Kenneth Cole Navy Suit – $199.99
If you’re looking to buy your first suit, or… your first suit that actually fits well, this should be that first purchase.
A navy blue, well tailored suit has got to be the anchor of your closet. (Esquire explains why here.) This suit will be your go-to when you know you’ve got to look good and be comfortable at the same time. Job interviews, weddings, nights out. You can always depend on one of these athletic cut suits from Kenneth Cole.
This suit fulfills three of the keys that make up all good modern suits: Flat front pants, two button jacket, athletic fit. Be warned, if you actually are athletic, you’ll still want it taken in at the sides. The subtle herringbone pattern is a nice touch because from any kind of distance it’ll look solid yet still have texture.
Wear it over a well fitting dress shirt, a dark and subtle tie, and add a bright white pocket square to really finish off the look. Allow James Bond to demonstrate a similar style:
This comes from personal experience: A 40″ Regular might run a little long in the jacket tail for someone who’s around 5’9 – 5’10”. If you’re going for that extremely well cut tailored look, you might want to get a 40″ Short. And be warned, the wide variety of sizes won’t last long. 38, 40, and 42 Regulars should sell pretty quickly.
Shipping is just $2.95 and as long as it’s not hemmed you can return it. Well worth the risk for what could end up being a foundational piece of your wardrobe