Best of … men’s clothing stores in New York City
Written by: Lindsay Shugerman
Contributed by Lindsay Shugerman, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
The Big Apple isn’t a place to skimp on clothes.
In this city where so much of fashion is created, it’s only natural to want to look your best. But hitting the hottest new boutiques can really make a dent in your wallet.
So where do fashion-forward men who don’t want to spend a fortune on their clothes shop in NYC?
Here’s our list of the best men’s clothing stores in New York City.
Trendy, without being over the top
Yes, the name looks like a Scrabble word gone bad, but Uniqlo is anything but a random collection of tiles…or clothes.
Ranked by Esquire Magazine as one of the best men’s clothing stores in New York City and the U.S., this international chain offers clothes that don’t look or feel like chain store merchandise. With stores in Russia, China, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries, their line carries a welcome Transatlantic lisp into the world of casual wear.
Who says spending a lot is part of the deal?
Let’s see…top names like DKNY, Valentino and Calvin Klein. Everything you need from leather coats to suits to casual wear. And all of it at a big discount? How can you go wrong with this one? Grab your plastic and head on over!
Because NYC men can be guys, too
Like Uniqlo, Orvis is a chain store. But both of these companies defy the standard bland chain store offerings. In the case of Orvis, it’s a history of stocking quality, classic looks in men’s clothing. The stuff that a Yuppie (does anyone have a better word for that?) from Wall Street would wear on casual Friday or for a weekend at a country inn…and a regular guy would wear every day.
The Orvis Midtown store continues to get high scores on Yelp and other rating site, proving that trend-setting New Yorkers appreciate classic quality.
The boutique that respects your taste…and your wallet
It’s worth the trip to Brooklyn to do your shopping at Alter. Where else in this city are you going to find prices under $40 for great-looking, well-made and current men’s clothing? This is the boutique that proves that boutique shopping isn’t just for celebrities and trust-puppies.
Go here with $100, and you could come out with a whole outfit! How cool is that?!
Cowboy hats, fine suits and varsity jackets
Trying to pin Brooklyn Circus into one category is an exercise in futility. Part fine men’s wear, part vintage and part just plane awesome and eclectic might be hard to imagine, but since 2006 it’s worked for NY men.
Not as budget friendly as our other choices, but a few pieces from this store can make the rest of your ordinary wardrobe look amazing, so consider it an investment in your personal look.
Not sure what your look is? Spend some time wandering around Brooklyn Circus, try on a few things and you’re guaranteed to see clothes in a whole new light.