I am buying a new wardrobe for my position as a first year anayst. I am starting with nothing so I imagine I will have to buy a lot of stuff (I've read 2 suits, 5-10 dress shirts, 2-3 pairs of shoes, 3-4 ties, 5-10 dress socks, 3-4 dress slacks and 2-3 belts). As I am just coming out of college with student loans and no money from my parents, I am looking for affordable clothing (nice enough to get me through my first 2 years). This probably means less than $500 per suit, less than $75 per shirt, less than $100 for slacks, and around $100 for shoes. Is that reasonable?
I was hoping that someone could suggest some stores in the USA (east coast) that would be good to look at. I've heard JoS. A. Bank, Men's Warehouse, Macys, and Brooks Brothers. Are there any others and are there any particular brands that these stores carry that are better/worse than normal? Also, rank these stores if possible (I've heard to avoid Men's Warehouse?). Are there any that are particularly good for a particular part of the wardrobe (i.e. shoes, shirt, or suit)?