History of men suits


All over history, men donned suits to gain respect from their peers and the appreciation of women. The wearing of suits originated as a style of dress in the 17th century as men, who in history dressed more ornately than women, downgrade their highly-festooned jackets and pants to a simpler manner of dress. In the 19th century European men in particular required a comfortable alternative to the standard huge attire of the period, and thus the modern suit was born.

Business Suits:

Particularly during times of economic upheaval and changeover from one social class to another, men wore suits to exude confidence and an air of wealth and luxury. During the American Great Depression, men's suits received an obvious revival as men wore suits to remove any doubts of financial instability and remain positive about the future. In the 21st century, the return of wearing formal men's suits to work is now mandatory work attire for workers of prestigious.


 A man's suit is comprised of a jacket and pair of pants created from a common piece of fabric. Some also have vests made of the same fabric. The two cuts of suits are referred to as two-piece and three-piece suits respectively.

Suiting is also separated by whether it is made to order or mass-produced. Men's suits are constructed of the following fabrics: polyester, rayon, merino wool, silk, cotton seersucker, worsted wool, gabardine, and linen.

The categories for types of suits are referred to as made to order or custom tailoring, ready-to-wear and made to measure. Custom men's suits, which are the most expensive category, require months of work to create and are made specifically to the customer's measurements. Ready-to-wear suiting is collection produced and available in department stores and boutiques. Made to measure suits involve the selection of fabric, buttons and style of the men's suit by the customer. These suits are constructed in a factory, prior to the initial correct fitting and then customized to the client's wishes.

Accessories and Style:

Men's suits are accentuated with ties, braces, handkerchiefs, and ascots. For black-tie occasions, a tuxedo is a type of man's suit that is completed with a white or black bow tie. Double-breasted suits are always wearing fastened. In contrast, single button suits may be worn completely unbuttoned or with a few top buttons fastened. American, Italian and British suits all differ not only by choice of designer, but with their approach to construction and unique style elements. .