The market for modestly priced men’s suits has taken off lately and now there are endless options to suit (no pun intended) a variety of situations. Whether you’re searching for a slim fit or an athletic cut or need to dress up a group of groomsmen, the best suits for men deliver a lot of value without stretching your wallet too far. The key is to focus on fit and pay close attention to the tailoring.
Ahead, we rounded up our top recommendations, all approved and reviewed by the Forbes Vetted fashion team. Why you can trust us: We’ve tested and evaluated dozens of menswear items, and know how important the right fit is when it comes to suits. To pick the winners on this list, we considered everything from fabric weight to silhouette and drape to button closures and back vents. Here, all the best suits for men depending on your style, budget and body type.
Sizes: Blazer: 36S to 48L; pant: 28 to 40W, 30-37L | Colors: 6 in total including Black and Light Grey | Materials: 97% wool, 3% spandex | Special services: Generous 45-day returns
Bonobos offers dozens of popular suit styles, but we love the bestselling Jetsetter Stretch Wool Suit the best. It’s perfectly tailored with a touch of stretch for comfort and it comes in extended sizes and fits, like slim, athletic and standard. If you’re tall, the pant comes in an unhemmed 37-inch length for easy tailoring and customization.
Sizes: 38S to 50L | Colors: Teal Moda Melange | Materials: 100% virgin wool | Special services: Free shipping and returns, in-store tailoring available
This trim-fit suit from Nordstrom’s in-house line features a lot of high-end details at a reasonable price. It’s made of a superfine, lightweight virgin wool with a slight pattern throughout that gives it a little character. The jacket is fully lined with an English-style double vent at the back, while the flat-front pant is tapered from knee to ankle for a modern fit.
Sizes: Jacket: 36S to 50R; pant: 30 to 44 | Colors: Navy | Materials: 100% Super 100s wool | Special services: 6-month quality guarantee
If you need a versatile suit at a fair price, Charles Tyrwhitt’s popular Natural Stretch Twill Suit is a solid choice. It comes in both classic and slim fits, and the wool twill has a natural stretch to it for comfort and ease of movement. The single breasted jacket and flat front pant can also be paired with an adjustable vest for polished suit that’s great at the office or formal dinners.
Sizes: Blazer: 36 to 48; pants: 28 to 42 | Colors: Navy | Materials: Nylon, cotton, spandex performance blend | Special services: Free 30-day returns, virtual sizing consultations
State & Liberty specializes in athletic-fit, performance dress clothes for men. Everything is designed with a V-shaped silhouette in mind, which is broader in the chest and narrower at the waist. The Athletic-Fit Stretch Suit is low maintenance, wrinkle-free, and made of a 4-way stretch fabric that’s designed to move with you. The single-breasted jacket has light shoulder pads for structure while the pants have a modern, tapered fit. Tailoring note: both the pants and jacket have excess fabric to allow for shortening or lengthening alterations if needed.
Sizes: 34S to 46L | Colors: 3 total, including Black and Dark Blue | Materials: Suit: 86% virgin wool, 10% polyamid, 4% elastane, Lining: 65% viscose, 35% polyester, Sleeve and knee lining: 100% viscose | Special services: Free shipping and returns, in-store pickup and styling appointments available
This streamlined suit from Hugo Boss is the best of both worlds: it has a modern, slim fit that not only looks great, but the stretchy wool blend fabric also feels great and allows for easy movement all day long. There’s a slight micro pattern to the weave which adds a little visual interest to the look and multiple pockets provide plenty of storage.
Sizes: Custom sizing based on your measurement profile | Colors: Gray | Materials: 100% wool | Special services: Free shipping over $150, free measurement appointment over $350
There are, of course, a plethora of luxury brands that offer bespoke suiting but for a more reasonably-priced (yet still high-quality) option, Indochino is your best bet. The brand’s made-to-measure offering can be done in-boutique or at-home. The Hemsworth is part of Indochino’s premium collection, made from a midweight super 100 solid gray wool that has a nice drape and will match just about anything. The only catch is that returns are not accepted, which is to be expected with any type of custom suiting.
Sizes: 32S to 50L | Colors: Mid Grey | Materials: 100% wool | Special services: In-store tailoring available, custom suit design service
Suit Supply offers both ready-to-wear and made-to-order suiting at attainable prices and exceptional quality (walking by one of their ateliers, you can see the tailors at work). This mid grey Perennial Napoli Suit is stylish and refined with a slim-fit blazer—sans shoulder pads for a more casual fit—and a mid-rise trouser with a tapered fit from knee to hem.
Sizes: 34 to 50, short, regular, long lengths | Colors: 4 total, including Ink and Deep Water | Materials: 100% cotton | Special services: 30-day returns, in-store pickup available
J.Crew introduced their popular Ludlow suit in 2008, bringing an easy-to-wear, casual “un-suit” option to the market. The jacket is unpadded with a slim fit, giving way to plenty of laidback styling options. It’s made of a breathable 100% cotton with a relaxed drape, and multiple reviewers praise the excellent construction for the price. Pair it with the matching Ludlow Suit Pant.
Sizes: 36 to 28 | Colors: Navy | Materials: 100% Trofeo wool | Special services: Free alterations for Nordy Club Members
Family enterprise Zegna brings subtle sophistication with their Pin Dot Trofeo Milano Wool Suit. Zegna is known in the couture world for their innovative fabrics and this suit is made of one of them: Trofeo wool is made of Australian superfine merino and sought out for its strength and softness. The jacket has an impeccably executed slimmer fit with notched lapels, side vents and plenty of pockets while the trousers are lined to the knee for comfort and durability.
Sizes: 38R to 46L | Colors: Graphite | Materials: Virgin wool | Special services: Free shipping and 30-day returns, free basic alterations
Rome-based fashion house Brioni knows a thing or two about elegant suits: they’ve been making luxury menswear since 1945. The two-piece Plaid Wool Suit has a classic fit with traditional details like a jacket with notched lapels double back venting and darted-front, full-length creased trousers. Both the sleeves and hems come unfinished so they can be tailored for a bespoke fit.
Ralph Lauren Gregory Wool Serge Suit
Sizes: 32S to 54L | Colors: 2 total, including Classic Navy and Charcoal | Materials: Shell: wool, jacket lining: cupro, trouser lining: viscose | Special services: Free shipping and 30-day returns, in-store tailoring available
The Gregory, from Ralph Lauren’s Purple Label, is made of a lightweight wool serge that’s hand-cut and made in Italy. Details like hand-sewn buttonholes and edges take this signature suit to the next level of luxury. The trouser is lined to the knees in the front with side adjusters for drape and comfort while the jacket’s full construction and roped shoulder ensure this suit will last a lifetime without ever going out of style. Tailoring note: the cuffs and hem are unfinished, and alterations are available at Ralph Lauren stores.
Sizes: 36 to 44 | Colors: 2 total, including Dark Gray and Navy Blue | Materials: Cool wool | Special services: Free shipping and 20-day returns, free in-store tailoring
For a high-end suit at a slightly more affordable price, Emporio Armani’s suit is worth considering. The single-breasted jacket is fully lined and cut from virgin wool, which is breathable and comfortable with stretch built into the fabric. The tapered trousers have pockets and a slim (but not too slim) leg.
Theory Chambers Blazer in Stretch Wool
Sizes: 36S to 48L | Colors: 5 total, including Navy and Medium Charcoal | Materials: 98% wool, 2% lycra spandex | Special services: Free shipping, in-store pickup available
Theory’s suit separates strike the right balance between relaxed and formal, with clean lines and classic fits. Their slim-fit Chambers Blazer is made of a classic Italian wool with a slight stretch, adding versatility and comfort to your suiting wear needs. It’s fully lined with notch lapels, five pockets and finished buttoned cuffs for a refined look. Multiple reviewers said this fits a little tight, so you might want to size up if you prefer a more relaxed fit. Pair it with the matching Mayer Pant.
Sizes: 36 to 46 | Colors: 3 total, including Black and Gray | Materials: Shell: 100% wool, lining: 100% viscose | Special services: Free shipping over $200
The Slim Fit Suit Jacket from Ted Baker has classic details with a twist. The fit is trimmer at the chest and sides, which is more comfortable if you’re on the lean side, looks more modern than a traditional boxier fit. Four non-functional buttons at the sleeve and a signature Ted Baker bright blue lining help you look polished while standing out in a crowd. Pair the blazer with the matching Slim Fit Suit Trousers.
Sizes: 34S to 50L | Colors: 3 total, including Black and Navy Blue | Materials: Shell: 99% responsible wool standard (RWS) wool, 1% elastane, Lining: 95% polyester, 5% spandex, Sleeves: 55% polyester, 45% cupro rayon | Special services: Free shipping for rewards members, free BR Atelier styling appointments
Big and tall suiting is no longer limited to a handful of suit makers. Now modern and accessible brands like Banana Republic offer high-quality options in extended sizes that range up to size 44 inches for waists and 50 inch for blazer lengths. The Signature Hopsack Suit Jacket and matching Hopsack Suit Pants are cut from Italian stretch wool, sourced from a mill that’s been producing fabrics since 1865, and is wrinkle-resistant and breathable.
Why You Should Trust Forbes Vetted
At Forbes Vetted, we’ve researched dozens of menswear articles—and we’re a trusted source for all things fashion. For this list, we tapped the expert advice of our our senior fashion editor Kari Molvar and lifestyle contributor Becky Eaton. We also obsessively read customer reviews to find out which men’s suits stand out in the market. What’s more, in an effort to keep all of the information here as current and accurate as possible, we’ve updated it regularly (the last update was in March 2023).