From the 1920s to the 1970s, men’s vintage suits experienced subtle changes that contributed to their status as classic suits today. Each decade had some unique characteristics, such as wide legs and lapels in the 1930s and 1970s, peak lapels in the 1940s, and skinny suits in the 1960s. Striped suits, plaids and tweed were very popular year-round, while ivory linen and seersucker were summer materials during all decades. Sport coats became a casual take on matching suits beginning in the 1930s.
We browsed the best of online retailers to find new men’s suits with classic vintage tailoring, colors, patterns, and fit. These are not vintage men’s suits, but with the right hat, shoes and accessories you could look the vintage part.
Men’s Vintage Style Suits
Vintage reproduction suit makers can be found on this list.
The history of suits by decade:
1970s Suits (Leisure Suits for Disco)
Nautical cruising outfits – the white line suit and navy blazer