Cerruti Italian Tailored Fit Suit Review

If you are looking for a premium tailored suit that is moderately priced, we recommend the Cerruti 1881 Italian tailored suit.

It looks and fits better than a cheaper off the rack suit but is not as expensive as a bespoke suit. Tailored to fit your body closely, the Cerruti suit has a modern style that’s perfect for the office or any formal event like a dinner date or a business meeting.

Cerruti Italian Tailored Fit Suit Review

Cerruti Italian Tailored Fit Suit Review

What Are You Buying?

1. Italian Tailored Suit

Bespoke suits are great, but they can be pricey. That’s because the suit is custom-made for you from the ground up. Off the rack suits are good if you are on a tight budget, but you are not guaranteed a perfect fit and they usually don’t have a premium feel.

A tailored suit is the perfect in-between choice for those who want the premium make of a bespoke suit but with a price tag closer to that of an off the rack suit.

The Cerruti suit has a tailored fit that’s designed to drape to your body and define your shoulders, arms, chest and thighs. But its soft construction still leaves plenty of room to move around.

The jacket and waistcoat taper towards the waist, creating a nice balanced profile. The trousers also narrow towards the feet, finally coming to rest on top of your shoes. Overall, the Cerruti suit offers a modern youthful look that works well for most formal occasions and matches well with a wide range of formal accessories.

2. Luxury Italian Wool Suit

If this is the first time you are hearing about Cerruti 1881, they are a French luxury fashion house but with Italian roots. It was founded in 1967 by Nino Cerruti.

Nino’s grandfather opened a woollen mill in Italy in 1881 (hence the name Cerruti 1881). In keeping with family tradition, Cerruti 1881 has mostly focused on woollen wear. The Italian tailored suit is made with wool.

In addition to looking great, a wool suit has many other advantages. For one, it feels incredibly soft and supple against your body. You can wear it comfortably for hours. The soft feel is especially ideal for men with sensitive skin. The wool fabric does not irritate the skin.

Because of wool’s incredible temperature regulating properties, the Cerruti Italian wool suit is perfect for all kinds of weather. It keeps you warm when it’s chilly, but it’s light and breathable enough to keep you cool when it’s hot.

If you are looking for a suit that won’t leave you sweltering and sweaty, the Cerruti Italian suit is a good pick.

3. Three Colour Options

The Cerruti Italian tailored suit comes in three colour options: charcoal, navy and black. The best choice mostly comes down to your preference, or you can pick all three colours.

If you have to pick one, the charcoal suit works best for most people thanks to its versatility. You can match it up with different kinds of shirt and tie colours. It is also suitable for a wide range of events and occasions including weddings, meetings, formal dinners and so on.

The navy suit is also ideal if you want a formal style, though it’s not as versatile as a charcoal suit. A navy suit works best in office and work settings.

Get the black suit if you want something to wear to a very formal or sombre occasion such as a black tie dinner, a formal gala or a funeral.

4. Customisation Option

Each component of the suit — the jacket, waistcoat and trousers — is available in a wide selection of sizes. So you are likely to find the perfect fit for your body.

But if you don’t find the size you are looking for, there is an option to customise the suit. You can book an appointment to get measured by an expert or style the suit on the website.

The customisation program lets you adjust almost every aspect of the suit including the ability to add canvas to the jacket for a better fit, add padding to the shoulders for a fuller look, choose a regular or wide lapel and so on.

Just keep in mind that some of these customisations will cost you extra.

What Goes Best With It?

This is a formal suit, so it’s best to dress it up with other formal items. Moss Bros has a wide variety of tailored shirts that you can match up with the navy, charcoal or black suit. They also have a good selection of dress and formal shoes including Brogues, Derbies and dress loafers.

As for the tie, the Cerruti wool suit goes particularly well with a black knitted silk tie, but various other colours and styles will also work.

Of course, you can also dress down the suit by omitting the waistcoat, matching it with semi-formal trainers or loafers, skipping the tie or switching up the jacket with a different one.

What’s Included In The Suit?

This is a 3-piece suit consisting of matching trousers, jacket and waistcoat. All you need is a shirt and a tie and you are ready to go.

Other accessories you can order along with the suit include a suit carrier, pocket square, belt, bow tie and socks.


  • Luxury Italian suit at a fair price.
  • Customisable.
  • Three colour options.
  • Made from high quality wool.
  • Available in a wide range of sizes.


  • Not suitable if you are shopping for a budget off the rack suit. This one’s a bit pricier.

Anything Else You Should Know?

There are a couple more things I’d like to let you know before you suit up. 

  • Delivery — Moss Bros offers three delivery options: UK standard in 3-5 business days, UK express in 1-2 business days and Next Day delivery. Shipping cost will depend on which option you choose.
  • Cleaning and care — This is a woollen suit, so you need to be extra careful taking care of it. The maker recommends dry cleaning only. 
  • Exchanging your suit — If the suit doesn’t fit you, you can return it in exchange for a different size. Notify Moss customer service within 14 days of receipt. You can then return the suit in person or via mail or courier.  


While not exactly a budget suit, the Cerruti 1881 Italian tailored suit is nevertheless an excellent choice for men who want a luxury suit without spending thousands of pounds.

It’s a well made wool suit, so with good care you can be sure you will be wearing it for years to come.

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