It is quite interesting the extreme sacrifices and rituals made in the name of this cult. Some sacrifices are made to uphold the handsewn creed, others to dissect it.
This StyleForum thread shows the graphic results of cutting open a Kiton MTM jacket and exposing the apparent chasm between sales mythology and the painful facticity of one filleted jacket.
Interested in joining the cult? Here's a bonus tool for interested initiates. Please do read this AskAndy thread on spotting a handsewn collar and canvas.