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BEST Men's Clothing

2005 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual

Uniform

Boston

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

Aquascutum

Boston

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 »

2005 BEST Men's Clothing, Cape Cod

Market

Provincetown

Provincetown is awash in style-savvy men. We’re guessing that best dressed of them frequent Market, a small but flashy clothing destination on Commercial Street. Pick up a new pair of swim shorts by a notably chic designer such as D&G,… read more »

2005 BEST Men's Clothing, Martha's Vineyard

Sundog

Edgartown

Weekend visitors still dressed in their power suits and spiffy slacks should hasten to Sundog, where comfort always reigns supreme. The store’s dark interior houses Turrau shirts, Izod pants, and affordable Tommy Bahama swim shorts. After a short and successful… read more »

2005 BEST Men's Clothing, Nantucket

Murray’s Toggery Shop

Nantucket

No prepster would be caught dead without a pair of Nantucket reds, and Murray’s happily sells pair after pair of the pinkish shorts and slacks to covetous customers. The other inventory (including equally preppy madras shorts) remains traditional and in… read more »

2005 BEST Men's Clothing, North

Giblees

Danvers

You gotta love a 50-year-old clothier—on Route 114 in Danvers, of all places—that carries cool Ben Sherman shirts. Giblees does, along with suits, sportswear, shoes, and accessories from designers such as Hugo Boss, Zegna, Brioni, Alden, Bruno Magli, and more…. read more »

2004 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual

Allston Beat

Boston

Allston Beat’s salesmen are as serious about denim as jewelers are about diamonds, eagerly schooling customers in the subtleties of cut, color, and defects (in this case intentional, and likely to cost extra) in its extensive inventory of cult-brand jeans…. read more »

2004 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated

Sean

Boston

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 »

2004 BEST Men's Clothing, Cape Cod

Market

Provincetown

This easy-to-shop, designer-packed store is proof of how far metrosexuality has taken men’s dressing. There are Dolce & Gabbana bathing trunks and jeans, funky DSquared2 tanks, intricate but masculine embroidered shirts by Rare, clean-lined Ferré pants, and Versace accessories. It’s… read more »

2004 BEST Men's Clothing, North

Giblees

Danvers

Giblees may not look like much from vantage of Route 114, but behind its inconspicuous storefront is an international array of the finest men’s suits and casualwear this side of I-95. Lucky, Paper Denim & Cloth, Hugo Boss, and Coogi… read more »