OK before I get heckled, I needed a suit for an interview and went to Men's Wearhouse - I needed it cheap and fast. Which is what I got - I did get the job so I am happy enough with the purchase. But I need some help on suits, suit quality, and what to look for. Just a brief history, for years I was a jeans and t-shit guy, partially due to my field of work. Well a few years ago I was doing more office work than field work and I decided to try this "˜Dress for Success' thing. I know that is partially a joke but based on my experience I think there is a lot of truth to it (personally and personally) Anyway, over the years I bought some pants and shirts from stores like Gap, Land's End, Territory Ahead, Sears's, Kohls, etc...this was partially predicated by money. Also, I was just trying out stuff - what colors looked good, what felt right, and so on. I also threw away all but my running sneakers and forced myself to wear shoes - now keep in mind they are not 500 dollar shoes, I started off with Doc Martins and some other cool looking shoes, I just needed to start to change. Ok fast forward a few years, I look a billion times better than I used to. I do find dressing up at work has given me a level of respect and it seems like women really respond to the clothes. (I am also somewhat in shape, have good hygiene, and some great manners when I need to) OK - so now, I want to bring it up a notch (BAM). I am almost ready to venture into a Brookstone type of store. I did purchase a pair of pants from Simon's in Boston and man they are comfortable. So, in the next few years I want to fill my closet with better quality clothes, and like 2 or 3 really nice suits and donate the Gap stuff to a thrift store. Can you guys help me? Can you lead me to other websites, magazines, books were I can start my research? I skimmed magazines like GQ, Men's Vogue, Men's Health, Ebony (I'm a white dude, but some of those brothers looked good), Esquire, and Maxim they didn't really help. I am moving to Portland, Oregon so if there any places in Portland or Seattle that I could start going to that would be awesome! What I am looking for is stuff like: What makes a good suit, a good shirt, a good pair of pants and ideas of where people shop and what people look for. What to you look for in a suit Different brand names and what they mean (like is it a faux pas to buy a suit from Macy's or Nordstom's) I am not a label whore, it would be nice to have knowledge of what I am talking about. And then I can start looking for bargains Ebay (There is an Armani suit in my size for like 200 bucks - does that make sense, or is it a scam???) Any thing else that could help? Thanks in advance if any one responds!!!!