Somewhere along the line, urban men realized that their appearance was important. Fashion is aesthetically expressing who you are, what you like, and what you are passionate about and the fellas these days are taking just as much note as the women. Luckily, designers are appealing to all sorts of types of guys, Are you the type who rides motorcycles, guzzles beer, and listens to 80s metal? Please refer to All Saints Spitalfields. Maybe you are going for a hip-hop star at the art gallery vibe, refer to Public School. You’d think with constant sunshine, menswear options would be limited. Nope. Men here swag out as much as anywhere.
Here are five of the best menswear shops in the City of Angels.
Opening Ceremony was founded in 2002 by two friends from UC Berkeley, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, as a place to share their passions for travel, art, and fashion. Inspired by a trip to Hong Kong, they left their jobs in corporate fashion to realize their unique dream. It was first just a small store in downtown NYC, but there are now outposts in London and here in Los Angeles. This store is heavy on high end street wear brands like Alexander Wang and Christopher Kane.
2. The Stronghold
Looking in Brooklyn it’s easy to tell that classic American styles, the kind of stuff your grandpa might have worn as a kid, is not only popular but also is a pretty great look! The wonderfully-named brand capitalizes on that popularity. The shop is decorated in early 20th century design while slinging lots of well-fitting blazers, brown boots, and intriguing denim.
3. General Quarters
There is only one thing better for a man than getting a well-fitting, long-lasting, good-looking new outfit and that is getting a banging new hair cut. Luckily, General Quarters allows you to knock two birds with one stone. General Quarters, along with selling fashionable and functional menswear, also has its own barber shop right in the store. Never has a menswear shop left you looking so immediately fresh.
The home shop of Los Angeles-based designer Derek Mattisson’s namesake fashion line offers minimal cool and haute in equal measures. They offer lots of skinny tailored suits and a slew of fashionable sports wear always in sleek monochromatics. Whether you are making a fortune in stocks or running a gallery and DJing on the side, Mattisson offers fashionable choices for the spectrum of creative professionals and big business types.
5. Mohawk General Store
A great shop for guys who like the laidback hip prepster look but still want expensive and high quality clothing. This place is also a goldmine for interesting accessories and men’s grooming products, you can get some high quality pomade and a camo tie.