The Best Menswear Stores In NYC

Photo: Courtesy of J. Press York St.
Attention, ladies and gentlemen. Forget gender rules: If these menswear stores aren't on your radar, well, they should be. Ladies, we're in full support of borrowing from the boys. And guys (especially those still in their gym shorts-meets-frat-tank-phase), it's time to step up your sartorial game.

Shopping in New York City is not easy to navigate, but we're here to get you on the right track. From suits and ties (paging Justin Timberlake...) to the laziest of Sunday apparel to, yes, even some seaside swag (all because you live in Manhattan doesn't mean you don't need a surfboard) we've compiled the perfect guide to all the neighborhood shops you didn't even realize you were missing.
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Photo: Courtesy of Freemans Sporting Club.
Freemans Sporting Club
This store comes with a mission statement: "Made local, buy local." With an emphasis on employing tailors close to home, this boutique is a call out to men's clothing that is functional and can last a lifetime. They specialize in made-to-measure suiting, perfect for any occasion, or just when you want to treat yourself.

Freemans Sporting Club, 8 Rivington Street (between Bowery and Chrystie Street); 212-673-3209.
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Photo: Courtesy of Epaulet New York.
Epaulet New York
This boutique carries their own brand, along with collaborations with other names such as Alden, Thedi Leathers, Golden Bear, Vanson, Carmina, Vass, American Trench, and Staple Design. They are known for their high quality denim, sneakers, and elegant American and Italian-made suiting. Epaulet also has another location in Brooklyn.

Epaulet New York, 144 Orchard Street (between Rivington and Stanton streets); 212-228-3626.
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Photo: Courtesy of Saturdays.
This downtown hotspot began as a surf shop, primarily selling surfboards and wetsuits. Now, it is so much more. The brand now designs and manufactures its own apparel, accessories, and shoes...on top of its seaside staples. Inside, you'll also find a La Colombe espresso bar and a wood-decked backyard, so you can kick back and relax afterwards.

Saturdays, 31 Crosby Street (between Broome and Grand streets); 212-966-7875.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kith.
Nowhere will you find more unique items than at Williamsburg haven Kith. The shop caters to both men and women, and boasts a larger-than-life selection of the coolest footwear and apparel. Note: If you're looking for a limited-edition item or pair of kicks (or a mid-day cereal snack), this is your go-to.

Kith, multiple locations.
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Photo: Courtesy of Complex.
21 Mercer
Don't let the name fool you — it's only the address. This NikeLab store is seriously one-of-a-kind. The impeccably-neat layout houses limited-edition pieces alongside classics from its sportswear collection. And, with a NikeId lab in the store, you can customize any and all of your purchases. It's a win-win.

21 Mercer, 21 Mercer Street (between Grand and Canal streets); 212-226-5433.
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Photo: Courtesy of Carhatt Work In Progress.
Carhatt Work In Progress
This Soho store is inspired by rugged workwear clothing that has taken a turn for the classic, so expect extra-durable pieces in primarily neutral tomes (black, white, and earthy hues). Alongside its quirky assortment of accessories and books, you'll find the shop's namesake line, as well as some pieces from collabs with labels like APC.

Carhatt Work In Progress, 119 Crosby Street (between Houston and Prince streets); 212-219-2934.
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Photo: Courtesy of Maison Kitsuné.
Maison Kitsuné
Three words: effortless Parisienne style. At Maison Kitsuné, you'll find a killer assortment of clothing, shoes, and accessories, but it's their T-shirts that are the most popular. The brand is known for amazing collaborations with other companies, trendy footwear, and fox patches.

Maison Kitsuné, 1170 Broadway (between 27th and 28th streets); 212-481-6010.
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Photo: Courtesy of Steven Alan.
Steven Alan
Hit Steven Alan for the best in shirting of all materials, colors, and shapes — they're pieces you'll want to wear over and over again. They carry a variety of outerwear, pants, shoes, and accessories, both by Steven Alan and other similar cool brands. The perfect mix of casual and comfortable, this store never disappoints.

Steven Alan, multiple locations.
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Photo: Courtesy of Carson Street.
Carson Street
This Soho store is for the ultra stylish male. They carry clothing, shoes, accessories, in a chic urban rustic setting. Carson Street has their own brand, but they also carry obscure designers and one-of-a-kind pieces. Think: menswear with a kick.

Carson Street, 63 Crosby Street (between Spring and Broome streets); 212-925-2627.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ben Sherman.
Ben Sherman
This British designer has quickly seeped into the American closet. While they are known for their slim-fitting button-down shirts, they carry a wide variety of clothing and accessories for both men and women.

Ben Sherman, 96 Spring Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street); 212-680-0160.
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Photo: Courtesy of Hickoree's.
Located in South Williamsburg, Hickoree's is best-known for its carefully-curated selection of vests, jeans, socks, and ties. They advertise themselves as carrying, "the coolest stuff" in the world — and we'd say that's pretty much the truth.

Hickoree's, 109 South 6th Street (between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street), Brooklyn; 347-294-0005.
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Photo: Courtesy of J. Press York St.
J. Press York St.
This West Village boutique screams Ivy the best way possible. For prepsters, J. Press is a go-to for suits and sport jackets, and ties and bow ties to match. Worn bookshelves house a large assortment of colorful slim-fitting shirts and button-ups, where even the most anti-sweater vest individual will find something irresistible.

J. Press York St., 304 Bleecker Street (between Grove and Barrow streets); 212-255-6151.