I bought a charcoal Polo 90% wool/10% cashmere in mint condition and needed hemming and sleeve shortening (every suit does, for me) for $150. I would have paid a few bucks more because PRL fits me so well and is so versatile (good for interviews/weddings/everything I use a suit for).
Not what you're asking, but the SF resale value is in the order of around $300-400, give or take a bit, depending on size and exact colour/details.
Right, it's on the higher end for solid navy or charcoal and in-demand sizes e.g. 38R rather than 48L (just to state the obvious). To answer bb's question though I could see $450 to $500 for a solid navy 2 button personally since I have a solid charcoal and a few pattern/stripes already.
Cool, thanks for the input. I asked because I just kopped this one to replace the one I have for sale and the BIN was $395. I guess waiting it out paid as it saved me about $39 and I don't have to wait for cashback.
It was originally listed as center vented which is why I passed it a few times.
Ignoring the post above, because it's not what you're asking...
I described the suit I purchased (thinking since the OP is asking about Polo suits, he may be interested in details) and further elaborated I only use a suit sparingly. I said I paid $150 and I would have been willing to pay a little more. I don't think it's a terribly difficult leap of logic to assume that is about the most I would be willing to pay.
Full retail -- $1350 for the Corneliani in a simple charcoal gray. I had been shopping for ages, and it came down to that or a $1100 Canali that was charcoal gray with a pinstripe -- decided to get the more versatile one first.
I'm cursed to be in the land of little selection. Don't get me started on shoes -- Cole Haan is considered to be top quality around here!