Photo by Miller Mobley.
Fashion is a woman’s game—or is it? All over town, menswear shops and bespoke studios are opening, flourishing, and proving that style isn’t just for the girls. From the rugged leanings of Fabric Row’s Armour to the handcrafted gems by Rittenhouse’s Commonwealth Proper, it’s never been easier—or more fun—for guys to stretch their sartorial wings. Here, what the well-dressed Philadelphia man will be wearing this spring.
Men of Style
On Evander (left): Gray Napoli suit, $469, and shirt, $79, both at Suitsupply, Rittenhouse; Alphabet tie, $88 at Mettlers American Mercantile, Rittenhouse; Japanese Woven pocket square, $55 at Commonwealth Proper, Rittenhouse; Nomos Glashütte Orion Datum watch, $3,060 at Govberg Jewelers, multiple locations; Yanko Suela wing-tip shoes, $550 at ToBox, Center City.
On Jordan: Shirt, $79 at Suitsupply; Canali blazer, $995, Incotex pants, $325, and Prada belt, $210, all at Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia; John Lobb Redwood Parisian shoes, $1,295 at ToBox.
Style Tip: Take your jeans from utilitarian to sophisticated by choosing a dark wash and straight-leg fit, then pair with a smart jacket. (Bonus points for a colorful lapel pin.)
Sand blazer with attached pocket square, $595, Ralph Lauren Black Label Denim chambray shirt, $265, hook + ALBERT lapel pin, $30, and 7 For All Mankind straight-leg jeans, $178, all at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bala Cynwyd; Prada belt, $210 at Neiman Marcus; John Varvatos Luxe Chukka boots, $295 at ToBox.
Isaia blazer, $3,495, shirt, $450, and pants, $495, and Saks Fifth Avenue Collection tie, $128, and belt, $128, all at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Into the Blue
Style Tip: To instantly amp up your style game, try a fresh spin on the blue suit. A brighter shade of navy—aim for a few shades deeper than cobalt—stands out without the flash of pinstripes or pattern.
On Evander: Ermenegildo Zegna polo, $275, and Paul Smith pants, $465, both at Neiman Marcus; Saks Fifth Avenue Collection belt, $128 at Saks Fifth Avenue; Portofino Big Date watch, $10,800 at Govberg Jewelers.
On Jordan: Canali suit, $1,895, Paul Smith shirt, $255, and Edward Armah pocket square, $75, all at Neiman Marcus; Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moonphase watch, $18,100 at Govberg Jewelers.
Spring Shoes to Buy: The Desert Boots
Rider Boot Co., $350 at ToBox.
Spring Shoes to Buy: The Loafers
Anilkiss in Anima by Scarpe Di Bianco, $950 at ToBox.
Spring Shoes to Buy: The Wing Tips
Truman by Saks Fifth Avenue Collection, $298 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Spring Shoes to Buy: The Double Monk-Straps
Scarpe Di Bianco, $950 at ToBox.
Isaia Napoli sport coat, $2,595, and Prada belt, $210, both at Neiman Marcus; Old School Shirt Makers New York French cuff shirt, $170 at Armour, Queen Village; Rag & Bone jeans, $195 at Boyds, Rittenhouse; Yanko Cambridge Suela double monk-strap shoes, $550, and pocket square, $100, both at ToBox.
Style Tip: Floral-print shirts are a leading trend this spring. Set off the bold patterns by pairing with solid, neutral basics.
Navy suit, $639 at Suitsupply; Old School Shirt Makers New York blue floral shirt, $170 at Armour; wool salmon herringbone tie, $125 at Commonwealth Proper; Ikire Jones pocket square, $65 at Ikire Jones; Komono Winston woven burgundy watch, $110 at Omoi Zakka Shop, Rittenhouse.
On Evander: Rag & Bone beach shirt, $290 at Sugarcube, Old City; Theory Marlo pants, $225 at Neiman Marcus; Tudor Heritage Black Bay diver watch, $3,100 at Govberg Jewelers; John Varvatos Luxe Chukka boots, $295 at ToBox.
On Jordan: Rag & Bone Charles shirt, $220, and Phillips blazer, $450, both at Boyds; Bruno Cucinelli jeans in Sesame, $495 at Neiman Marcus; Brave Belt dress belt, $180 at Armour; Yanko Suela wing-tip shoes, $550 at ToBox.
Shades of Pale
Style Tip: Add a splash of style to a monochromatic look with textures (a nubby linen tie is unexpected) and subtle prints like a checked shirt.
Cotton glen plaid jacket, $1,495, checked shirt, $350, and Porter floral pocket square, $88, all at Commonwealth Proper; Alphabet linen tie, $88 at Mettlers American Mercantile.
The Men’s Guide to Shopping in Philly
Armour: For casual, well-priced apparel and accessories with a rugged, cool feel.
Boyds: For high-end pieces (and the highest-end suiting) by big name brands.
Commonwealth Proper: For bespoke pieces and natty extras like ties and pocket squares.
Govberg Jewelers: For the best selection of watches around.
Ikire Jones: For custom-made (right in here Philly!) blazers and pocket squares with bold patterns and splashes of color.
Mettlers American Mercantile: For American heritage brands and preppy style.
Neiman Marcus: For a huge selection of names you know.
Omoi Zakka Shop”: For quirky-cool accessories like watches and headphones and some apparel.
Saks Fifth Avenue: For a vast collection of big designers.
Sugarcube: For incredible jeans, great accessories and well-made, subtly stylish separates.
Suitsupply: For slim-cut suits, weekend wear and accessories with Euro flair at reasonable prices.
ToBox: For shoes and leather goods (and shoe shining!).
Photography by Miller Mobley // Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz // Grooming by Kat Sterrett // Location: Globe Dye Works
First appeared in the March 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine.