Suit (clothing)

The man's suit of clothing is a garment, originated in England, that is crafted from the same material. The English word suit draws from from the French suivre, "to go after". The trouser suit is made from corresponding lounge trousers, coat, and occasionally a waistcoat.

Its variant, lounge suit, company suit, three-piece suit, and two-piece suit indicate clothing the design, cut, and cloth of which decide their social and work suitability. Usually, the man's suit is worn with a collared shirt, necktie, and a cap. Yet, right through the 20th century, the cap fell from the mainstream of men's style, to the purview of the dandy.