I've been lurking in this forum for a while, trying to gather as much knowledge as I can, but I must say, trying to learn all the nuances of a nice suit is really confusing. So, my situation is that I'll be attending a wedding in a month or so and am in need of a nice suit. I'm ashamed to say it, but I'm 26 years old and I haven't owned a suit since early college, and now I've finally decided it's time to invest in a nice suit. Basically, I'm looking for a versatile suit that I can wear to weddings/formal events, etc. I would obviously like for it to last me a while, but if given a choice, I'd rather have the suit lean towards the trendy side (although not at the expense of it being out of style within a year). I'm looking to try to keep the price under $1k. I'm 5'9", 155lbs... have a pretty lean (but not scrawny) build, with fairly wide shoulders. I'd like a suit that I guess I'd call a slim fit (something that would taper in a bit at the waist). Again, I have absolutely no experience buying suits, so please forgive me if what I'm saying makes no sense at all. Any advice that you guys can give would help. What brands should I look for? Any recommendations on color? What stores should I check out (I'd probably need to find a good sale to find a really nice suit in my $1k price range)? Do suits have different "cuts", or is that just a matter of getting a suit tailored? Thanks for any help.