It began innocently enough. There was a wedding. I needed a suit. I heard an advert on the radio promising 3-for-1 suits at a—and I struggle to type this—reputable(?) men’s store called Jos. A. Bank.
Then where shit got real.
Trust me when I say it: shopping for a suit is terrifying.
I’m trying to buy a suit this week.
Me too. Plain black.
Where are you looking? I want to get something sexy, but it’s not like I can throw out a grand.
Haha JC Penny. Mom has a discount.
Don’t forget to get it tailored.
Midwesterners and suits:
$500 is “exorbitant.”
Sorry, guys. In the words of Max Wastler (LINK), “Suits, sadly, are a grand.”
Agreed. But we also know what you’re going through, guy who just graduated college and has never bought a suit before. And for you, there a couple of options that, while not ideal, will help you ease into the water instead of dashing headlong into the scrotum-tightening waters of the suit sea.
A conversation with my mother:
Well, keep in mind your body is going to change.
You can find a nice men’s suit for 100 to 200.
I know they’re models, but you have that kind of body.
I think people are going a little bit overboard.
Alfani, Calvin Klein, Izod (shudder).
pick something, move on.