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|6 Sep 2019|5 mins

Suits You Sir: The Best Tailoring Brands On The Planet

These classic labels will cover all the bases

Spring Carnival is on the way, carrying with it a giant sparkly handbag of associated glamour. For the women that means weeks - if not months – of choosing just the right outfit. For the men it means waiting until the last minute before quickly buying a suit.

The classic suit is, after all, nature’s way of ensuring men don’t have to think too hard about what to wear. Horse racing, job interviews, weddings, workdays – all are well covered by a well-fitted suit. In the right cut you can take on just about anything with confidence and freedom, whether paired with a crisp shirt and tie for a formal appearance or a t-shirt and sneakers for something more casual.

With the races on the horizon, here we look at a few brands that are top of the game when it comes to tailoring – so this year you can make your pick earlier than usual.

Emporio Armani

Emporio Armani

Like ‘pale’ and ‘ale’ some words just work together. Add ‘Armani’ and ‘suit’ to the list. Crafted in Italy in fine silks and wools, an Armani suit is refinement in fabric form.

Perfect for: A business lunch.

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Grigio Suit
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Grigio Suit
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Abito Uomo Suit
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Abito Uomo Suit
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Pinstripe Trousers
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Pinstripe Tro...
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Polo Ralph Lauren

Polo Ralph Lauren

With a classic American sensibility built into the brand, Ralph Lauren suits ooze an easy sense of youthful sophistication and flexibility. Their lightweight cotton options are ideal for the warmer weather.

Perfect for: Spring racing

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Garment Wash Chambray Sportcoat
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Garment Wash...
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Garment-Dyed Cotton Stretch Chino Sportcoat
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Garment-Dyed...
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Performance Sportcoat Blazer
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Performance S...
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Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss

Boss has long mastered the art of providing minimalist designs that still pack a hefty punch. The quality of the craftsmanship and the timeless cuts of the label’s suits lend themselves to variety and repeated wear.

Perfect for: The office

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Arti Hesten Suit
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Arti Hesten Suit
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Namil Ben Suit
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Namil Ben Suit
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Helford Gander Suit
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Helford Gande...
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Reiss

Reiss

A label that edges towards a more modern take on the classic – with slim fits and checked patterns as an example – Reiss offers an eye-catching, highly accessible range of suits.

Perfect for: A first date

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Cotton Linen Blend Slim Fit Blazer
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Cotton Linen...
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Titanic Double-Breasted Tuxedo
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Titanic Doubl...
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Ned Double Breasted Check Blazer
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Ned Double Br...
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Church’s

Church’s

The classic suit needs a classic shoe, and English footwear brand Church’s delivers with handmade Oxfords, loafers and boots that carry an understated but unquestioned quality.

Perfect for: Job interviews

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Kingsley 2
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Kingsley 2
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Oslo
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Oslo
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Pembrey
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Pembrey
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Grenson

Grenson

Another traditional British shoemaker, Grenson offers a design range that shifts between recognisable classics and cutting-edge looks that would pair with any suit.

Perfect for: A night out

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Archie
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Archie
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Maxwell
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Maxwell
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Scottie
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Scottie
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Trickers

Trickers

Trickers completes a hat-trick of superior English shoe-smiths whose popularity has endured simply because they know what they’re doing far better than most. A pair of their handsome brogues will last you decades.

Perfect for: A party now, or in ten years.

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Adam
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Adam
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Robert Derby Shoes
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Robert Derby...
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Bourton Brogues
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Bourton Brogues
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Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Existing in that hard-to-find menswear niche where chic meets sensible, a Paul Smith suit is a thing of real elegance and total cool. Their premium cut and build make them a must-buy for almost any occasion.

Perfect for: Just about anywhere

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Fully Lined Jacket
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Fully Lined J...
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Mid-Fit Wool Trousers
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Mid-Fit Wool...
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Tailored Fit Long Sleeve Shirt
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Tailored Fit...
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Versace

Versace

You’ll need few extras to make you stand out while wearing a fine suit, but slipping a Versace watch onto your wrist won’t do you any harm. The heritage Italian label offers a range of highly coveted, polished pieces.

Perfect for: Making a first impression

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Eugne 45mm Watch
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Eugne 45mm Watch
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Chrono Lion
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Chrono Lion
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Univers GMT 43mm
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Univers GMT 43mm
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Miansai

Miansai

From cuffs to necklaces, bracelets to rings, Miansai’s gorgeous range – all contemporary designs and unique styles - offers something different when it comes to accessorising a suit.

Perfect for: That little extra

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Hex Ring
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Hex Ring
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Neo Cuff
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Neo Cuff
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Solar Signet Ring
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Solar Signet...
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