The Best Suits for Men in Every Style for 2022
The suit isn’t dead—it’s just evolved over time to fit our changing lifestyles. That idea couldn’t be truer today, especially as WFH or hybrid work edges closer to becoming a permanent reality for millions of employees around the globe.
And as we approach any semblance of life as we once knew it—whether in the office or off duty—two years into mostly at-home living has heavily influenced our wardrobes. Sure, a classic suit is arguably always going to be fashionable, but there’s no better time than now to reconsider how you approach the world of suiting.
Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a suit purist, there are some practical pointers about this menswear staple that can guide you when you’re on the hunt for the best suit—that is, the best suit style for your personal taste or needs, no matter where or how you choose to wear it.
The Best Suits for Men
Unless you’re regularly taking to red carpets or sitting front row at fashion weeks, chances are you’re less likely to shop for trendier styles (like a super baggy suit). You’ll get plenty more mileage out of a classic-, slim- or modern-fit suit (the latter hovers somewhere amid the first and the second). If possible, shop for a suit in person to see how it fits and get it tailored to your measurements. Pay attention to fit around your shoulders and chest (both when the suit jacket is buttoned and unbuttoned), as well as to the sleeve, cuff and pants length.
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Today’s suits are available in pretty much any fabric imaginable. When deciding on a suit’s material construction, carefully consider the purpose of your suit as its fabric is often closely tied to functionality and occasion. Pure wool, for example, is one of the most popular suit fabrics and works well in more formal settings, especially during the colder months. Linen, on the other hand, is lightweight and perfect for summer events but compared to wool it may be considered to be slightly more on the casual side.
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Once again, color will be linked to occasion and circumstance. While neutral tones like gray, navy and black lean more to the conventional side of suiting, these hues offer the most versatility. That said, if your workplace has a laxer dress code, you’ll get a great deal of wear from more experimental colors that can take you just as easily from the office to a wedding. Colors, prints and patterns allow your personality to shine through—just be sure to take into consideration where it’s appropriate.
Now, check out the best suits for men in our full selection of styles, from the formal tux to more casual-cool offerings and everything in between.
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