Thanks - a great player.
I guess the price range I'd like to stay in would be around the mid 1,000's or lower...I'd rather not exceed 2,000 for a suit, although it wouldn't hurt to know my options near that range. I have about ten grand to spend, but I need to purchase shoes, shirts, and ties as well, and I'm not necessarily looking to spend all of it. I think getting the right fit is probably pretty important for the first suit or two, since I don't really know exactly what kind of fit I need...so I suppose I'm willing to pay retail initially if it will help me get a suit or two that I can use to judge future purchases against.
Talking the talk as in negotiating with salespeople or tailors? If so, I definitely have no confidence in my ability to do that. I don't think that I'd even be able to tell the difference between a fused jacket and a fully canvassed jacket. I'm no judge of quality, and definitely don't want to overpay for an inferior product, so ideally I'll have some idea about the quality level of a particular suit before going in to shop for it.
I wear khakis in a 36 waist, which is a bit loose, but likely appropriate with a tucked in shirt, and a 32 inch inseam, which seems too long (although I may typically wear the pants a bit low on the waist) I'm 6'1" and around 185 lbs. I think I may have relatively short limbs for my height, and a relatively long torso...but I'm not sure.
Although I am not sure of my jacket size, I think it is probably either a 44R or 45R. I have an old 44L Brooks Brothers suit; the jacket's shoulders seem to fit well (maybe a little bit snug), but the sleeves are about a half inch to an inch too long and the jacket is very boxy. It also hangs down below the pockets of the pants I am wearing, so it may be too long (not sure how low jackets should hang).
I don't really have much of a style...just khakis or jeans and button down shirts or hoodies in the winter, and shorts and polos in the summer. As far as suits go, I'd definitely like something less boxy (more waist supression?) than this Brooks Brothers one I have, but other than that, I don't know much about different cuts or which cuts are or aren't appropriate for a typical business (probably law firm) setting.