I’ve now officially resigned having given my resignation letter to my boss today. This was actually the first resignation letter that I had ever written so I turned to the internet to look at some samples. I was disappointment to find that there was very little variety to choose from, but then I thought “Do I really care?” The answer was no. So I copied and pasted the shortest one I could find and handed it in.
Anyways, on the tube home I read an interview in the paper with a guy that started a business called A Suit that Fits which makes bespoke suits at a fraction of the price of other established tailors such as those on Saville Row. I’ve looked at bespoke suits in the past and they cost around £1,000 – 2,500 (CDN2,300 – 5,750), I’ve put it off in the past as I’ve wanted to get into better shape before I get measured. My thought process was that if I’m going to spend that type of money I want it to still fit in the future – and I plan on staying fit.
To give you some idea of the difference in price, I went through the process of creating a suit on their website, usually choosing the more expensive options and the price only came out to be £280 (CDN644). The price difference is huge and of course the only thing that matters is the quality of the fabric and tailoring. At this price I am extremely skeptical, but I do need a new blue suit… and the price is so low… it’s tempting to just roll the dice and see what I get.
I also think its an interesting business idea – if they can actually deliver what they promise (high quality tailored suits to the masses). I wonder how well the idea would export to North America, one of the founders did say he’d like to launch in New York. How about Toronto?