There’s no better way for a man to look sharp and stand out than by pulling on a well made, well cut suit.
Like a suit of armor for the modern era, there’s just something about a suit that makes you look and feel simultaneously powerful and refined.
But while wearing a suit is a great idea, traditionally, buying a suit was… well, kind of a pain in the ass.
It requires going to a department store or suit shop, dealing with salesmen that were often more pushy than helpful, and constraining yourself to the limited inventory that was available through that particular store.
By contrast, the explosion of the online men’s fashion industry over the past few years has made buying a well made and affordable suit online a lot easier.
Today there’s a wide variety of online outlets competing to sell suits in nearly every size, style, fit and fabric imaginable.
And with so much competition, they’re offering incentives like free shipping, easy returns and (occasionally) steep discounts that make buying a suit easier and more affordable than ever.
Finding The Best Places to Buy Inexpensive Suits Online
In fact, if there’s one problem with buying a new suit online nowadays, it might be that there are too many options to choose from.
With dozens of online shops selling suits of varying (and in some cases, highly questionable) quality, it can be hard to figure out where to buy suits that are both cost effective and well constructed.
Fortunately, that’s where this post comes in.
Below are some of my favorite places to buy budget-friendly suits online, along with explanations about how to get the most value out of each outlet.
A (Quick) Word on What Constitutes an Affordable Suit
For the purposes of this post, I’m defining an affordable suit as anything in the $500 to $800 range.
Is it possible to men’s suits for less?
Do I recommend it?
Not usually. (Although, as you’ll read below, certain exceptions apply.)
Suits are one of the few items that I think are worth shelling out for.
Sure, you could buy a dirt cheap men’s suit at a bargain price.
But what you’re going to get is cheap quality materials and poor construction, which means the suit probably won’t last for more than a year.
By contrast, you could invest a little more up front and pick up a well made suit at any of the outlets below.
As long as you’re not staging Bond-like fights atop moving trains, they’ll likely last for years (and depending on your usage, maybe even decades) to come.
So with that caveat out of the way, let’s get to the list of the best places to buy affordable suits that will help you look sharp without shelling out big bucks.
Where to Buy Cheap Suits for Men
A (Ridiculously Comprehensive) Roundup of the Best Budget Suits on the Market
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Number one with a bullet.
Easily one of the best options for a good quality custom-made suit, Indochino offers well made men’s suits for entry level prices.
Whereas other stores sell a wide selection of off-the-rack suits in traditional sizes, at Indochino you can get a custom suit that’s made-to-measure.
You input your specific measurements into their website, choose the style, fabric and details you want, then Indochino sends you a suit made specifically for you.
I picked up my first Indochino suit for a special occasion, when I was in my friend’s wedding party.
And as a huge Suitsupply fan (more on them below), I went into the whole process pretty skeptical.
At that point I had never owned any custom-made pieces, and I assumed that buying a made-to-measure suit wouldn’t be that different from buying a suit off the rack and then getting it tailored.
But I can honestly say that my Indochino suit is by far the best-fitting suit I’ve ever owned, and the quality of the fabric is on par with the (much more expensive) high-end suit I wore for my own wedding.
I loved having the ability to customize all the little details, like deciding on everything from the lapel style to the inner-lining.
Plus, Indochino runs sales at the end of every season to clear out inventory.
That means there are multiple times per year when you can pick up a perfectly cut suit at a steep discount (sometimes as much as 40% off).
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While Indochino has the overall edge because of their customization options, Ted Baker easily takes the number two spot thanks to their excellent selection of off-the-rack suits.
They offer a pretty wide variety of styles, colors, materials and patterns, all of which are high quality and offer great value for your money.
And I should know, because I actually chose Ted Baker’s slim fit navy tux for my wedding suit.
After looking extensively at all the options, they offered the best combination of style, quality and affordability.
The fact that they came out on top when choosing the most important suit of my entire life is basically the highest praise I can offer a suit brand.
And I’m happy to report that the suit was pretty much perfect, so I highly recommend them.
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State and Liberty was founded with well-built guys in mind.
They originally started by making a dress shirt out of stretch fabric that properly fit the proportions of an athletic frame, then expanded to apply the same vision to suits, blazers, dress pants and casual apparel.
What I love about their suits is that they basically come pre-tailored, epitomizing the way a suit should fit.
Their suit jacket is cut in a way that flatters your chest, shoulders and torso, so there’s no need to ask a tailor to take in the jacket.
And their suit pants come pre-tapered, creating a handsome silhouette right out of the box.
The cost is slightly higher than some of the other brands on this list, but since you won’t need expensive tailoring to get a great fit, the price ends up being right on average.
Best Cheap Suits for Travel ↓
Another brand that specializes in stretch suits, XSuits are both hella comfortable and appealingly affordable.
Made from a blend of 60% viscose, 31% polyamide and 9% elastane, their kits look like a standard suit but feel and move more like gym clothes, making them perfect for packing in a suitcase.
Their newest flagship suit starts at $599, which is pretty affordable.
But their older models can be had for even less, making them a great option for guys who want a price point as low as some of the super-cheap options below, but a level of stretch and quality that’s quite a bit higher.
Best Cheap Suits Under 100 ↓
If your goal is to look like a prince but on a pauper’s budget, Braveman offers good-looking suits at an excellent value.
While most suits under $100 have a sheen to them that makes them look as cheap as they are, Braveman uses a blend of polyester and viscose that makes the fabric look more like wool (a.k.a more expensive).
They’re also surprisingly well-made for the price, with refined tailoring and true-to-size fit, so no one will know you penny pinched on this one.
(Just a heads up that the pants come unhemmed for customizable length, so you’ll need a quick trip to the tailor.)
With a wide range of colors and patterns, you’re sure to find the perfect suit for the occasion without breaking the bank.
This American off-price department store is probably the best place to turn for really high-quality suits that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
Nordstrom’s baby-brother store sells some of the best suits on the market, from many of the same high-end brands as the flagship department store, but at a much more affordable price.
It’s not uncommon to see suits that would be sold for upwards of $600 at the flagship store (like the Vince Camuto suit pictured above) go for $200 or less at stores like Nordstrom Rack.
What’s the catch, you ask? To be honest, it’s actually not much of one, which is why NR is so high on my list.
Often the merchandise that ends up here is from previous seasons, so if you’re solely intersted in the latest trends, this might not be one of your best options.
But let’s be honest: suit styles don’t change that quickly.
If you can buy some stylish suits right now that the flagship Nordstrom store was selling for twice the price just six months ago, you should jump on it.
Bonobos is an affordable brand that got started because its founders couldn’t find pants that fit, so they set out to create them.
Since then they’ve expanded into shirts and two button suits, and carved out a niche for themselves as a stylish and comfortable clothing brand.
They have a pretty wide range of cotton suits year-round, and they mix up their offering seasonally.
In fall and winter you can find warm wool belnds, and come summer you can pick up a lightweight linen suit.
(Which is essential for formal events in July and August when the dress code calls for a suit, but the thermometer calls for an ice bath.)
Their Daily Grind suit starts at $400 and not only looks great, but has a bunch of little touches that make it comfortable and easy to wear.
The pants have a bit of gel tape set into the waste band, which helps them grip onto your shirt and keep it tucked in.
The jacket, meanwhile, has a (super-handy) sweat guard at the armhole to keep any moisture from sneaking through.
Don’t let the fact that he’s a billionaire spaceman fool you:
Famed dick-pic enthusiast Jeff Bezos sells plenty of nice suits for a fair price.
(Don’t worry—that link above doesn’t go directly to his dick pic. This isn’t that kind of “men’s website.”)
Bezos’s embarrassing selfies aside, Amazon really has emerged as one of the best places to buy cheap mens suits.
And if you’re looking for a wide range of different styles (not to mention free shipping if you sign up for a free Amazon Prime trial), this might just be the single best place to buy men’s suits online.
With plenty of name brand options and Amazon’s famous commitment to undercutting its competitors on price, there are a lot of deals to be found here.
Another plus about buying your suits from Amazon is that you can take advantage of their extensive user base, and all the crowd-sourced intel they provide.
While a lot of different online stores have a free return policy nowadays, buying a suit online can still feel like a bit of a gamble.
But Amazon’s review system is a great way to mitigate some of that risk.
Many of their suits have been reviewed extensively, which can help you feel a lot more confident before deciding to pull the trigger.
Plus, their shipping is famously fast and reliable, and they have a whole army of customer service reps who can help track down your package if anything goes awry.
If you’re looking for (relatively) cheap mens suits made from (remarkably) high-quality material, Suitsupply is worth a look.
For awhile Suitsupply was the only place I’d shop for formal occasions – I bought a navy suit there almost 10 years ago, and to this day it’s one of my favorite go-tos for special events and big business meetings.
And while they do have a wide range of tuxedos and top-of-the-line suits that can get pretty pricey, their entry level suits use the same Italian wool blends and start at just $358, which is a great price for the quality.
(Though it’s worth noting that the options are a little limited at that price point.)
Fortunately, their Blue Line starts at just $399, and features multiple colors and shades – including navy and standard black suits – in their classic fit Napoli cut, which in my opinion is damn-near perfect.
Normally you’d expect to pay at least 200 bucks more for men’s suits that are this well made and this well cut.
You could easily pick up a couple Blue Line Napolis for $400 each and build a timeless and enviable collection that will keep you looking sharp for at least a decade.
When my friend Shane got married back in 2015, I served as one of his groomsmen and recommended that we go with Suitsupply.
I picked up a Napoli in light grey that’s still my go-to lightweight suit.
In fact, I was so happy with the experience that when I got married four years later, I went back to Suitsupply with my groomsmen.
Each of them picked up a medium grey Napoli that they’ll probably have for the rest of their lives.
This might just be the sleeper pick for “best suit deal on the internet.”
Though lesser known in the states, Spier & McKay is basically a Canadian competitor of Suitsupply and Indochino.
They definitely don’t have the same marketing budget as some of the other stores on this list, but they do have comparable quality.
And that combination makes them especially appealing to anyone looking to pick up a good suit at a reasonable price.
Spier offers a great variety of suits available in two cuts, contemporary and slim, and all of their suits are handmade from fabrics sourced directly from mills in Europe and Asia.
I’m not sure whether it’s the fact that they deal directly with the mills, the favorable exchange on the Canadian dollar, or all of the above.
But one way or another, Spier & McKay is able to offer some incredibly well made suits for some impressively low prices.
British brand ASOS sells both their own in-house brands along with other brands, all of which fit with ASOS’s modern and fashion-forward aesthetic.
What do I mean by “fashion-forward”? Think slim fits, unique patterns, and one of the widest variety of colors of any store on this list.
If you’re looking for a suit you can invest in today and still be wearing 20 years from now, ASOS may not be your best bet.
But if you’re going to a wedding this year and you want a trendy color or unique style to help you stand out amidst the black-, navy- and grey-wearing crowd, this is the place for you.
Banana Republic has long been one of my go-to stores for everything from shirts and sweaters to pants and outerwear, because I love the way they blend a timeless aesthetic with modern colors, patterns and fabrics.
And their suits are certainly no exception. Like many stores, they rotate their suit offerings seasonally, but they always carry a few all-season options in classic colors like blue and grey.
While the starting price for Banana’s suits isn’t the lowest, one of the other reasons why I’ve long been a fan is that Banana runs big sales a couple times a year.
And when they do, you can grab a stylish suit for a pretty ridiculous price.
It’s worth noting that literally every time you log on to BR’s website something will be on sale, but when you look closely at the details, suiting is often excluded (unfortunately).
Your best bet is to keep an eye on BR around major holidays.
Traditionally, they run a huge sale on Black Friday/Cyber Monday with no exceptions, which is probably the best time to grab a suit.
And there’s usually a big sale some time in the summer as well, so it might be worth signing up for their email list so you can keep your eye out.
Why is J.Crew Factory on this list and not J. Crew itself?
Because of one crucial word: “affordable.”
J.Crew is a quintessential American clothing company, and their Ludlow suit provides an unimpeachable, modern look that’s somehow both trendy and timeless.
Fortunately, J.Crew Factory stores offer a much more affordable alternative in the form of their Thompson line of suits.
Like the Ludlow, the Thompson features the sort of classic styling that not only looks great now, but will likely continue to look great for years to come.
But unlike the Ludlow, there’s no reason to refinance your car if you want to pick one up.
The Thompson’s start at a lower base price, and unlike J.Crew’s flagship brand, Factory is always running various sales that might allow you to score a further deal.
(No wonder I named J.Crew Factory the number one J.Crew alternative for guys!)
British brand Ben Sherman (try saying that five times fast…) makes suits that remind me of a modern-day Peaky Blinders:
They give off a vibe that’s rebellious and modern, while still invoking a classic dapperness that’s stylish as hell.
Bloomingdale’s makes the list thanks to both the range of their offerings and the crazy price range they offer on some pretty solid brand names.
At the time of this writing, they have Michael Kors slim fit suits, which usually go for about $500, on sale for $450.
But because the Michael Kors suit is a clearance item, they actually take another 50% off when you add it to your shopping cart, meaning you can pick up a $500 suit for less than $250.
Not all of their suits are marked “clearance,” of course, but because they’re a huge store with a ton of inventory, you can almost always find a few good deals.
When you hit their website, make sure to sort by “Price (Low to High)” to see the best deals up top.
And speaking of big chain department stores, Macy’s rounds out the list for basically all the same reasons that helped Bloomingdale’s make the cut above.
Macy’s also has a huge inventory and runs frequent sales that can allow you to grab a good-looking suit for sub-$200.
At the time of writing, they have a light blue slim fit “performance stretch” suit from Alfani, pictured above, on sale for just $180.
(And that’s $180 Canadian, which is the default price their website displays for me here in Toronto.)
In US dollars that’s just $135.84 (thanks, Google!) for a pretty good-looking suit in a unique and dapper color.
Japanese brand Uniqlo is probably best known for their stylish-but-functional casual staples – I’m a big fan of their merino v-neck sweaters.
But they also carry a line of blazers and matching pants that applies the same mentality to men’s suits.
All of their suiting is available as suit separates, and their offering tends to be seasonal.
In the spring and summer you can find their “Ultra Light” line, while winter and fall are a good time to grab slightly heavier pieces that can be worn year-round.
H&M is a Swedish fast fashion brand known for clothes that look good but don’t necessarily last too long.
So it’s a great place to turn if you’re looking for a suit that’s very of-the-moment, but don’t particularly care if it either goes out of style or falls apart by this time next year (or both).
With that said, I’ve had decent luck with H&M suits in the past.
I bought a medium-grey two-piece there years ago and wore it to multiple weddings (where I killed it on the dance floor, if I do say so myself) and was pleasantly surprised with how well it held up.
TopMan is kind of like the British version of stores like H&M or Uniqlo.
Their suiting is slightly pricier than H&M and slightly better quality, but still not quite in the same realm as a Suitsupply or even Banana Republic.
TopMan is another good place to turn if you’re looking for something trendy and of-the-moment.
But I find that their stuff looks a little better than the cheap suits you find at other fast-fashion stores like Zara Man.
Stores like that tend to have a sheen that betrays the fact that it’s made from polyester or other cheap materials, rather than real wool.
Note that TopMan and its sister store TopShop almost went out of business a few years back, but they were gobbled up by Asos.
While their IRL locations are gone, you can still buy their stuff online through the Asos website.
Discount stores like Target are admittedly not the first type of retail outlet that comes to mind when you think about where to buy a suit.
But Target’s made a conscious effort to distinguish itself from cheap stores like Walmart and other competitors by focusing on fashion.
They’ve carved out a solid reputation for themselves by offering modern, stylish and surprisingly well made clothes for some extremely reasonable prices.
And fortunately for us, that includes a line of suiting.
While their suit selection isn’t huge, Target is a great place to turn if you just need one or two solid, timeless, unimpeachable suits and don’t want to spend more than $150 or $200 bucks.
They also have a number of options in Big & Tall sizes, making them one of the best choices for bigger guys on a budget.
As a discount department store, JC Penney has always made its name by offering styles that are similar to what you’ll find at bigger name stores like Nordstrom or Bloomingdale’s.
But where those stores sell some of the most expensive clothing brands in the world, JCP carries brands that don’t have the same cultural cachet – or the same exorbitant price tags.
Their online suit selection is well stocked and surprisingly diverse, offering a mix of classic and timeless styles along with the more modern cuts and patterns that younger guys are looking for.
Express is one of those stores like Banana Republic or J.Crew that you’ll find in most malls across America.
Their prices tend to be comparable to those stores as well, though you’ll often find some better deals at Express, along with hipper and more modern styles.
As much as I love the classic blue suits and brown shoes combo – and God help me do I ever love it – Express is great for guys who want to break out of the mould a little bit.
It’s a good place to find affordable suits in cool colors and patterns that you won’t see on every other guy at the office, wedding or event.
Fashion-forward stores like Zara Man aren’t for everyone thanks to their unique business model that’s based on “honoring” (some might say imitating) high-fashion designers.
They basically send their staff to the various fashion weeks to see what’s going to be trending the following year, then quickly ramp up their fast-fashion machine to make sure they have similar (but infinitely cheaper) styles on the shelves as quickly as possible.
As a result, you’ll never find the same thing at Zara twice.
If you see a suit or other piece you love, you better snatch it up, because within a few months they’ll flip their inventory and it will be gone.
As a result, it’s a good place to turn for guys who really want a cheap suit that’s unique, of-the-moment and on-point.
Easily one of the most affordable suit brands on the planet, no one beats Alain Dupetit when it comes to price.
They’ve built their reputation on selling stylish suits with classic silhouettes and timeless designs for the almost-suspiciously low price of – and this is not a typo – $50.
Their flagship two-piece suits start at just $39, and none are priced higher than $99, easily making Dupetit the best place to buy inexpensive suits online.
Of course, with prices that low you know there’s a catch, and in this case it’s the material. This is definitely not an Italian wool suit.
Instead of wool or cotton, Dupetit exclusively uses a synthetic fabric that mixes 65% tetron and 35% rayon.
But the result is a suit that feels lighter and wicks sweat better than traditional wool suits, while looking good enough that most people will never know it costs about a tenth of a lot of other suits.
| Deep Dive:
- I recently did a thorough review of two Alain Dupetit suits to see if such affordable suits could meet my style standards. Check out the full results of my review to see how their suits held up.
You Know Where to Buy the Best Cheap Suits
Now Find Out How to Make ‘Em Look Like a Million Bucks
The internet is a hell of a thing.
Not only can you stream all of the
porn TV shows and movies you could possibly want to watch, but now that you know where to look, you can also find some pretty great suits at some pretty great prices.
Of course, knowing where to buy your suit is only the first step. The next one is learning how to wear a suit with style.
The problem, however, is that in the more casual world we live in, most guys don’t wear suits in their day-to-day lives.
So they end up looking and feeling uncomfortable when they go to weddings, job interviews and those other rare occasions when they need to suit up.
To find out how to not just wear a suit, but rock one, check out my (ridiculously comprehensive) post about how your suit should fit.
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More Men’s Suits and Style Advice Irreverent Gent:
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- The Ultimate Guide to Rocking the Blue Suit and Brown Shoes Combo
- How to Dress Better for Guys
- What to Wear to a Funeral: The Complete Guide to Proper Funeral Attire
- How Should a Suit Fit? The Definitive Guide
- The Best Wrinkle-Free & Non-Iron Dress Shirts
- The Best Affordable Sunglasses Brands
- The (Absolute) Best Trimmers for Shaving Your Balls
- The 19 Most Stylish Pieces of Men’s Winter Fashion
- The Most Stylish, Stretchy & Comfortable Suits for Men
- The Best Suit Brands for Men of Every Shape, Size & Budget
- The Definitive Guide to Semi-Formal Attire for Men
- The 33 Best Tuxedo Brands for Weddings & Other Formal Occasions
Advice on Where to Buy Cheap Suits From Around Ye Olde Interwebs:
- Note: I’m pretty sure these guys are “experts at wearing suits,” not “suit-wearing sexperts.” (But based on their name, I can’t say I’m totally sure…)