Originally Posted by dieselman89
What would you suggest then if money is my concern? Also do you know any store that stocks Benjamin suits? I can only find them online.
If you can stand it, used suits. You won't get a better made garment at a lower price.
For new suits, Nordstrom's Rack. With Joseph Abboud adorning the very full racks of suits in virtually every size... You need go no further. Might not work for solids in staple colors. But I've seen midnight blue and very very faint pinstripes. Right now they've got Canali and Armani Colezioni too. Another option if your a more regular size, Off Fifth & Nieman Marcus Last Call.
Clearly online is the best option for pricing on certain items. ehaberdasher is the sole retailer of Benjamin. For half canvassed suiting options, buy from the Wizard on ebay. $290 is cheap and he has good return policies and will help you find a suit that works.
But Norstrom's Rack is where I would go first. Otherwise, just buy the 1818, it won't get much cheaper than that. Not unless you can get a discount off a Joseph Abboud at Nordstrom's. The JA is pretty much the same quality and the MSRP is much less.