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BEST Men's Clothing

2017 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual



When Philip Saul said he intended to celebrate the New England gent’s wardrobe with the opening of Sault, it seemed a somewhat lofty goal; after all, the region is known more for jerseys and button-downs than high-end men’s fashion. Six… read more»

2016 BEST Men's Clothing, Accessories

Ball and Buck


Spend two minutes inside Ball and Buck’s Newbury Street boutique and try to resist the urge to find the nearest Douglas fir and chop it down with your bare, brawny hands. Steeped in Americana and testosterone, the store offers all… read more»

2016 BEST Men's Clothing, Occasion



Chinos have their charm, but when the occasion calls for something dignified, Dapper Dans make a beeline to Drinkwater’s. Owner Gary Drinkwater, formerly of Louis Boston and Stonestreet’s, presides over a small but expertly curated collection of modern classics: made-to-measure… read more»

2016 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual



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, Accessories

Ball and Buck


With deer heads mounted on the wall and a stack of vintage Playboys for sale, Ball and Buck is a refuge for every red-meat-eating, style-conscious male tired of the same soulless shops along Newbury. Yes, you’ll find wallets and belts,… read more»

2015 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual

Sault New England


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»

2015 BEST Men's Clothing, Fine

J. Press


In a world where trends change daily, this preppy haberdashery recalls the proper Harvard Square of yore. Looking to impress in the boardroom? Try the U.S.-made “Super 120S Wool” charcoal beaded-stripe suit. Need to accessorize your tailgating attire for the… 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»

2014 BEST Men's Clothing, Fine



Originally established as a fine menswear store, this Boston institution is now run by fourth-generation purveyor Debi Greenberg, who continues the family tradition by offering made-to-measure suits, ties, and shoes from Kiton, Belvest, Massimo Bizzocchi, and Valentini. (Designers from these… read more»

2014 BEST Men's Clothing, Accessories

Ball & Buck


Mark Bollman’s shop may be hard to spot (the entrance is on a side street), but a trip here is a must for dapper gents with an outdoorsy streak. The ace assortment of manly, U.S.-made accents includes wallets, “croakies,” dopp… read more»