Savers, a discount store in West Roxbury/Dedham MA had a Labor day sale with all "used " merchandise discounted 50% .
I found two near new Paul Stuart suits sized 41L . One was slate grey flannel with off white chalk stripes. The other was Navy with a silver pin stripe. I brought along my son who told me he was interested in getting additional suits for variety at church services. The jackets and pants need minimal altering for him. They were $7 each with the discount.
Lightening struck for an unprecedented fourth time in four weeks for me as I once again lucked into some tasteful similarly sized gentleman's former wardrobe. I found four nice Tom james suits that fit me so well that I only need to take in the waist 1.5 inches. I took two of them, a solid navy and another that is olive with subtle striping. I'm a 48L and can actually get by without alterions but I want no absolutely no question regarding the fit. $12 each with the discount.
Lastly I purchased a new deadstock pair of black Hanover pebble grained double soled longwings in 9D whose sturdiness surprisingly far surpasses the many Florsheim Royal imperials I've owned and sold. They still have the original sticker from their original place of sale. I'll be selling them soon. They were $5.
I have never paid close attention to Paul Stuart suits and had not heard of them prior to discovering SF. Do they compare or are they of higher quality than labels I own and are familiar with such as Versace, Canali, Boss, Armani, mani, Hart shaffner and Marx, Corneliani, Zegna?
Thanks for your attention and keep on thrifting!