It's not totally clear what the purpose of this thread is so I'll just pose my question here instead of starting a new one. Am I crazy to seriously consider purchasing a Calvin Klein suit from Nordstrom Rack? It's $260 down from $525, fits very well (barring a few alterations), and will fit in as a "beater" suit. Right not I only have one suit (RL Black Label) that's pinstriped so I'm seriously considering this since it's solid navy and can be used more often. Will probably treat myself to a Suit Supply charcoal suit around christmas/new years.
Yes, you're crazy. I get the appeal of buying it because it fits well but if you're planning on wearing it often plan on being out $260 soon. How about a suit from Spier&Mackay? Here's my review: http://www.styleforum.net/t/383376/spier-mackay-official-affiliate-thread/315#post_7286919 It's clearly no Formosa or Eidos but if you like the Suit Supply Napoli style or Havana fit I doubt you can do better (new, non-Ebay division) for sub-$300. You're not going to get a truly beautiful lapel roll or the fantastic three-dimensionality of a Neopolitan-style fully-canvassed suit but that doesn't seem to be what you're in the market for anyway. I have the S&M (how's that for an abbreviation) suit in both navy and medium gray. The navy sharkskin looks great as well but I barely have any opportunities to wear a suit right now as is.