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The Best Suits for Men in 2021

Don’t think you need a suit? Think again. It’s a must-have for any closet, and what’s more a suit is essential to anyone’s wardrobe, even in our work-from-home reality of sweatpants and bathrobes. We’re all looking for that opportunity to get dressed up after months of canceled events, even if it is just moving from the bedroom to the living room sofa.

Although more people are opting for athleisure this year there’s always an occasion for a suit and picking one can be complicated. A suit can transform your confidence into Timothée Chalamet on the red carpet if done correctly or as if you’ve been playing in your father’s closet if not. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, going on a job interview, or prepping for a zoom presentation there’s a perfect suit for you out there, no matter the budget.

Best Suit Overall: Boglioli Slim-Fit Virgin Wool Suit

Boglioli Slim-Fit Virgin Wool Suit
MR. PORTER

There are a few suits a well-dressed man should have in his wardrobe, but if you can only spare room for one or two, it’s hard to go wrong with a fresh, modern suit in a slate grey, the kind you can make work for you in multiple situations. The three-button jacket actually looks like a two-button jacket, adding a touch of bespoke flair at a price that won’t break the bank.

Best Two-Button Suit: Ted Baker London Jay Trim-Fit Wool Suit

Ted Baker London Wool Suit
Nordstrom

What’s more classic or versatile than a two-button suit in sharp, crisp black? Wear it with a navy knit tie, a white dress shirt, and black Chelsea boots for a bit of edgy-yet-tailored style.

Best Double-Breasted Suit: ASOS DESIGN Skinny Double-Breasted Blazer with Gold Button in Navy

You don’t have to break the bank by going for a more refined silhouette such as the Double-Breasted suit, but you can look it with this option from Asos.

Best Dinner Suit: Saint Laurent Single-Breasted suit

If you’re looking to make a great first impression at a business dinner or one with the in-laws, Saint Laurent is sure to impress everyone at the table and neighboring ones as well.

Best Wool Suit: Kingsman Harry’s Navy Super 120s Wool Suit

Made of super 120s wool, this suit with keeping you warm without sacrificing style or detailing. Kingsman is the uniform for the refined gentleman, In Kingsman: The Secret Service, Mr. Colin Firth’s on-screen spy, Mr. Harry Hart, proclaimed “The suit is a modern gentleman’s armor, and the Kingsmen the new knights.”

Best Tuxedo: Indochino Hampton Black Tuxedo

A tuxedo is a must-have for any black tie event (yes, even the ones on zoom) With luxurious cashmere and silk-blend, this tuxedo proves there’s no such thing as an overstatement.

Other Suits We Love:

Giorgio Armani Trim Fit Grey Windowpane Wool & Silk Suit

Giorgio Armani Trim Fit Grey Windowpane Wool & Silk Suit
Nordstrom

Luxurious fabric and an eye-catching yet subtly stylish windowpane pattern help separate this suit from other options in your wardrobe, and we think that’s a very good (and stylish) thing indeed.

Bonobos Jetsetter Stretch Wool Suit

Bonobos Jetsetter Stretch Wool Suit 
Bonobos

The makers of your favorite chinos (and perhaps even your favorite jeans) make one heck of an affordable, finely tailored wool suit in comfortable stretch fabric. Consider it the perfect on-duty addition to your rotation of Bonobos gear.

BOSS Huge/Genius Wool Twill Suit

Bloomingdale's

A brand known for sleek and sharp menswear across multiple categories comes through with this slick wool twill suit in a timeless black.

Paul Smith Soho Sharskin Extra Slim Fit Suit

Paul Smith Soho Sharskin Extra Slim Fit Suit
Bloomingdale's

The proper tailoring these days is “lean and mean,” or in this case, of the “extra slim fit” variety in a visually striking sharkskin wool weave. Wear it with a light blue dress shirt and navy silk tie for refined, accessible luxury.

Calvin Klein Slim-Fit Two-Piece Suit

Calvin Klein Slim-Fit Two-Piece Suit
Macy's

The master of classic American style delivers on a subtly stylish suit at an agreeable price, and in a unique shade of blue-grey, to boot.

Nautica Modern-Fit Bi-Stretch Suit

Nautica Modern-Fit Bi-Stretch Suit
Macy's

Go with quality and comfort in a timeless silhouette with this stretch-filled, travel-friendly suit. It’ll also work well for dressing up at home, thanks to those same attributes.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Ready Flex Suit

Kenneth Cole Reaction Ready Flex Suit
Macy's

Staying sharp and stylish on the go can be a challenge if your suit is overly stiff, but Kenneth Cole designed this comfortable-yet-crisp suit for men on the move, with easy-to-style color options aplenty.

Mans Suit

Spanish brand Mans takes a youthful modern approach to suiting with asymmetric structure.

Oliver Wicks Burgundy Wool Mohair Tuxedo

The breezy lightweight wool-mohair blend of this suit will keep you cool and avoid sweat stains. An airy option for if you’re anxious on a first date or giving a speech in front of a crowd.

Alain Dupetit Brown Corduroy Double-Breasted Suit

70’s style is making a comeback thanks to style icons like Harry Styles. If your dad didn’t hang on to any of his vintage corduroy suits from the glory days this is a good one to achieve the retro look.

Suit Supply Navy Havana Suit

Suit Supply Navy Havana Suit
Suit Supply

A guy can never go wrong with a classic navy suit, particularly these days, seeing as the navy flannel jacket and trousers can also be worn separately in other ensembles. Together, the look is as timeless as it gets.

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