Who said shopping in Singapore for men was boring?
From casual wear to chic suits, here are 6 Singapore menswear brands to check out.
It’s probably not the sort of place you’d walk past, but Kay-Jen founder Matthew Lai’s personalised service gives him tons of word-of-mouth referral, and surely that speaks for itself. He personally cuts clients’ pants as, he notes, most are quite particular about how their trousers fit; while he specializes in slim-fit suits tailored to each customer’s specific body shape. Prices range from $160 for a cotton shirt to $1,400 for a full canvas-lined suit made with pure wool.
#03-34 Golden Sultan Plaza, 100 Jalan Sultan Rd, Singapore 199001
NEXT: The Authority →
The Authority fills the gap between mass-market brands and high-end designer pieces. And for its price tag, you’ll get tons of wear out of their clean, minimalist pieces, which wear a mainly monochromatic palette. Prices range from $19 for a plain baseball cap to $109 for a faux-suede trench coat, it is a hit with hip males into street style.
#03-03 Orchardgateway, 277 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238858 (and other stockists)
NEXT: Biro →
It’s not just any cotton t-shirt – Biro’s fabrics are made in Japan using vintage machinery dating back to World War II, favoured by the founders for its exacting standards. Pair this with their Selvedge denim trucker jackets and everyday jeans for trans-seasonal, smart-casual wear. Prices start at $150 for a cotton T-shirt and $650 for a gabardine coat.
NEXT: Q Menswear and q. menswear →
The “Q” in bespoke menswear brand, Q Menswear and ready-to-wear-line q. menswear is meant to resemble the face of a man smoking a cigar. Fittingly, the brand is edgy, targeted at “men who appreciate the finer things in life”. The former is a bespoke brand, while the latter is edgier, with more details and prints. Prices start at $160 for an Egyptian cotton shirt and $800 for a pure-wool suit.
Q Menswear showroom, 116A Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068585
NEXT: Kay-Jen →
A standard-bearer in modern classics done confidently, this brand is architectural in its design – think pops of colour with clean lines and reinvented silhouettes. Prices range from $24 for a relaxed t-shirt to $79 for a cotton Oxford shirt.
NEXT: O+ Eyewear →
Even with perfect vision, a handsome pair of shades goes a long way in sunny Singapore. “The right pair of glasses doesn’t just complement your face shape, it can enhance the image you’re trying to project,” explains Silas Hwang, co-owner of O+ Eyewear.
#01-07, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815
NEXT: Kay-Jen →
By Pinky Chng, adapted from The Straits Times, September 2017
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