The 10 Best Menswear Shops in New York City Right Now
New York City is known for its shopping. It’s the place where both domestic and international outfits operate flagship stores, well-designed retail experiences that epitomize brands’ DNAs. Every neighborhood has a different assortment of shops aimed at a certain kind of clientele. No matter what you’re after, though, there’s enough variety to surprise and engage even the most discerning shopper. The following 10 locations represent the best New York has to offer in tasteful menswear shops.
About: Established in 2010 in Hong Kong, The Armoury quickly garned a reputation for being on the best traditional menswear retailers in the world. It opened a New York location in late 2013 in Tribeca and has become a staple shop for the discerning dresser.
Brands: Ascot Chang, Carmina, Drake’s, Ring Jacket
168 Duane St ? | (646) 613-7613 | thearmoury.com
Photo: The Armoury
Blue in Green
About: Tucked away in a newly renovated space in SoHo, Blue in Green stocks a range of hard-to-find Japanese brands and a supporting cast of international small-production companies. If you’re looking for esoteric denim, Americana-inspired tops, handmade shoes or quirky scarves, this is your place.
Brands: Chimala, Kapital, Monitaly, Snow Peak
8 Greene St ? | (212) 680-0555 | blueingreensoho.com
About: Though it started as an online store in 2008, C’H’C’M’ has successfully operated out of its space on Bond street since 2010. The tight curation of brands focuses on top-quality construction and a minimalist-leaning aesthetic.
Brands: Barena, Evan Kinori, Nanamica, Niuhans
2 Bond St ? | (212) 673-8601| chcmshop.com
Photo: Blue in Green
Front General Store
About: Dumbo’s Front General Store was opened a few years ago by a trio who were well established in the vintage clothing community. Their years of experience buying and selling covetable clothing gives the shop a tighter curation than most second-hand stores. There are countless treasures to be found here, no matter your personal style aesthetic.
Brands: Levi’s, Ortega’s Weaving, Guepard, Wrangler
143 Front St ? | (646) 573-0123 | frontgeneralstore.com
Photo: Front General Store
About: If sneakers are you jam, Kith is the store. Established in 2011, it has become the go-to desitnation for the best limited-edition kicks. Kith also offers a range of apparel highlighting streetwear’s best brands.
Brands: Greg Lauren, John Elliott, Off-White
About: Moscot’s first retail shop opened in New York City in 1915. It’s been an institution ever since. Offering a wide range of frames for both optical and sun, Moscot doesn’t skim on quality; there are real hinges, rivets and screws in each piece. For those who want an individualized look, Moscot allows customers to pick from a range of frame colors and lens types.
108 Orchard St ? | (212) 477-3796 | moscot.com
About: Tucked into an unassuming storefront in the Garment District, Nepenthes is the home base of Daiki Suzuki’s Engineered Garments. The store has a numerous collaborations featuring EG’s distinct aesthetic, but also stocks a range of other brands to compliment the style. Founded in 2011, this is a unique shop directly tied to the Garment District’s daily production.
Brands: Engineered Garments, Needles, Nepenthes NY, South2West8
307 W 38th St ? | (212) 643-9540 | nepenthesny.com
NikeLab 21 M
About: The first stand-alone Nike Sportswear store, this is your go-to spot for all of the newest Nike gear. Those who love the Gyakusou collection, co-desinged with Jun Takahashi of Undercover, will be happy to find those pieces on display near the back of the store. The store is alos home to a NikeID studio where you can create custom kicks.
Brands: Nike Sportwear, Nike Gyakusou
About: Though Self Edge was initially started in San Francisco, its Lower East Side location has sold some of the best denim available to New Yorkers since 2009. Along with the wealth of indigo, check out great shirts and jackets from hard-to-find Japanese brands, and incredible jewelry from L.A.’s Good Art.
Brands: The Flat Head, Iron Heart, Sugar Cane, Yellow Rat
157 Orchard St ? | (212) 388-0079 | selfedge.com
Photo: Self Edge
About: Todd Snyder’s new store boarding Madison Square Park is your one stop shop for everything menswear. From tailoring to athletic wear, the store’s collection of brands offers something for everyone. Also, take advantage of the El Rey Annex and grab a coffee while you shop.
Brands: Private White, Red Wing Heritage, Todd Snyder, Timex
25 E 26th St ? | (917) 242-3482 | toddsnyder.com
Photo: Todd Snyder
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