whewww... i was reading through the back links to some discussions of suits and first i have to say that some of you indisputably have a tremendous knowledge on this subject. however--and i know that people have different opinions about this--it seemed that the same brands were discussed and others were categorically not mentioned. i understand that a very large emphasis is placed on fabrics and construction here, but honestly, is it the consensus among forum members that an Oxxford or a Canali suit is preferable to one of Tom Ford's creations at Gucci (outside of the context of work clothes vs. evening wear)? I seriously can't see this. Someone mentioned that you can pick up certain Oxxford models at Filene's Basement. Secondly, i admittedly go for styling over construction, but still, when spending upwards of $1200 on a suit i would like it to be well-made. so does anyone know what the level of worksmanship is on a helmut lang or a gucci, or a prada or a dior-homme suit??