It all depends on what you want. The signature golds drop down to $300 all the time. If you're unfamiliar, JAB always has a sale -- they just rotate what is on sale.Do you need a suit now? What do you need/want it for?
Just because RL does something, doesn't make it right.http://www.blacktieguide.com/Classic/Classic_Tuxedos.htmI mean, Kiton makes extraordinary ties, but that doesn't mean they're always stylish or in good taste just because they're well made and expensive.
I don't think the wool is good unless you really need a suit quick. The signatures will go down to $199 or so.I also don't like JAB's seersucker because the shoulders are too structured for a cotton/seersucker suit.
I'm not saying you need to be an expert, but he seems like an amateur buying his first suit and I think going to a tailor and saying make me a suit that looks like Tom Ford at a fraction of the price will lead to suboptimal results.