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Ok, one of the more senior attorneys today asked me where he should go to get new suits. I'm taking it as a compliment, but I'm not sure how to answer him. There is no way he wants to spend the kind of money I'm willing to spend on suits. I'm single. He has a wife and three young kids. We're both government stiffs too by the way. So, he's a really nice guy and I want to give him some good advice. What would you all tell him?
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Filene's Basement, especially the one on Connecticut Ave near Dupont Circle. During their suit sales, you can get Hickey Freeman suits for about ~$400 and Oxxford for about ~$800 if I remember their "regular" prices correctly. They also have Corneliani. Otherwise, you can wait for Neiman's and Saks sales, but even last call on a Brioni or Kiton at that level is still $$$ for the average schmoe.
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Jos. Banks probably, as they have conservative suits that are pretty inexpensive. Brooks Brothers if he's willing to spend $400+. My usual stock answer would be Filene's Basement, but if he doesn't know anything, he's likely to leave with a $99 piece of junk. I suppose you could mention that he should look for the Hickey-Freeman suit racks at Filene's (but even those are pretty pricey -- usually $400-600)
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My recommendations, in descending order of desirability: 1. Filene's Basement, Connecticut Avenue 2. Filene's Basement, Mazza Gallerie 3. Loehmann's, Mazza Gallerie (across street) 4. Off Fifth, Leesburg Corner Center 5. Barney's Outlet, Leesburg Corner Center
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3. Loehmann's, Mazza Gallerie (across street)
I can't say I've heard of this, what can one expect to find here?
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(Ambulance Chaser @ 08 Oct. 2004, 10:54) 3. Loehmann's, Mazza Gallerie (across street)
I can't say I've heard of this, what can one expect to find here?
Predominantly women's clothing, but it's a hidden treasure type of place. Most of the suits they have are fused dreck, but I found a Corneliani 6x2 double breasted navy pinstripe suit for less than $200 on clearance just over the past summer. Also have seen stuff like RLPL polos and other casual wear. I wouldn't go there expecting to find anything, but I have it on my list of places to swing by for a quick look. If you go to Neiman Marcus and Saks up there anyhow, it's just a slight detour.
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I'll make sure to do so, thanks.
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