We’ve featured our favourite menswear stores in Melbourne, highlighted the best men’s clothing in Brisbane and given a guide to Sydney’s finest men’s shopping, so it’s time for us to head out west. To Perth, to be exact. Whether you’re looking for sneakers or suits, streetwear or something for the office, these shops have what you need. In no particular order, here are our favourite Perth menswear stores.
Highs And Lows
Limited-edition sneakers, tees and accessories from Nike, Adidas, Vans and HAL’s own streetwear collections are beautifully laid out in this Mount Lawley shop. Highs And Lows caters to Perth’s sneakerhead and skater population with hard to find collab kicks and gear from classic labels like Only NY and Stussy. You can also find HAL’s own collaborations, with the likes of New Balance and Reebok.
Your father probably doesn’t shop here, but he’d look damn good if he did. At Father, prices are right, quality is high, selection is top-notch and menswear is the order of the day. Despite the litany of exclusive labels offered at this shop, everything is affordable and accessible. Big brands like Paul Smith can be found right alongside homegrowns like Ksubi, Bassike, Graz and Jac + Jack.
Parker & Co.
Parker & Co. has been a Perth menswear destination since 1895. This is the spot for exquisite fabrics, classic styles and European cuts. Many of menswear’s biggest designers are represented here, including Ermenegildo Zegna, Brioni, Kiton, Paul Smith, Church’s and John Lobb. Parker & Co. also offers made-to-measure services for brands like Pal Zileri, Armani Collezioni and Cantarelli. Its reputation as a distinguished purveyor of luxury men’s apparel is well earned.
Live opened its first store in April 1994 on the Murray Street Mall in the Perth CBD. It was an instant hit with the younger, fashion-conscious consumer, thanks to its industrial warehouse location and nightclub-like interior. Live has now expanded to multiple locations, and become a destination for cool national and international labels. Shop for Ben Sherman, Industrie, Stussy, Lee, Mavi and more.
Eldorado offers a mix of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from Australia and abroad. The boutique sells denim and streetwear alongside some smarter threads, from brands like Carhartt, Herschel Supply Co, Fred Perry, Nique and Nobody. Look for the bright blue doorway next time you’re in the mood to support an independent shop and native designers.
M.J. Bale is a huge favourite here at D’Marge. The Sydney-based brand stays true to its core values as a ‘Gentlemen’s Clothier’ throughout its three product ranges: Classics, Collection and Custom. Here you’ll find classic, European-inspired tailoring that won’t cost you a small fortune. You can opt for something off the rack or go for a made-to-measure original that’s yours and yours alone.
Gingers Gentlemen Shoe Boutique
Opening in 2006, Gingers for Gentlemen created its own brand as well as incorporating a great collection of men’s footwear labels. Gingers for Gentlemen likes the idea that a man will always need good shoes, and good shoes these guys make. The Gingers for Gentlemen brand is served well by its Italian and Portuguese manufacturers, with new labels arriving every season. Get in there, son.
With a mix of men’s and women’s apparel, Pigeonhole is a good spot to go for brands like Nudie, Rains, Norsk Projects and Vanishing Elephant. In addition to menswear you can find art, craft, photography and other supplied for your hipster needs. Pigeonhole have five locations throughout Perth (and they aren’t too far from some of Perth’s best restaurants, either).
Located down in the lovely suburb of Cottesloe in Perth, Flannel Menswear stocks a great range of contemporary brands. Offering cool brands such as their own Flannel label and the likes of Nudie Jeans, Red Wing Shoes, Jack Spade Bags, Hartford and Dita Sunglasses. Definitely one to drop in to next time you’re nearby (it’s not like there’s a shortage of hotels in the area).