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? We’re here 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arguably one of the best men’s swimwear brands in the world has opened its doors in Bondi (and Noosa). Orlebar Brown hails from London and has fast become the biggest player in high-end beachwear for men. Their shorts come with a five year warranty and to be honest are the best around. And their t-shirts… the best to wear on the beach. They’re located on Gould St in Bondi.
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Song For The Mute
The brain child ofItalian-trained fashion designer Lyna Ty and graphic artist Melvin Tanaya, Song For The Mute is a direction menswear label that’s unique and super luxury. Worn by the likes of Lupe Fiasco and stocked in some of the world’s most exclusive boutiques it’s a store not to be missed in Sydney.
Nude Jeans Paddington
Make no mistake when it comes to denim, it’s really had to go past the Swedish brand Nudie. They’ve dominated the denim scene for close to 10 years and show no signs of slowing down. They have a cool little store tucked away on William St in Paddington. Stocking a range of jeans and jackets, it’s a must go destination for your denim essentials. They even have a repair shop there where you old Nudies can get some love.
While you’re at Westfield Sydney stop past the iconic and super cool Harrolds. Harrolds has quickly become the 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.