Last year after wearing my Brioni DB on a business trip going from Philadelphia to Florida and back in one day, I realized the suit was too nice to have been subjected to so much wear and tear. Â Moreover, the folks I was meeting with were union people (presidents, but still union) and the Brioni was over the top, I think. Â So, I bought a few Hickey Freeman suits on eBay and have worn them for similar business trips and even for local meetings. IMO, HF is a great value. Â Canvas construction, some hand stitching, nice fabric and suspender buttons. While no one would ever acuse HF of being a fashion leader, it's a step up from a sack suit. Â The only negative post I ever saw about HF was from someone who had an awful experience with a MTM suit. Â There are plenty of pre-owned HF suits on eBay for well under $100 and new suits go for under $400. Â They retail for around $1,400. I prefer my higher end suits, but compared to the RL suits I've owned, HF is by far a better garment. Any other opinions? Â Talk amongst yourselves...
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