I kind of wonder if the naysayers here have ever worn a BR suit?
Again, I'm not trying to argue it is anything other than a low-end suit, but the complaints about horrible stiffness in the fused chest, poor construction, etc., are just inaccurate. For the money (when on sale at least) it is a good value.
I am kind of torn between the "disposable suit" idea and the "super-high-end suit" idea, so I have kind of done both. I have two RLPL suits I wear all the time that are around 10 years old (from back when Chester Barrie made them). They are awesome suits, but when they finally wear out I may need bereavement counseling.
I also have a couple of Banana Republic suits I wear frequently. For trips to Central America, S. America, the "Dirty Stans," and other third world locales I prefer the cheaper suits. They look good, and if I destroy them, so what?
Each has its place. The BR suit is a good compromise for someone looking for a more modern pattern who can't afford the really good stuff.