Boutique suit stores, with their expert staff and intimate attention to detail, are the gold standard of suit fitting. But for a business traveler with on-the-go needs and a packed itinerary, you also need an operation big enough to have last-minute appointments and off-the-rack basics. Here’s our rundown of the best Manhattan suit shops you can count on for high-end threads that’ll leave you confident—and on time—for any meeting.
Best Manhattan Suit Shops
Alteration Specialists – 700 Madison Avenue
Sometimes you don’t need the full-on suit-fitting experience—you’ve got the right duds, but ripped a hole or noticed your dress doesn’t fit quite the way all these New Yorkers seem to wear theirs. Alterations are usually the less glamorous side of the tailoring business, often leaving you standing awkwardly in a sweaty dry cleaners while you wait for your pants back. But Alteration Specialists have been bringing back the dignity to alterations on the Upper East Side for more than 30 years. They have specialists in any fabric you need, and can even pay you a visit at your hotel if you’re truly in a rush.
Michael Andrews Bespoke – 2 Great Jones Alley
If you have a little more time on your hands and want to visit one of the city’s very best tailors, we recommend Michael Andrews Bespoke. Its massive downtown showroom, open by appointment only, caters to every imaginable suiting need. Even if you don’t have time for a bespoke fitting, the house line of accessories, like cufflinks and pocket squares, plus the wholesale showroom for Scarpe di Bianco leather shoes on the third floor, make this top-quality tailor worth the visit.
Suitsupply – 635 Madison Avenue
If you’re late to a meeting or suffered a last-minute spill—or you’re just looking for the next big thing in suit shopping—try out Suitsupply. It’s the Zara of high-end suits, a suit store on the fast fashion model. Most pieces are off the rack but tailoring is available, and the looks tend toward the snug-fitting. While the store prides itself on being accessible to everyone, don’t worry—you can still get all the Italian wool you want.
Bloomingdale’s – 1000 3rd Avenue
Bloomingdale’s selection of men’s and women’s business wear is wide enough that you can count on picking up a suit that’s name brand and fashion forward, but won’t leave you waiting a month to wear it. The Midtown location is just blocks from Hotel 48LEX, with another store in SoHo. Pick up just one piece from designers like Hugo Boss and Kate Spade, or work with their knowledgeable staff to pull together a whole suit.