I have been a long time lurker on this site but took the plunge today and joined because I have had a difficult time making a decision about a new suit.
I have traditionally spent much less, ~$300, but want to take the next step up. I am comfortable spending between $500-800 on my next purchase but haven't found anything people on here deem to be of any quality.
I tried on a Hugo Boss James Sharp and think it looks great but everyone here indicates Boss is a rip off. Is there a better value in the same price range, or is Boss a good suit but not as good as the 1k+ suits most people here wear?
What about buying a suit on eBay? I’m reluctant to spend so much without trying it on as most vendors have difficult return policies but you can (reportedly) get some great deals.
The other alternative is MTM Astor and Black which starts at $600 and goes up to $800. Their website looks impressive and supposedly all of their suits are fully canvassed, but again reviews here have been less than stellar.
I would appreciate your help. I realize it is not a lot of money for most to spend on a suit, but I am still a student and this is a huge investment for me. I won’t to improve my wardrobe but do it the right way and not get taken for a ride.