What are the 11 best men’s designer suits brands for the money? Even though more and more companies are abandoning requirements that their male employees wear suits, a good suit is still a mandatory item in every man’s wardrobe. Aside from some events that still require men to wear a suit and tie, the reality is that it’s very difficult for a man to look better than when wearing a suit. To slightly paraphrase Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother: “It’s a truth you can’t refute, nothing suits you like a suit.”
And talking about wearing a suit at work, while even some banks (like JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)) have turned their “Casual Friday” into “Casual All-the-Time”, wearing a suit can have a great impact on productivity. According to a 2015 study conducted by psychologists at California State University, people who dressed formally were more adept at abstract thinking and seeing the big picture.
So while the question of whether or not to own a suit may not be up for debate, there’s still a decision to be made when it comes to what suit to buy. There are several factors to take into account. First, there is your income, which will affect how much suit you can buy for your money, as there are many expensive suit brands. For example, an Italian-made Brioni, which is preferred by President Donald Trump (despite his “buy American” calls), can set you back at least $6,000. A suit from a cheaper, but still expensive brand like Gucci comes with a price tag of around $2,000. A Hugo Boss suit, which is probably among the best bang-for-your-buck suits, can cost under $1,000.
However, the good news here is that because of the cheap labor used by many clothing companies (leaving aside the ethical aspects), as well as technology, there are many great suit choices for those on a budget. You can grab a decent suit for around $300, which will look stylish and modern and of a good enough quality so that only well-informed people will have any idea of its real quality and price. For example, one of the signs that determines the quality of a suit is the twisting of the yarn. A more expensive suit will have a higher number, while a cheaper one will have a lower count, but in any case this will be noticed only through close observation. Another example is the shape of the chest pockets – on cheaper suits it’s square, while on more expensive ones it’s “crown-shaped”, but this is also a detail noticeable only by someone in the know.
In any case, unless you are going somewhere where you’ll be surrounded by snobs, nobody will care about the price of your suit. So whether you have low income, or don’t need an expensive suit because you’ll be wearing it only on rare occasions, we have compiled a list of the 11 best men’s designer suits brands for the money. The price ranges are taken from Amazon. Check out the list, beginning on the next page.
And if you’re not satisfied with value for money and want the absolute best suits that money can buy, be sure to also check out our list of the 15 Most Expensive Men’s Suits Brands in the World.