Originally Posted by Fred H.
I've had a lot of success with NRack over the years. Lots of great HF suits, Robert Talbott ties, etc. You can often find terrific bargains if you know what brand/model/size fits you. Sadly, I checked out the stock in my regular Nordstrom store a few days ago and they seem to be carrying significantly fewer HF suits. Portends slim pickins at the Rack.
BTW, I had a bad experience with a JA odd jacket (silk blend) that look horrible by the end of the first season. Gave it away to Goodwill within three months. But that's just one guy's experience with one item. Grain of salt it.
I love The Rack, the one near me has a ton of great suits on a pretty regular basis. As I said before I live in an area where we have the only Rack/retail store combo in the country so I have sometimes found the exact same thing in the basement as upstairs for much less. I have really done a killing on the ties in my local location. I have Talbot Best of Class in a few staple colors, and some Zenga ties that I snagged there as well. One that gets overlooked is the 1X platinum ties, the silk is pretty nice and they are made in Italy (for what that is worth). Some of them are a bit more "fun" than say my Brooks Bros or JPress ties but they would be great for a wedding or non-business deal/trial type day. They do have one black pindot model that I am eying up though. I think tomorrow I am going to go for it. They actually make a pretty nice knot too. Almost no one in my area knows how to dress, at least in the SF MC sense of the word so I always kill it in The Rack, mostly based on what I have learned in this forum. I have noticed the three Nordys that I shop in have far less HF stuff as well. It is distressing but you can still order it if you want and their sales staff is the most helpful in the business, bar none.
Originally Posted by in stitches
when i first started wearing suits i bought joseph abboud, i had 3 of them they all lasted for years and wore very well, this was about 6-7 years ago i dont know if the quality has changed but i was very happy, and for a good starter suit i think its great, if you want to scour for a better deal on a better make you can can but you wont find the same selection you have with abboud at that price point. also far better than anything youll find at MW or JAB
I would argue that Sig Gold when had on sale for around $300 are a better buy but the rest of the JAB lines are equal if not less than the good Abboud stuff you can find in The Rack. I would be cautious of Overstocks supply though, some of them see to be the low end models.
JAB is also good for throw away type things or minimal wear items like seersucker suits, and the poplin models if you can get the correct fit. I also have their Sig peak tux as my beater tuxedo and it is great for what it is.