Originally Posted by gogators
somewhat off topic, but does HF have any sales? I've yet to see their staple navy blue on sale on the website...
The cheapest you'll probably find them online is for just under $900 at Bluefly, which regularly has new Madisons in staple styles. I've heard they sometimes go on sale for about the same at Nordstrom's half-yearly sale in June. The best prices will be had at stores like Filene's and Saks Off 5th, which carry lots of the mainline suits (though often in wackier styles). They are great suits if they fit you well. I'm short but broad-shouldered, and find that HF suits are a great fit for my body type. The Madison is roomy, but still has a little bit of natural suppression at the waist and doesn't come close to looking billowy or shapeless, as many fuller cut suits do. Not a ton of style options--almost all the suits are center vents, classic American--but they really execute the styles they do well. As to the Vanguard model, isn't that their double-breasted one?