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This is my first post.  I need to add to my suit collection, but I am running on a serious budget.  I own several Hugo Boss suits and Brook Bros suits that I paid 600 to 800 for. I have been happy with those suits.  They have lasted long and look good.  I wear a suit 4 days a week, and  I want to buy something under 500.   What is my best option for a suit under 500.   I know what a decent suit looks like and feels like, and I know what a bad suit looks and feels like.   What I want to know is what are the best suits out there that are cheap.  I know there is a lot of hate on this forum for Jos Bank, but why is it so bad to spend $250 on one of their suits, marked down?  How about Banana Republic or the Calvin Klein stuff at Macy's.  Is there a cheap suit that is actually well made and stylish?   

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what size are you? i have some Hart Schaffner Marx suits and Joseph Abboud suits that are a good quality and a great price.
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If there's a NM Last Call near you, the (half-canvassed) Hickey Freeman suits are often available for around $450 or so. Get on their mailing list and there's usually a 30% off (or more) coupon to be found. The Benjamin suits from eHaberdasher for $495 seem to be pretty well liked around here too:
http://www.ehaberdasher.com/servlet/the-ALL/oem/Benjamin/start/91/total/201/Categories
I haven't tried one of his jackets, but I have several pair of trousers and they are all very nice.
Fred
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NM Las call is a good suggestion, I would also recommend Suit Supply. You can also check Nordstrom Rack, this time of year they usually have plenty of nice suits brought over from Nordstrom's for clearance.
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You can buy new Brooks Brothers 1818 suits on B&S for $295 to $350 all day long.
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post

You can buy new Brooks Brothers 1818 suits on B&S for $295 to $350 all day long.

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From my early experience the Calvin klein stuff is not worth it and for the most part banana republic is a wildcard. A few years ago BR actually made quality stuff but have now made overpriced, low quality suits but with a good fit
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