i've noticed alot of recent college grads wear "colored" undershirts that are actually just T-shirts under their shirts. Spent all their money on payments for their pseudo luxury cars, so they can't afford white undershirts.
It's not just Lim
There are a handful of Korean Tailors in Los Angeles that do work for cheap. It's like computer programmers from India, they'll work for half price over here, and even less over seas.
This is one i've been to:
Italian Custom Tailor Shop
3000 Wilshire Blvd Ste 111
I loved the 4 last, the 8 last wouldn't hold my heel, the new 0 last is real wide, but my heel fits.
I think most people have a few gripes about their lasts, you just have to ride it out and stock up when they have something that works or you.
On the website, It just sounds like they make all their shoes in three colors and will slap your name on it for you. Doesn't mention taking your foot measurements, just picking a size.
Looks like a marketing scheme
I just paid retail for mine, i have wide right foot so it's hard to find anything n eBay. I really like it and wear it with lighter colored slacks.
I also have the Fairfax in Chili and Chestnut...they look alot sleeker, a tad more formal, so i tend to wear them with a jacket.
You may be better off going with a maker like Jantzen where you can specify every detail.
BTW, Aren't you worried about being overdressed for software development? I was on a project at Microsoft a while back and noticed most of their employees wore promotional t-shirts and jeans to work.
I like them, the solids make great fillers in my shirt rotation. They seem to be constructed very well for their price point.
Once in a while they have an overstock sale where you can get white or blue shirts for 20.00 a piece. At that price it's a great deal.