SuitsBy Dinner suit team
It may be the staple of every mans wardrobe and been part of the fashion world for centuries but there’s still no better feeling than slipping on a brand new stylish and fitted suit. Now-a-days there are countless suits to choose; do you go for a natty, designer piece or are you on a budget and need to grab an off-the-shelf suit? Whatever your situation you’re sure to find the right suit for you online.
As experts in men’s formal we’ve chosen suits from a number of the leading UK retailers (see logos below) however we do recommend you check their full selection of suits before making your mind up. For tuxedo suits check out our dedicated resource.
Choosing a suit online
There are a few considerations you should make before buying a suit online. Check out the following points to ensure you pick the perfect suit for you.
1) Style – are you after a 3 piece, tuxedo, double breasted, machine washable, tailored or linen suit ? There’s a lot of choice so try and not get too overwhelmed.
2 ) Fitting – are you after a regular fit, perfect for everyday wear such as the work place or smart occasions. A slim fit suit has slimmer shoulders and a nipped-in waist to create narrower proportions. Tailored suits have narrower shoulders and waist giving a very modern look. Make sure you correctly measure your chest and arm length for a good fit.
3) Fabric – wool is a very popular and comfortable material (but can get warm) whilst mixed synthetic materials are used for more affordable and easy to look after suits. Linen however is perfect for more tropical climates (or even a balmy English summer).
4) Returns policy – a suit is not a cheap item of clothing to buy and as you can’t try on the suit before you buy it’s important you check out the vendors exchange and returns policy. Most retailers offer a 30 day money back guaratnee but it’s worth checking before you buy.
Austin Reed’s men suits
Austin Reed have one of the most comprehensive collection of men’s suits online. They categorise their suits by fit, colour, style and collection. We particularly like their regular fit suits which have a fuller chest and higher trouser waist and can recommend their ’110 collection’. You can complete the outfit with Austin Reed’s collection of formal shirts and ties.
This single-breasted jacket, cut from 100% Italian woven wool features a subtle pin-dot weave pattern and is perfect for the contemporary man. The suit jacket is finished with formal notch lapels, slanted flap pockets, real horn buttons and Jacquard lining with a crest design.
Check out some of Austin Reed’s contemporary and slim fit men’s suits below.
|Contemporary fit suits|
|Contemporary Fit Grey Soft Wool Suit.||Contemporary Fit Navy Cotton Suit.||Contemporary Fit Navy Wide Stripe Suit.|
|Slim fit ‘AR’ suits|
|Slim Fit True Blue Suit.||Slim Fit Navy Check Suit.||Slim Fit Grey Pindot Suit.|
Check out suits from Suit Direct
When you search through Suit Direct’s collection of men’s suits you’ll realise just how many designers manufacture top quality, contemporary suits. These guys stock suits from brands such as Pierre Cardin, Ben Sherman, Scott and Taylor and many more. Check out their range of slim, tailored and fitted suits. Suit Direct also have a great collection of formal shirts and accessories to finish the ensemble.
This single breasted two button suit jacket is available in both regular and tailored fit, perfect for those who require a more tapered silhouette. Other details include a notch lapel, 3 button cuffs and side vents.
More of Suit Direct’s contemporary suit collection can be seen below.
Marks and Spencer suits
Marks and Spencer have an outstanding array of men’s suits to choose from. They split their suits into various categories including fit, type, price and brand. Suits come in a wide variety of chest sizes (34 – 52) and trouser sizes (30 – 44). Marks and Spencer also offer a number of useful resources including how to find the right suit for you and what to wear at an interview.
This Savile Row inspired pure wool Prince of Wales check suit (opposite) has a boldness and vibrancy that exudes class. The suit uses fresh colour for its lining which is half constructed from canvas helping to mould the body to enhance the shape. The fit of the suit includes narrower shoulders and a shaped waist helping to both achieve a modern look as well as a sharp style.
We recommend checking out M&S’ regular and tailored fit suits which can be seen below.
John Lewis suits
John Lewis offers a strong selection of top designer mens suits from the likes of Calvin Klein, Daniel Hechter, Ted Baker and Hackett. Most suits come in a range of sizes and colours – use John Lewis’ size chart to ensure a correct fit. As expected from a top menswear supplier they also have a range of shirts and ties to accompany the suits.
|Designer mens suits - All the suits below are from top designers and will ensure you step out in style.|
|Ted Baker Endurance Ted’s Tonic Charcoal Suit.||Hackett London Chalk Stripe Navy Suit.||West End by Simon Carter Grey Puppytooth Suit.|