I've been lurking on these boards for a long time and have benefited a lot from the advice I've read on here, so thanks everyone in advance.
I'm a law student in the bay area and I need to start building a professional wardrobe. Up until now, my previous jobs have not required me to wear a suit. The only suits I've owned have been cheap Men's Warehouse suits that I purchased for around $150 to attend the rare event that required a suit. I've put aside about a thousand dollars for my first quality suit and want to make sure that I get the best bang for my buck. The $1000 will need to cover both the purchase and tailoring.
I'm looking to purchase a conservative cut, dark grey/charcoal, 2-button suit. Apart from that, I really have no idea what I'm doing.
How much should I expect to pay for tailoring?
Given my budget, where should I start shopping? Is Brooks Brothers a good place to look, they seem to have a good variety of suits in the $500-$1000 price range, or are there other brands that would be better to look at in that range?
As I am new to this, any advice is appreciated.