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$2000 SUIT

January 03, 2007
by: jovial_cynic
In Washington state, Mervyn's is shutting down business, and is selling everything in the store for up to 75% off, so I figured it was time for me to buy a suit.

I've never been a suit-wearing guy. Up to this point, I've just been a Dockers-and-button-up-shirt guy, with the occassional tie if the event called for it. I've just never been anywhere that required a suit, so it never crossed my mind to buy one. However, while walking through the massively-discounted clothing racks at Mervyn's, I saw some suits that didn't look to garish and figured I'd try a few on. A few minutes later and $135 poorer, I became the proud owner of a made-in-China Arrow brand suit.

I'll be honest - I don't know much about suit brands, and at the moment, I don't really care. If I look in the mirror and like the way the clothing makes me look, that's good enough for me. However, I am reminded of a scene from The Family Man, where Nicolas Cage explains to his wife (in his alternate reality) that he just feels better in a $2,000 suit. And now that I own a $270 suit (discounted 50%), I'm curious what it would be like to wear a suit that costs nearly eight times the price. Is it nearly eight times the quality? Eight times the appeal? Or it merely a matter of brand, such that you'd expect a Nike shoe to cost more than a New Balance shoe...?
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COMMENTS for $2000 SUIT


TCM said:
Haha, I know that scene - and movie, for that matter - well.

Perhaps it's time for a formal evening out with the Mrs.?

January 03, 2007


jovial_cynic said:
Hey - it's been a while since you've stopped by. :)

As for a formal outting... shhhh. You can't post that here! She reads this!

January 03, 2007


TCM said:
Yikes! :x
January 05, 2007


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