In a world full of polarizing topics, a proclamation of the best suit brands is about as low stakes as it gets. But if we narrow our scope and only invite menswear enthusiasts into the conversation, we end up working with some pretty spicy debate fodder.
Put another way, I’m about to regale you with a dozen of my favorite ready-to-wear suit brands across a range of categories, and you’re not going to agree with all of them. And that’s okay, really. Shhh [author gingerly places forefinger on reader’s lips]… I forgive you.
If you already have a closet full of suits, hopefully this list will inspire you to procure the next great addition to your collection. If you’re only now coming to terms with the fact that every man must own at least one suit, there’s plenty for you here as well.
So let’s get into it, shall we? From the budget and the luxury to the classic and the trending, the best suit brands for men are as handsome as they are varied.
Everyone’s got their own opinions about the best suit brands out there, but a few universal truths exist. Endless nuances aside, they should look good, feel good, be versatile, and stand the test of time. Sid Mashburn, my top overall pick, combines classic American tailoring with a worldly sensibility to produce some of the most impeccable suits available. On the wallet-friendly side, J. Crew’s Ludlow is an absolute workhorse and a great example of just how good an affordable, read-to-wear suit can look.
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These suits, meticulously crafted from premium Italian stretch cotton, offer an unmatched sensation of ease and breathability. Making these buildable suits just as perfect for the office as a wedding.
L’Estrange suits are unstructured, a design element that enhances comfort, for repeated everyday wear, these suits will be easy to reach for. Their lightweight nature ensures you remain unhindered and flexible, while the softness of the fabric invites you into a world of tactile luxury. This also means that L’Estrange London makes amazing suits for summer.
This fusion of sustainability (L’Estrange includes the carbon output of their goods), comfort, and sophistication makes
Wax London has masterfully redefined the suit game with its trendy, relaxed approach. Their suits, woven from the finest linen, strike the perfect balance between smart and casual.
This suit can take you to a fun restaurant with friends, and pairing the suit with a plain t-shirt and gold chain will make you the talk of the table; or to a fun summer wedding or formal event. Linen isn’t the best for the winter, it’s lightweight, thus not protective from the elements but it makes it a killer option for the warmer months. Top tip: linen looks its best when properly creased and ironed, once you wear it out it will crease and loosen up but showing up looking your best is always the best impression.
Wax London’s choice of linen – a fabric known for its sustainable credentials – showcases their commitment to eco-conscious fashion as well. Linen requires less water and pesticides than other textiles, reducing the brand’s environmental footprint. With Wax London, you’re not just wearing a suit; you’re embodying a lifestyle – cool, comfortable and conscious. It’s a brand that embraces the future of fashion with open arms.
Luca Faloni stands as a paragon of luxury suit craftsmanship. Every piece is meticulously made in Italy, the heartland of sartorial elegance, with an unwavering commitment to unmatched quality. The brand offers a stunning range of options for both formal and casual suit ensembles, allowing for personalized style expression.
Their key suit range is offered in linen or brushed cashmere; for a more tailored look I always reach for the cashmere option, the darting and structure of the jacket looks and feels more formal. Plus, with Luca Faloni’s signature ‘Beaver Finish’ it’s a piece people are looking at and want to know more about.
Luca Faloni’s buildable collection includes tailored trousers and casual chinos so that each separate piece can have its day to shine. Having versatile pieces like these are key to creating a capsule wardrobe (and a great way to justify the price tag).
ISTO has revitalized the concept of a suit with its brilliantly relaxed interpretation. Unconventional and refreshingly modern, the brand pairs chinos with matching chore coats, offering a ‘version’ of a suit that truly encapsulates what’s cool about fashion – its capacity for reinvention.
This reinvented suit is perfect for the modern man who values style, comfort and a dash of nonchalance; you, like me, most likely work in a casual office space or potentially freelance. Even if you’re only working out of your local coffee shop, you know you don’t need a full three piece suit, but looking put together is still a must.
It’s important to remember that this casual reinvention may not fit all occasions. While it’s perfect for casual and semi-casual events, traditional suit affairs might require a more conventional choice, we’re not quite there yet. But for those willing to bend the rules, ISTO delivers in spades.
Closed is a shining beacon of fashionable suit design, gone are the days of ill-fitting trousers and a blazer down to your ankles (unless that’s what you’re going for). It’s not very often the men’s fashion-sphere really gets a shake up, if you haven’t noticed yet, we like our staples.
So what sets this brand apart is their daring reimagination of the suit, putting a fashionable twist on convention. Their flared suit trousers, cut from light, soft-falling Italian virgin wool with a unique basket weave structure, epitomize high-fashion formality. You can have your cake and eat it too (while being the talk of the party).
The Aruba Flared trousers feature side pockets, buttons with a horn look and zip, and an elaborate inside finish with piped seams. Lined to the knee, these trousers are a high-fashion statement piece that pairs perfectly with a matching blazer for a coordinated look. With Closed, you’re not just wearing a suit; you’re showcasing a trend.
Yes, J. Crew. Specifically, the borderline-legendary Ludlow suit. It’s the perfect solution for the guy who cares about quality and how he looks, but also his wallet. Made of Italian wool and available in a skinny or classic fit, the Ludlow offers a tailored look and feel that’s hard to come by with entry-level ready-to-wear suits.
Scoop up one of these guys in navy and you’re all set for anything from the office to weddings. But keep in mind that even though this is a well-constructed suit, it’s not going to last forever, especially if it’s your only one.
Household-name Hugo Boss has been producing approachably priced luxury suits for decades. But the German clothing brand’s longstanding popularity comes at a price—it’s often associated with an old-school aesthetic at first blush.
To say nothing of its latest rebrand campaigns with Hailey Bieber, rapper Future, Gigi Hadid, and other celebrities, that reputation couldn’t be further from deserved. And as fate would have it, Boss’s focus on quality materials, classic and modern cuts, and generally thoughtful details is on full display on Amazon. You’ll have to cherry-pick your size and style from dozens of options, but they’re there, and they demand your immediate attention.
Like any off-the-rack haberdasher, Suitsupply is not immune to the nitpicking whims of self-serious critics. But try as they may, they can’t take away the Dutch brand’s superpower: creating improbably handsome suits made of outstanding materials at a sub-$1,000 price point.
In fact, had I not torn my navy Havana suit in a tragic suit-tearing incident (that may or may not have involved slipping on that special winter brand of NYC slush after a post-dinner dive bar sojourn), I would still be wearing it today. Though the majority of Suitsupply’s suits cater to a slim frame, several customization options are available online to make sure you’re looking and feeling right regardless of your build.
As America’s oldest continuously operating apparel brand, it’s safe to say that Brooks Brothers has been able to perfect a suit or two since the 1800s. Regardless of your budget or needs, it’s easily one of the best suit brands around for classic tailoring that runs the gamut in terms of materials and details.
While you’ll find plenty of modern options, Brooks Brothers leans heavily into traditional styles. Don’t sleep on the double-breasted seersucker suit or the ivory-colored herringbone stunner that’s begging for a spot in your rotation during the warmer months. Also, keep an eye out for one-off statement pieces like their rowing blazer with yellow tipping and an embroidered crest.
Percival was founded in East London in 2010 not as a suit brand, but as a maker of elevated wardrobe staples. It’s fun stuff that’s made to last but doesn’t take itself too seriously. And if you’re thinking this design philosophy would team up swimmingly with the balmy, carefree days of summer, I like your instincts.
Because it just so happens that
In a perfect travel world, you’d be able to delicately stow away your prized garments, get where you’re going, and eventually open your bag to reveal said garments in all their crisp, unfettered glory. In a realistic travel world… not so much.
Like many of the other brands on this list,
Tom Ford is a ubiquitous name in the fashion world. And if seeing the brand pop up everywhere throughout the years has sent you red flags, allow me to set your troubled mind at ease.
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Fine, I’ll elaborate. Tom Ford’s suits are fawned over in terms of construction, materials, and stylistic details just like the rest of the offerings on this list. Where the American brand deviates, however, is in its cuts and how Ford’s suits drape over the body. We’re not talking obnoxiously slim, just a touch smaller in the waist, a hair slimmer in the chest, and an overall flattering silhouette.
Where better to turn for some of the world’s finest cashmere suits than the “King of Cashmere,” Brunello Cucinelli. The Italian luxury brand is obsessed with the fiber’s durability and comfort in all the right ways, and it would like nothing more than to drape it all over your body. Sound nice? Sound creepy? Bit of both?
Either way, this obsession and attention to detail are evident in garments like the lightweight cashmere blazer, one of Cucinelli’s staple pieces. And while you’re there, maybe toy with the idea of picking up a cashmere sweater, cardigan, or hoodie.
Founded in Arzano, Italy, in 1968, Kiton is synonymous with luxury. The brand is obsessed with sourcing the finest materials in the world and is constantly innovating to create unique variations of fabrics. Among its more sought-after materials is Vicuña—a precious, ultra-rare wool that’s both lightweight and remarkably soft.
Kiton’s suits are for the true menswear enthusiast. With prerequisites including expendable income and a true appreciation for fine construction and materials, the barrier to entry is high. Showing up to a gallery opening, impossible dinner reservation, or client presentation in a Kiton suit is a statement in and of itself.
Conceived by guys with athletic builds for guys with athletic builds, State & Liberty blends high function with niche style in a way that doesn’t sacrifice quality and won’t put a dent in your wallet. Dozens of professional football, baseball, basketball, and hockey players are among the ranks of its patrons, as are UFC fighters, Olympians, and also just… dudes.
Dudes whose active bodies will appreciate the American brand’s utilization of breathable, moisture-wicking, wrinkle-resistant fabrics that are every bit as comfortable and lightweight as you’d expect them to be.
Paris-born Husbands’ ready-to-wear offerings don’t want you to overthink them. They want you to close your eyes, imagine yourself at a ‘Stones concert circa 1965, and then picture what that vibe would look like in suit form.
It’s a common thread. Founder Nicholas Gabbard created Husbands in 2012 because he couldn’t find clothes he wanted to wear. And for that, we thank him. Single-breasted, full canvas Prince of Whales suits made of worsted wool. Double-breasted gray suits fit for British Invasion-era shenanigans. All present and accounted for. If you’re a traditionalist with modern sensibilities, keep Husbands on your radar.
Sid Mashburn’s classic approach to suiting makes the Atlanta-based haberdasher’s garments some of the most dapper and versatile around. The brand employs legendary, luxury mills in the construction of its suits and operates under a design philosophy of making clothes “that can take you from Mississippi to Manhattan to Milan” without skipping a beat.
The result is a go-anywhere, do-anything lineup of natural-shouldered, full canvas suits designed to please any sartorial palette. If you’re on the hunt for a starter suit that will last as long as you do, the classic Kincaid No. 2 was made specifically with you in mind. Looking to elevate an already-impressive stable of suits? The Kincaid No. 4 is made of the oh-so-special Escorial wool—a cashmere alternative sourced from rare sheep that are descendants of the original flock once owned by Spanish royalty.
What To Look For In The Best Suit Brands
The best suit brands will always use the best materials and source them in a thoughtful way. Suits made with cashmere, wool, worsted wool, linen, cotton twill, and fabrics of similar quality signal a well-made suit. Polyester and poly-blends certainly have their place in the suiting world, but the use of these materials often results in a less comfortable, less durable product.
Full canvas suits add more weight and structure to a jacket. Over time, this helps the garment ebb and flow with the shape of your body, molding it into an exceptional fit. Half canvas suits still offer many of those qualities but are considerably less expensive. Also, pay attention to how a suit is made and the process that goes into its construction.
Nothing says more about your sartorial personality than the style and type of suit you choose to wear. Do you prefer classic tailoring and traditional colors? Are you a double-breasted guy? Notch or peak lapel? What about the pants? Are they pleated? Don’t forget to sweat the small stuff when you’re shopping around for a new suit.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to determining the best suit brands. Quality is key. As is fit. And comfort. Yes, it’s all important. But what ends up being your favorite brand all depends on your lifestyle, budget, and style. Regardless of your sartorial leanings, Sid Mashburn’s impeccable suits present a no-wrong-turns situation.
With nuance, yes, expensive suits are superior to less expensive options. Not only are they made with higher quality materials and greater attention to detail, they’ll last longer and are made to conform to your body’s unique contours.
A bespoke suit will always be your best option. Beyond that, it depends on your lifestyle and how often it calls for you to wear a suit. Start with the staple colors, which are blue, black, and gray. Build your collection out from there and always opt for the highest quality suits that your budget will allow.
A much-debated topic, the question of who makes the world’s best suits will likely never have a definitive answer. That said, bespoke suit-makers will always offer the highest-quality garments. Some of the world’s finest tailors include Gieves & Hawkes, Antonio Liverano, and Ermenegildo Zegna’s Bespoke Atelier.