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BEST Men's Clothing, sophisticated

2011 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated

Alan Bilzerian


Economic downturn bedamned. This boutique is still standing tall, thanks to a rocking inventory that keeps the well-heeled masses coming. Find handmade Chelsea boots by Albert Fasciani, a one-of-a-kind Imp of the Perverse jacket with handpainted lining, and surface-dyed charcoal… read more»

2010 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated

Barneys New York


The Brooks Brothers non-iron shirt has its place, but when the situation calls for something a little more snazzy, the best-dressed men in town head to Barneys. The men’s department is unbeatable, featuring designer fashions that are easy to pull… read more»

2008 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated

Louis Boston


Hey, you—in the cargo pants and Chucks. Casualwear is fine for casual moments, but your big client meeting, your anniversary dinner, and for-the-love-of-Christ your best friend’s wedding call for something far spiffier. At Louis Boston (go on, it’s not as… read more»

2005 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated



There are certain advantages to Boston’s lingering Anglophilia. Aquascutum is one of them. The sole American outpost of the venerable British chain carries trim tailored suits, broad-collared dress shirts, and vibrantly hued ties, as well as the clothier’s signature line… read more»

2004 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated



The inventory at this new outpost of the tiny, much-hyped Sean chain consists exclusively of items created by up-and-coming Parisian designer Emile Lafaurie, whose fans have drawn comparisons to Paul Smith and a young Ralph Lauren. His line has also… read more»

2003 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated

Ermenegildo Zegna


Expensive Italian clothing, like rare Italian wines and beautiful Italian women, can seem intimidating to men who don’t speak the language. But even men unfamiliar with the technical definition of superfine wool (it means the threads measure less than 19.5… read more»

2001 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated

Ermenegildo Zegna


It’s not just the meticulously cut, stunning suits, though it could be—they’re that good. Nor is it only the luxury fabrics (topnotch weaves of wool and mohair, cashmere and silk) or the customized, informed, and otherwise flawless service. It’s all… read more»