20 Best Affordable Suits Under $800, According to Style Editors

20 Best Affordable Suits Under $800, According to Style Editors

Best Overall

J.Crew Crosby Suit

Crosby Suit

Best Overall

J.Crew Crosby Suit

Matching Pant: Crosby Suit Pant

$225 at J.Crew

J.Crew helped put suits back on the map a decade ago with the slim fit Ludlow Suit. Recently, the Crosby fit—with a fuller, squared off shoulder and straight fit leg—has become the standard look. The Italian wool version is a workhorse that looks just as good done up to the nines, as it does chilled out with white sneakers and a polo shirt.

Read more: Best Slim-Fit Blazers

Best for the Office

Charles Tyrwhitt Sharkskin Ultimate Performance Suit

Sharkskin Ultimate Performance Suit

Best for the Office

Charles Tyrwhitt Sharkskin Ultimate Performance Suit

Res assured, no sharks were harmed here. Sharkskin is a type of fabric that weaves one color on top of another, typically gray or blue over white. It adds a vibrance to the suit that looks especially good over a white dress shirt.

Best Casual Suit

Ralph Lauren Polo Modern Stretch Chino Suit Jacket

Polo Modern Stretch Chino Suit Jacket

Best Casual Suit

Ralph Lauren Polo Modern Stretch Chino Suit Jacket

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Best Traditional Wedding Suit

Banana Republic Signature Italian Hopsack Suit Jacket

Signature Italian Hopsack Suit Jacket

Best Traditional Wedding Suit

Banana Republic Signature Italian Hopsack Suit Jacket

Matching Pant: Signature Italian Hopsack Suit Pant

$200 at Banana Republic

Strictly speaking, hopsack is a type of weave. It is loose and flexible, making for a breathable and lightweight suit that plays just as well in summer as it does in the winter. In navy or black, it makes for a truly year-round option.

Best Retro Inspired Suit

Buck Mason Italian Three-Season Wool Graduate Blazer

Italian Three-Season Wool Graduate Blazer

Best Retro Inspired Suit

Buck Mason Italian Three-Season Wool Graduate Blazer

Matching Pant: Italian Wool Graduate Pant

$248 at Buck Mason

Buck Mason just got into the suiting game last year, but the Los Angeles based brand came out swinging. The wide, angular lapel and three patch pockets are a ’70s call-back, cut in a slightly-slim modern fit.

Best For Traveling

Relwen Flyweight Flex Blazer

Flyweight Flex Blazer

Best For Traveling

Relwen Flyweight Flex Blazer

Matching Pant: Flyweight Flex Chino

$198 at Huckberry

Part formalwear, part activewear; the Flyweight blazer and chino from Relwen come together to make an ultra functional suit. Stretchy fabric and ample cargo space make it ideal for travel.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Best British-Style Suit

Hawes & Curtis Navy Cotton Linen Italian Suit

Navy Cotton Linen Italian Suit

Best British-Style Suit

Hawes & Curtis Navy Cotton Linen Italian Suit

Classic British tailoring at an affordable price. A wide lapel, rounded shoulder, and trim will have you office-ready. The 50/50 cotton-linen blend is more breathable than chino, without the rumpled look of solid linen.

Best Made-to-Measure Suit

Indochino Harrogate Prince of Wales Suit

Harrogate Prince of Wales Suit

Best Made-to-Measure Suit

Indochino Harrogate Prince of Wales Suit

Every Indochino suit is custom built to your body measurements. The black and white Prince of Wales plaid is a subtle texture that is a perfect second or third suit to build a collection with.

Best Double-breasted Suit

Mango Double-breasted Suit Blazer

Double-breasted Suit Blazer

Best Double-breasted Suit

Mango Double-breasted Suit Blazer

Matching Pant: Slim-fit Suit Pants

$90 at Mango

The trick to pulling off a double breasted suit jacket is to keep the fabric simple, like a solid black. It is a great way to stand out without sticking out.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Best Linen Suit

Percival Tailored Linen Blazer

Tailored Linen Blazer

Best Linen Suit

Percival Tailored Linen Blazer

Best Starter Suit

Calvin Klein Slim Fit Suit

Slim Fit Suit

Best Starter Suit

Calvin Klein Slim Fit Suit

Sometimes, you need a simple suit that does everything you need and nothing more. Calvin Klein makes an incredibly affordable option for just such an occasion. It’s a double vented slim fit with narrow lapels in five solid color options.

Best “I Don’t Wear Suits” Suit

Wills Stretch Wool Blazer

Stretch Wool Blazer

Best “I Don’t Wear Suits” Suit

Wills Stretch Wool Blazer

Matching Pant: Stretch Wool Trouser

$198 at Huckberry

Just a little boxy, with a soft shoulder and half-canvas lining, this soft wool suit from Wills holds its shape well, while providing plenty of comfortable flexibility. The heathered texture makes for a great blazer as well.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Best Stretch Suit

Bonobos Jetsetter Stretch Wool Suit

Jetsetter Stretch Wool Suit

Best Stretch Suit

Bonobos Jetsetter Stretch Wool Suit

If you’ve ever traveled in a suit, then you know that flexibility is crucial. That’s why Bonobos packed the Jetsetter wool suit with 3% elastane. You never have to fly in sweatpants again.

Best American Style Suit

Boss Huge Blue Plaid Stretch Wool Suit

Huge Blue Plaid Stretch Wool Suit

Best American Style Suit

Boss Huge Blue Plaid Stretch Wool Suit

Now 30% Off

Spice up the classic navy blue suit with a low-key plaid pattern. It is barely noticeable at a distance, but reveals rich detail up close, punctuated by the faint red windowpane overlay.

Most Affordable Suit

Suitshop Brilliant Blue Suit

Brilliant Blue Suit

Most Affordable Suit

Suitshop Brilliant Blue Suit

A great fitting, all-purpose suit for $200? We swear we’re not making this up. Suitshop uses modern fabrics and a direct-to-consumer model to provide excellent suits at mind-blowingly low prices.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Best Workwear-Inspired Suit

Madewell Cotton-Hemp Unstructured Blazer

Cotton-Hemp Unstructured Blazer

Best Workwear-Inspired Suit

Madewell Cotton-Hemp Unstructured Blazer

Matching Pant: Cotton-hemp Pleated Trousers

$118 Madewell

Suits aren’t just for formal occasions. This slouchy, unconstructed chino joint from Madewell is built for summer rooftop parties and casual dinners with friends. The hemp blend fabric is far more durable than traditional suit fabric, so you can really take it for a spin.

Most Relaxed Suit

Uniqlo AirSense Jacket

AirSense Jacket

Most Relaxed Suit

Uniqlo AirSense Jacket

Matching Pant: AirSense Pants

$50 at Uniqlo

Uniqlo designed the AirSense jacket and pants to provide athletic level performance in a formalwear package. It is perfect for modern business casual office attire. Complete the look for an oxford shirt or a simple white t-shirt.

Best Fun Wedding Suit

Bonobos Jetsetter Italian Seersucker Blazer

Jetsetter Italian Seersucker Blazer

Best Fun Wedding Suit

Bonobos Jetsetter Italian Seersucker Blazer

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Best Classic Suit

Brooks Brothers Explorer Collection Classic Fit Wool Suit Jacket

Explorer Collection Classic Fit Wool Suit Jacket

Best Classic Suit

Brooks Brothers Explorer Collection Classic Fit Wool Suit Jacket

Matching Suit Pant: Classic Fit Wool Suit Pants

$248 at Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers knows how to put the “classic” in classic fit. Every detail of this suit is by the book, and we mean that in the best way possible. If you to wear a suit for work, you can’t go wrong with this one.

Best Italian-Style Suit

Saks Fifth Avenue Classic Fit Wool Blend Suit

Classic Fit Wool Blend Suit

Best Italian-Style Suit

Saks Fifth Avenue Classic Fit Wool Blend Suit

This Italian-inspired suit features a rope shoulder, pick stitching along the lapel, and a slightly tapered body. By blending silk with wool, the fabric is lighter, softer, and more breathable, making it an excellent warm weather option.

Headshot of Brad Lanphear

Brad is a contributing style commerce editor. After a decade working for menswear brands including J.Crew and Ralph Lauren, Brad switched from selling fashion to writing about it. His words have appeared in Huckberry, Heddels, and The Manual.  

Read More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *