Sorry if this has been asked a million times before, but I'm concerned that the couple suits I have don't fit that well. They were just basic suits OTR at Macys, and then I used their tailors. I need to upgrade my wardrobe to coincide with a new job. Cost is an issue, so please keep that in mind. That said, can someone give me some suggestions for getting the best fitting suit for my buck? So far I've considered buying from Macys and going to a better tailor, buying from somewhere like Brooks Brothers, or trying a MTM service like TopShelf or Tom James? Thanks
First think about getting the Macy's suits tailored. If they fit in the shoulder (not a given), you can have them taken in, sleeves and trousers shortened, etc. by a good tailor to make them look much better. This is likely to be your least expensive option.
The next part depends on your budget and what kind of work you do. BB is not a bad option for a conservative environment, but their suits, especially the lower prices ones, are kind of boxy. Again, make sure they fit in the shoulder and they can be slimmed to a point. Other readily available OTR places like J Crew or Rugby may be good for slimmer suits at decent prices, especially if you shop sales - which should start in October. I don't have experience with the MTM options you listed, but I would actually recommend finding something OTR. For a cautionary tale on internet based MTM, read this: