Apologies...I read a thread comparing Brooks Brothers to Jos A Banks, and it overwhelmingly favored Brooks Brothers. I am a Jos A Bank regular. I visit Brooks Brothers also. I will admit that JAB has some cheaper lines, but my nice suits compare perfectly with Brooks Brothers. I just purchased a Blue Herringbone Blazer from JAB outlet for $119.00 (on sale). The same outlet had the same Blazer in BB for $450.00 (on sale) The feel, the tailoring, the look was no better from BB. Both Blazers are made in some Asian or Central American country...give me a break that one quality is better than the other.....actually, the JAB fit me much better. All my JAB suits and Sport Coat sets have passed the test of time. The best barometer for me is that JAB has better selection for me. I like to mix patterns, colors, etc. JAB always has more variety of patterns. JAB is not so hooked into the usual pinstripe pattens. Shirts at BB are featuring many wrinkle free shirts like everyone else (which I'm not partial to). Prices are about the same, but JAB has more frequent sales. My wife always finds something she likes on me at JAB, but not so at BB. The Merino Wool and Camel Hair overcoats are no softer or better tailored at BB. I have a few things that I've bought at JAB that I've never been able to find at any other place. A beautiful Wool/Linen Blazer.......A beautiful Silk Blazer (My wife adores)....both bought on tremendous sale and have stood the test of time and wear. Tailoring and fit superb, on me anyway. I might add that I'm 62 and still fit and not huge like many older gents....another issue....more selection for 38R and 39R for me at JAB. Some patterns at BB aren't even available in my size. I like BB, but I'm not sold that the quality is so much better at BB. Same Asian and Central American production...etc......My statement.....pay more at BB if you want......My suits from JAB look, feel, and fit great.......Sales at JAB are phenomenal......My experience with the sales personnel has been better at JAB, but that could change any moment with turnover in the retail business.
For me......I'm dreaming of the day I can rationalize a bespoke suit.......for me, that would be a jump in quality that would be apparent. Thank you for your time....I like BB and JAB for my budget, but I will take advantage of the selection and sales at JAB more often.