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Old 05-24-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Southwest Austin
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I wear suits every workday, and I find that nothing says more about a man's choices in life than buying a cheap suit.
Are you saying that even the once or twice a year suit wearer should invest in an expensive suit so that, on the off chance he is observed by someone who can even distinguish a good suit from a cheap suit, he'll earn the esteemed, if silent, approval of that observer?

What percentage of Americans do you think can actually tell the difference between a cheap suit and an expensive suit? Dare I say not enough to worry about?

If I wore one daily I'd probably share your opinion, but a lot of us Joes only don the monkey suit when required. The last thing I'm worried about is whether someone silently judged my Men's Warehouse suit at my Grandmother's funeral, or if a tipsy Realtor at an awards gala muttered "cheap suit" as I walked across the stage with my award.

Steve

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Old 05-24-2009, 11:33 PM
 
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My husband and I bought him a suit for our wedding at the Macy's at Lakeline. They had a pretty good selection, good brands, the alterations only took a few days, and several times a year they put all of their suits on sale for 1/2 off. So we got him a 500$ suit for $250.00. I don't remember the sales guy's name, but I think he said he'd worked for Macy's for like 20 years, so he knows what he's doing and he's helpful, not pushy.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Are you saying that even the once or twice a year suit wearer should invest in an expensive suit so that, on the off chance he is observed by someone who can even distinguish a good suit from a cheap suit, he'll earn the esteemed, if silent, approval of that observer?

If I wore one daily I'd probably share your opinion, but a lot of us Joes only don the monkey suit when required.
You do not need an expensive suit, just not a cheap one - I'm all for shopping around, and getting something nice on sale is great!

And, if you only wear a suit several times a year, you need to buy something that does not go out of style and which will serve different occasions (look at an American cut in navy or pinstripe gray). A good suit will last you 10-15 years...
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:31 PM
 
Location: North Dallas/West Campus, Austin
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I will absolutely recommend JoS. A. Bank. I believe that there are several in Austin--there is one at the Arboretum and also one at 6th and Congress, I believe.

The Brooks Brothers outlets in San Marcos and Round Rock are also going to be good choices.

They are going to have very traditional, nice looking suits, that will age well, so you will be able to wear it again and again.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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The above are very fine choices but $$$$.

I suggest Joseph Banks instead. Great service, traditional styles, and mid-range prices.

Texas Clothier is superb if you can spend the money. I didn't know there were Jos. A. Banks stores in Austin (may not have been when I lived there) -- they are wonderful. In Delaware I have bought several sports coats from them at very reasonable prices for very good quality. Further, their staff are extremely competent and very attentive.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: The Woo
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I hit up pretty much every place in town looking for a wedding suit and ended up getting one from Men's Warehouse in Barton Creek Mall. The person who helped me was the most knowledgeable person I had worked with and she got me exactly what I was looking for.
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Old 09-23-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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I wear suits every workday, and I find that nothing says more about a man's choices in life than buying a cheap suit. .
Luckily no one else in austin cares about suits..
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