Originally Posted by forzaroma
Thank you Doodledoc for the prompt response. I'm thinking same, but if anybody else wants to help with the comparison and fit of the new model (Nobile) vs the previous model (Classico II) I would appreciate it.
Doodledoc, what brands with about similar price range and specs do you think I should look into? My budget is about $600. I've heard great things about Suit Supply but I'm hesitant on the quality compared to Benjamins.
There are a few pics of the Nobile in this thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/69315/www-ehaberdasher-com-affiliate-page
Lately, I've been purchasing from Spier and Mackay: http://www.styleforum.net/t/383376/spier-mackay-official-affiliate-thread
Obviously, Spier and Mackay is not the same quality as Benjamin Sartorial, but it can be had for half the price (all prices on their website are in CAD and there's currently a 20% off code). I recently purchased a half canvas suit for $150 USD from them and it fits my needs. It should also be noted that I changed my exercise regime since those photos above. I don't lift as heavy and do more cardio.
I'm not sure how familiar you are with suits, but I would recommend buying one in person. There are so many things aspects of a suit that can fit wrong, which makes buying one of your first suits online a terrible idea. I bought suits from Suit Supply and they offering free shipping and free returns, but receiving, removing the suit from packaging, trying it on (it'll likely be extremely wrinkled and you'll have to have the jacket on the hanger for a few days to let the wrinkles come out), putting the suit back into the package, sending it back and waiting a week to get your money back. It's all a pain in the ass. If you can go to a physical Suit Supply store, that'll be much better.