1900s and 1910s Edwardian era men’s suits were the foundation for the modern suits of today. Sack suits were long, plain, loose fitting suit jackets with wide lapels and a one to three button high closure. They were very similar to modern suits, albeit longer in length and looser. Fabrics were all wool with hints of striping, checks, or plaid, and common colors were dark navy, grey, green, ivory, and occasionally brown. Seersucker was popular in the summer months.
For fancier looks, consider the morning suit — striped pants with a tailcoat, top hat and cane. Eveningwear is similar, albeit black-tie, attire.
These suits, vests, and coats have the general fit, colors and patterns of Edwardian era men’s clothing. Pair them with an Edwardian tie, hat, boots or shoes, and accessories for a complete day look. You can read our Edwardian day clothing guide here.
Edwardian Men’s Suits