Think long-term. Choose a thick fabric
There's no doubt bespoke and made-to-measure clothing is expensive, but think of it as a long-term investment and it may be less painful to part with the cash. After all, investing in a timeless tailormade piece makes much more sense than spending money on something that looks like it just came off the catwalk and that, most likely, will end up in the back of your wardrobe in a few months time. As you set off on your wardrobe transformation, opt for staple items and base colours. Two suits – one navy and one grey – and a navy overcoat is a great start. From then on you can add jackets, tweed and linen. Since the meticulous construction of a tailor-made piece will make it last a life time, it's important that the fabric has longevity. While a super 150s suit might feel amazingly light, it will wear pretty quickly. If you can't afford to splash out on a number of bespoke pieces to replace one after the other, you're better off going for a somewhat thicker, more durable fabric. British made Worsted wools are ideal.