Men's Fashion - Designer Suits
"Two thousand dollars for one suit?! Are you crazy? I don't havethat kind of coin to spend on one suit! Yes I am well aware ofthe quality and that it is well worth every penny. I just can'tjustify spending that kind of money on one garment. Oh but Isure would love to have an Armani."
Rest assured if you hear yourself in the above comments, you'renot alone. Countless businessmen would love to have fancydesigner suits but their budget doesn't allow for it; champagnetastes on a beer budget ? understood! There's a way you can getone or more of these suits without costing you an arm and a leg. If you could buy one for anywhere from $15 to $300, and it wasn'tstolen goods, would you? Read on.
Definitions on what makes a men's suit categorized as "Designer"may vary. One eBay seller's definition is "any brand ofpre-owned suit that has sold on online auctions for $300 ormore." She continues, "See for yourself. Do a search oncompleted auctions-MEN'S SUITS, sort High to Low in price and seewhat brands repeatedly come up."
Here are some of the brand names classified as "designer":Acquaviva, Barberini, Baroni, Belvedere, Brioni, Canali, Charvet, David Eden, Dolce & Gabbana, Enrico Venturi, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Gene Meyer, Gianni Manzoni, Gionfriddo, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Leonardo Valenti, Luciano Carreli, Natazzi, Nino Bertini, Otello, Prada, Rossetti, Trussardi, and Versace.
Where are you going to find these suits? If you want to pay under$20, you're going to start hunting all the thrift/second handstores. Yes you will indeed find them there, but you need tosearch. If you don't mind paying a little more, just go directlyto eBay. They are out there.
If you opt to hunt for your own, here are a few simply tips forthrift store hunting. Don't expect these wonderfully madedesigner suits to jump out at you. And don't expect to find aboatload of them all in one place. It is truly a matter oftreasure hunting.
Thrift stores, estate sales, storage unit auctions and garagesales will be your best hunting ground. Not to discourage you, but it won't be uncommon for you to look through 100+ suits untilyou might find one "good" one. The good news is that after youhave a little experience under your belt, you will be able towhip through an entire rack of suits in mere minutes and telljust by look and feel which ones are even worthy of lookinginside for the labels. Take your list with you and becomefamiliar at which brands you'll pause and take a second glace.
You may need to have a circuit of approximately 10-12 second hardstores that you frequent hoping to hit the mother load. Youyou're intrigued in the quest, shop a minimum of once a week ateach locale! Your efforts will pay off. But as mentioned above, if this is more work that you care to spend on finding a suit, you know the way to eBay.
Enjoy your new dashing designer suit!