Insanely Cheap Suit in Chicago (Without Looking Insane)?
April 17, 2012 9:57 PM Subscribe
I know that "nice" and "cheap" are mutually exclusive in the world of suit buying, but my fiance has put off purchasing his wedding suit till the last minute and we're sort of broke.
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We are in Chicago, and willing to travel to the distant suburbs if need be. He instructed all of his groomsman to buy plain black suits, and they've done so in spades, but he has been struggling with underemployment for the last month or so and procrastination has won out.
The wedding is in later May and is small and casual, but we are making rare appearances among extended family, and his groomsman are going to look half decent.
Cheap to us is under $150, but a ridiculous bargain (like $75) is ideal. This isn't counting the shirt and tie (we're going to go ahead and buy matching ties for all the guys).
If I had to describe what we were looking for in a nutshell, it's "unremarkable". Nothing to turn heads on any level. Just a normal couple, spanning time.
Any suggestions for off the beaten path, amazing grandpa-ish dives? Weird and time warp-y and/or out of our northwest side comfort zone is fine.
Used is always amazing, but please don't suggest standard thrift stores as while I know it can be done (and prefer to do it that way), that window has closed for us time-wise in terms of the hunt. Also, unless renting is significantly less than $150, I'm not sure it makes a heck of a lot of sense.
We expect to have to do a small amount of tailoring.
Please tell me about the magical place that you, your dad, or your annoying eccentric neighbor buys his gear in the Chicagoland area!