The Post has a decent article about a surge in menswear buying. The takeaways are 1) men want to dress better because jobs are scarce, 2) wow, I need to get into the style consulting business. $250 an hour to select outfits? $600 for a style consultation? You do not need to pay these prices to have someone tell you what to buy. Consumer culture is expensive enough as it is. Spend a few hours at the mall feeling fabrics. Watch Daniel Craig's casual outfits in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Flip through Esquire at the bookstore. Men's fashion, especially suiting, stays within certain parameters at all times, and you can have a decent tailor adjust older clothes to fit those parameters if you feel the urge to be a trend-follower.
h/t Rachael for the link.