Is Hugo Boss really that bad? (need suit advice)?
I've never owned a nice suit, ever. The nicest I've ever owned is a black Banana Republic one I found on sale a few years ago. I'm starting a new gig soon so I want to have at least 2 nice suits. Last night I took a trip to Brooks Brothers outlets outside of Philly and was able to buy 1 charcoalish (more of a dark grey) and one navy blue with light stripe accents for about $465 (buy 2 for $579-15% if you start a card with them).
Today when I tried em on again I didn't quite like em so I took a quick trip to the mall to return them but store was close to me closed down. I saw a Hugo Boss at the mall and decided to check it out. One of sales guy showed me a couple of his suits and I fell in love. Dark grey suit and the jacket and pants fit me like they were designed specifically for me, price tag read $995 or $955. I've never had a suit fit me and one that looked that good on me before but I remembered how HB has a bad rep on WSO so I told the guy I would be back in Tuesday to pick em up.
Now I am not that insecure that I need a forum to tell me what to wear but it's safe to say I don't know much about how to dress professionally and I'm hoping a few more educated members could point me in the right direction. The suit was slightly flashy but not so over the top that i looked like I was working at some hip marketing firm (Mad Men). I want to stand out from the rest of my coworkers but I don't want to pretend I'm a VP and end up looking like a dbag.
So anyways I'm just wondering if dropping $1000 on a HB suit is worth it, I'm sort of in a hurry too since my job starts soon and I don't have anything to wear. I'll be headed to BOYDS in Philly tomorrow as well just to see what they have to offer but I know they will be even more expensive.
Also, I placed an order for these Allen Edmonds today and was wondering if anyone could comment: