Today in celebs-who-used-to-live-here style news: Bradley Cooper made GQ’s list of the 20 most stylish men alive (their words, not ours). This is great news for a city that doesn’t have the most sterling fashion reputation (remember this sweatpants study?) and also proof that if you take a regular guy, gives him millions of dollars and access to some of the best designers in the world, he can be one of the most stylish men in the world. Read more »
Exciting news, guys: Lapstone & Hammer just opened its doors at 1106 Chestnut Street. As you can see, the space is huge, clocking in at 4,000 square feet, according to Philly Voice. The ultra-cool menswear shop will stock sartorial favorites like leather jackets, oxfords, denim, books home goods, grooming products and shoes. Ooooh, the shoes.
Lining the side and the back of the shop are shelves upon shelves of on-trend, high demand sneakers and shoes (scope out their offerings on Instagram). And the back of the shop includes a 1,000-square-foot gallery space called Pauline’s Bridal Shoppe that will feature events and exhibitions. They opened on Friday, so swing by the store to welcome to the neighborhood. In the mean time, we’ll be drooling over that all-wood interior. Read more »
Off-the-rack doesn’t always cut it the age of custom everything. Here, six local services, from artisanal cobblers to jewelers, that forgo mass production in lieu of the ultimate luxury: made-to-order. Read more »
Our men’s shopping scene is growing more robust and varied with each season, and we couldn’t be happier. For those looking to avoid the big-box and mall scene, here are 10 of the best men’s boutiques in the city now, whether you’re looking for fashion-forward pieces (bold floral shorts) or easy-wearing basics (Chukka boots, button-downs). Consider it proof that there’s more to men’s shopping in Philly than J.Crew. Read more »
Coolest Service Ever: Take Your Favorite Jeans to Commonwealth Proper and They Will Make You Another Pair
We all have our favorite pair of jeans — mine were inky waxed-denim Rag & Bone skinnies with a zipper at the ankle. I had to remove them from my (admittedly paltry) denim rotation after they suffered an irreparable rip in the crotch area. It was a sad day, and I still miss them terribly one year later. Now, though, guys can break the cycle, thanks to Commonwealth Proper‘s new Denim Service.
The Rittenhouse-based custom menswear studio, which is known for its impeccable bespoke suiting, is dipping its toe into casual wear with the service. How it works: Bring in a pair of your favorite jeans and they’ll make you an exact duplicate. Don’t have a go-to pair? You can work with the team to create a bespoke pattern. And there’s no shortage of denim: They source everything from Japanese selvedge to two-percent stretch. Make an appointment here. Read more »
After an electrical fire broke out in the basement of Indochino last Tuesday, the Chestnut Street store has plans to reopen at a temporary location. The custom menswear showroom will reopen at 128 South 17th Street tomorrow at 10am.
“We have a fantastic team who have been working around the clock to get the showroom back up and running with minimal disruption for our guys,” said Shontae Parham, Indochino’s Philadelphia showroom manager, in a release sent out this morning. “We may be in a different location for a while but we promise that the customer experience and exceptional service will remain the same.” Click here for hours and more details.
The easiest way to dapper-ize an outfit is with great outerwear. A crisp waxed-canvas jacket or trim bomber elevates a worn pair of jeans, and a denim jacket instantly adds style cred when layered under a blazer. (See how to pull this off here.) Instead of investing in an entire new wardrobe for spring, consider buying one great jacket. We’ve found 10 of the best out there now. Consider it your shopping list. (Psst: Check out our lineup of the most stylish spring jackets for women here, and see our roundup of the must-know men’s spring trends here.)
We’ve spent a lot of time running down the spring trends for women (read about it here, here and here). But fear not, fellas: We’ve got the lowdown on what you should be wearing this spring, too. Here, five wearable trends to dig into now. (So not this, or, er, this. Or ohmygod this.) Let’s get shopping. Read more »