Perhaps you’ve heard: men’s suits are back—definitively, radically, triumphantly. The best suits under $1000 reflect that mood wholeheartedly. Wearing a suit is downright fun again: It means you have a reason to be dressed, to be out in the world, to celebrate.
Whether you’re in need of something big and brash to cause a stir at an upcoming wedding, or a sharp, versatile two-piece to nail your return to the office, there’s a top-notch suit out there for you that won’t break the bank. We know, because we found them all. From workday corduroys to classic gray flannels, here are the 11 absolute best suits for men under $1000.
The Classic Pick
You can never go wrong with a mid-weight gray suit, and you especially can’t go wrong with a mid-weight gray suit designed by Sid Mashburn—the Atlanta haberdasher who does classic American tailoring better than just about anybody.
The New Classic Pick
Todd Snyder’s Madison silhouette is about as close to a perfect semi-affordable suit as you’re likely to find off-the-rack in 2022. The trousers are cut pleated and relaxed through the thigh, the jacket has a flattering natural shoulder and handsome patch pockets, and the whole thing comes in a smattering of top-notch fabrics. We’re especially fond of this subtle, striped joint.
The Non-Navy Pick
Suitsupply’s democratic pricing—and nearly-endless array of options—makes it a reliable source for the kind of left-field suiting you’ll actually look forward to wearing.
The Mall Trip Pick
J.Crew’s signature Ludlow model was the The bang-for-your-buck suit of the early 2010s, and the latest iteration—a pinch less structured and stiff than the original—still feels plenty relevant. But if you’re jonesing for a suit a few degrees more casual, look to the retailer’s slubby workwear-inspired number, and don’t be afraid to break it up. The jacket’ll pull double duty as a natty chore coat replacement come spring, and the pants might just usurp your usual chinos for pride of place in your weekend rotation.
The Cheaper-Than-It-Should-Be Pick
Christophe Lemaire’s ongoing partnership with our favorite mass-market retailer usually yields at least one ludicrously affordable suit. Come for the shockingly low prices, stay for the fashion-y flourishes diehard fans of the duo’s mind-meld can’t get enough of.
The Gentle-Freaked Pick
Each season, Engineered Garments mastermind Daiki Suzuki cooks up a new batch of tasty, unusual tailoring—some of it simple (solid navy blues and olive greens), some of it decidedly not (fuzzy leopard prints). This sturdy blue number—with its ample patch pockets and utilitarian details—falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. (The pants will look damn good with that crisp denim trucker jacket you just picked up, too.)
The Presentation-Acing Pick
A promotion-worthy blue suit, from a damn-near label synonymous with all-American aspiration.
The Stick-It-to-the-Man Pick
Stüssy might be the Chanel of Streetwear, but its tailoring is far from precious. Exhibit A: This slouchy riff on the black suit, an erstwhile staple of weddings and funerals of the SoCal institution imbued with a healthy dose of West Coast attitude. Cut relaxed and a little boxy, it’s the type of two-piece that looks more at home mixed and matched with a rumpled tee or a billowy button-up—bonus points if you bring your board to the function.
The Very ’70s Pick
How do you make a classic black suit feel all kinds of fresh? You supersize the lapels and drizzle in a little Boogie Nights flavor.
The (Capital-W) Work Pick
Alex Mill makes just one suit, but it’s a good one: fashioned from hardy, cotton twill in an unstructured, workwear-adjacent cut. Out of all the trousers on this list, these broken-in, flat front khakis are the ones you’re most likely to wear regularly on their own.
The “You Got Your Suit Where?
The unabashed fashion freaks at Acne might not be the first group that comes to mind when you think of office-ready tailoring, but they’re consistently behind some of the best slyly rigorous suits in the business. Tropical wool blends of that caliber don’t usually come this cheap.