Was this a bespoke or made-to-measure suit? In the former, it is usually the tailor himself taking the measures and it requires several fittings. In the latter, the salesman takes a few measures and alters a suit for the customer.
All of my clothing from Sam's has been completely bespoke, nothing is M2M.
Bespoke - we did two fittings (initial measurements and in-process adjustments) on a tight timeline and we worked with both the tailor and the salesman. In general I'd say it's best to have a third visit to try on the final product in store for any minor tweaks but we had a great end result with just 2.
It's Bespoke. The salesman (he's is the owner) helps with style questions and cloth selection. Your personal tailor (I had the same throughout) takes all measurements and suggest nips and tucks.
I've worn the suits that I bought now for three months with really hard traveling on planes, trains and automobiles. . One is showing signs of wear due to my own poor choice of cloth, but the other two look like the day I bought them.
Advice? Tell your advisor exactly how you will use them and in which climates. I have learnt a lesson.
Bespoke. Allow time for first measure and then second fitting. We also had a third and final fitting. Get there say one in Hong Kong and they will get it done
It is exactly the process you describe as bespoke, I had 3 fittings and they would have continued until the customer is truly happy
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