London has long been held as one of the fashion capitals of the world. With weather that requires up to three different outfits a day and inhabitants from all over the globe, the unique combination of versatility and diversity is what makes a London man. Here at Herringbone & Sui, we appreciate a man who knows how to dress for the occasion. In London that occasion could be a picnic in Hyde Park or a night out in Shoreditch, either way you’ll find urban trends congregating with European finesse. As a continuation of our over-extended summer holiday, we’re making one last stop in the country that’s been in the news for all the wrong reasons.
You can experience all four seasons, in one day here in London. This means packing becomes important while shopping- even more. We’ve picked some of our favourite local menswear shops in London- for those moments when you’ve already bought everything you can from Herringbone & Sui!
With four stores already in action, this local gem launched in 2006 has been providing practical British menswear with modern designs, great quality and serious style. Albam has garnered many fans over the years with their Japanese selvedge denim jeans being a perennial bestseller. We love how the Henrietta Street outpost is nestled between a diner and a restaurant, in case one feels peckish between retail therapy.
A truly surreal experience, LN-CC stands for Late Night Chameleon Café and you get access by appointment only. Located in a rather nondescript alley in Dalston, the venue houses a sharply curated shop, gallery, library, club space and record store. Here you’ll find designers like Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Maison Martin Margiela and Rick Owens amongst upcoming and emerging designers.
The true poster child for British fashion, Lee McQueen’s Savile Row store is luxury at its finest. Marble floors and shiny display cases offer the entire menswear collection alongside bespoke tailoring. The relationship between England and the brand has always played center stage and continues to do so.
Dover Street Market
The six floor department store style shop was launched by Rei Kawakubo of Commes Des Garcons over a decade ago and is one of the four DSM’s around the world. One of the world’s best and most exciting fashion stores, Dover Street Market showcases established and emerging designers including all 14 lines of Commes Des Garcons. A work of artistic excellence, the rotating window displays are always on top of our to-see list when in town.
With a strong online presence, it only makes sense to visit Matches in Marylebone and see some of the beautiful clothes for yourself. Located in the charming Marylebone Village, the boutique houses all your favourite designers from Maison Kitsuné and Marc Jacobs to Gucci and Balenciaga. The staff here have a huge wealth of information when it comes to fashion along with some great in-house personal stylists.
Now that we’ve shared our little black book of shopping destinations, it only makes sense to ask for yours! Share your favourite sartorial indulgences in London. Cheerio mate.