Honestly, about the sweater, I haven't seen it in a long time
As for buying it at a thrift-store, I wish I had.
And when I went to the thrift store just recently, the only suits I saw were rather new (at least they looked new) suits that seemed to be from reputable dealers. I honestly wouldn't be saying I'd buy one if they looked like *&^%. But I'm not exactly knowledgable when it comes to suits, but oh well.
However I still hold that if I can get the same quality suit at a thrift store, I am going to.
Lets say I buy a suit for each day of the week (Considering I'll probably be in the office Monday-Saturday and maybe occasionally on Sunday, 7 suits sounds like a good idea.)
If I buy them at men's wearhouse, that costs 7 x 300 = 2100
If I buy them at the thrift store, that costs 7 x 15 = 105
Surely you can understand my apprehension at spending almost 2000 dollars more?! That 2000 could either be used to partially pay off my debt, help me buy a house, or be invested in an index fund for interest and possibly earn me a decent rate of return!