In a world seemingly dominated by online retailers, there’s something rather romantic about walking into a beautifully designed shop, engaging with a knowledgeable staff member, and paying a little too much for a jacket you probably don’t need. But that’s the beauty of the bricks and mortar experience, and it’s also why the physical store will always exist. Sydney is teeming with great shops so below is a list of our 10 Best Men’s Clothing Stores in Sydney, with a slight lean to the streetwear side of things. Support your local and get kitted out in style this winter.
Somedays – 72/B Fitzroy St Surry Hills
Since its inception in 2005, the ‘some’ stores concept has cemented itself as a pioneering retailer of local and international fashion. With more than a slight inclination to all things Nordic by nature, the store brings together the cream of local talent with emerging and established designers from around the world.
Incu – The Galeries 500 George St, Sydney.
Established in 2002 by twin brothers Brian and Vincent Wu, Incu grew as many great things do, from a set of simple but steadfast ideas. Inspired by their love of travel, international brands and emerging Australian talent the brothers set about fusing these into a retail concept that would be at once innovative, personable and unique. They now represent a wide range of globally recognised brands and are constantly adding their list of suppliers.
The Standard Store – 503 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Clothing stores in Surry Hills are not aplenty. However, The Standard Store flies a little under the radar, yet their store philosophy is simple “labels picked with love, that stand apart from the mass.” The husband and wife team carefully curate their racks, inspired by travel and bringing unknown brands to the forefront of Sydney fashion.
Footage – 13C Burton Street, Darlinghurst
Established in 2003, Footage is a multi-label boutique hosting a range of local and international designers. From the beginning, the store’s ethos remains the same – a strong emphasis on heritage and contemporary brands with quality make. This is quality boutique men’s shopping.
Capsule – Level 1 Westfield 188 Pitt St, Sydney
As the name suggests, this bite-sized store packs a punch with some great brands from our fine shores and abroad. They pioneered brands like I Love Ugly and Zoologie in the Australian market while supporting local designers such as the always strong Butter Goods. When it comes to menswear in Sydney’s CBD, don’t overlook Capsule.
Harrolds – Level 3 188 Pitt St, Sydney.
The pinnacle of menswear in Australia. From the sartorially suited to the fashion-forward, Harrolds has it all, but be prepared to pay for it. The store consists of individual areas for premium clothiers such as Tom Ford and Brioni, while catwalk looks of the fashion elite spread the main floor, think Comme Des Garcon, Saint Lauren and Nick Wooster’s Lardini.
Above The Clouds – 205 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
A gem in the jungle of Surry Hills, ATC is a well-curated shop with a focus on sneaker fashion and local and international streetwear labels. Stock can be limited at times so jump in early on new releases to avoid disappointment.
Supply Store – Cnr Burton & Riley St, Darlinghurst
If you’re looking for an eclectic mix of brands, look no further than Supply Store stocking everything from Carhartt’s workwear to vibrant Comme des Garcons. Mix in a swathe of skate-inspired luggage and accessories and you’ve got a veritable pot of gold waiting to be pilfered.
Maple – 244 King Street, Newtown
Maple represents a slightly more rugged selection of brands with the inclusion of Patagonia, Driza-bone and Rains. The great outerwear selection is complemented by an equally strong denim contingency headed up by Levi’s, Nudie and Rollas. The perfect shop to find that staple item that you’ll wear for years.
P.A.M. – 20 Burton St, Darlinghurst
Perks and Mini (P.A.M) is an Australian lifestyle brand that was formed back in 2000 by married designers Shauna Toohey and Mischa Hollenbach. Somehow, too many people don’t know about this amazing brand and boutique. They span a wide range of creative crafts from arts, design, music and of course fashion and have been praised some of the world’s fashion elite. A step into their Burton St store is well worth your time.
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