Askov Finlayson
     

Askov Finlayson

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Marvel Bar is one of the best bars in town. The Bachelor Farmer is one of the area's best restaurants. But the brothers behind them weren't satisfied, so they had to go and open one of the best mens stores in the area, too. Taking up a 1,000 square foot corner of the same restored warehouse that's home to the aforementioned purveyors of food & booze, Askov Finlayson is a well-curated collection of high-quality goods any guy would be happy to own. With a line of self-branded co-op goods and products from the likes of Apolis, Barbour, Fjällräven, Poler, Shinola, Topo Designs, and more, you're bound to find something to take home — even if you didn't mean to.

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Shirt Bar
     

Shirt Bar

Sydney, Australia

Typically when you hear the words "shirt" and "coffee" or "drink" used in the same sentence, someone's describing and unfortunate spill that happened at an inopportune time. But at the Shirt Bar, these strange bedfellows come together to create a fantastic shopping experience. Situated on Sussex, this intriguing shop offers a huge range of shirts and ties form the likes of Ganton, Jensen, and more, as well as joe from Fat Coffee, a selection of dark spirits from all over the world — including 12 single malt whiskies — signature cocktails, Australian wines, and champagne. Sure beats the department store. [Scouted by Tyler]

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Homage
     

Homage

Columbus, Ohio

Thanks to their handy online store, Homage tees can be found on commoners and celebs far and wide. But if you're looking to get the full-on Homage experience, you need to head to the Homage Easton Store. Located in the fashionable Easton Town Center, this 2,600 square foot shop offers more than just the company's line of tees, hoodies, hats, and sweats, most notably interesting fixtures like the back end of a '73 VW bus — used to highlight Surf Ohio gear — and a vintage scoreboard. Given the location, it's no surprise that the store is heavy on OSU, OU, Bengals, Browns, Reds, and Indians gear, but you don't need to be a Buckeye or Bobcat to appreciate the vintage NBA JAM arcade machine and free Mexican Cokes.

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Eral 55
     

Eral 55

Milan, Italy

In a city known for its high-end fashion, it's nice to find a spot with as varied a selection as Eral 55. In addition to offering custom tailoring, this unique shop stocks a wide assortment of goods from brands like Filson, New Balance, Levi's, Edwin, Barbour, Cruciani, Fortela, and Métrico, just to name a few. From vintage shoes and military watches to Japanese denim and upscale Italian suiting, you're bound to leave the store looking better than when you walked in.

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Anatoly's Tailoring and Mens Clothing
     

Anatoly's Tailoring and Mens Clothing

Oakland, California

There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of places in the Bay Area to get yourself a suit, but few of them can offer the service you'll receive at Anatoly's Tailoring and Mens Clothing. This Piedmont shop is named for the store's proprietor Anatoly Kisilyov, a master tailor with over 20 years of experience in matching the suit and cut to the man. In addition to suiting, dress shirts, and alterations, the shop also offers a surprisingly large selection of soccer jerseys for teams both domestic and abroad, as well as some other casual wear.

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Concepts
     

Concepts

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Founded in 1995, Concepts has been helping Beantown-area chaps connect with killer sneakers and upscale streetwear since before it was cool. From their brick-and-mortar operation in Harvard Square, they offer all manner of limited-release, hard-to-find sneakers, as well as stylish clothing and accessories from the likes of Visim, Come de Garcons, APC, Lacoste, and more. They also play host to frequent in-store events, and frequently pair with companies to produce co-branded product collaborations that are often only available at the store. In other words, even if you're just browsing, it's worth a stop.

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Cloth & Metal
     

Cloth & Metal

Costa Mesa, California

Always nice to see a store with a name that gives you a hint as to what you'll find inside. Cloth & Metal is no exception. Located inside The OC Mix, this men's lifestyle shop offers everything a guy needs, from good made with cloth to goods made with metal. Hence the name. The offerings range from clothing, shoes, and accessories to grooming essentials and speakers, including goods from well-known names like 7 For All Mankind, SeaVees, Almond Surf, Hudson Jeans, Jack Black, Incase, Archival Clothing, Ultimate Ears, Libratone, and Audioengine. [Scouted by Jason]

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Sneakerboy
     

Sneakerboy

Melbourne, Australia

If you think the store looks futuristic, wait until you hear about the ordering process. Sneakerboy is a new shoe store in downtown, featuring a long, tunnel-like hallway of shoes, some futuristic chairs, and nary a stock toom in sight. Why, you might ask? Because once you've found a pair you like, you simply fire up the Sneakerboy app — either on your own phone or from the waiting iPads — and order, and your new kicks will be drop shipped to your house in just a few days. As for finding a pair you like, that should be no problem, as the shop carries selections from Adidas slvr, Alexander McQueen, Margiela, and more. [via]

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Another Man's Treasure
     

Another Man's Treasure

Jersey City, New Jersey

Like a stylish eatery hiding a speakeasy inside, Another Man's Treasure is like two stores in one. The main boutique offers a wide variety of vintage shirts, pants, jackets, shoes, and other accessories for both guys and gals, as well as random relics and a selection of vintage records. However, if you're looking for something a bit more special/upscale/rare, you can make an appointment to visit their vintage showroom — within walking distance of the main store — where you'll find more exclusive pieces as well as random treasures from the turn of the 20th century.

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Welcome Stranger
     

Welcome Stranger

San Francisco, California

It doesn't matter if you're looking for jeans or shoes and socks, established brands or up and coming tags — Welcome Stranger has you covered. This Hayes Valley men's shop offers a highly-curated selection of high-quality wares from brands ranging from APC, Filson, and Woolrich to Happy Socks and Jungmaven. They also offer some self-branded goods, and in addition to the normal lineup of jeans, shoes, shirts, socks, and outerwear, there's a well-considered selection of accessories, grooming goods, books, and other essential man gear.

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Fabulous Fanny's
     

Fabulous Fanny's

New York, New York

In most vintage stores, you're lucky if you find a decent assortment of retro sunglasses to check out. At Fabulous Fanny's, it's not even a question. This unique East Village shop offers a huge selection of vintage shades and frames dating back as far as the 1700s, as well as some of the most striking modern designs available. And should you find yourself tired of trying on glasses, they also carry vintage clothing, including one of the best men's selections in the city, with plenty of bow ties, pocket squares, suspenders, and cufflinks. Even if you don't plan on buying anything, it's worth a stop just to check out, and makes an ideal spot to kill some time while you're waiting on your table at Momofuku.

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Indigo & Cotton
     

Indigo & Cotton

Charleston, South Carolina

It isn't what we'd call a large store, but you don't need a lot of space when you're this excellently curated. Founded in 2011, Indigo & Cotton has quickly become a go-to stop for guys in the area thanks to its carefully-selected offerings of clothing, footwear, and accessories. With brands like Apolis, Filson, The Hill-side, Imogene and Willie, Topo Designs, and Billykirk stocking the shelves, you're sure to find something to fit in your wardrobe, and don't overlook the selection of magazines and housewares, either.

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