The transition from boy to gentleman happens when you buy your first suit (sorry puberty). What better city to buy said suit than in New York.
In an urban world saturated with endless suit shops and bespoke tailors, finding that perfect silhouette in New York is difficult. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best places in the city to get fit so you can go on looking dapper as hell everyday.
From off-the-rack to full bespoke tailoring, here are the ten best suit shops New York has to offer.
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Aussie-born Patrick Johnson redefines the way modern men wear tailored clothing. Trained in London, his attention to detail and traditional craftsmanship is impeccable and well-presented.
However, he forgoes the idea of the stuffy, buttoned up jacket. Reimagining the suit into a modern, light, and pleasantly relaxed fit. For example, he removes jacket lining so the body can cool down and breathe as well as offers shorter jacket lengths and narrow trousers. All in his made-to-measure showrooms in NYC, London, and Australia.
Discover P Johnson’s technical innovation at their showroom in SoHo or Barney’s Downtown for a unique take on modern men’s formalwear.
145 Spring St, 2nd Floor, Soho
Since 2011, cult-cool Suitsupply has happily enrobed New Yorkers with top quality suits at a fraction of the price. Offering nothing short of Italian fabrics and experimental cuts that attracts eager young professionals who want to look good.
They rose to popularity after Wall Street Journal released a blind test between suit experts, stating they saw little difference between the $600 Suitsupply garments and their $3000+ competitors. Becoming an ideal spot for men purchasing their first suits, as well as experts and celebrities who wear them daily.
Find them off the beaten path in four locations around the city, but we prefer the shops on Madison Ave or SoHo.
453 Broome St, New York
Nearly a decade ago, those seeking a custom suit in Clinton Hill may have found themselves at Brooklyn Tailors flagship location – owners Daniel and Brenna Lewis 55.7m flat.
Recognised for their precision detailing and progressive garments, they quickly grew into their first Williamsburg storefront. Offering a delightful variety of off-the-rack formalwear readily available for New Yorkers, as well as their one-on-one fittings they become popular for. They’ve sold out capsule collections and expanded into international markets so be sure to drop into their new shop in Williamsburg to check out the new collections they have to offer.
327 Grand St, Brooklyn
Monsieur Brunold serves as the New York pinnacle for Euro-designed suits. Hailing from France, Charles and his wife offer a unique range of suit fabrics from European fabric mills like Vitale Barbers Canonico, Dormeuli, Reda, and more.
These customised, bespoke suits are for the sophisticated gentlemen of style. Who’s self-expression shows through the finest details of their daily formal wear. At their shop in Nolita, you’ll find seasonally curated house collections, exclusive patterns and weaves, and exceptional tailoring treatment that can’t be found elsewhere in New York.
In the vast, mum-and-pop tailor shop landscape of TriBeCa comes The Armoury. A Hong Kong-based haberdashery offering bespoke tailoring services and ready-to-wear attire for the modern man.
If the shops charm isn’t enough to draw you in, their Neapolitan stitches, hand-rolled pocket squares and curated Japanese garments from Ring Jacket will. It’s certainly the only shop in the area to adorn the discerning with a perfect silhouette.
Any gentleman who wants to rejuvenate their wardrobe with seriously cool formalwear, look no further than The Armoury for your suited destination.
168 Duane St, New York
Duncan Quinn is synonymous with classic cars, sophisticated adventurer, and a lad who truly enjoys life to the fullest. His bespoke suits express nothing short of his James Bond-esque attitude and are available at this neat shop in Nolita.
DQ holds to traditional Savile Row tailoring techniques, but with his own modern detailing. Think Prince of Wales plaids, old English silk woven ties, and Italian milled cotton. A splendid choice for la’s who prefer to make a subtle statement at their next Gala event or upscale dinner party.
Michael Andrews Bespoke
Buying a suit from MAB is a pleasant experience from first cocktail to finalisation of your customised suit. The staff is vibrant, knowledgeable, and creates an unfussy environment which is what they’re known for outside of their bespoke formalwear.
They offer a thoughtful selection of buttons, linings, and fabrics for garments from mills such as Ariston, Scabal, and Holland & Sherry. Each suit fully canvassed, exclusively cut and handmade to guarantee you’ll get the perfect silhouette you’re looking for.
2 Great Jones Alley, New York
Lord Willy’s mission is straightforward, to make fine clothes for interesting people.
From venture capitalists to NYC yoga pioneers and government officials, LW’s quirky English tailorship has not gone unnoticed since establishment. This Nolita shop is known for their spread collars, eccentric button offerings and classic English sixties slim cut for gentleman who want to spruce up their wardrobe.
They offer ready to wear, made-to-measure, and bespoke suits alongside a healthy dose of British satirical humour.
225 Mott St, New York
For owner Kirk Miller, formerly of Paul Stuart and Thom Browne, opening up his own shop in NYC was only natural progression. Coming from a century-old legacy of tailors, his expertise and dedication to your polished silhouette is readily apparent.
His suits are constructed from English fabrics and classical designs, with a touch of elegant detailing. Enjoy the modern, yet professional look of moderate lapels, one-button jackets, and rounded collars.
Head west for the water next SoHo shopping trip and discover this cool suit shop located near Greenwich and Spring St.
510 Greenwich St, New York
Martin Greenfield Clothiers
The same lad who’s dressed U.S. Presidents from Eisenhower to Obama and countless other political influencers, can suit you right from his factory in Brooklyn.
Seeking a 1920’s style get up? Look to Greenfield Clothiers for the team who designed the wardrobe for the Prohibition age, HBO show Boardwalk Empire. A dashing tweed sport coat? Certainly a part of their fabric book and ready for your measurements.
If there was a UNESCO World Heritage spot for American Tailors, Martin Greenfield would be on the list. And of course, they have great bagels should your appointment be during brekkie.
239 Varet St, Brooklyn