Men’s suits in the 1930s were wide, wide, wide. Broad shoulders, long jacket, wide lapels, and a pinched in waist gave the silhouette of Superman. Stripes were in and so were plaids, windowpane, tweed, and herringbone in all colors from neutral to jewel tones. You can get the 30s look through a modern suit with a distinctive pattern. Double breasted suits look more 30s, too, although both single and double were in style. Avoid skinny suits and instead turn to the classic cut jackets in one size up to create a wider shoulder (add extra shoulder padding too). Trousers are best in a classic high rise fit, with one or two pleats and a wige leg.
Sport coats were very common as well. Men’s jackets and pants didn’t always match. A dark jacket over light grey, tan, white, or ivory trousers was especially trendy.
We searched for some great options of 1930s inspired men’s suits. They come in patterns similar to the 1930s with an updated fit for modern comfort. Read about men’s 1930s suit fashion before you shop.