English Suits

English suits are another great way to look classy and add some European vibe to your wardrobe. It's important to understand that they have a different look and feel to the American or Italian suits that you may be used to.

British men's wear in general will be a little bit more formal in most cases. If you are looking for a casual or edgy look, you may want to look elsewhere. You will often find them with conservative plaid and pinstripe patterns. One exception to the formal look might be something more like a country Englishman look, like the houndstooth.

Jackets are nearly always three-buttoned. Lapels are a moderate size, not too big or small. Usually you will have 3 pockets as well with pads in the shoulders. The suitcoat waist is usually narrowed.

Pleats are nearly always on the pants, either single or double, with a slight cuff.

These are great for a office or business setting. The 3 button setup will work with most men's frames.

If you're looking for a bespoke setup, going to Savile Row is a great move and is probably the best place in the world for it. Be prepared to shell out quite a few quid for them though!

Obviously, getting an imported suit will cost a few bucks. Big, well-known brands like Burberry are sold in most major department stores though, so you don't need to go straight to the source. Many times the price take will reach above $1000. For a well-tailored look, many times the price is worth it though.

Recently, many British makers such as Austin Reed have offered budget suits, with surprising quality. Definitely something to consider.If you're looking for a look geared toward a younger man, check out Topman or Burton's.

List of Other Designers

Ben Sherman - Known for their mod look.

Paul Smith

Ted Baker - OK...these are originally from Scotland but close enough. They are definitely geared toward the youth market.