Suits can feel like the antithesis of travel wear, but if you have a very corporate job that requires you to travel, you’ll need clothing to match.

I’ve already written about wrinkle-resistant trousers for travel and how to stay comfy while dressing for a business trip. Now I want to zero in on suiting and share some tips for shopping for suits that keep up with a jet-set lifestyle.

First, no matter what the fabric, a suit has to fit you properly. You can also choose your suit based on your body type. Wool is a great fabric for a suit, but not all wools are the same. High-quality ones that are spun to be smooth will last you longer and pack more compactly. A wool suit with a little polyester will wash more easily so you can skip the dry cleaning. A full polyester suit might not be as breathable, but it will be easy to clean and easy to keep wrinkle-free. Below, here are a few options that offer different looks and fabrics.

The Everlane Italian GoWeave Suit

100% wool but spun in a way that keeps its shape! This is a classic wool suit with a slight design twist. Everlane makes a few trousers in this fabric so you can mix and match the blazer if a few styles.

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Frank and Oak Linen-Tencel Belted Long Suit in Lavender

Summertime is a tricky season for suits but a linen-Tencel blend is breezy without the problems of wrinkles often associated with summer linen. This is a great suit if you work in a creative field where standing out is a bonus. Frank and Oak is also a sustainable brand that uses recycled fabrics.

travel-friendly suits

Kit and Ace Navigator Suit

Can you imagine a suit that’s water-repellant and great for riding a bike to work? It exists and it’s made by Kit and Ace. This brand is known for commute-friendly workwear and this casual suit is cool and retro.

kit and ace water repellant suit

MM Lafleur Packable Suiting

Chic and easy, this suit is all polyester so it’s stain resistant and easy to wash. It’s a classic shape but the fabric is very modern.

packable business suit

Banana Republic Packable Performance Suit

This Banana Republic suit has a classic feel with a few modern touches such as the collarless look and the performance fabric. Their entire Packable line is designed for busy business people and is worth checking out.

packable business suit