A suit is more than a collection of fancy clothes, more than the sum of its parts. It’s an expression of your personality and sense of style. It’s a sign of respect, too — when you take the time to look your best, you’re demonstrating that you really care about a certain place or event. Most of all, a fine suit is a work of art and a labor of love.

You might live much of your life in suits, wearing them to your office each day and to many social occasions at night. On the other hand, maybe you slip into a jacket and necktie infrequently, just for the occasional wedding or soiree. Either way, it should give you a great feeling whenever your ensemble wows your colleagues or friends.

Some of the best men’s suit brands in existence today are listed below. They may differ somewhat in terms of their fabrics, cuts, styles and prices. However, they’re united in that they all seek — and are capable of delivering: that sartorial wow factor. The reputations of these fashion companies shine across oceans and continents and their suits are sure to serve you well in professional and personal capacities for many years to come.

Canali

You can’t discuss Italian suits without mentioning Canali, one of Europe’s finest suit brands. What started as a small family business has now become one of the pinnacles of stylish men’s suits.

Known for their unrelenting attention to detail and use of only the finest materials, Canali suits are manufactured by only the most skilled of tailors and craftsmen. From the material and lining of a suit jacket to the tasteful button selection, you can be assured that any Canali suit will make you stick out from the crowd.

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Isaia

Founded in the early 20s on authentic Neapolitan values, Isaia suits have emerged as a globally renowned brand and maker of classic Italian suits. Leonardo Genova, the brand’s premier fashion designer, has sculpted the brand’s style on the concept of the “Isaia Man”. “The Isaia man is like Naples. He knows how to go beyond shared definitions and stereotypical clichés. Passionate, sophisticated, irreverent, eclectic and elegant, style for him is a matter of instinct.”

An Isaia suit is subtly decorated with distinctive qualities. For example, every breast pocket is stitched on a slight slant, reminiscent of a typical Neapolitan fishing boat. In addition, extra fabric is sewn on the front under-collar of every suit made – a small detail derivative of post-WWII Neopolitan tailoring.

As you can tell, Isaia radiates classic Italian style and culture. If you’re a fan of Italian suit makers, Isaia is a must-have.

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Circolo 1901

The “1901” in the name Circolo 1901 refers to the year the company debuted in Puglia, a region of southern Italy. Since that time, it has been creating suits that are as beautiful as Puglia’s Mediterranean shores and you can now find Circolo products in 17 countries.

Circolo’s designers love taking suit styles that have enjoyed devoted but limited followings in the past and updating them with new details and fabrics. The results are unique and powerful. These suits are not so much trendy as they are able to transcend trends and look sublime in any setting.

While stylish, Circolo clothes are intended to be comfortable enough to wear as often as you need. They’re not ostentatious, so they’ll fit in well at work or in conservative settings. Circolo is dedicated to innovating and incorporating exciting technologies into its pieces, such as cutting-edge dyeing methods.

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Brioni

If you know anything about men’s suits, you probably already know the name Brioni. Synonymous with high-quality tailoring and fine materials, Brioni has the distinction of dressing more than one James Bond for the films, putting them in a pretty special category when it comes to men’s clothes.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional cut or a more modern slim fit, you can get it from Brioni. Just know that you’re going to pay a high price for it. Considering that Brioni suits are handmade and just about as perfect as you’re going to find, try thinking of it as an investment in your wardrobe and career.

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Coppley

Canadian brand Coppley is one of the best men’s suit brands out there for men looking to buy quality suits without breaking the bank. Known for their contemporary design and traditional tailoring, Coppley suits tend to use durable materials that will stand the test of time.

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Peter Millar

Peter Millar may be 100 years younger than Circolo — it premiered in 2001 — yet it equally deserves to be named one of the world’s best men’s suit brands. At this time, the company is most famous for its golf apparel, but its suits continue to grow in stature and renown.

Chris Knott, the founder of Peter Millar, launched this business as a sweater company. Having previously worked at a few major labels that make suits, including Hugo Boss, it was just a matter of time before he entered the field of formal wear.

Peter Millar strives to take classic suit patterns and give them stylish spins. Its team members want their suits to be luxurious, yet they also want men from all walks of life to buy them. To that end, while highly fashionable, these products aren’t avant-garde in a way that’s off-putting.

You can be certain that every detail of your Peter Millar suit has been meticulously crafted, from the canvassing of the chest piece to the lining of the jacket. If you have one of these suits delivered, you’ll find a special surprise (spoiler alert) when you open the box: delicious butter mints.

Ideal for men just getting their careers started or for guys that only need that once-in-awhile suit, Coppley makes suits that are an excellent marriage of quality and cost.

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John Varvatos

Perhaps the most rock-and-roll of any suit brand on this list, John Varvatos tends to use real rock stars in most of their ads. Cut in a modern fashion and made with high-quality materials, John Varvatos suits are designer to the core.

While they can be worn pretty much anywhere, they tend to be best for the creative professional or the guy who wears suits for a night out on the town.

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Hickey Freeman

Hickey Freeman is hands-down one of the best men’s suit brands. Unlike Brioni, which was founded in Italy, they tend to focus exclusively on more modern American-style suits. From the perfect navy blue suit you can wear to the office or to the bar later that night, Hickey Freeman suits are an ideal choice, especially for men under the age of 40.

Well-priced considering their quality, Hickey Freeman also makes unique off-the-rack suits, such as linen or seersucker, that can be hard to find in other brands.

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Ravazzolo

Ravazzolo is widely known in the fashion industry because everything they produce is hand-tailored in exceptional fashion. In a world of machine cut suits, Ravazzolo stands nearly alone using old-world processes in their workmanship.

They also offer made-to-measure suits that are produced in Italy and delivered to the United States in four weeks. If you’re looking for that perfect Italian cut suit, you won’t do much better than a Ravazzolo.

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Jack Victor

Known for offering some of the best materials in the world and working with weavers from around the globe, Jack Victor suits go through over 300 individual processes before the customer ever puts one on. That dedication to detail is what makes Jack Victor suits a great buy and one of the best men’s suit brands.

Jack Victor suits tend to have a classic cut, making them ideal for men who wear suits to work in a business or corporate environment on a regular basis.

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss is a name in men’s fashion that almost everyone already knows. Just because they’re an old-standby doesn’t mean that you won’t get a great suit when you purchase a Hugo Boss.

The best thing about the brand is the choices you can get. If you’re looking for one of the best men’s suit brands with a modern cut, you can get that. If your style is more traditional, Hugo Boss has you covered.

The quality to price ratio is also quite competitive, making Hugo Boss suits an ideal choice for younger men and more distinguished gentlemen.

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Ted Baker

Combining modern tailoring with classic, quality materials, Ted Baker specializes in suits that are perfect for today’s man on the go. Not only is Ted Baker one of the best men’s suit brands, but they’re known to make suits that fit the needs of today’s well-dressed man. The company also makes suit separates to allow men to get a little bit more wear out of the wardrobe.

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Tallia Orange

Some fashion companies can come across as very serious, almost humorless, in their marketing materials and social media postings. That’s definitely not true of Tallia Orange, which is now a division of the corporation Peerless Clothing International. Despite its enviable pedigree, which dates back to 1893, the company proudly touts its “less serious attitude.”

It’s an outlook that manifests itself in Tallia Orange’s suits, which are both alluring and affordable. They feature vivid colors and unusual blends of fabrics. Their collections include a jacket sporting a spiffy combination of purple and gray. Picture yourself in a bright red and orange jacket, a floral blazer, a jacket with a jungle print or a suit that was fashioned from gold linen or tan cotton. You’d definitely draw some stares at the next PTA meeting.

Yes, those are daring choices and more traditional options are certainly available from this company, as well. Happily, whatever Tallia Orange suit you opt for, it will be durable and expertly crafted down to the smallest detail.

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When it comes to selections from 2017’s best men’s suit brands, it’s really hard to go wrong. Even so, some guys have a particular company that they keep returning to. Others check out different brands all the time, which can be productive. After all, research and experimentation can lead you to new discoveries and new favorites. Keep in mind that a knowledgeable tailor is a valuable resource, a person who can steer you toward the features, fabrics and frills that you most desire.

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About Ralph Lauretta

Ralph is a co-owner of Sal Lauretta for Men. His areas of expertise include custom clothing as well as being the primary clothing buyer for the store. When not at work you can find him hanging out with his family, reorganizing his garage or watching a Denver Broncos game.