There couldn’t be a more exciting time to get suited up – and we’re not just referring to the end of Zoom calls and sweatpants. Even before the “once-in-a-lifetime pandemic” hit suit sales hard, the idea of what constitutes appropriate or proper suiting had already begun to shift.
As the cultural discourse around what clothes we wear and how we wear them endures, the impact on fashion is, as always, inevitable. And in menswear, nowhere is this more visible than in the constructions and styles we see in suits.
That’s not to say that a perfectly cut classic or traditional suit will soon be out of fashion – in fact, we’d argue that’s ultimately unlikely to happen entirely. It just means that having the freedom to wear a suit how you please is becoming more acceptable and, like other choices around sartorial preferences, should be celebrated.
So, while we’d still defend the suit as a great wardrobe staple, it’s time to throw out ideas that strict rules and regulations should govern the way they are worn. Now, if the idea of getting back into a suit for the first time in months is still freaking you out, fret not. Here’s our selection of suits for any kind of occasion – and more importantly, for every kind of person.
Ted Baker Slim Fit Plain Suit Jacket and Trousers
As its name suggests, this navy suit by the British luxury brand may be simple, but that’s exactly what makes it so stylish. It’s fit for everyday – and night – suit-wearing occasions. You’re bound to get plenty of mileage out of it.
Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Wool Peak-Lapel Tuxedo
There are major milestones in life that may call for a strict black-tie dress code. Translation: get out the tux. To create this masterpiece, the eponymous American fashion legend combined powers with the always-well-dressed Italians for their impeccable craftsmanship.
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Brooks Brothers Milano Fit Two-Button 1818 Suit
Being the oldest clothing retailer in the U.S. means that Brooks Brothers knows suits. Period. The name of this navy number, made of 100% wool, cutely references the year the company was founded, as well as the fit of the suit – Milano being their slimmest offering. We love the attention to detail.
Boss Double-Breasted Extra-Slim-Fit Suit in Checked Cloth
The German luxury fashion house has become synonymous with creating suits for the ever-evolving modern man that are as precise as they are beautiful. Just a quick peek at this stunner in hound’s tooth check makes this statement a no-brainer.
Gucci GG Wool Suit
When creative director Alessandro Michele began his tenure at Gucci, the fashion world was turned on its head – and for the better. The designer from Rome adds his signature touch to a classic menswear item with a result you couldn’t recreate elsewhere.
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Hickey Freeman Dark Grey Plaid Tasmanian Super 170s Suit
The Hickey-Freeman Co. was founded in Rochester, NY in 1899 and the brand quickly established itself as a leader in the men’s clothing manufacturing industry. The company never looked back and the results speak for themselves.
COS Linen Blazer and Slim-Fit Linen Pants
If you’re looking to redefine what it means to wear a suit in 2021, Swedish-owned fashion retailer COS hits the spot. Thanks to its simple, clean and restrained style, this suit is whatever you want it to be.
Kenneth Cole Slim Fit Lightweight 2-Piece Suit
A summer suit if you’ve ever met one, this chambray-inspired number is sure to be one of your favorite wardrobe mainstays.
Tommy Hilfiger Essential Regular Fit Charcoal Check Suit
This suit by the all-American brand designed in a smart easy fit from premium stretch wool is the ideal two-piece that’ll get you comfortably back in a suit and out of the house after months of lounging.
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H&M Slim Fit Blazer and Slim Fit Suit Pants
Surely not a brown-colored suit, you say? Yes, we say. This isn’t your grandpa’s suit from years long past. This slim fit suit in a woven stretch fabric has all the makings of modern tailoring.
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