I have a 50% discount at Banana Republic, and knowing nothing about how to judge a suit's quality, how bad would I be getting fleeced? I would be paying about $350 CAD. I know there are better deals to be had on B+S, but I know nothing about fitting suits outside of making sure the shoulders fit, lapels are flat, etc. so I would prefer to buy one in person. This is another issue, being a canuck I pay absurd markup on SF-approved stuff here or get boned on the exchange/customs across the border. I saw Theory suits at Barneys for 700 iirc but add in those factors and it is well above my price range.
My primary concern is value on a student's budget, and my second concern is fit. I know I should be looking at this as an investment, but realistically $350 is at the high end of what I can afford at the moment. The one at BR is slim enough for my liking, I just want to know how they rank in terms of cheap suits. Are there better options to pursue?