Best of Boston

BEST Men's Clothing

2008 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual



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



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 »

2007 BEST Men's Clothing, North

Peter Mark


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, South



Your ill-fitting warehouse suits and casual-Friday carpenter jeans are getting you nowhere fast, mister. Time to pay a visit to Italian-born custom tailor Natale Agostino, who’s schooled in the ways of the well-crafted suit. Whether it’s a piece in Armani… read more »

2007 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual



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 »

2007 BEST Men's Clothing, West

Mr. Sid

Newton Centre

It must be that a parallel universe exists in Newton Centre, where for 40 years Mr. Sid has managed to make men’s shopping a social activity. Could it have something to do with the daily 5 p.m. cocktail hour, when… read more »

2007 BEST Men's Clothing, Dressy

Barneys New York


You wonder how some guys look so damn sharp all the time? We’re betting it’s the Barneys men’s department. All the key pieces are in place here: suits, shirts, ties, and accents from heavy hitters like Etro, Zegna, and Isaia,… read more »

2005 BEST Men's Clothing, Berkshires

Steven Valenti Clothing for Men


So many men’s stores have forsaken good, old-fashioned service for the ubiquitous bottom line. But integrity still means something at this North Street shop, where customers can choose from among Coconut Grove silk sport coats, XMI dress shirts, Barry Bricken… read more »

2005 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual



If Seth Cohen were to leave The O.C. and open a clothing store, it would look like Uniform. The store has Standard American shirts, Original Penguin blazers, Ben Sherman polos, and Lee premium jeans (yes, they’re cool again). And prices… 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 »