Looking better in a $500 suit than the guy who spent $5,000 is not only possible but immeasurably satisfying. One of the best resources for realizing said possibility and satisfaction is Suitsupply.
In case you don’t already know, Suitsupply makes incredible affordable suits in a considerable range of styles, colors and patterns. The prices vary depending on the fabric, which is really what makes one suit more or less expensive than another. In the universe of serious suits for discerning men, all of Suitsupply’s suits are quite reasonable. The most expensive line is the Red Line, ranging from $640 to $1,100. The Purple Line starts at $470 and goes up to $700. Then we have their collection of very handsome, well-made suits for $400 called the Blue Line.
$400. Are they good suits? Very. The Blue Line is a collection made in their “Napoli” design, a versatile and classic suit design that would look good on almost anyone. It has a two-button jacket with a natural, lightly padded shoulder, functioning sleeve buttons and a double vent. On the inside, they are constructed with a cotton canvas reinforced with horse hair. The pants are flat-front. The suits in the Blue Line are made with all-season Super 110 or Super 120 wools from Vitale Barberis Canonico, Reda and Ormezzano, all among the finest mills in Italy.
So I guess I could amend my cheeky statement above by saying that while it’s possible (and immensely satisfying) to look better in a $500 suit than the guy who spent $5000, it can also be done for $400.
You can read about my first Suitsupply experience here.