Anonymous User wrote:So is it worth shelling out the 600-1000 for a custom made suit? I know some of my friends are doing the custom made brooks brothers stuff. I have a calvin klein and perry ellis trim fit that fit well but not custom fit level, and they were 150-200 each hunting burlington coat factory last year. I look good in them, but obviously not custom fit good. How particular are firms on looks? Will being a regular looking in shape guy be not as good as looking sexy as shit? I just know most big lawyers I know are not "lookers" so didn't think it mattered. I have no issue spending the money if it'll help at all. Yes, I can always use another suit but idk how it will fit when I wear them daily. I was 5 percent body far pre law school, 15 percent after my last final and my waist grew like 2.5 inches. I should get back to 6-7 by OGI but idk if it's sustainable long term. Are custom suits really such a thing? If so why brooks? I know they're nice but at that price wouldn't it be worth it to go for Italian fabric?
i have a m2m suit, not from brooks brothers. personally, i do not think it's worth getting one, IF you have a suit that fits you technically [shoulders in the right spots, sleeves appropriate length, jacket covers your ass], in a dark worsted wool without a sheen to it, and without any odd details [big/peak lapels, 4+ buttons (3 is too many if you're short)]. based on your descriptions, i tentatively think you might be fine. i dunno where the status of the rest of your wardrobe is, but i would spend $700 on allen edmonds before i spent $1k on a custom suit. unlike an m2m suit, those shoes will fit at least until you're 40, and also unlike an m2m suit they might actually hold up that long (as long as you have two to start with so you can rotate them appropriately).
as far as brooks vs. other options...meh. brooks is fine, it's available everywhere, when they screw up they have the resources to fix things. their fabrics aren't the reason i would recommend looking elsewhere. personally, for a suit [especially one of any degree of custom], i'd really recommend working with a tailor that knows your preferences and your needs but isn't just trying to appease you for the sake of selling a suit. it's easy to drop a grand on a suit at brooks and regret a detail you thought you wanted really badly. if you're gonna do it, find a tailor somewhere other than brooks--or at the very least a brooks associate--that pushes you back on some things. my tailor about slapped me across the face when i told him i was considering a m2m interview suit with peak lapels 2 years ago. thank god for that.