Until very recently I regarded these as high end items; until I stumbled across this forum! I have a few Joseph Abboud and Lauren by Ralph Lauren (Green Label) sports coats. They fit me well, in fact better than most of the Brooks Brothers sports coats/blazers I tried recently (before tailoring), and I like at least their fabrics designs. I do now realize that they use fused construction etc. but to some extent what's the harm, at the price they go for I can have several instead of one or two from Brooks Brothers (even on sale) or even higher end brands.
Enlighten me, what's the harm in adding more Joseph Abboud or Green Label Ralph Lauren jackets to my wardrobe? I do have two Brooks Brothers sport coats awaiting tailoring, but don't want to hike up the price of all items in my wardrobe to that level.