Best of Boston

BEST Men's Clothing

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»

2008 BEST Men's Clothing, North
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Peter Mark

Newburyport

While the Metrosexual dithered over exfoliants and the GQ Dandy sweated his tie width, a new male animal was emerging from the sartorial ooze. Or so declared the Times of London this spring, coining the term ‘Nouveau Lad’ to describe… read more»

2008 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated
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Louis Boston

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»

2007 BEST Men's Clothing, North

Peter Mark

Newburyport

This is a shop that understands there’s more to the male wardrobe than suits and ties. Here you’ll find shelves piled high with weathered tees by Jake Agave and long-sleeve shirts by mod outfitters Robert Graham and Ted Baker, plus… 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»