So I am living in India at the moment and decided to heed everyone’s advice and go to a tailor to have a suit made. It is costing me around $300 and I am assured that I will not be let down.
My problem is that I have absolutely no idea about the various materials that he (the tailor) was showing me. How does one tell a ‘good’ material from a bad one? What do the different weights mean? Where do the best materials come from in the world? What does it mean when they are ‘hand stitched’ - why is that so special? Do tailor made suits make THAT much of a difference or have factory made suits advanced so much in recent times that it doesn’t matter unless you are a really weird shape? Why would I sometimes have vents and sometimes not? Should the buttons on the sleeve be able to undo? Should I have pocket flaps?
Basically, does anyone know where I can get the straight dope on suits?