Paul Stuart Suit Review: Fit, Comfort & Style, That’s a Wrap

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It was a cold, blustery December night. The moon was probably full. Owls were probably making owl noises. And not a creature was stirring except for… no, there were definitely a bunch of creatures stirring. Just so many creatures. Why? Because it was holiday-party season, dammit.

And I was one of them. Making the rounds at a company soiree in a Paul Stuart Mini Parquet Paul Jacket and a navy blue pair of Super 110s trousers.

I know what you’re thinking. “But Kelly, how did it go? Did you do stuff that night? And if so, did that jacket and those pants serve you well?”

Shhh…

It’s okay. I know what it’s like to want a Paul Stuart suit review so bad you can taste it. So without further ado, I will now regale you with tales of unstructured wool, Italian-woven pants, and nutmeg-spiced bourbon.

Spoiler: Yes. Yes, they did serve me well.

Key Takeaways 

If we’re splitting hairs, the ensemble in question isn’t an actual suit. It’s a fall-appropriate jacket paired with a fall-appropriate pair of trousers. Now that that’s out of the way, brass tacks.

Paul Stuart’s unstructured, 100% wool jacket is designed to ebb and flow with whatever the night brings. Same with those impossibly lightweight and cozy pants. I put the duo to the test, as did the elements, and the results might surprise you.

Or not. Either way… drama.

man wearing the mini parquet paul jacket
paulstuartny / Instagram

For my Paul Stuart suit review, I went the a la carte suit route: a gold-brown jacket paired with navy trousers. I completed the look with the usual suspects when it comes to suit accessories—a brown belt, brown shoes, neutral socks, and a pocket square with a pop of color.

I’ll break this up into two parts: a Paul Stuart sport coat review followed by my experience with those handsome Super 110s pants.

Paul Stuart suit review: Paul Stuart Wool Mini Parquet Paul Jacket

Founded in 1938 in New York City, Paul Stuart is one of the last O.G. haberdashers on Madison Avenue and one of the best suit brands in the country. The Wool Mini Parquet Paul Jacket is an unstructured beauty that comes in a fall-perfect goldish-brown color.

Made of 100% UK-woven wool, it’s a traditional single-breasted jacket with side vents, notched lapels, and flap pockets. It’s heavy yet light. Formal yet casual. Sophisticated yet devil-may-care. In other words, it was the perfect piece to join me on my holiday-party capers on that blustery December night.

And on a bunch of other nights. And days. Just… I like it is all.

Material: 100% wool | Sizes: 38–50 | Colors: 1 | Care: Dry clean only

How It Handled In The Wild

I live in the south, in a city that’s seasonal, minus any extremes. On this particular night, it was cold, but not punishingly so. For that reason, I chose not to wear my peacoat and lean solely on the 100% wool construction of my Paul Jacket.

Not at all by accident, my wife and I were staying in the hotel where my rooftop company holiday party was held. We mixed. We mingled. We sipped. We dined. And then, as any rational human beings would, we took to the city sidewalks in search of a nightcap.

This is the part where I started wishing I had my peacoat. Sure, it got a bit nippy. I’ve yet to come across a single suit jacket that’s element-proof.

That said, it did a damn good job of shielding me from the wind and keeping my torso toasty—especially considering it’s an unlined jacket. It’s a testament to the weight and quality of the wool.

Fit

At 6’3” with a medium build, I’m a pretty big guy. Needless to say, it can be tricky to find the right fit. Sleeves are too long. Pinching around the chest. Not long enough. These are but a few of my frequent sartorial woes when it comes to suiting.

So you can imagine my delight when I saw that not only does the Mini Parquet Paul Jacket come in a respectable range of sizes, but it’s also available in regular, short, and tall. Thing fits like a glove.

The jacket falls right where it should (right around my palms when my arms are at my side), and there’s a slightly fitted silhouette when it’s buttoned. No pinching. No pulling. All spiked nog and awkward conversations with coworkers.

Paul Stuart Super 110s Wool Mid Blue Trouser

No Paul Stuart suit review would be complete without mention of the NYC brand’s Super 110s Wool Mid-Blue Trouser. Ever worn a pair of pants that felt like not a pair of pants? Don’t answer that.

Just know that the 110 thread count is cloud-soft and incredibly light, but not at the expense of durability. The rich navy color is suitable for any occasion, casual or formal. Meanwhile, the pants’ plain front is both modern and traditional, depending on what you pair them with.

Material: 100% Super 110s wool | Sizes: 32–44 | Colors: 1 | Care: Dry clean only

How They Handled In The Wild

I’m generally much less concerned about how a quality pair of pants functions and feels than I am with a jacket. There’s just… less going on with pants. But that doesn’t mean the materials and construction can’t completely make or break the way they feel and how long they last.

So when I say these Paul Stuart trousers were an afterthought, it’s nothing short of high praise. I’ve owned cheap suits, and I’ve owned quality suits, and the contrast could not be more stark.

Fit

Like the jacket, these too come in an impressive range of sizes and are available in regular, short, and tall.

If you’re not able to enjoy a made-to-measure experience at one of Paul Stuart’s brick-and-mortar locations in Manhattan, Chicago, or Washington, D.C., all is not lost. I ordered my pants online and (with some standard and expected hemming) was good to go.

man on the stairs wearing a navy suit
paulstuartny / Instagram

Buying Considerations for Paul Stuart Suits

Material Composition

Second only to fit, the best men’s suits are made of comfortable, durable materials woven to last. My Paul Stuart suit review happens to center around fall-weight garments made of 100% wool, but the right material for you depends on when, where, and why you plan on wearing your gear.

Let comfort and quality lead the way, and you’ll be good to go.

Fit

The type of suit you wear means something. The color you wear means something. The weight? The cut? Those, too, mean something. But if it doesn’t feel right and fit right, you’re missing the point.

I’m tall, so I need tall options. Paul Stuart offers those. But even though that’s the case, it doesn’t mean that this brand is going to be right for you. Always take your own measurements or visit a tailor before buying a suit online.

Color and Season

In this Paul Stuart suit review, I’ve focused on one specific jacket and one specific pair of pants. The former is fall-weight and goldish brown. The latter is a conservative navy blue. Although I can wear the pants year-round, the jacket skews more niche and season-specific.

If you only want or need one suit, opt for dark gray or navy. You can throw in some sneakers if you’re feeling froggy. Thinking about rocking a gray suit with brown shoes? Go for it. Just make sure your colors and materials match the season.

a headless mannequin wearing brown suit and black trousers
paulstuartny / Instagram

Final Verdict 

Paul Stuart suits, jackets, pants, and casual wear are among the most comfortable, well-constructed garments out there. My fall-weight Wool Mini Parquet Paul Jacket and Super 110s Wool Mid-Blue Trousers have served me well on multiple occasions, day or night.

FAQ

    • Paul Stuart was founded in 1938 on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue. Since then, the haberdasher has been producing some of the highest-quality suits, outerwear, shoes, sweaters, polos, swim trunks, and other garments in America.

      • Anyone trying to define “luxury” is dealing with a moving target. It’s all relative. But if you’re like me (and millions of other guys), you’re certainly placing Paul Stuart in the luxury category. The NYC brand does things the right way and manufactures its garments with quality, durable fabrics.

        • The majority of Paul Stuart’s suits and jackets are made in Italy or Canada. Tailoring takes place in various locations, and the company is based in New York City.

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