Jos Banks has a reputation as the poor man's Brooks Brothers. I guess that makes me a poor man, because I do have some good, workhorse items from them, including a three button navy suit I picked up for $100, and a navy blazer w/ brass buttons I wear to work all the time. of both jackets. Suitwise, it's all fused, the fabric isn't great, and the styling ranges from really stodgy to unfortunately forward. Should be noted that there's been some loose threads on the buttons on my items. That doesn't mean it's not "worth it" though purists might disagree. I get as many compliments on my navy suit from JaB as a I do on higher price point stuff, varvatos, brooks bros stuff. Ties and shirts are the same as any other at this level, Men's Wearhouse is similar in quality. I don't own any, so this ain't the final word. But: I would never pay full retail at Banks. They have retardedly steep sales all the time. I've also found salesmen can sometimes be negotiated.