The New Suit

Made for Guys Who Hate Suits

If you're the type that spends most days in your favorite jeans and a T-shirt or hoodie, the idea of a tailored suit can seem ... restricting. But designer labels and more mass brands have recently embraced a new breed of suiting fabrics imbibed with just a touch of stretch. And honestly, they're pretty damn comfortable. For one thing, they easily allow for more natural movement, like reaching across a table or speed walking back to the office after a lunch meeting. They're also the ideal travel suit because you can comfortably sit in a cramped plane seat while wearing one or fold it up into a suitcase and either way, the fabric bounces back—looking fresh and wrinkle-free upon arrival. And bonus, the pants won't constrict around your mid-section the way a traditionally tailored non-stretch trousers might. Ideal for those boozey spring weddings, right?

Bonobos Jetsetter All-Season Wool Suit

Jetsetter all-season wool suit,
$550 by Bonobos

Hugo Boss Slim-Fit Stretch Cotton Suit

Slim-fit stretch cotton suit,
$600 by Hugo Boss

Brooks Brothers Plaid Stretch Modern-Fit Suit

Plaid stretch modern-fit suit jacket, $358 and pants, $140 by Brooks Brothers

Theory Wellar Stretch Wool Jacket

Wellar stretch wool jacket, $345
and pants, $180 by Theory

J.Crew Ludlow Italian Stretch Suit

Ludlow Italian stretch suit jacket, $425
and pants, $225 by J.Crew

How to

Whitmor Natural Linen Soft Storage Garment Bag

Your suit doesn't need to be kept zipped up in an air-tight plastic bag. But if you're worried about dust or moths, a fabric garment bag will keep your suit clean while letting it breathe, which is good for both cotton and wool fabrics.