You would hope the guy selling suits would be knowledgeable it just isn't always the case. By being informed yourself you can quickly determine if the salesperson is knowledgeable and a useful source or clueless and to be avoided. Nonetheless, you were misled and I agree that it doesn't hurt to try and get a store credit. I was just warning not to toss the baby out with the bath water as it's still a good deal if the suits are nice and fit well. If you keep them find a good tailor and have them altered properly. A well fitted half canvassed suit will look much nicer than an ill fitting full canvassed suit.
Good points again. Now it's just a matter of determining the quality of a half canvas versus a full canvas suit by Hickey Freeman. From what I gather, the only difference posted on these boards is the canvassing, and if that's the case, I can certainly live with a half canvas suit since the look and feel will only be slightly different than a full canvas, correct?
If the difference is substantial then I might look elsewhere.