If you’re the corporate buck, you live and breathe men’s suits. And, if you’re the sartorial schmuck, it’s likely that a suave suit is essential weekend kit, decked out for dinner dates or easy-drinks, whatever comes your way.
While a bespoke men’s suit is the dream, we don’t all have time or money for that kind of tailored treatment. So, how do you navigate the sea of ready-made men’s suits out there, without capsizing on a cheap poly-blend or sinking ship for an ultra-skinny fit?
Taking the guessing game out of off-the-rack (or online), here are the best luxury men’s suit brands to know right now. Nailing that corporate office look, fine dining date ensemble, and mate’s wedding outfit just got easy with these suave jackets and trouser besties. And once you’ve found the suit for you, ensure it lasts you as long as possible with these top care tips.
Suitsupply has seen stratospheric growth since its founding in 2000, thanks to a huge range of impeccably made suits that can easily rival the more prestigious and expensive brands on the market. The Dutch-based company has multiples stores around the world, meaning you can head in, try on and walk out with a number of high quality suits without spending a fortune.
From British high street phenomenon to worldwide dominator, Topman has come a long way since its inception in 1978 with over 250 stores in the UK and a further 154 stores internationally across 31 countries. It’s affordable and cool – the perfect brand for men who are getting started with their suit game.
Iowa native Todd Snyder makes effortless everyday luxuries for the modern gentleman. Blending Savile Row craftsmanship with a downtown New York aesthetic, the line is relaxed, refined and always impeccably tailored.
Bonobos was founded because the owners couldn’t find pants that fit them properly; they were either way too tight or too boxy. To fix it, they came up with a curved waistband design that was first applied to pants and has since expanded into its suits, too.
In 2009 M.J. Bale founder, Matt Jensen, had an idea to create a totally unique Australian menswear brand that revolved around quality: quality of product and quality of in-store experience. The functionality of the garments had to be just right so that the customer would be just as stylish and comfortable both here and travelling overseas, whether wearing business or casual attire, right up through to formal events and tuxedos.
German born and made, Hugo Boss has become a top men’s luxury brand without the hefty price tag. Their suits and tuxedos are the go-to brand for men all over the world. Expect a top quality product, just like a Porsche.
Ted Baker – The British born tailoring brand with a twist. Take a modern approach to tailoring with Ted’s suitably suave suits. His elegant selection will have you looking dapper and distinguished in a flash.
Since its creation by David Reiss in 1971, Reiss has established a design philosophy centred on creating design-led menswear, womenswear and accessories. With an uncompromising commitment to delivering innovative and original products it fuses exceptional design, quality and value.
Hackett is the essence of West London chic. Founded on Portobello Road, Hackett stands for impeccable tailoring, offering an array of classic suit colours mixed with a boldness in checks and stripes, making Hackett suits a must-own for the serious and ‘not-so’ gent.
Anglophiles, rejoice. Burberry offers British heritage tailoring to the modern gent with a old-soul taste. It takes inspiration from classic fabrics, trims (sometimes plaid) and techniques, while presenting suits in newer shapes and updated materials.
Mr Smith (not Brad Pitt) is the quirky side of British tailoring. Not afraid to add pleats to pants and crop the leg, Paul Smith’s suits are extra special in that every man looks chic in one, thanks to the label’s Parisian edge. Pair the suit with one of Paul Smith’s going-out shirts and you’re set for a stylish night.
Ermenegildo Zegna exemplifies Italian luxury. Zegna’s suit colours are typically classic and kept neutral for the most part, which makes their modern suits — in soft Italian wool — perfect business attire. Checks, stripes and textural flecks, take your pick.
Leading British e-tailer Mr Porter has taken its style genes and birthed a suit child with several heritage London tailors. Named after the film ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’, suits are crafted locally, so you even though you’re ordering online, you can expect English-quality wools in classic double-breasted cuts and rich mohair business suits for men in the winter.
Tom Ford does tuxedos better than most. So, if you’ve got a black tie event or want to charm in a dinner jacket, formal dressing is at its finest with Tom. Tux’s (and regular suits too) are designed in a contemporary slim cut from subtle sheen mohair and wool, with dinner jackets decked in shawl lapels trimmed with satin for a pure elegance. Very chic.