Adrian Jules MTM question

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MTM Master: Could you please bring us up to date? (There's a huge gap in the narrative.) Did you actually order a suit from Adrian Jules? If so, were you happy with it?

Anyway, Samuelsohn still has an excellent reputation on this forum.
I did indeed order a three piece suit through Adrian Jules by way of a local menswear store that carried the brand - I remember being happy with the quality although I had to have it heavily tailored as at the time I had lost quite a bit of weight in a short amount of time. It is no longer in my wardrobe and hasn't been for many years, and I never had the chance to compare it to Samuelsohn...
 

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You may want to consider Richard Bennett Custom Tailors in
Chicago. They're business model is significantly different than the Richard Bennett shop in Milwaukee. While the Milwaukee business is a MTM shop, the Chicago business is a true bespoke tailor. All work is done on premise. I'm not sure how the pricing will fit in your budget but if you catch a sale you should be in the right neighborhood. My last suit was tailored in the fall of 2016. I chose an in-stock fabric that was originally $3250 but on sale for $2850. The fabric is a Loro Piana Tasmanian Super 150's. Hop on the Hiawatha and make the trip to Chicago.
Thanks for the recommendation. My current suit, which is now probably about 2 sizes too big (not tailors fault, my shape has changed for the better) was a bespoke creation by Richard Bennett in Chicago. I enjoyed the experience as I had basted fittings and the like, but I did have some fitting issues that never quite got fully resolved, particularly with the vest I ordered (nothing major with the suit itself, but with true bespoke I might not have expected that). I have a great relationship with a few local firms and was strongly leaning towards MTM this time around.
 

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Thanks for the recommendation. My current suit, which is now probably about 2 sizes too big (not tailors fault, my shape has changed for the better) was a bespoke creation by Richard Bennett in Chicago. I enjoyed the experience as I had basted fittings and the like, but I did have some fitting issues that never quite got fully resolved, particularly with the vest I ordered (nothing major with the suit itself, but with true bespoke I might not have expected that). I have a great relationship with a few local firms and was strongly leaning towards MTM this time around.
I can certainly appreciate going the HTM route. Most of my suits are MTM and it's
Thanks for the recommendation. My current suit, which is now probably about 2 sizes too big (not tailors fault, my shape has changed for the better) was a bespoke creation by Richard Bennett in Chicago. I enjoyed the experience as I had basted fittings and the like, but I did have some fitting issues that never quite got fully resolved, particularly with the vest I ordered (nothing major with the suit itself, but with true bespoke I might not have expected that). I have a great relationship with a few local firms and was strongly leaning towards MTM this time around.
Nothing wrong with MTM and the price difference can be significant. In fact, I generally go with MTM due to the turnaround time ad the cost savings.
 

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For those that are interested, my decision has been made for me (I will be pursing Samuelsohn MTM this time around vs. Adrian Jules), based off of two factors:
1) Price - I am able to get a three-piece suit from Samuelsohn for less than the cost of the two-piece option through Adrian Jules (yes, even accounting for differences in cloth pricing tiers)
2) Store - I have a much better, and more trusting relationship, in the store that I will be commissioning the Samuelsohn through. This is probably the single most important factor - as we all know, even for the best of MTM brands, if you don't trust the person fitting you or taking your measurements, well...
 
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