Hi guys, I am getting a new job in March and am going from wearing jeans and slacks to either wearing shorts/pajamas 75% of the time (working from home) or traveling (25%) to other companies/cities where I will be meeting with VP-and-above level people (CEO, CIOs, SVPs) who wear suits.
I am 6 ft tall and 180 lbs with an athletic build (42/33) and prefer the leaner-cut suits. Having tried some on, I like the Italian cuts more- Armani, Hugo Boss, Canali Gucci, etc. I have tried on Armani, Canali, and Boss. However, I am not sure how long these suits will last. I am looking for suits that look somewhat modern yet will last a while. Any thoughts on which brands to look at? I hear Zegna can be decent but have not tried any on. I went to a Men's Wearhouse and all their suits looked like crap. Ditto for Macy's suits. At least the stuff at Nordstrom looked nice.
I think I know the difference between fused and canvassed but that is as far as I have gotten. Any advice on brands or general thoughts will be welcomed. I am trying to build up my initial suit and shoe collection (3-5 suits) by March. I'd like to look sharp when meeting with these higher-ups. I'm good with shoes...targeting AE, Ferrgamo, etc. Thanks for the help!