Shopping for a suit can be stressful and exhausting. You want to get something that looks nice, is well-made and fits perfectly—but you also don’t want to spend three months of rent on a designer version or shell out for a bargain ensemble that might be flammable. Fortunately, New York City has plenty of great retailers that can help you find that perfect midpoint.
MTailor: This app-based tailor offers a unique twist on the custom suit—they create a pattern that’s supposedly 20% more accurate than your local tailor and make the entire suit based off of those measurements. They’ll let you customize everything from the fabric to the lapel shape and even a custom inside leg on pants. But it’s not without risk—if they don’t have your size or a good fit, you’re out the money.
Suitsupply: This trendy suit retailer carries both off the rack and bespoke suits. They’re more fashion forward than Indochino and offer trendier cuts and details like rounded peak lapels. They also have a lot of customization options, including different buttons and waistcoat patterns. They’re not as cheap as some of the other retailers on this list, but they’re a good option for those who want something in between an off-the-rack purchase and a fully customized suit.
Saks Fifth Avenue: This bastion of style sells a lot of expensive designer suits (BOSS, Armani) that you can buy off the rack or have altered. They have a great selection and offer free online styling consultations to give you guidance when you’re looking for that suit that will take you down the aisle or onto the dance floor. Suit store