Back by popular demand – I have compiled this season’s list of the 5 best suits available in retail for less than $300.00! For those looking for a beautiful high end suit, this is not really the post for you. See our friends at Hugo Boss, Armani and Zegna for that. These picks are all about the every day guy who has to wear and tear through life in suits and suit separates without worrying about the every day hazards of the work day. For guys like us, we want a suit that is not only affordable but can be worn several times a month without looking beaten up or cheap, is fitted and flattering in that modern way usually reserved for the $1000.00 plus suit, and is classic enough to mix and match with our high end shoes and accessories. In other words, we need the perfect bang around suit. So, without further ado, here we go!
United Colors of Benetton – Averages at $279.00 in stores only. My buddy Andy bought this one the other day. It looks fantastically modern on and could pass for a much higher end suit.
H&M two button suit in Cotton. Sold as separates for $180.00! I own this suit in two different colors and have in fact worn it to several red carpet events – with many “fashionistas” asking who the designer is. lol. The cut is slim and the fabric is lightweight yet surprisingly durable.
The Ludlow by JCrew. This handmade italian suit has gotten a lot press over the last year for its surprisingly good construction for a retail chain offering. Not typically under three, but available at Mr. Porter right now for $300.00!
Tommy Hilfiger Navy Cotton Poplin Slim Fit. $179.00 on sale at Macy’s! I absolutely love this suit. Dare I say that this is my favorite work suit – so much so that I have three, one in grey, one in blue and one in black. The fabric is strong and light. The lining is chic and full and the cut is just slim enough but not so much so that you look like a dandy at work.
Less work suit, and more – out on the town suit – but none-the-less, a great option by Topman for only $220.00. Be warned that Topman makes clothes for the skinny english bloke. If you aren’t of that general description, this will look more like sausage casing than clothing. If you are blessed with the hips of a 12 year old girl, well – go on with it and enjoy. This suit is made for you.