I'm in Chicago and will have a budget of between $2-3k and think Paul Stuart makes sense. I've always liked their style and feel you pay less for the name than many others. Plus it's a huge plus to have plenty of stock items to try on. That being said, I'd love others' opinions on PS' MTM work and whether they've been happy with the overall outcome.
PS suits tend to look sharp (not to "business" nor too "fashion") for an evening wedding since they pair sometimes bold patterns with classic silhouettes and make the cuts a little aggressive without being obnoxious. Decided not to go black tie because for this for two reasons:
1. I said I'd be fine with doing a black tie wedding, it just had to be a "real" black tie wedding, none of this "optional" bullshit (since it would be my dad, my brother, my fiance's step-father, brother and brother-in-law in tuxes and nobody else) but if we weren't doing real black tie then I wanted cocktail attire.
2. I realize I'll get no sympathy from brides on this, but damn it, if I'm dropping $3k on an outfit, I want one I can wear at least a handful of times a year (jeans and a sport coat is as formal as I get for work).
Other options include RL (not my first choice since I could only do BL, not PL and I've got plenty of those already), Zegna (would have been a no-brainer a few years ago, but they've gotten way too fashion-forward for my liking. Still great material, though) or Oxxford (would be the upper end of the price range for sure and would therefore likely have to do OTR shirt and shoes I already own, neither of which is a deal killer).
Plenty of time, as wedding isn't till next spring, but hey, other than budget monitoring, this is my only job so figure I should take it seriously .