Originally Posted by reidrothchild
He's trolling you. No one would seriously claim that $1,000 is too much for any ready-to-wear suit. Such a blanket statement would obviously include the likes of Tom Ford, Oxxford, Kiton, Brioni, Attolini, etc.
I'd drop 1k on an Isaia or TF.
For $1k I think the following brands are worthwhile:
TF, RLPL, Isaia, Brioni, Sartorio, Oxxford, Kiton, Attolini, Sartorio Parma (although you can find it much cheaper than 1k), Lanvin (also made by Caruso to very high standards) and anything by St. Andrews.
Sorry to derail back to Samuelsohn, but if you live in a border state, it might be worthwhile to get a Sammy mtm in Canada. Harry Rosen had a recent MTM promotion where 'A-fabric' suits were $949 and 'B fabrics' were $1049.