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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»

2004 BEST Men's Clothing, South

Bo Line

Norwell

If casual men’s clothes can look smart just as easily as they can look dumpy, why not go for smart? That’s the question eloquently posed by Bo Line, the style-wise custom shop filled with perfectly tailored dress shirts, ties, and… read more»

2004 BEST Men's Clothing, West

Mr. Sid

Newton

Some men say they hate to shop. They’d change their minds at Mr. Sid, where an exceptional selection of fine menswear from around the globe put to shame the backwards-cap-wearing, saggy, baggy jeans culture. This shop has a full stable… read more»

2003 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated

Ermenegildo Zegna

Boston

Expensive Italian clothing, like rare Italian wines and beautiful Italian women, can seem intimidating to men who don’t speak the language. But even men unfamiliar with the technical definition of superfine wool (it means the threads measure less than 19.5… read more»

2003 BEST Men's Clothing, South

Natale’s of Hanover

Hanover

Natale Agostino reminds his customers that clothes off the rack are a curiously American phenomenon. And he should know. Natale spent 11 years as a tailor’s apprentice in Reggio Calabria, learning to meticulously cut the garment to the man. These… read more»