Dressing Like a Billionaire: The Suit

Since its inception in the late 19th century, the modern lounge suit has become a staple of success. Suits have always been an icon of royalty, but it wasn’t until the early 20th century that suits started to become associated with the business.

Suits come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, patterns, fits, and materials. Much like a Swiss Army knife, the suit has become a menswear jack-of-all-trades designed to stand out at any event. From the boardroom to the beach cabana, a great suit look always makes you look smart, refined, and above all, stylish.

Whether you’re trying to impress investors or turn heads walking down Rodeo, you only get one chance to make a first impression. And if there’s one thing we can all agree on, you can learn a lot about someone based on how they’re dressed. Your clothing is a reflection of your personality, sense of style, creativity, and of course, financial status. When it comes to menswear, nothing emanates class and style quite like a perfectly tailored suit. You are what you wear, and a quality suit injects you with confidence while simultaneously showing people that you mean business. The fact is, your suit is how you separate yourself from the crowd.

In the right suit, you have the power to silence any room upon entry. In the world of bespoke suiting, it’s not uncommon for the world’s richest to spend upwards of $20,000 to make sure everything fits perfectly.

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone that knows how to nail Neapolitan suiting better than Napoli’s own, Cesare Attolini. This is a whole lot different than a $5,000 off the rack designer suit. Attolini’s suits are completely custom, require multiple bespoke fittings, and radiate subtle Napoli class unlike anything else on the market.

The best part? This look can be had without actually requiring you to cough up the $35,000 dollars that one of Attolini’s best would end up costing. There’s always an alternative; having style doesn’t have to be unaffordable.

For those of us trying to achieve the billionaire level business casual, Suitsupply offers Neapolitan styling with an impressive fabric selection at a surprisingly affordable price point.

Let’s get one thing straight; this isn’t an advertisement for Suitsupply. These suits are absolutely incredible value for their price point, but they’re by no means cheap. Without the tax, the plain blue S110 wool suit will set you back $400. As good as this suit is (and every other suit for that matter), you’ll still need to get it tailored if you want to make sure everything fits you perfectly.

But the fact is, you’re getting a suit for around $500 that walks the walk of a bespoke suit from Napoli.