Originally posted on May 9, 2022 @ 7:00 am
Last Updated on March 22, 2023 by inckredible
It is an incontestable fact that Italy is amongst the world’s fashion capitals. It is home to some of the famous tailors and sartorial brands this world has beheld.
In this post, we’ll be discussing 24 best Italian suit brands. So, if you’re looking forward to treating your loved one or yourself to a luxury Italian suiting experience, well, ‘suit up.’ You’ll definitely get an idea of which luxury brand best fits your aesthetic.
Let’s start our list by discussing one of the greatest labels in the fashion world – Armani!
‘Impeccable, evergreen style, and polish’ – this is how Armani describes their suits!
It goes without saying that Armani is one of the most luxurious and premium Italian suit brands. Founded by Giorgio Armani and Sergio Galeotti, Armani as a brand is minimalistic and effortless, yet it screams class and demands all the right attention.
Their first-ever men’s collection was launched in October 1975. Since then, the brand has only gotten bigger and better, especially with its launch of different labels, including Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani EA7, and A|X.
Founded by the power couple Edoardo and Adele Fendi in 1925, Fendi originally prided their fur and leather items. With time, the newer generation of Fendi started working with contemporary designs, fabrics, and colors, and today it is one of the most loved Italian luxury suit brands.
On Fendi’s official website, you’ll see not only minimalistic colors and designs but also some exotic colors and fabrics.
If you’re planning to treat yourself to one of Fendi’s posh suits, remember that their size guide follows Italian sizing.
If you want to don an eclectic style Italy-made suit, Belvest is another best option. ‘BECOME YOUR OWN STORY,’ Belvest says. And in all fairness, they come up with true story-worthy suit designs.
Belvest plays with different fabrics, patterns, and textures for their suit designs, and we dig it! Wool and cashmere were the highlights of their show for the 2021 fall/winter collection, and we cannot wait to see the richness Belvest has to offer this year!
Caraceni ‘Sartoria’ are not only renowned in Italy but worldwide for their tailor-made suits. There are multiple Caraceni suit brands operating today, but the first of these brands, ‘DOMENICO CARACENI,’ was first established by the father of Italian tailoring, D. Caraceni, in 1913.
Fun fact – The Caracenis has dressed some of the world’s most celebrated and historical figures over the world.
While the Caraceni label, as a whole, is considered one of the most prestigious Italian tailor-made suit brands, sartorial experts cannot help but lean towards A. Caraceni, operated by Augusto Caraceni’s son, Mario Caraceni.
5. Cesare Attolini
Cesare Attolini started as a small Napoli shop established in the 1930s by Vincenzo Attolini.
Given how each of Attolini’s suits that leave the tailor is precious; designed, cut, and stitch to the perfection, they are definitely worthy of the price tag they come with, i.e., about $4000 to $6000.
Their catalog offers a good collection of sophisticated colors, including black, blue, brown, and grey. Moreover, it seems like ‘Boat style’ chest pockets are definitely in trend at the moment in the Attolini house!
Isaia suits are not only praised for their ‘luxury’ label but also their quality. With this brand, you get what you pay for!
Today, Isaia specializes in men’s contemporary fashion, be it casual or official. Men who buy their Isaia suit wear and flaunt it for years.
Therefore, it would be definitely fair to say that Isaia is one of the best luxury Italian suits that offer not only high-quality design and fabrics but also an experience to their buyers!
Kiton is among the most expensive Italian suit brands, and for a reason! They use the finest and rarest grade of materials in their clothes, and most of their suits are handmade to match their client’s vision.
For instance, their Kiton K50 suit, made up of Merino sheep wool, takes 50 hours of human labor. No wonder these suits sell for $50,000 and above.
Kiton’s website says that their single jacket has at least 25 human hands working on it. This sartorial truly put intense work into their designs!
Guglielmo Milani founded Larusmiani in 1922, and the first-ever Larusmiani store was opened in 1922. Its boutique is located on Via Montenapoleone, Milan.
Larusmiani is known for working with fine fabrics such as soft cashmere, merino, shearling, and so on. They currently offer a Bespoke collection for modern gentlemen.
Made to measure, Larusmiani suits are carefully curated by putting at least 32 hours of human labor. Larusmiani specializes in casual classics, and the majority of the suit parts are hand-sewn.
9. Pal Zileri
Pal Zileri suits use fabrics such as wool, linen, cotton, silk, Tencel, baron, and more. This Italian luxury brand specializes in both casual and professional menswear.
Established in 1980 in Quinto Vicent, Pal Zileri has been rightfully priding Italian craftsmanship and hard work in their designs.
The assortment of suits on www.palzileri.com is astonishing. From different patterns, fabrics, and designs to an interesting combination of darker posh and lighter breezy colors, Pal Zileri seems determined to convert your dream suit into reality.
10. Salvatore Ferragamo
Opened by Salvatore Ferragamo, a renowned Italian shoe designer, Salvatore Ferragamo S. p. A. is today owned by the Ferragamo family. The root of this brand is in shoewear, and the company holds multiple patents in the field.
Ferragamo, today, has become an international luxury brand offering shoes, clothes, perfumes, leather goods, and other luxury goods.
While this brand offers multiple Made in Italy suit options, you might not get the tailor-made experience as you would in other Italian brands that specializes in men’s suits.
Boglioli offers fine suit designs for modern gents who not only like to look posh and put together but also value their comfort at the same time. This luxury brand was founded 48 years ago in Gambara, Italy.
Boglio, a family-run luxury brand specializing in menswear, gained worldwide recognition in 2000 for its K-jacket. The striking feature of these jackets was deconstructed cashmere and washed-out colors that evoked a vintage feel in the beholders.
Boglioli’s online shop features multiple K-jacket suits on its online shelves. Check them out!
12. Brian Dales
Having been successfully involved in the fabric industry since 1955, the Calmonte family was bound for great fashion adventures.
As a result, Brian Dales was established in 2004 from the collective effort of two Calmonte brothers – Christian, the Head Designer, and Stefano, the CEO of Brian Dales.
‘Refined and Sophisticated’ is how Brian Dales defines their menswear. Brian Dales suits offer the same refinement and Made in Italy flavor in their suits, however, at affordable prices.
Gimme Etro, an Italian designer, opened Etro in 1968 as a textile house. It was not until the 1990s that the company started manufacturing clothing lines. This family-managed luxury brand is popular for the swirling paisley patterns that it launched in 1981.
Etro has also managed to come up with its own home textiles, leather goods, fragrances, and other collection. You can find several refined tailored suits in different patterns and linings featured on Etro.
Fashion Connoisseurs often associate Corneliani with sartorial excellence. This Italian luxury menswear specializes in suits and sportscoats. Founded in 1930 by Alfredo Corneliani, this is today a Mantua, Italy-based Men’s brand that serves worldwide.
Perfect cuts, fine materials, and attention to detail in Corneliani suits are what the company boasts. Take a good look at the interesting assortment of patterns, fabrics, and colors in men’s suits available at Coneliani and use the size guide to determine the perfect fit for you!
15. Giorgio Armani
We did mention Armani before; with that being said, we covered Emporio Armani, Georgio Armani, Armani Exchange and etc. But we have to talk a bit more about this brand. Giorgio Armani is one of the most renowned and oldest labels of the popular Italian Luxury brand Armani. These labels, along with the Emporio Armani, are the only two among the many that feature pieces self-designed by Armani himself.
This specific label specializes in ready-to wears, cosmetics, perfumes, and accessories. Georgio Armani’s online shop features stylish suits made using luxurious fabrics and fabric combinations, especially in minimal and classy colors such as black and navy blue.
An Italian fashion house was established in 1978 from the joint effort of three young siblings – Luigi Lardini, 18, Andrea Lardini, 21, and Lorena Lardini, 19. It was named ‘Lardini,’ which has today become a popular Italy-based luxury brand that sells worldwide.
Many associate ‘Elegance’ with Lardini, and we second their opinion! The brand really speaks of light-heartedness and elegance. You’ll not only see darker ‘classy’ suits in their catalog but also be able to witness the way the brand plays with colors and designs.
17. Manuel Ritz
While Manuel Ritz boasts a limited women’s collection, this brand was originally established to cater to men’s fashion needs, and many still view the brand the same.
This brand specializes in casual classic adorned with playful details but at the same time feature a range of slim-fit formal suits for occasions when you need to dress up. Wool, linen, and viscose are some of the fabrics that Manuel Ritz play with for their suits.
Tagliatore, as a brand, is associated with timeless classics, but at the same time, this brand isn’t afraid to play with colors, patterns, and modern silhouettes. Its made in Italy suits command $700 to $1,500, which is pretty affordable for a luxury brand, if we must say!
This Italian brand not only caters to the sartorial needs of men but also has a label to offer a premium fashion experience to women.
Zegna is amongst the leading menswear brands worldwide. Their recent collections have been a perfect blend of classic and contemporary designs. This luxury brand uses premium wool as well as other fine modern silhouettes.
Ermenegildo Zegna founded Zegna in 1910 in Trivero, Biella Province, Northern Italy. Today, this international brand is a part of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group and is considered relatively more affordable than the parent company.
20. Dolce & Gabbana
While Dolce & Gabbana is worldwide recognized for its feminine take on contemporary fashion and accessories, its line of men’s suits and blazers is equally impeccable.
From classic and minimalistic tuxedos to eccentric and vibrant suits, you can expect an interesting assortment of suits from this Italian luxury brand.
Typically, Dolce & Gabbana’s suits demand a couple of thousand value. But if your eyes are set on runway suit pieces, expect to pay more than $10,000.
When you pay for a luxury brand item, you’ll not only be paying for the clothing piece.
You’ll be paying for the finest fabric selected for your comfort, the craftsmanship and the attention-to-detail of tailors who put hours of labor into making your suit with their own hands, and for the entire luxury experience.
Brioni is one such exemplary example. No wonder their suits are beloved by many celebrities and world leaders. The minimum price Brioni handmade suits demand is $6,000.
Canali, an Italian menswear luxury brand, was founded by the Canali family in 1934. Canali suits are popular for their quality and durability.
Though for a limited time, Canali offers a made-to-measure service for their clients where a stylist provides customized consultation regarding style, fit, or material for your Canali suit.
Like many other luxury suit brands, the color palette of ready-to-wear Canali suits is minimalistic, featuring black, grey, blue, and brown tones.
23. Massimo Piombo
Born and brought up in Liguria, Italy, Massimo Piombo always tried to see fashion from a different perspective. No wonder Massimo Piombo is among the Italian brands known for their unique yet timeless fashion sense.
Currently, the MP website only features a ‘David’ washed linen suit, uniquely made using 100% washed Irish linen. You should definitely visit their nearby boutique to explore more suit designs.
24. Brunello Cucinelli
One thing we can assure you in a decent Brunello Cucinelli suit is class. While the brand launches innovative designs now and then, the core ethos of the brand is beauty in simplicity.
Brunello Cucinelli, who established the luxury brand in 1978, is celebrated as the ‘King of Cashmere.’ The brand is applauded for its approach to sustainability and ethics. It is one of Silicon Valley’s most loved brands and has dressed tech tycoons such as Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg.