TWiiX wrote:34iplaw wrote:When you buy a suit, just make sure it's canvassed and not fused. A fused suit will not look good after a few dry cleans.
EIDOS is a brand that you can get pretty good deals at if you are located near the right Saks or Bloomingdales. I think the end of year sales puts their suits at like $300-$500 roughly. Granted, they got rid of the three-roll-two I think. Shade.
Alternatively, learn your size in brands, and buy online. You can buy Brunello Cucinelli suits for about the same price as SuitSupply if you are patient, know your size, and where to look. [IIRC SuitSupply suits run roughly $700-900?]
teach me your ways. I'm due for upgrading my business wardrobe. My suits are old (they lasted me through college and 2 jobs so far.. they were cheap when I bought them but haven't been able to justify upgrading yet due to not wearing them often). What's the best deal?
Depends range and patience. You can buy from resellers for roughly 75-80% off which means you can find them for 90% off if lucky or go enough. StyleForum is pretty good. Saks generally has Hickey Freeman's which are well made for $400, but they are cut like a box. You can also get stuff from reputable eBay people. I'm a 40S so like a ridiculously hard size to find on sale.
I wouldn't go nuts with suits yet though. IIRC, quite a few guys I know in BL aren't rocking suits every day.
If you're ever at outlets, look for the really high end labels. They tend to get so little of it they use generic skus and misprice it often. One of the best for this is Ralph Lauren Purple Label because they think it's the same price as polo. They do occasionally price it the wrong way too (up).