Below is a brief description of some of the best and most desired men's designer suits. Hopefully it will provide the information to help you narrow your choices based on fabric, cut, cost and a bit more.
Giorgio Armani Suits
Giorgio Armani's suits have made this man famous indeed. Giorgio does have a full collection of clothing these days but what people really know him for are his designer suits. Italian born and raised Giorgio is renowned for making Italian suits. However, if you take a look at his collection you will notice that they do not all go with the classic Italian style look.
Giorgio likes to mix things up and makes his designs in robust double breasted makes, powerful British style 2 piece suits, and even the more relaxed American sac style suits.
You won't find anything in polyester from this brand. Look for high quality super 100's and other high end materials. Colors are mostly traditional and elegant with rare variations of bold hues.
These suits can sometimes go for well over $1,000.00. This price is a combination of great quality and materials combined with name brand inflation.
If your looking to make a fashion statement while looking wealthy at the same time, go ahead and pick up one of these designs.
Austin Reed Suits
Austin Reed suits are a British classic. Both affordable and stylish; this designer has produced a very nice balance. This brand has been around for over 100 years and although the original designer is no longer around his name lives on through his company.
Elegant cuts with classic styling make this a great design for the clothing enthusiast with a lust for traditional garb. Look for their signature line for a higher end material and stitch.
Jackets come in two and three button models with classic cuts. Lapels are moderate size surrounded by flap pockets on bottom. Materials run through the spectrum in wool, cotton, and linen. Luxury models will have a higher grade wool than the lesser models.
Prices vary depending on model and newness. Expect to see retail prices in the $200 - $300 range.
This company makes great traditional British style suits at a very affordable price point. Buy this online and you'll have a nice multi-purpose suit for less than a months cost in gas.
Belvest is based in Venezia, Italy. As a result, all suits are tailored in Italy to make some of the finest luxury models on the market.
Regal three button classics with ticket pockets make up the bulk of this lineup. Look for solids, stripes, and windowpanes, along with more unique plaids. Most suits are full canvassed with full inner lining. Materials are expensive high spun wools, cashmeres, and silks. Cotton models are also made to please people that like lighter materials. Colors are not quite up to the sometimes outrageous full on designer models but their is a large selection of shades. Look for both traditional and not so traditional colors.
Retail prices can range from $2,000 - $5,000, but can be found at much lower discounts in some online stores.
Men will find that this company uses some of the best materials on the market to make their suits. The only drawback is you will have to pay for them.
Brioni suits originate in Italy and define why many consider Italian suits to be far superior in quality. Even Pierce Brosnan wears them in James Bond. Streamlined wastes, slightly padded shoulders, and perfect tailoring are all attributes of this designer. Brioni tries to work the angle of having the ability to make anybody look like they are in great shape.
Materials consist of super fine wool, cashmere, and silk. Even the inner lining is made up of expensive silk or cashmere. Colors are always traditional and elegance wins out over trendy every time.
New models start at around $2,000.00 and can climb well above that depending on the model.
Buy this for your first and last high end suit. Not many designers will be able to match this quality.
Brooks Brothers Suits
Brooks Brothers suits have been around since 1818 for 1 very important reason....they're good.
In need of a strong power suit? Maybe something for the office? A well made Brooks Brother's suit is the answer. The great selling point for these suits is that your older executives will be wearing them or something similar. They were the first company in America to make ready to wear suits. Its 2009 now and although this designer has expanded its product line, their suits are still the number one seller.
All of this designer’s models have traditional cuts with American style stitching. Wool is the predominant material but they have recently branched out into stretch materials. Whether you go with a classic material or something new you won't have to worry about quick wrinkling. The most wild color you will find is olive from this brand. This may seem boring but classic and traditional is their niche. If you want something outlandish than look into some of the Italian designers.
These well made classics usually retail for about $1,000 but as always, you can buy them from online retailers for a fraction of that price.
If you decide to buy a high quality American made suit than this should be your designer of choice.
Burberry suits are classics in style, color, and cut. Men with refined tastes will choose their models over most others. They are perfect for the office or a formal occasion. This company was established in 1856 and still holds a strong industry presence today.
Styles can be found in solid, striped, and window pane. Two and three button models are made with no real discrimination toward one or the other. Lapels are thin and streamlined for a tasteful yet sporty look. Proper tailoring will make these models fit your body comfortably. Materials are made from super 100's finely spun wool and are great for year round use. The comfort seeker in you will be pleased at the soft feel the high quality wool permeates. Colors vary greatly. A man can buy anything from the traditional solid blacks, blues, and grays to the more trendy colors.
New models will retail somewhere in the neighborhood of $900.00. This is a fair price for this type of material.
Traditional comfort seekers looking for high end quality should seriously consider this brand. Check out some of the online retailers to save on cost.
Calvin Klein Suits
The Calvin Klein suit is here to stay. He might be better known for his unisex colognes but that doesn't make his suits any less popular. The CK collection is full of men’s fashion pieces. They make everything from socks to underwear to hats. If you really wanted to you could have every garment on your body crafted from a Calvin Klein factory. This company has been around for decades and with the ever changing product line should be able to stick around for decades to come.
These suits are traditionally always designer type suits. The standard office is rarely a place to find people wearing them. The company prides itself on the high quality of its wool. However, it will also use cottons and a multitude of blends to diversify temperatures and weights. As a cutting edge designer Ck has a multitude of colors to choose from. Shop around as long as you must to find that hard to match ensemble.
These suits can run anywhere from $600.00 to over $1,000.00. Keep an eye out for previous years models as they will always be much less expensive.
Overall I think the Calvin Klein lineup is great and that the suit deserves more attention than it gets.
Canali suits are made in Italy at about 1,400 suits per day. This company has been around for decades and produces some of the finest luxury suits on the market.
Arm holes and shoulder pads are all crafted right before they are sewn in. This gives the suit a nice sloping shoulder with mobile armholes for everyday use. These suits are always sewn and never fused. Canali uses high quality luxury wools for winter suits and cotton or linen for their summer suits.
The large quantity of suits this company produces is formidable for a luxury suit company. This allows the designer to provide more color variations than most designers in its class.
These suits usually start out at around $1,000 and climb up from there.
Men looking for a nice luxury suit with a large array of color choices and material variations should look into these designs.
Christian Dior Mens Suits
Christian Dior Men’s Suits are the product of the French fashion designer Christian Dior. He passed away over 50 years ago but the clothing lines he inspired will live on forever. This lineup has been around for over sixty years and is still going strong.
We can all thank this man for creating a clothing style that actually conforms to a persons body rather than hiding it.(unless your overweight or don't like to show off your body) His creations really don't differ too much in look compared to the other brands out on the market today but 50 years ago they truly were unique. Designs are made from high quality virgin wools. Inner linings are always full and made from various high quality materials. Colors aren't as provocative as some designers out on the market today but they do provide a unique presentation.
These suits usually retail for about $2,000.00 but you can usually find them for a much lower price at online discount stores.
This brand makes high quality suits with qualities unique to its own label. Buy this suit if you want to differentiate yourself from the masses. (in a good way)
The Sergio Corneliani suit was first created over 60 years ago through the tireless effort of hand stitching. Today this suit is born in Italy using high precision computer sewing tools. The method of creation has changed to keep up with the new millennium, but the high quality the world has come to expect has stayed the same.
This suit comes to us through three main collections: its signature brand, Collection and Trend. These models account for luxury, designer, and classic office models respectively. Materials used always vary by model. Look for cotton, linen, and worsted wool on the lighter models and wool/cashmere blends on heavier models. Color can vary from model to model. Look for plaids, pinstripes, solids, and windowpane variations each and every year.
Prices range from $1,000 to $2,000 dollars retail and will vary greatly based off of type of material and stitch design.
A very sophisticated brand with wearers ranging from CEOs to noblemen.
Dolce & Gabbana Suits
Dolce Gabbana suits are not the only items these designers are making these days. Also known as D and G, makes a wide line of clothing and has even introduced trance music to their money making empire. This company was spawned in 1982 and has continued to grow at a rapid pace. They opened their first location in Tokyo and are even now expanding to a multitude of countries.
Outlandish patterns, designs, and cuts. Do not wear D and G to your traditional office job. Do wear this designer on a night out on the town or to your art exhibits. They really can't be nailed down to one material so I won't even try. Colors go from traditional solids all the way to animal print designs. Drop your crowns on the counter and the clerk should be able to find a color suit to match each color crayon.
Prices seem to have a wide spectrum so shop around until you find something that matches your budget.
These designers are on the cutting edge of fashion. Buy whatever model suits you best, just try not to get cut.
Ermenegildo Zegna Suits
The Zegna suit is known for its superb tailoring and fine Italian craftsmanship. Created almost 100 years ago this make has kept its traditional styles and has still managed to do much more than endure the test of time. Descendants of the original creator Emenegildo, have this to say about their product line, "very classic tailoring, rich and supple fabrics, and obsessive attention to detail make Zegna the Rolls Royce of menswear". The original maker of this line has moved on but his classic cuts have not.
Emenegildo does not do anything less than full lining so expect maximum comfort when wearing any of these suits. Also take note that the pants are lined down to the knees. Look for this suit in traditional colors and patterns with a contemporary cut.
Expect retail prices on these suits to be well over $2,000. Although the price may be a bit steep the quality cuts and materials may be well worth the price.
These suits provide great comfort, quality, and style to everyone that wears them.
Gucci suits can be found all over the runways and in most designer stores. Their clothing line extends well beyond menswear but I'll try and keep us focused. The jacket is usually tight around shoulders and streamlined to the belly. Current trends in their pants are low riding hip huggers tapered down to the ankles.
Wear this suit if you are tall, slender, and not afraid to show off your curves. Do not wear this suit if you are adverse to tight fitting clothes or trying to hide your beer belly. Materials range anywhere from cotton and silk to more traditional wools. Colors run the gamet - if you can't find your color it probably doesn't exist.
New models can be pricey so be prepared to have your credit card in hand.
Buy this suit if you are deep into the fashion scene or want to look like you are. Make sure if you have the body for it though.
Hart Schaffner Marx
Hart Schaffner & Marx make fantastic garments by any industry standard. Classy 3 piece suits, powerful business attire and much more come from these gentlemen. Innovations such as the zipper in men’s pants, all wool suits, and fabric testing laboratories have all sprung up in the HSM facilities first.
However, today you still will not find a wide product line from this company. They have decided to stick with what they know best which is now and will always be men’s suits. Traditional patterns and cuts with a well rounded lineup for a multitude of different body types. Wool dominates the HSM scene but some blends can be found in their older suits as well as their newer models. Colors are limited to the more common hues but versatile enough to fit any complexion that might want to wear it.
Retail prices for these suits range from $700 to $800. Look for discounts on online stores and you'll quickly find a better deal.
Sophistication and traditional cuts make this suit a nice versatile piece to your collection.
Hickey Freeman Suits
The Hickey Freeman Suit has been around for ages, but you can't tell by the modern styles they are using today. As you can see in the pictures, this designer has some nice designs in both two and three button styles. Hickey Freeman started out making suits and still does. Currently they not only have suits in their lineup but casual clothing and colognes as well.
Newer models have a modern streamlined feel to them that matches quite nicely with its traditional colors and patterns. Their website is very proud of their business and formal lineups and they really should be. You won't find a suit made from polyester in any of their lineups. Pure wool and silk are the only materials with the highly successful Hickey Freeman name on them.
These suits retail anywhere from $900.00 to $1,500.00 and are well worth the money.
If your looking for a great suit to wear to the office or your next formal occasion, look no further.
Hugo Boss Suits
The Hugo Boss suit is just one of the many items this company has to offer. HB is made up of 5 different tiers: Boss Black, Boss Selection, Boss Orange, Boss Green, and Hugo. The company explains that if your looking for a suit you should look into its Boss Black line. The Boss Black lineup consists of its men’s and women’s business ensemble. Hugo Boss was first introduced in 1970 and has continued to grow over the years. The lineup is now well known and continues to grow in market share.
The great thing about this lineup is that it is diverse enough that you could wear these suits to almost any occasion and always be dressed appropriately. Wool, cotton, linen...this lineup covers all the major materials. The versatility in materials makes these suits great for multiple weather conditions. Traditional colors and more trendy hues add even more diversity to an already light footed brand.
New Models should range anywhere from $500 to $1,000. Look out for slightly older models and you will find a great bargain.
The price tag on this line up is only gonna go up. Buy one while you can still get in at a discount.
The Isaia suit follows the same craftsmanship as it did back in 1930. It is crafted in Napoli, Italy with high quality fabrics from around the globe.
These suits lack the padding that many suits put in the shoulders which results in a naturally round look to the shoulders. Look for two and three button models with full canvas lining throughout their lineup. Some of the finest quality wools are used in creating these suits. Look at this suit more as a luxury suit than something to wear to work. Colors run a large enough spectrum that it is easy for any man to find a suit that matches his unique skin tone. Look for both classic and not so classic colors.
Retail prices run between $1,000 and $3,000. These prices are expensive but fair for the high quality material and styling that you receive.
Men should look to this suit as a solid addition to their luxury collection
Joseph Abboud Suits
Joseph Abboud suits don't make the man but they sure can help him look good. The company's philosophy is that quality and personal style come from the man and not the clothes. This may be true but the designer does add some nice qualities of his own. This company has only been around for about 20 years and has already established itself as a strong brand in over 4 countries.
Classic cuts with a more refined look than some of the other American brands. Look out for both elegant and more relaxed cuts. High end wool and cashmere are the materials of choice. Interestingly enough, Joe has managed to keep his prices down below $700.00 on most of his suits.
Look for traditional shades of black, blue, gray, and even tan. Pinstripes and windowpanes in multitudes of hues can be added for a little more flare.
The newness of the line in comparison to some of the older brands like Cerruti and Brooks Brothers has forced them to take a more aggressive pricing structure. This probably won't last as long as we'd all like it to though.
Great designs at bargain price - overall a great value.
The Kiton suit is one of the finest handmade suits in the world. This suit is given birth to in Naples Italy using superb fabrics and several days labor.
Cuts and stitches are done completely by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Buyers have their choice between bespoke versions or off the rack. The bespoke versions can be tailored to your specifications which makes the style as versatile as you need it. Fine super 150's wool makes this a great luxury suit. Look for fully lined jackets with pants lined down to the knees. The number of suits that are made by this designer are limited in quantity each year; this makes the number of colors limited as well. However, you should be able to find all of the classic colors with a few diverse enough to suit your wild side.
Prices match the high quality fabrics and hand-stitching. Expect retail prices to start out at $5,000 and go all the way up to $20,000 for the bespoke models.
Men looking for a suit that is almost unmatched in both quality of fabric and stitching should look to this designer.
Michael Kors Suits
Michael Kors suits are provided to department stores, online stores, and specialty stores to add a nice mix to the low range value suits. Look for a wide range with more versatility than your average made in bulk suit. Plaids, windowpanes, pinstripes, and solids are all characteristic of their designs.
Look for wool suits to start at the super 100's range and move slightly up into the 120's for the more expensive models. Color ranges are wide and provide even more spice to an already unique design. Look for interesting color patterns with styles that augment your natural color.
Prices on this type of suit range from $200 to $600. The reason for the lower price is %100 the lower quality wool. Expect to pay much more if they come out with a higher quality material to use.
This is a great suit for the consumer looking to find a suit that is both unique and stylish. The only drawback when compared to higher end suits is the level of comfort and quality of material.
Paul Smith Suits
Paul Smith suits have a unique formal yet authoritative look to them. Someone wearing his designs will look like he is going to an opera or fancy dinner. Wear this suit as your night out on the town wardrobe.
Heavy attention to detail with hidden pockets and ample buttons. Pinstripes are larger than usual but not obnoxious. Expect fine Italian wool with a full lining inside the jacket. Pants can be lined down to the knees but not always so make sure you ask. Nothing overly outlandish but enough variation to keep things interesting. Some of the pinstripe versions have large disparity between the stripes and the color of main color of the jacket.
Retail will run you around $1,500 so be on the lookout for sales.
A great suit for formal occasions and anyplace else you find yourself with the need to look elegant.
Prada suits are not nearly as popular as their lineup of women’s shoes but they do make waves. Judging by their fashion shows they seem to be targeting slim men at every angle. Originating in 1913, this designer specialized in leather goods for many years before moving onto clothing.
The designs are meant mostly for the fashionable type that likes to wear their suit more as a statement than a work uniform. Look for streamlined designs with unique almost erratic cuts. Look for cotton, poplin, wool, tweed, seersucker, and any other material you can imagine. Colors move with the trends and if you are willing to look through several years of models you should be able to find any shade you want.
If you do decide to make a statement be prepared to pay for it. These suits are not cheap and are made up of some of the finest materials. You will however, find an immense amount of comfort can be drawn out of these garments so the price might just be worth it.
Look for Prada to be a strong contender in this year’s fashion shows.
Ralph Lauren Suits
The Ralph Lauren Suit has always been a favorite of mine. I have a 3 piece brown pinstripe in my collection that I'm very proud of. It is one of those classic suits that encompasses time and demands respect. Forty years makes this company younger than some of its counterparts but old enough to appear well seasoned and able to withstand the tests of time.
The Black Label, Polo, and Chaps models are a great place to start your suit collection. These models show this company’s willingness to please its customers. Look for two and three buttons with both traditional and not so traditional cuts.
Throughout the years this company has moved from wool to polyester to cotton and to every other material you might think about. However, if your looking for a great quality virgin material you will easily find one. Both trendy and classic colors are available throughout this lineup.
These suits usually range anywhere from $1,500 to $2,000 brand new but you can always find great deals on them in some of the online stores.
If you want to look good on both the runway and the company billboard you should absolutely look into buying a Ralph Lauren.
Burlington and many other local stores carry this line at reasonable prices, but if you’re looking for an even better bargain, you can always check out some of the online vendors.
Great for the man looking for a unique and truly different suit style. Wear this suit to the club or your next party.
Tayion suits are part of Montee Tayion Holland's, Tayion collection of fine men's formal wear. This collection was created to provide the missing flare that many "modern" suit styles lack. It seems that this designer has recognized the fact that suits have not changed much since their creation, and is doing something about it.
The style of this suit brand could be classified as Hollywood in nature. Meaning that it is created more for its unique look rather than its traditional business functionality. You will find many two and three piece models in unique cuts that are anything but conventional. A wide array of pockets are also commonly used in each suit design. Materials vary by model, but you will find many new non-traditional materials to choose from. For instance some of the inner linings are made from materials such as Bemberg and Viscose rather than your traditional nylon, silk, or cashmere. Colors can be found in many shades that you will not find anywhere else. You will see such colors as cognac and mint, as well as the more standard colors like charcoal gray, black, and navy blue.
The price tag does not remain standard between suit models but you can expect MSRP prices to start out at around $500 and go all the way up to $3,000. Check out links at the top of this page and you should find some significant discounts.
Men looking for something new to wear should check out this suit brand. However, for a more traditional look you may want to go with a more traditional brand.
The Ungaro suit was first spawned when Emanuel decided to expand to a menswear collection in 1973. Thirty five years later the company has expanded even further and now has a full lineup in both the mens and womens lineups.
Styles range from boring to wild and can be found in three and two button models. This suit comes in pleated and flat front models with both flap and slit pockets. Wool outers with nylon inners are common for this type of suit. Also look for cottons and linens for lighter summer and spring feels. Traditional colors with thick pinstripes seem to be the trend this year. Also be on the lookout for solids and windowpanes for your particular needs.
Retail prices start at around $500 at most places. Look to pay about half of that online.
This company's style is always on an evolutionary pattern - look for models to get better and better with each passing year.
The Versace suit is rapped about, sung about, and talked about all over. This is because although the runway models can be a little creepy, the designs do look great. This line has been out since the late 70's and has more sex appeal than many of the other brands out there.
The cut of the suit gives the wearer the appearance of a care free on top of the world attitude. Mr. Gianni Versace really new what he was doing when he decided to make a name for himself. Look for light materials of worsted wool, linen, and cotton. The unimaginative can also find more traditional wools in most models. Versatility in coloring is popular in each seasons lineup. Look for lighter shades in the summer and darker shades in the winter.
This suit weighs in at about $1,200, but can usually be found much cheaper.
This designer has quickly made a name for himself with high quality and interesting styling. Look into this type of suit for runways and parties.
Yves Saint Laurent Suits
Yves Saint Laurent came to stardom through his haute couture lineup for women. These days however, he is designing much more than that. His creations really come to life with his beautifully crafted mens suits.
With the name sewn over and over again into the inseam everyone will know your wearing one of these expensive suit jackets. I really love the attention to detail that the designers put into these gems. Quality craftsmanship is never in question when it comes to YSL. You'll find full silk or cashmere linings with wool outers almost every time. The coloring leans more towards the traditional hues. You may find a more diverse model from time to time, but don't look for anything outlandish.
You'll find the high quality of these suits do come with a high price tag of around $1,200 but can be found cheap if you know what your doing.
This designer shows quality craftsmanship at its best. Wear this as your luxury suit and you won't go wrong.
Zanetti suits are made in Italy from cloths purchased from various fabric sellers.
Look for high diversity in both pants and jackets. Pants can be flat front, pleated, double pleated, and reverse double pleated. Jackets come in two button, three button, double breasted, single vented, double vented, and vent-less. Virgin wools and super 120's make this an ideal luxury suit. Look for fully lined jackets with pants lined all the way down to the knees. Classic colors with powerful pinstripes dominate this line. Solids are less common but the solid wearer should be able to find what he's looking for.
Retail can run all the way up to $800, which is still more economical than most suits made from the same quality fabric.
Men looking for a more authoritative looking luxury suit should try out this brand.