It doesn't matter if you're looking for casual threads, a custom tailored suit, or just some great denim — Joseph's has you covered. Housed in a converted dry storage warehouse from the early 1800s, the store offers four sections spread across two floors: casual, Italian sports wear, suiting, and denim + shoes. While the diverse selection includes brands from all over the globe, the store has an affinity for US brands such as Pendleton, Shwood, Gitman Brothers, Bill's Khakis, and Local Citizen. Even if you're not interested in everything they have on offer, be sure to explore the whole store — with its exposed beams and vintage brick walls, it's an attraction unto itself. [Scouted by Zach]
Whether you're looking for denim, shirts, or more denim, Caruso Caruso is worth the trip. Located just slightly northwest of Detroit, this large store is home to a huge selection of brands, including AG, Psycho Bunny, SLVDR, Flying Monkey, Citizens of Humanity, Drifter, Retro Brand, 3rd & Army, and Earnest Sewn, as well as a selection of locally-branded goods from the likes of Detroit Shirt Co., and Made In Detroit. They also offer shoes, hats, and other accessories — but the big draw is the denim, especially for those brands that aren't exactly easy to find elsewhere in the Mitten.
They don't serve food, but if you're looking for fashionable kicks, Sneaker Bistro has what you need. Inspired by Italian bistros, the interior is more classy than most eateries, with brick walls, porcelain tiles, unique shelving, granite, rich woods, brass, and even a faux brick oven. Of course, you're there for the shoes not the decor, and they deliver there, too, with plenty of styles and limited edition offerings from the likes of Nike, Reebok, and The Hundreds, plus streetwear from brands like Play Cloths, Gommi Arcade, and G-Shock. And like any good restaurant, the service is top-notch as well — so no worries about getting a rude
It's a bit off the beaten path, set in a repurposed meat packing plant overlooking the Cumberland River, but trust us — the trip to Peter Nappi is worth the trip. Named for the current owner's grandfather who also happened to be a shoe maker, this store offers shoes, boots, bags, belts, and other leather goods that are designed locally but hand-crafted in Italy using high-quality leathers and old-world techniques. In addition to the leather goods, most everything else in the rustically-appointed store is for sale, as well, including couches, lighting fixtures, rugs, and other knick-knacks. [Scouted by Joey]
It's certainly not a budget option, and there might be slightly more women's goods inside than mens, but that doesn't mean Forty Five Ten isn't worth the trip. This former art gallery is home to some of the best mens fashions in the city, including brands like Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, and Tom Ford. In addition, it offers a selection of goods for the home, and a well-regarded café — making it an ideal spot to kill a few hours in the afternoon.
South Beach is known for its high fashion, and that includes sneakers, as well. The local authority on such things is Air Traffic Control. Slightly hidden away, ATC stays stocked with the latest limited editions and reissues from the likes of Nike, Adidas, Converse, Fila, New Balance, Puma, Reebok, and more. While the prices range wildly — from $65 Nike Ace 83s to $4,500 Louis Vuitton x Kanye Wests — it's worth a visit even if you can't quite swing the cost of your dream kicks.
Whether you're looking for rocker wear or something to wear to the local honky-tonk, Leopard Lounge has you covered. This vintage store offers a dizzying array of classic fashions, including an overload of band apparel, plenty of western-style button-ups, and a full range of jackets, boots, and accessories. Even if you're not planning on buying thing, it's worth a trip just to browse, but be warned — odds are you'll find something that'll have you reaching for your wallet.
It might not offer set-aside fashions from New York and Paris, but if you're looking for the vintage clothing of hard-working Americans, Ye Ole General Store is your place. This small shop — very much a vintage piece itself — offers staples like longjohns, denim, gloves, suspenders, knives, and boots. And hats. Lots and lots of hats. But don't take our word for it — men's fashion icon Billy Reid is a frequent visitor, which is somewhat unsurprising since his brand's headquarters is just a block or so away. [via]
If you're looking for a new pair of kicks, it's hard to go wrong with a trip to Saint Alfred. This Wicker Park shop stocks all the hard-to-find kicks from Nike, Adidas, Converse, and Reebok that you'd expect, but also sports an impressive collection of lesser-known brands. In addition, it also stocks a nice selection of clothing and accessories, including shirts, hats, bags, and other essentials, many of which are self-branded. And don't worry should all that shoe shopping leave you thirsty — you're just a few steps away from excellent refreshments at The Violet Hour.
It's not often that you see an antiques store turned biker shop, but that's exactly what you'll find at Glory Sales and Service. Founded in 1999, the spot is famous for its self-branded t-shirts, but also offers a range of self-branded denim, jackets and other clothing from brands like Lewis Leathers and Barbour, and motorcycle accessories. Even if you don't buy anything, it's worth a stop to see the assortment of old signs, vintage motorcycles, and other memorabilia that decorates the shop. [Scouted by Dan]
Forget the jewelry store — if you're looking for fashionable men's accessories, make a visit to Serpentine. This fashion-forward Yorkville store carries edgy selections from brands like Rick Owens, Ruby Helmets, Les Ateliers Ruby, and A1923, but the real standout is the store's selection of men's jewelry, with multiple cases highlights picks from Werkstatt Munchen and others. [Thanks, Zac]
Thankfully for guys looking for fashion, this store is a little more serious than its name might suggest. Located in the historic Neon Goose building across from the Durham Museum, McLovin offers men's business casual wear as well as after-work attire like denim, hats, shoes, socks, t-shirts, and accessories. A particular highlight is an assortment of '50s-rific Pan Am bags and the hip, exposed brick and conduit setting. No word on whether they offer fake IDs, though. [Scouted by Quentin]