A recent study by the research firm IbisWorld indicated that growth in online sales of menswear, covering the period from 2010 to 2015, outpaced all other categories that the analysts examined, which included groceries, computers and tablets, and cameras and camcorders. According to retail industry experts, part of the reason for menswear’s high growth rate (pegged at 17.4% average annual growth), is that the segment isn’t yet saturated. Indeed, IbisWorld projects that menswear will likely take the top spot once again through the remainder of the decade, from 2015 to 2020. Whatever the reasons, men are shopping for clothes online at an unprecedented rate, and we’re here to tell you where you should be spending your hard-earned greenbacks. Check out our list of 10 Online Destinations for Menswear in the following pages.
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1. Need Supply Co. Located in Virginia’s capital, Need Supply carries visvim and Gitman Vintage alike. Heritage and cutting-edge styles co-exist peacefully here, with quality materials and construction serving as the common denominator.
2. Unionmade San Francisco’s Unionmade offers an unparalleled selection of goods made in the U.S.A., highlighted by frequent outwear collaborations with fellow Bay Area stalwart Golden Bear. And while you’re shopping for a new pair of Aldens, feel free to peruse the finest that Japan has to offer, courtesy of nanamica and Kapital.
3. Très Bien Versatility is Tres Bien’s stock in trade, with the online retailer offering Nike trainers and Stussy sweatshirts alongside tailored pieces from Maison Martin Margiela. In addition to a sunglass collection called Sun Buddies, the stylish Swedes launched an in-house line in 2014, taking the first step in the evolution of Tres Bien as a full-fledged fashion brand.
4. END. Originally established in 2005 in Newcastle upon Tyne, END. maintains an impressive brand list that appeals to sneaker aficionados, streetwear junkies and dedicated followers of fashion. New merchandise is stocked on a weekly basis, offering enough product to satisfy shoppers on either side of the Atlantic.
5. STAG Provisions for Men Reflecting its Austin, Texas, roots, STAG Provisions for Men is an independent-minded general store for the modern man, offering workwear and contemporary essentials from the likes of Burkman Bros. and Universal Works, along with artisanal denim from Imogene + Willie. Collectible flasks and jewelry, along with an extensive apothecary, add to the singular shopping experience.
6. Indigo & Cotton Having opened in 2011, South Carolina’s Indigo & Cotton has quickly built a following on a national scale. Carrying some of the best heritage menswear brands around – including the likes of Gitman Bros. Vintage, S.N.S. Herring, Engineered Garments and The Hill-Side – it’s no wonder that two of the shop’s most frequent shipping destinations are New York City and California.
7. Oi Polloi Founded in 2002 and located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Oi Polloi, according to co-owner Steve Sanderson, was established because he and his mates couldn’t find the clothes they were looking for under one roof. Indie European brands are a speciality -- Norse Projects, Margaret Howell , Sunspel, Folk and more – but you’ll also find global brands with a genuine provenance, including Engineered Garments, Beams Plus and nanamica.
8. Hickoree’s Started by Emil and Sandy Corsillo—the brothers who founded the accessories label The Hill-Side – Hickoree’s embodies heritage Americana, stocking a mix of workwear and collectible miscellany, including a brass whistle and sling shot. The main draw here, though, has to be Hill-Side's collection of signature ties, pocket squares and scarves.
9. The Woodlands Based in Portland, The Woodlands specializes in independent American brands that focus on quality, authenticity and attention to detail. Expect to find offerings from 3sixteen, Battenwear, Engineered Garments, Tellason and Rogue Territory, along with an in-house line of basics and accessories all made in the U.S.A.
10. Norse Store Based in Copenhagen, Norse Store embodies the region’s minimalist and modern aesthetic, typified by house brand Norse Projects and fellow Scandinavian label Our Legacy. Technical outerwear by the likes of Arc'teryx Veilanc and Isaora, along with coveted Japanese brands nanamica and Junya Watanabe MAN, make the site a go-to source for all things fashion-forward and progressive.