I wouldn't go that far, and I wouldn't call it throw-away necessarily. The Red line is ok. But I know what you mean. As far as I'm concerned they are not close to worth their 399-599 price tag, especially considering what you can get from our very own Kent Wang for that price. SuSu recently had their end of season clearance sale and those are about the prices I'd put them at. 150-200 for a jacket, 200-300 for a suit.
At that price point the Brooks Brothers 1818 makes a suitable option. They go down around $600-800 during regular sales (one is going on now actually). Some are made in Italy by Lardini and are quite respectable.
Edited by smittycl - 7/27/16 at 11:33am