The sun, surf, and all round awesomeness of Sydney makes this one of the best cities on earth, but where are all the best menswear shops Sydney?
Now it’s said that Melbourne’s fashion scene is better than Sydney, but I’m here to prove that this city’s got some seriously cool menswear stores that challenge this theory. In no particular order, here are our favourites.
#1 May Day Market Westfield
One store which always gets a visit every time I go to Sydney is Mayday Market. If you like Raf Simons, Dior, Kris Van Asshe then you’ll like May Day Market’s not so super expensive variations of these of designers. I’ve purchased some great blazers and shorts here over the past couple of years and recommend a visit next time you’re at Westfield Sydney.
While you’re at Westfield Sydney stop past the iconic and super cool Harrolds. Harrolds has quickly become the #1 destination in Australia to buy mens luxury brands. Moncler, YSL, Tom Ford and more can all be found in this stunning shop. Staff are positively lovely and a coffee or San Pellegrino on arrival never disappoints.
#3 Acne Paddington
A short cab ride from Sydney’s city will see you in the uber cool Oxford Street, Paddington area. Possibly known more for its women’s fashion boutiques, the odd menswear shop like Acne can be found. Acne is really the brand of the moment for me. Their t-shirts are killer, as too are their jeans and track pants. Well worth a visit to see what’s on offer.
#4 Standard Store
Established in 2011 by Sydney based husband and wife team Nicola and Orlando Reindorf, The Standard Store is full of gems plucked from the rails of Paris’s hippest ateliers and New York’s undiscovered warehouses, London’s most tucked away workshops. Labels like Kitsune and Sunspel are picked with love and stand apart from the masses.
#5 P. Johnson
While we’re on the topic of suits, you must simply book an appointment with P. Johnson tailors. The epitome of classic Italian tailoring, Patrick will have you looking like a spiff and ready for Pitti Uomo in no time. Lead time for a new suit is about 8 weeks but time flies when you’re being awesome.
#6 Brent Wilson
Stumbled across Brent Wilson whilst goofing off at work about 5 years ago. Located in the The Galeries Victoria in Sydney’s city, Brent Wilson has a really cool range of what he calls ‘basics’ for men. We interpret this as a range of menswear to suit every occasion. I’ve purchased quite a few shirts and shorts over the years and it’s in my mind a tried and tested option in terms of menswear shops Sydney.
Whilst you’re at The Galeries Victoria shoot across the way and check out hiptster’s paradise, INCU. It’s the place to get fresh brands like Paul Smith, Saturdays Surf NYC and loads of others. No visit to Sydney is complete without a visit to INCU. They also have a store down Paddington way if you’re not in the city.
#8 David Jones
You can’t beat David Jones when it comes to menswear and fragrances. Specifically I want to call out the shoe department, there’s some killer dress shoes in here. If you’ve got more than a few hundred to spend, then it’s worth a visit. Also a man must smell like a king and DJs cologne selection is pretty awesome. Costume Nationale, Tom Ford, Victor & Rolf, Amouage can all be purchased at DJs.
BELANCÉ was established in late 2012 as a destination for men’s accessories with a passion for unique design. The store, located in Paddington, offers niche brands sourced from all over the world with a strong emphasis on local designers. As well as timeless accessories, BELANCÉ offers a Made To Measure service by The Black Label.
Looking for new sunglasses? Or perhaps you’re a little short sighted like me. Then look for further (pun!) than Onepointsevenfour in Paddington. It’s a must visit every time I’m in the area. They stock a wide range of brands which you won’t find in most retailers. A personal favourite brand of mine is Cutler & Gross which Onepointsevenfour have a great range of.
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