I’m looking for some input on buying a new suit, and if I can get some honest feedback I’d appreciate it.
I’m 10 years out of college and I’ve more than worn my way through the 3-Button suits my parents were kind enough to buy me upon graduation. I’m 33, 5’9 and 170 lbs. I live in New York City and have plenty of options as far as where to shop or have a suit made.
I work on the Technology side of legal matters, so while I occasionally make law firm visits, and have to wear a suit on those days, my usual work attire is slacks and a button down shirt, with Fridays being jeans and a polo. I’m looking for something “modern”, a two button fitted look, without being ridiculously trendy and therefore out of style in 3 years. I’d like to wear it on business visits as well as the occasional wedding or party.
My budget is $1,000 - $2,000, and I’m looking to make a purchase in Dec / Jan. I’d like to think at this point in life I could go beyond the Men’s Warehouses of the world when it comes to buying a suit, and the Ralph Lauren / Tom Ford boutiques I walk by when heading home from the office seem pretty enticing (if not totally out of my price range). And I have no idea what kind of bang for your buck those suits will offer, or if the $1,000 MTM special that Brooks Brothers is running right now is worth it.
I really have no idea where to begin. If I can get some feedback on suggested brands, cloth types, taylors, or stores to visit in NYC I’d be grateful.