wedding. So here are the options and what I generally understand are the price points, but need advice deciding if there is a clearly better option. Essentially, my wedding will be in Ireland/Scotland and over a period of a few days, so I would like both a wedding tux plus something fun like a tweed suit to wear the day before. My budget is about 5k all in (that is the approximate price of a bespoke tux from a recognized NY tailor). I am 6ft and 175-185, athletic build and am in D.C.

The following options as I understand in increasing prices:

1. Spier & Mackay. I would want to go with the MTM options, but that would require a trip to Toronto as I understand it. I am not sure what a MTM suit costs exactly at SM, but I believe approximately $1k or less (correct me if I am wrong?). This option would allow me to get my tux done, a tweed/donegal suit done, and have money left over for something fun like a safari jacket. Also, I would be interested in someone local to DC if the quality and price was similar.

2. MyTailor. I have heard great things about the Hemrajani's. They hopefully will be coming to DC at least twice before my wedding next spring. I believe the handmade option is about $1800. I would be able to do a tux and a suit, but not much left over.

3. Bespoke. I have never had a bespoke or MTM garment before, but the initial idea was that my wedding tux would be useful maybe once or twice a year for a long time afterwards. Cost would be in the $5k range, plus or minus. This would probably prevent me from doing another suit, unless it was an off-the-rack option at SM or the like.

I guess I am looking for advice as to what to do. Would the bespoke option really be significantly better than the others? Would a SM option be more value than MyTailor, especially if I was able to get up to Toronto for at least the initial fitting? Or are there other options? I really appreciate the help!


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Apr 20, 2014
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I don't think it would be wise to spend all your money on a tux given what you've described, so I would rule out option #3. I've heard good things about Hemrajani but my worry for you would be how many times they visit DC before your wedding and any issues you may or may not have with fit; not sure if you really want to risk that for your big day but it's up to you and something you can always give them heads-up on to discuss.

For option #1, I think you can open up your options outside of SM because they do not meet your criteria of 'hand made' so I'm not sure why they were called out specifically as you're saying you'd be willing to go to canada just to try them. You can get suitsupply MTM for 1k so that's definitely an option. I know there is a local DC place Ezra Paul which has been mentioned on the forum many times which I think would be in your price range for MTM for multiple garments. There's also Paul Stuart which you can do as RTW or MTM but that would be a more expensive option.

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