I think Brooks would be fine, if you have no problem with the styling. Try J press although I doubt you will find deals like at brooks outlet. Try loehmann's, filenes basement. But people mostly criticize Brooks bc's of what it was before, not necesarilly of what it is today. It's worth it if the price is right I would say. Is that 600 per suit or for 2-3 suits? But if thats 600 per suit and if you have some time, ebay is the way to go. I wish someone who often wears suits would expand on my lack of any actual helpful suggestions
. As a side note what field are you going to intern in?
I find the quality of Brooks outlet clothing to be pretty bad. I know people have discussed it here before. They now go under the "346" label, which used to be a sort of entry level suit at the Madison Ave. store. As for J Press: they're still having a sale. You can get a very good suit for very little (less than your $600 mark). Call for catalog. I think full price on their entry suit is $550 - and you take 25% off that. If you like the Press styling (3b, relatively unstructured, flat front trouser), it could be a good thing for you. Those suits, and the Southwick 2 button with forward pleats and (usually) side vents make up most of my everyday suit wardrobe.