The popularity of costumes in China began in 1840s. At that time, costumes began to be gradually introduced into China. Let people of country gradually realize existence of costumes.
In 1911, government of Republic of China ranked suit among main dresses. After 1919, tailor-made suits, as a symbol of new culture, challenged traditional robes and jackets, and Chinese suit industry developed, gradually forming a large number of "fengbang" tailors, mainly from Fenghua, Zhejiang Province, who specialized in tailoring suits. .
By 1920s and 1930s, when Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin and other coastal developed cities were center, there was a surge in suit-wearing among young students, teachers, companies, foreign firms, and personnel of various institutions at top. class and schools.
In 1936, Gu Tianyun, who returned from his studies in Japan, first published book "Introduction to Costume Making" and established a costume-making class, developing a group of professional costume-making talents that played a role in spreading costume-making technology.
After founding of New China, Chinese tunic suit has always been dominant garment.
After reform and opening up, with emancipation of mind and rapid development of economy, Western clothing represented by suits has again flooded into China with an irresistible international trend.
Today's suits have been integrated into life of Chinese. Due to prevalence of Western-style weddings, suits have gradually influenced people's lives, and they have become indispensable and important attire for formal occasions.