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    I think try Macy's too - it is possible to get suits there for $250, especially if you look for sales on their website.  Also Lands End (yes, I know the people here will mock me - but http://putthison.com/post/1201026741/a-basic-suit-a-few-people-have-asked-me-what-the   Four suits is a lot to buy at once - you could end up making a big mistake. I only have cheap suits ($200 to $500 so in your price range) and some I love (J Crew Aldridge, Uniqlo, Brooks Brothers) and...
 Actually, maybe not that much - he's limiting the comment to ironing rather than dissing that guy in general.  Generalizing from clothes to the value of the person as a whole would be douchey.
Yeah. It's a very informal shirt that *might* work with something light white or very pale tan linen pants, and perhaps even a suit of that color.   Skinny black tie with that = horrendous. Red or purple bow tie with that suit = clownish.
  Then they could decline the request politely for the reasons you specify - as the OP himself suggests. But saying " The information would mean nothing to you" is both obnoxious and possibly false.  How can they know the extent of the OP's knowledge of manufacturing?.
  WTF does that matter? If the guys in the shop were super-busy and couldn't help, they should indicate that an decline the request, not berate the OP.
  Culture is shared beliefs and actions.  If you don't mind being outside the culture, or can handle it, then do so. If it bothers you that you are outside, then don't be outside. Or go to the edge of the culture - dressing slightly nicer but not totally differently.
For cheap shirts, Land's End on sale is pretty good if they fit you. See if you can sign up for their mailing list to get their discount codes. Don't ever buy their stuff at full price.  You should be able to get dress shirts for around $30 or less from them that way.   The fit can be a little blousy. I'm 160 pounts, 38 suit jacket, 32" or 33" waist, and 15.5" neck and their 15.5" neck "trim fit" shirts are a little loose on my body. Tolerable under a jacket, but not...
  Nor mine.   I suspect that when non-iron shirts started, they were worse in feel and breathability, etc. but are better now. This allows the snobs to perpetuate the idea that they are bad. Maybe some still are, but I have non-iron shirts from Brooks Brothers and Land's End I like a lot.  For important uses I'll sometimes still iron a bit - particularly the collars.
His recent ads were so good - the mood, tone of voice, sense of caring he offered and confidence you'd get from dressing well.  Superb.
  I like the colors, though probably not in the summer. 
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