Best of Boston

2004 Best Men's Clothing, Sophisticated


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 been likened to the Gap’s, but that reference pertains mostly to the surprisingly modest prices on Lafaurie’s chic painter’s coats, vibrant poplin shirts, and slim-cut suits, which are sold as separates to make finding the right size easier—what a concept!—and all come in under $500.

154 Newbury St., Boston, 617-399-3993,