TTH wrote:So, what's the intermediate step between Jos A. Bank and Brooks Brothers? Macy's and Nordstrom? Local men's shops?
There really isn't one. The top-line JAB stuff nowadays is substantially better than the lower-level BB stuff (especially the BB outlet lines). You probably shouldn't buy suits from Macy's unless you know what you're doing.
Where you shouldn't shop for suits: Walmart, Target, Sears, JCPenney, Kohls, Stein Mart, H&M, Macy's, Men's Wearhouse
Where you should shop for suits if you just want a second basic, inexpensive suit to wear a lot for clinic: JAB (Executive line and up during a crazy sale), Sierra Trading Post (sign up for the email coupons and wait for the Lauren suits to dip under at least $160 with your coupons).
Where you should shop for a nice suit if you look out for the cheap and/or ultra-hip stylish crap: Dillards/Dillards Clearance Center, Nieman Marcus Last Call, Off 5th, BB Outlet, Nordstrom Rack, JAB (Signature line and above during their latest "buy one, get twelve thousand and a sherpa to carry it all" sale)
Where you should shop for suits when you have a big pile of money to throw at the problem: a tailor