Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
If a trip to London is in your future, make sure you set aside some time to visit the fine men’s clothing shops that dot the city and its surroundings.
If you’re not familiar with what London has to offer the discriminating man, here’s our top ten of fine men’s clothing shops you really must not miss.
This is not your father’s menswear shop. Stop into Topman at 36-38 Great Castle Street in Oxford Circus (or one of their other London area shops) and check out your new wardrobe. From hoodies and sweaters (remember to ask for jumpers!) to the latest looks in skinny suits, Topman is the new look in London men’s clothing stores.
Number 1 Savile Row is home to the classic tailoring men have come to associate with London. Made to measure suits with only the finest fabrics and impeccable workmanship. Fine casual menswear in luxurious materials. These are the standards by which London men’s clothing shops are measured, and Gieves and Hawkes set the bar.
8. Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts
London men know that a custom tailored shirt makes all the difference in appearance and comfort. Charles Tyrwhitt makes it happen. Stop by their shop at 100 Jermyn Street in London, and discover just how simple it is to have a dress shirt that fits your body perfectly.
American looks meet London style at Present. This is the men’s clothing shop that brings Levi-chic to the streets of London. Popular with the younger set, as well as a few homesick ex-pats, Present offers quality, stylish clothes with a universal appeal. Check them out at 140 Shoreditch High Street in London.
One London men’s shop; almost anything the well dressed man needs. Is it possible?
That seems to be the goal of Hacket, a shop that describes itself as having the complete mens’ kit under one roof. With everything from jeans and chinos to formal wear and dress shirts, they just may be right.
Check them out at 117 Bishopsgate or one of their other London area locations.
In these times when so many brick and mortar businesses are chucking it all to go virtual, it’s refreshing to hear about a great mail order business that’s taken the plunge into opening a real store.
Albam Clothing did just that, and it’s working. This isn’t fussy, over styled clothes-of-the-minute. And it’s not Savile Row stuffy. Men are shopping Albam for quality, reliable clothing that looks good and lasts while trends come and go.
Stop by and check out their newest location at 39 Monmouth Street in Covent Garden, and find the clothes every man needs.
For over 40 years, this independent men’s clothing store has bucked the trends and stayed true to its core values: providing men who know what they want with the clothes, shoes, outerwear and accessories they need to be comfortable, well dressed and ready for anything.
A little trendy, a little classic, and a whole lot London. Visit them at 35-37 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush, London.
Men looking for serious outdoor wear for skiing, cross country or other outdoor adventures need look no further than 3-11 Southampton Street in Covent Garden for everything they need.
They have the clothes for cold weather and hot weather sports for men who take their sports seriously.
For the London man on a budget, there’s nothing quite like Next. Good clothes, today’s looks and low prices. Men’s clothing at Next has a distinctly Euro-flair. And with more than 500 locations all over the UK and Eire, there’s bound to be a Next near you. Next introduced online shopping at nextdirect.com in 1999, which made the Next brand international – in the UK, customers can pick up purchases and return items at any store.
It’s only right to end this list of the top 10 men’s clothing shops in London the way we began…with fine hand-tailoring and classic styles. After all, it’s London. And Cad & The Dandy gets it right.
This store epitomizes all that is classic and traditional in fine British menswear. Head to 4 Castle Court, let the professionals measure you, show you the fine fabrics and create what will inevitably be your all time favorite suit, shirt or overcoat.