I have lurked here for awhile now and have looked through some of the stickies, but I would like some specific advice especially since there are some sales going on right now.
I am a college student and I am looking to buy my first suit for internships and interviews. Deciding between charcoal or navy, I'm personally leaning more towards navy since I think it looks better on young people.
I am just wondering which route I should go in terms of online MTM or RTW and if any particular brand is a good choice for the first suit. I do not know my precise measurements so I feel like online MTM could be a little tricky, but I am open to it if I could get some advice on the approach. I have been looking between these following places, so please let me know if you have any insight or any better alternatives.
Benjamin ($525) Suggested in the sticky and read that it's a good price for being full canvassed. Currently I am looking at this suit, in charcoal and navy respectively.
Hickey Freeman - Currently has an Extra 25% Sale on sale items. I am not sure if any of these styles is acceptable for a first suit since they are not solid navy or charcoal.
Blue Flannel Chalk Stripe ($600 after extra discount) http://www.hickeyfreeman.com/sale-mens-tailored-clothing/mahogany-collection-blue-flannel-chalk-stripe-suit/
Dark Grey Flannel Stripe ($675 after extra discount) http://www.hickeyfreeman.com/sale-mens-tailored-clothing/mahogany-collection-dark-grey-flannel-stripe-suit/
Grey Sharkskin Stripe ($675 after extra discount) http://www.hickeyfreeman.com/sale-mens-tailored-clothing/grey-sharkskin-stripe-suit/
Navy Flannel Birdseye ($450 after extra discount) http://www.hickeyfreeman.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/_/Sterling-Collection-Navy-Flannel-Birdseye-Suit/productID/38826f47-89d2-4ae3-b52c-f0eb663b1c2d/categoryID/35da180a-a307-457b-a86a-a0c75db55830/
Charcoal Beaded Stripe ($450 after extra discount) http://www.hickeyfreeman.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/_/Sterling-Collection-Charcoal-Beaded-Stripe-Suit/productID/aadf1e55-85d3-475e-b92e-4d1b001f20bc/categoryID/35da180a-a307-457b-a86a-a0c75db55830/
Brooks Brothers 1818 ($998) From what I can gather I think I would be best in the Regent fit, but I can easily go into a store to try on the different fits. However it seems the solid suits are the only ones not on sale, so I'm not sure if they ever will be. The other suits are $660 but I am guessing they won't cut it as the first suit.
Online MTMs I have checked out
Black Lapel Solid Charcoal/Navy suit ($450) http://www.blacklapel.com/suits/solid-navy.html
SuitSupply Dark Grey ($470) Not too sure of the different lines they offer
Other options - going into Saks or Barneys and try to find a good deal?
Basically I have boiled it down to some options but I am at a crossroads.