Best of Boston

BEST Men's Clothing, Casual

2016 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual
Photograph by Bob O'Connor

Uniform

Boston

Uniform owner Gary Ritacco has a keen understanding of what it means to balance personal style with form and function. His South End shop stocks timeless basics like fitted plaid and polka-dot button-ups and classic Levi’s alongside unexpected accessories that… read more»

2015 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual
Photograph by Leonard Greco

Sault New England

Boston

Owner Philip Saul (pictured) will bring sartorially salty New England cred to your closet. Pick up a button-down, available in a variety of fabrics, from the store’s eponymous label, made in Fall River. Or go for a trusty selection of… read more»

2014 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual

Caramelo Clothing Company

Jamaica Plain

Know a guy in need of a makeover? Steer him to this fledgling family-run menswear spot, where the eclectic threads have personality, like the flower-printed Original Penguin button-downs; slim-fit Levi’s jeans; and cheeky Spenglish tees (skinny ties, swimsuits, shaving brushes,… read more»

2013 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual

Uniform

Boston

A small but well-thought-out selection of hats, bags, bathing suits, shirts, and pants from brands both familiar (Levi’s) and niche (the U.K.-bred collection Brixton) means that even if you don’t know your way around a dressing room, you’ll walk out… read more»

2012 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual

Uniform

Boston

A memo to all men: Enough with the cargo shorts and polos, already. This South End shop offers a mix of well-known men’s brands (Ben Sherman) and smaller, fashionable lines (Life After Denim and RVCA). A stop here ensures you’re… read more»

2011 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual

Uniform

Boston

Owner Gary Ritacco and the rest of the gang at Uniform have both a superb eye for quality brands (think Trovata and Life After Denim) and a rebel’s sense of style. So whether you leave the store with a new… read more»

2010 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual

Uncle Pete’s

Boston

A welcome addition to gifty, girly Beacon Hill, this new boutique is as hip as it is friendly. On any given day, you’ll find Uncle Pete’s proprietor Peter Tam chatting about everything from dark denim to indie music. His fashionable… read more»

2009 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual
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Uniform

Boston

Not feeling up to excessive sartorial risk-taking? That doesn’t make it okay to fall back into the Gap (you’ve come too far!). More moderately priced than Barneys, less alternative than Stel’s, Uniform straddles practicality and panache with its tailored casualwear…. read more»

2008 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual
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Stel’s

Boston

Stel’s deserves this honor if for no other reason than it introduced Boston to New York’s Seize sur Vingt. The designer’s crisp, colorful dress shirts work as well with jeans as with a suit, and have inspired a rabid following… read more»

2007 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual

Uniform

Boston

Saturday afternoon. T minus two hours. Sure, there was chemistry in your e-mail exchanges, but now your blind date is about to size you up in person. The team at Uniform, helmed by the highly stylish Gary Ritacco, will help… read more»