You don't need a closetful of new clothes each season to look the part of a modern gentleman. Having a truly exceptional wardrobe is a matter of investment. Don't buy a lot, but buy a few really good things, and then occasionally add one great piece: one sharp peacoat, a pair of Italian leather shoes, perfectly-tailored pants. Buy good things, keep them, and over time you will create a wardrobe full of beautiful stuff.
To find those specialty pieces, you have to know where to find them. We teamed up with Lisa Dolan and Natalie Galas of Savile Row Society, a men's shopping platform that connects professionals with stylists, to help us curate a list of the best menswear stores across the country. "The shop keepers are usually the owners, the selection is smaller yet more refined, the pieces are more unique, the quality is honest, and the drinks are usually cold. We always say, the secret to excellent style is to be unique, and these stores have got you covered." Here are the 12 best places and pieces that will elevate your attire.
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Sid Mashburn: Atlanta
Where: Atlanta's Seaport District
Style: Upscale Cosmopolitan
Brands: Barbour, Edward Green, Incotex, Filson
Invest In: Italian-tailored pieces
Founded in 2007 by namesake Sid Mashburn and his wife, Ann, the duo brought over 50 years of combined experience from design posts at J.Crew, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Lands’ End to one storeroom floor. Sid Mashburn is widely heralded as the best menswear store in the Atlanta area. The stock ranges from simple, more casual weekend wear to fitted dress shirts, sport coats and the newly-resurrected pocket square – plus shoes. The flagship store is located in Atlanta, with a second store in Houston and a third location opening this year in a surprise location.