No matter which way the fashion pendulum swings, you’re always going to need a good suit. What should a suit look like in 2022? When fashion is changing rapidly, good is bad, and up is down, the style rules you used are no longer relevant. Great question. The latest episode of the GQ Recommends ShowWe went into detail about the four best tailoring options that you should be aware of. Turns out, they fall into a quartet of easy categories, each one primed to make your occasion-specific outfits feel less like a nod to propriety and more like a conscious, next-level swerve—especially if the only occasion you’re dressing for is “Screw it: I feel like wearing a suit today.”
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Full Length Mink Fur Coat with Shawl Collar & Bracelet Cuffs (Demi Buff, XS)
39" Slick wool wrap coat with exaggerated collar and tie belt
Adjustable button closure
To help you get started, I called in a dozen sharp options from the best tailoring minds around the planet and broke down point by point what makes their suiting stand apart. The video below will show you why we love them and give you some inspiration on how to make them work. It’s worth a look to see which suit you should choose. you should reach for every time dress codes dictate wearing one is non-negotiable—and the times when you want to throw on one for the heck of it.
Do you see something you like? Keep scrolling for our top picks.
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1. The Clean & Classic Suit
This is the go-to option for any formal occasion on your ever-busy social calendar, even non-tuxedo-weddings. For maximum effect, pair with a crisp white shirt and dark knit tie.
Sid Mashburn Kincaid No. 2 suits
J. Crew “Kenmare” suit jacket
J. Crew “Kenmare” suit pant
Tom Ford “Shelton”Prince of Wales wool-blend and silk-blend suit jacket
Chilliwack Down Bomber Coat in black with stretch rib waistband and cuff, exterior pockets, adjustable tunnel hood
Shell: 50% polyester, 50% cotton
Tom Ford Prince-of- Wales wool and silk blend suit trousers
2. The Light & Breezy Suit
For beach-y destination weddings, or backyard garden ceremonies, you will need a breathable suit. The button-up is no longer necessary. Instead, wear a camp shirt or knitpolo and swap your brogues for sandals.
Todd Snyder “Madison”It will suit you
Alex Mill “Mercer” blazer
Alex Mill standard pleated pants
Fear of the unknown “California” blazer
Double-pleated trousers from Fear of God
3. The Funky & Loud Suit
These suits are great for showing off your moves. They can be pattern- or color-matched, may have double-breasted but they are definitely bold. Accent with a silky shirt and a crisp pair of classic sneaks—and then toss the rest of the rulebook out the window while you’re at it.
Needles side tab trousers
Drake’s Prince-of- Wales wool flannel doublebreasted jacket
Drake’s Prince Of Wales single-pleat trousers
Fear of God double-pleated tapered trousers
4. The Mixed & Matched Suit
This is not a suit. If you want to get the most out of the tailoring in your closet, treating it as separates is a good idea. You can go the traditional route and wear an Oxford shirt with a repp tie or you can opt for an open-collared dress shirt. It is always smart to wear dark on top and light at the bottom.