Hi Everyone, I've been thinking about buying a suit for the past month... I've read a few books on men's fashion, I've searched the past HTF threads, and I've tried on a few suits at some of the stores where I live (Toronto, Canada) but I'm new to the whole "suit and tie" approach to buying clothes. I want to start building a wardrobe where I can eventually wear a suit every day. The first suit I'm going to buy is a Navy Blue single breasted, though I haven't decided whether to get a 2 or 3 button. I also had some questions for those who wear suits frequently: I tried on an Armani suit that felt and looked great, but it was too expensive ($2000) for my budget. I'm just graduating from University, so I don't have a ton of money right now. Are the Armani suits really better than the competition? Or are you paying more for the name than the suit? Can someone recommend a lower-priced but high quality suit? Maybe it's not so much the maker, but the fabric that I should be concerned with. What's the lowest type of wool I should buy (super 100's, super 120's, etc?) Should I get something that's a wool and cashmere blend? What's the best way to build up to a suit every day, without buying 5 suits right away? I feel like it's probably better to get one suit with several shirts and ties, then get some dress pants that I can match with the shirts, until I can afford another suit. I experienced the same thing with the Armani dress shirts - they were too expensive ($325) but they really feel and look fantastic. I need to find a more budget-minded solution for now! One more question, regarding shoes. I love the shoes that Allen Edmonds makes - does anyone here frequently wear their shoes? They're expensive ($500) and I love how they look... are they very comfortable? Do they hold up to a lot of wear? As for ties... I love what Hermes makes, but once again I'm singing the "not enough money" song! Bob P.S. One more Armani/Price question - If you're in the market for a really pricey suit, is it better to just have one tailored for you? I've heard that nothing beats custom made, be it shoes, suits, or shirts.