10 Best Business Suits for Less Than $500
Quality suits traditionally required serious investment. While the premium budget range still buys the truly superior quality suits, there are many retailers offering well-made and distinctive suits at price points that are more accessible for the majority. Here is an AGENT sampler of some the best suits available for under $500.
DECENTLY tailored, durable and sharp-looking suits no longer have to cost a serious investment, although of course that option is available for those who wish to take it. Thanks to the sheer numbers of retailers and labels who are targeting a broader market through more accessible price points, it’s much easier and more affordable to acquire a well-made and distinctive suit for office wear. Here are 10 of the best business suits for less than $500 if you want to have a quality business suit without breaking the bank.
1. Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren has a great selection of the best business suits in the sub-$500 bracket available online, ranging from slick professional black and navy, to charcoal hues, all of which are easy to dress up with a white or neutral shirt for a great look. There are also great value deals such as this standout two-piece light grey plaid ensemble.
2. Calvin Klein
With their adherence to the classic clean lines and slim lapels aesthetic, Calvin Klein suits under $500 are in hues that are strong yet neutral enough to be effectively paired with a variety of shirts and ties, or worn with an open-collared crisp white shirt. Whether in two-button or three-button styles, these suits are great for the professional on a budget.
3. Kenneth Cole
If you’re looking for an affordable quality classic looking business suit, look no further than Kenneth Cole, a label that truly specialises in giving you the style factor of an international corporate executive, but for a budget that is strictly capped at $500. The black suits from the label are particularly lauded, but anything from Kenneth Cole in this price range certainly delivers a lot of bang for buck.
4. Brooks Brothers
Brooks Brothers are renowned for their summer suit looks, and their signature white and blue seersucker cotton fabric creations make a daring fashion statement in any office. It’s possibly more suited to a country club setting than an office, but it’s quite a statement all the same. Even if that is not your thing, Brooks Brothers has plenty of more subtle variations in its sub-$500 suit line, including their Fitzgerald Fit Linen Suit with Flat Front Pants (pictured).
Suits from MANGO are ideal for the most formal occasions in businesses, and are perfectly suited for the formal occasions in our non-working lives, such as weddings and funerals. MANGO is renowned for affordable suits made from quality dark fabrics that have a micro-check pattern and slim cuts, creating a sleek, contemporary silhouette for the wearer.
6. Perry Ellis
Fashion designer Perry Ellis has a fun and carefree approach to design, preparing lines of low to medium budget suits that are the very embodiment of simplicity, modernity and durability. This charcoal three-button side-vented suit is typical of the no-nonsense Ellis style.
7. Tommy Hilfiger
This two-button slim-fit Glenplaid suit embodies all the hallmarks of simplicity and durability that forms the core of the Tommy Hilfiger signature style across the board. In this price range, you can’t go wrong with a Tommy Hilfiger suit. This is a trim, neat jacket and pants combination that will make you stand out in any work setting.
8. John Varvatos
The designer label John Varvatos is outside of the sub-$500 budget range for new suits, but only just for many of the items, so it’s a good label to keep an eye on if you assemble your suit from separates, and for regular discount offers on the labels lines, such as its high quality Star USA line, which bring them into your range of affordability.
9. Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss is perched comfortably inside the upper end of the sub-$500 budget range. Their suits are so well made that they are a super option if you are buying a suit for the first time. When you get a little more adventurous, they have some lovely subtle patterned options in this budget range as well.
Chaps is a great solution if you want to customise your own suit with high quality separates. The brand has a particularly fine line in jackets, from this classic linen sport jacket to dizzying plaids, standard blocks and great shirts.