Given the choice between the OP's original two brands, I'd have Jack Victor without question over anythign JAB. Not sure where you are, but I occasionally see Hart Shcaffner and Marx suits on sale for less than your target price range... but not sure what their quality is now. Hickey Freeman can definitely be had on sale for $500-$600 is you're a little bit patient. Where / How can Hickey Freeman can be found for $500 - $600? Is this possible in staple solid colors like Navy?