No, not fixable.
US Army Navy store. Or Marc O'Polo.
I just meant that no one seemed to have suggestions of alternatives along those lines ("heard nothing but crickets"). I know some J.Crew stuff is well made, but I'm hoping to find a couple of other options to consider, both stylistically and cost/quality wise.
A) New York - 1 week before Christmas
B) Boston - During Christmas
C) Chicago - After Christmas
D) Los Angeles - After New Years
Not from the US so I'm not sure when stores have their sales. Mainly want to check out JCrew, Brooks Brothers, Uniqlo, Allen Edmonds, Epaulet, Nordstrom and Kamakura.
I'd look at this the other way round: if you were to buy a sharply tailored double breasted suit, with fairly wide peak lapels in a bold Prince of Wales check, trousers high-waisted with buttoned braces (suspenders) and turn-ups (cuffs), and then wear it with a high-collared white shirt and a strong striped tie, add a pair of spectator shoes (I just bought a classic black and white "Broadstreet" from the Allen Edmonds shoe bank for $99), and of course, a neat cream linen pocket handkerchief....then...
You would indeed have "spent bucks", but you would and should most certainly be wearing them again, and probably better dressed than you've ever been. 20s/30s is sharp as hell, and as it happens, rather current at the moment. The only more frivolous touch might be a neat grey fedora hat, but that doesn't have to be expensive, and if you've got the balls, there's no law says you can't wear that again either.
Do it. :)