I asked the guy to make me look like this. When I left he was still laughing.
As I mentioned a few days ago I have several elderly relatives whose time on Earth appears to be limited, so I figured I'd better get ready. For years my daily wardrobe has consisted of jeans or shorts and t-shirts or polo shirts. I have some casual pants and nicer shirts that would pass for "business casual", a couple of sport coats, and one suit, my "marryin' and buryin'" suit.
I tried my dressy clothes on and no surprise, they didn't fit well. The later stages of middle age plus a low thyroid that is jerking my metabolism around meant a trip to The Men's Wearhouse was in order.
I've always found The Men's Wearhouse had good clothes at reasonable prices. I could go in and be greeted by a knowledgeable sales person who could direct me to a nice suit that made me look less dorky than I really am, without breaking the bank.
Over the weekend K invited (dragged) me to the MW so they could polish me up a bit. I had decided a sport coat that I already had was sufficiently conservative, so all I needed was a nice pair of dress pants.
The guy took me to the pants dept and went right to a pair that matched well and felt like good quality. Being a decisive person I said fine, mark 'em for the right length and let me outta here.
But wait, there's more!
Today only, buy one pair of pants, get another pair FREE! I only needed one pair, but heck, if they're free.... :) So I took two pair, one charcoal colored, one navy blue, back to the dressing room and tried them on.
He marked the first pair, and as I was taking them off I noticed the price tag: $190. For ONE pair of pants? (Well over $200 with alterations and tax.) *choke*
Is that the going price these days for a pair of pants, or has The Men's Wearhouse gone all Neiman Marcus on me? The other pair was less expensive, so I just bought those which were "value priced" and didn't qualify for the BOGO promotion. Free? Yeah, right.