Tonight I got an e-mail from JoS A Bank about a suit sale, so we decided to swing into a local store to try on suits. We walked in, unsure of where to begin, got foisted off on a young salesman, who asked us if we were looking for the sale. We said, yes, to which he immediately replied, "The suit for that will be full price." I was a little taken aback, but assured him that we were not concerned in the least with price. He then took us to the least expensive, but whatever. Turns out that they don't carry a lot in G's size (a 38) but even if they did there was no way we were going to give this guy the sale. He was rude to us the entire time. I went in prepared to spend whatever, and not just on suits but on sweaters, vests, hats, etc, and instead we walked out empty handed and irritated.
Luckily we decided to hit up Nordstrom's Cafe for a simple dinner because it was getting late. Dinner was lovely, and we thought to drop into the menswear section just to look at their suits. A gentleman by the name of Bruce was wonderful. We looked at suits, one was actually on sale, and he even kept waving at Nora. In the end we have a Hugo Boss charcoal grey suit being tailored for a more slim fit, and we came home with a couple shirts and ties. We still need to look into some new dress shoes for G, but we were pleased to finally have found him a suit. Wish I'd gotten a pic, as he looks amazing in it! G is a man who wears suits well.
I'm a person who requires good customer service to purchase something from a store. I can be entirely love with an item, but if the sales associate is rude in the least, they don't get my sale. This man was wonderful and we each got his card so we can make sure to give him future sales. G gets a clothing allowance from the military each year, but because they stocked him up with uniforms before Iraq, and turned out he was told not to wear them in Iraq, he's good until he gets out of the military. Because he plans to go into the same field, simply more in the private/gov. sector, we've chosen to put that money towards future "uniforms", such as suits, dress pants, shirts, ties, etc. It allows us to invest in pieces for the future that he can also wear now for date nights.
Do you love a man in a good suit?