FWIW, I think every guy should take some time at some point in his life to just learn about clothes. How clothes/shoes are made, quality issues, fabrics, the whole nine yards. We wear clothes every day of our lives and it often involves a non-trivial investment. Education is a good thing, even if it isn’t perceived to be the most masculine of subjects.
For anyone interested in learning about anything regarding men’s clothes – just go here:http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com
Their forums are great and are filled with people as knowledgeable in their area of expertise/hobby as anywhere. Pretty much any question you would ever want to ask has already been asked and answered. Topics from JCPenney shirts to the finest custom made Italian suits are covered. If you don’t know the difference between a full and half canvased suit – read this:http://www.askandyab...-etc.-explained
My last comment has to do with Jos.A. Bank. I detest that business. Here in DC, they BLUDGEON us with their obnoxious over the top commercials for their weekly sales. Buy ONE pair of socks – get a JAB franchise FREE!
I personally hate their business model as a consumer. Just price the suits correctly in the 1st
place. No one is getting three $750 suits for just $750. They would go out of business. They have this sale, or similar ones, ALL THE TIME. In fact, the sale prices are clearly their “regular” prices they happen so often.
So, instead of buying one $250 suit – they get you to buy three $250 suits for $750. JAB is more like Costco than Brooks Brothers.
(Note, I’m not commenting on quality, just their business model.)