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BEST Men's Clothing

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»

2003 BEST Men's Clothing, West

Mr. Sid

Newton

A mecca for fashionable men, Mr. Sid is all about relaxed-but-refined dressing (and buying). In the Fireside Room, for instance, clients can sit back with a glass of Champagne while they admire fine suits from the sought-after collections of Brioni,… read more»

2002 BEST Men's Clothing, Casual

Louis Boston

Boston

Here is where to head when you want to dress like the models in Esquire and GQ. Doing so ain’t cheap, mind you, but the expert and generally courteous staff will steer you toward top-notch renditions of whatever look you’re… read more»

2002 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated

Ermenegildo Zegna

Boston

Don’t let those ill-dressed goombas on The Sopranos fool you: Nobody knows stylish sophistications like the Italians. The Napoli Couture collection at Ermenegildo Zegna is a strong case in point—suits and jackets made mostly by hand from superior fabrics exclusive… read more»

2002 BEST Men's Clothing, South

Natale’s

Hanover

Ready-to-wear and custom-made clothes alike fly out of this intimate shop. Natale Agostino, a seasoned tailor from Reggio Calabria, Italy, stocks the place with a diligent and discriminating eye. Neatly hung slacks and cashmere sweaters line the walls, as do… read more»

2001 BEST Men's Clothing, Trendy

Louis Boston

Boston

Fashion Oz lies behind these walls, where rooms are given over to individual designers, and where staffers know more than most fashion editors do, including lots about the unusual and the local. Without a stitch of attitude they’ll walk you… read more»

2001 BEST Men's Clothing, South

Natale’s

Hanover

This upscale boutique carries its own label of suits, trousers, and sweaters handpicked from the owner’s travels through his native Italy. There are tailors on-site, and they’ll even do adjustments on clothes you’ve bought elsewhere. read more»

2001 BEST Men's Clothing, West

Mr. Sid

Newton Centre

Head west, young man, to Newton Centre. There you’ll find Mr. Sid, the shop that caters to classy guys looking to dress to the nines in Armani, Hugo Boss, Zegna, and Corneliani. Helpful, knowledgeable, and courteous salesmen escort customers through… read more»

2001 BEST Men's Clothing, Sophisticated

Ermenegildo Zegna

Boston

It’s not just the meticulously cut, stunning suits, though it could be—they’re that good. Nor is it only the luxury fabrics (topnotch weaves of wool and mohair, cashmere and silk) or the customized, informed, and otherwise flawless service. It’s all… read more»