Originally Posted by MilanoStyle
I am gonna put it up on eBay.
I think that is the best option. Unless it is a suit that is old, or of particuarly low resale value (Men's Wearhouse) or that you've worn many times, I would sell it there.
Donating to charity is a wonderful, admirable idea, but unless you are just amazingly wealthy, it can be a little hard to justify. I have no idea what kind of suits you are talking about, but if it were me, I'd have a hard time donating a 2 or 3 year old Gucci, Zegna, or Belvest suit that could still fetch $200-400 depending on condition. That's money you could use for a new suit or use to help pay for $3 a gallon gas or anything else. So, unless you can just write all of that off, send it to the 'bay.
Plus, I think there is something inherently odd about donating a suit of that type to a charity or a shelter. Would a person in need REALLY need a Gucci or Belvest suit? It almost seems like donating Caviar or Dom Perignon to a Homeless Shelter. A nice idea, certainly, but also a little out of proportion for their needs. Shirts, pants, winter coats... fine... but fine suits?
Not to mention that, in many cases, suits or items like that don't ever even GET to the people who need them. I would say usually these items end up on ebay anyway. One person donates them to a charity where an Ebay reseller who knows fine suits buys them for $5 and then sells them for $75.
Just cut out the middle man and do it yourself.