How much should I pay for a nice suit?
A recent deal for Jos A Bank suits made me reconsider how much I should or would spend for a nice suit. I don't actually need one, but I've been wanting one for a while now so that if the occasion should turn up that I need one, I won't have to be at the mercy of the market that Tuesday. In any case, I was always planning on paying a few hundred dollars, but now I'm wondering if that's not going to be enough. My metric on what would constitute a nice suit would be one that looks distinctly better than cleverly buying separates at some department store. I'm not trying to look better than the guy with $2600 pants here.
In case it factors into the discussion, I'm finished growing(vertically, if with some minor variance horizontally), and am somewhat on the smallish side of average. I've never been measured, so I don't know if one arm is three inches longer than the other.
Any ideas or tips?