Best of Boston

2002 Best Men's Clothing, Casual

Louis 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 seeking. The specialized heme rooms—like the Corner Office, Paddock by Kiton, Helmut Lang, On-the-Road with Gianluca Isaia, etc.—make the large selection a bit more manageable. And while it may be a trifle difficult to imagine Jack Kerouac walking into the one named for his beat masterpiece and dropping $195 on a button-down black shirt, that doesn’t mean you won’t be sorely tempted to.

234 Berkeley St., Boston, 617-262-6100,