The 10 Best US Menswear Stores
Unionmade San Francisco, California
Unionmades watchword could be robust. San Franciscos best menswear store specialises in British, Japanese and homegrown brands your outerwear options alone encompass Barbour, Beams Plus and Levis Vintage.
Theyre also keen on a collaboration; recent hook-ups with Nigel Cabourn and United Arrows were especially lust-worthy, and theyve not dropped the ball on this seasons pairings with Alden and hometown neighbours Golden Bear.
Key Piece: Gitman Vintage button-down shirt
Sid Mashburn Atlanta, Georgia
The bricks-and-mortar manifestation of Southern hospitality, entering Sid Mashburns shop is like stepping into an updated cigar club. Yes, theres clothes. But you can also get a drink, put something on the record player, or shoot a game of pool.
Sids history at menswear giants like J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ralph Lauren is apparent in his collection this store is what those brands wish they could be.
Key Piece: Sid Mashburn Half-Zip Sweater In Coral Cashmere
Bobby From Boston Boston, Massachusetts
Bobby from Boston is Bobby Garnett, a man whos devoted his life to discovering the unique. Which translates as one of Americas largest vintage collections, with clothing and accessories stretching back to the 1920s.
Hollywood costume departments regularly make the 6,000-mile round trip in search of authenticity, and his wares have popped up in over 50 films, from A Beautiful Mind to Black Mass. Meaning that if you buy a piece at Bobby From Boston, youll likely be the only one in the world who owns it.
Key Piece: Vintage Red Sox uniform
Stitched Las Vegas, Nevada
Hit a hot streak? Head to the Cosmopolitan Hotel on the Vegas strip for high rollers heaven. Like the rest of Vegas, Stitched caters to those who are ready to drop some serious cash = but unlike at the poker table, youre guaranteed to come out of Stitched a winner, grasping swag from Tom Ford, Eton and Stitcheds own in-house collection.
Plus, in the true Las Vegas tradition of excess, Stitched houses a full bar and a decked-out leather lounge. Not one for the minimalists.
Key Piece: XXXX Collection – Black Label – Castagneto Dinner Jacket
Kith New York City, New York
New York Citys Kith is streetwear on steroids. The stores supreme collection of apparel and footwear is displayed in an innovative store front, from a ceiling dripping with white trainers to walls studded with branded pencils.
But its not just decor. Theres also a menswear collection that features streetwear gods like Public School, T by Alexander Wang, and Y-3. But really, you should unlock your wallet for Kiths in-house collection, and founder Ronnie Fiegs regular sneaker collabs. True streetwear gold dust.
Key Piece: Whatever exclusive drop you can get your hands on before it sells out
Izzy Martin Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque, thanks to Breaking Bad, is now better known for meth labs than menswear, but Izzy Martin takes classic Southwestern style and gives it a modern spin.
The stores focus is on local and independent designers who utilise heritage materials in newfangled ways. The store is also deeply committed to its city and community, stocking regional pieces like Navajo textiles, and beyond the rails, the store boasts some seriously knowledgeable staff who are eager to chat fabrics and the history of their manufacturers.
Key piece: Navajo Chinle Mohair Vegetal Rug
Social Status Charlotte, North Carolina
Street ninjas know exclusivity is all. So Social Status should be the first stop for those who dont want anyone else in their squad repping the same Hood by Air or Commes des Garçons threads.
This streetwear mecca is first on rare drops and boasts a constant influx of new and limited edition footwear from the likes adidas, Jordan and Nike. Hence the regular round-the-block lines.
Key Piece: A Bathing Ape Colour Camo Jacquard
The Woodlands Portland, Oregon
Hipster might be a dirty word, but The Woodlands workwear collection is so good, you might even be tempted to grow that beard back. The rustic Americana ambience, and a collection that includes Generic Man shoes, vintage Pendleton knits and Tellason jeans, make The Woodlands a must-visit even if youve never canned your own pickles.
While youre browsing, its also advisable to visit the adjacent Tanner Goods, where you can buy customised leather pieces direct from the workshop.
Key Piece: Tanner Goods Excursion Frame Bag
Context Madison, Wisconsin
The Midwest might not be known for upscale fashion, but Context is working hard to change this. The store has developed a cult following of denim heads, and for good reason not only is their selvedge offering admirable, but theyll also repair your jeans onsite when they blow out.
But those whove turned their back on chafing are well-served too. Since its opening in 2005, the store has developed into a lifestyle boutique, offering footwear, leather goods and especially important in Wisconsin winterwear.
Key Piece: Shockoe Old Boy Original Classic Indigo
Mens Resale By The Village Houston, Texas
Zegna suits for $300. Armani jeans for $60. A.P.C. button-downs for $20. These prices would be a fantasy anywhere else but Mens Resale by the Village, a second-hand store with the vibes of an upscale boutique.
Goodwill, this aint: the store only stocks second-hand designer labels in top condition, from brands like Versace, Prada, and Hermàs. And, being Texas, youll also find an array of luxury cowboy boots, like ostrich Lucchese boots for only $150. Which will pair beautifully with that Saint Laurent jacket, right?
Key Piece: Anything leather