Best of Boston

BEST Men's Clothing

2011 BEST Men's Clothing, One-Stop Shopping

Barneys New York

Boston

Your credit card may get a workout here, but think of the time you’ll save: an entire wardrobe in one fell swipe. Workdays are covered with Surface to Air button-downs and Alexander McQueen ties; for weekend wear, scoop up hoodies… read more»

2011 BEST Men's Clothing, North

Peter Mark

Newburyport

Owners Peter and Cindy Murphy continue to impress with an impeccable yet not-too-stuffy selection. Snag a few Robert Graham button-downs and coordinating ties to outfit him during the week, and Earnest Sewn jeans and Agave tees to keep him happy—and… 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»

2010 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated

Barneys New York

Boston

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»

2009 BEST Men's Clothing, Upscale
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Alan Bilzerian

Boston

Nearly three decades on, Alan Bilzerian’s trailblazer status remains unchallenged. It’s the go-to for avant-garde imports like Rick Owens and Yohji Yamamoto, as well as for the keen advice from veteran staffers (we’re talking about you, John Stefanelli) that’s required… 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»

2008 BEST Men's Clothing, South
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Natale’s

Hanover

If The Thomas Crown Affair—vintage McQueen version, please—taught us anything, it’s that there’s no better sandpaper for a man’s image than a tailored wardrobe. That kind of polish is stock-in-trade at Natale’s, which for four decades has been turning fine… read more»

2008 BEST Men's Clothing, West
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Mr. Sid

Newton Centre

In the 21st century, Boston’s been getting used to the idea of dynasties, what with the Red Sox winning two World Series championships and the Patriots a trio of Super Bowls. Mr. Sid has similarly dominated its field: Since 2000… read more»

2008 BEST Men's Clothing, Accessories
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Drinkwater’s

Cambridge

Many men’s boutiques seem to have forgotten the importance of details: Like, where’s a guy supposed to get a decent pair of dress socks in this town? (SmartWools don’t count.) Owner Gary Drinkwater omits nothing, accenting his smart collection of… read more»