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Living in one of the world’s leading cities like London leaves us city dwellers an abundance of choice of where to shop for clothes, you could spend hours in just one area of the city and not cover the majority of establishments in the city. Add that with the abundance of online retailers in this digital age; we can shop from our sofa in our pyjamas whilst having a cuppa! However, we here at Clothes Make The Man believe that bricks and mortar stores are special and far from dead, with its own individual and unique vibe and aesthetic, this is why we have made an ultimate list of the best stores in the UK that cater to those interested in menswear,

 

FLANNELS

Flannels is one of the UK’s leading luxury retailers, specialising in contemporary men’s and women’s designer clothing, footwear and accessories, with a number of stores throughout the UK.  The cool, spacious and minimal interiors of the stores allow each carefully selected brand to have their own identity, reflecting the company’s philosophy of the importance of individualism and attention to detail. With a brand portfolio including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Moncler, Jimmy Choo, Stone Island and Kenzo, Flannels has grown rapidly with stores opening in leading UK cities including Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham and Cardiff and soon, London.

The Hip Store

The Hip Store was established in 1987 stocking exclusive and desirable brands from across the globe. The Hip Store is one of the UK’s leading independent fashion stores, catering for a wide range of customer, both culturally and diverse. The menswear store has been a major part of the development of Leeds fashion scene over the past 25 years stocking emerging brands from all over the world such as Adidas, Barbour, Fred Perry, Norse Projects, Ralph Lauren and much more.

Oi Polloi

Oi Polloi has become something of a fashion institution in the UK, and not just in Manchester. Oi Polloi is a men’s outfitter’s stocks heritage brands with an urban edge: parkas by Penfield or Harringtons from Baracuta as an example. Oi Polloi the has been going strong since 2002 and has expanded to a second store in Carnaby Street in London. The store has British and global brands stocked: sleek tailored coats and jackets from APC and Engineered Garments; a selection of bags and Gore-Tex coats from Japan’s Nanamica. All in all, it’s the sort of store that any fashion conscious men should visit.

Autograph 

For a city of its size, Birmingham does lack quality independent fashion stores but Autograph serves almost as an oasis amid a city full of large chain stores. Autograph is an innovative and established concept menswear store, proud of their unique personal service and forward-thinking knowledge.  The clothes store is known around the Midlands as somewhere you can get fitted out with a super-stylish outfit, from big-name designer brands such as Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood to contemporary brands such as APC and Neil Barrett.

Xile

Xile was founded in 1984, selling top-end American denim brands. Since then the company has firmly established itself as the premium Scottish fashion retailer with a unique mix of established designers and up and coming labels. Xile’s cutting edge fashion boutique is famous for its eclectic mix of top brands and lesser-known independent labels (Aquascutum, Edwin, Y-3, YMC). Make sure to visit their stores in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Livingston.

Present

Present London is a concept store like no other. Based in the bustling area of Shoreditch, it has a refined selection of menswear that comprises of jackets, trendy footwear, underwear and knitwear. With designers like Albam, C.O.F, Maharishi, Masterpiece, Hartford and a huge range of high-end grooming products and books, and magazines from Japan we highly recommend stopping by if you’re in the East End of London.

The Bureau

One of the best – if not the best in Ireland, carrying a fantastic selection of menswear and accessories, all with history and heritage. The Bureau speaks to classic gentlemen who quest for long-lasting clothes that provide them with a timeless style. Thus the brand-repertoire includes Barbour, Engineered Garments, Woolrich Woolen Mills, New Balance, Nigel Cabourn, Nanamica, Stone Island Shadow.

And with that, we hope you enjoyed reading about these stores, and we certainly hope that you get the chance to visit them one day, who knows, you might find a new favourite brand to add to your collection.

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WORDS by Isaac Perry


For the second time this year Milan based Uber brand Off White has caught the headlines with yet another collaboration. Off White founder, and sometime creative and art director, Virgil Abloh, whos past collabotors have included two guys you may have heard of called Jay-Z and Kanye West on their album Watch the Throne, for which he was nominated for a Grammy. This time he’s working with KITH better known the other side of the pond, has previously collaborated with sportswear giants Adidas, with previous shoe’s hitting quadruple their original retail value.

The collection includes nine pieces including a Black Hoodie, Heather grey crewneck and white long sleeve t-shirt, as well as three additional t-shirt colours.

Joining both KITH’s ‘Just us’ motto, in addition to The O of Off White being replaced by a globe, in this ‘ OFF PALETTE’ capsule.

This collaboration was first released on Friday the 13th; hopefully the collaboration wasn’t as unlucky as that date itself is made out to be.

The question on our lips is what’s next for OffWhite with rumours of a move to the number one spot at Fashion House Versace and a possible collaboration with, get ready for it, Swedish Interiors brand Ikea ???? The world is very much OffWhite and Mr Abloh’s oyster.

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The October half term ‘break’ has either started or is about to start depending on where you live in the country. So in all honesty it’s Full Scream Ahead for a Halloween of Scares and fun for all the family. Once again this entertainment guide is bought to you in partnership with the help of those were-boys and ghouls over at Marks & Spencer.

First up this Halloween you can join a range of spook-tacular events across incredible Merlin attractions literally up and down the country:
From The Dungeon experience in Edinburgh, York and London, Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE Centres everywhere from Loch Ness, Bray in County Wicklow, Manchester, Blackpool, Brighton and Weymouth, Coca-Cola London Eye, Legoland and scare yourself Shrek-less at Shrek’s Adventure!

Now if you are planning a trip to the Capital over half term, The Stylish Dad in conjunction with Clothes-Make-the-Man.com recommends the The Big London Ticket. To ensure that guests get the best savings whilst experiencing all of Merlin’s famous London attractions this Halloween, The London Big Ticket allows guests to visit a combination of all of London’s best attraction starting from two attractions for £40. With each attraction providing a unique Halloween experience, the London Big Ticket is the perfect answer for those looking for a fun, family day out during the Halt term holidays.
Hywel Mathias, Divisional Director for the Merlin Entertainments London attractions says: “We have a truly spook-tacular, yet magical offering across all of our London attractions this Halloween and there really is something for all the family. This October they can enjoy all of Merlin’s wonderful Halloween events on offer for a great price.”

Now if don’t fang-cy that how about a touch of magic ? The British Library is hosting an excting new exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic, exploring the different subjects studied at Hogwarts; from potions to herbology, as well as detailing the history of magic, itself. (From Friday 20th October – Wednesday 28th February 2018.)

Or how about spending the night at the Museum of London? Trick-or-treat your way around the galleries by torchlight, solve a spooky crime, listen to terrifying tales from 19th century London and then, if you can, bed down in the museum galleries.

Now don’t worry all the fun of the break isn’t just restricted to London. After the success of Halloween in the City, Manchester is not only out to top itself on last year’s proceeding, but will be transforming itself to rival Transylvania !!!!!

A trick or treat trail, momentous monster, haunted maze. Pumpkin patches, family films, spooky stage acts and a goth catwalk show. You’ll be able to follow the Day of the Dead-style parade and take part in The Big Dress Up – strut your gory stuff to win scarily good prizes, are just a few of the merriment of offer.

What about an activity open to you wherever you live and much closer to everyone’s home is a good fun session of Trick or Treat. Now while some of us like to go for it when it comes to dressing for the occasion and favour the notion of more is more, like being mistaken for an extra in the Walking Dead. Others are a little more reserved, nonetheless still wanting to partake in the delights of All Hallows’ Eve. No matter if your a Dad, Grandad, Uncle or nephew, we have costume suggestions for any demon-graphic. For the youngest members of the family, make baby’s first Halloween one to remember;

Or Dad you don’t have to go hell for leather at this time of year and like Christmas Jumpers, maybe you’ll want to wear a piece of clothing more than 1 day a year, this t-shirt is perfect for wearability post 31st October. There are some great examples of knitwear out there aswell, just in case it takes a turn for the worst.

Now teenagers are notoriously hard to please and can be difficult to coerce into participating in the festivities, particularly if we are seen to be enjoying ourselves, so outfits like this skeleton onesies from Marks & Spencer are an ideal compromise.

Errrr we can’t forget the most important people to complete the halloween party are the younger members of the family who undoubtedly will be leading the proceeding with gusto and wanting to look the part whether that be a pumkin, werewolf, mummy or zombie.

One thing we must not forget is the accessories, those little finishing touches which make all the difference, one being the ubiquitous Trick or Treat bag to collect all those essential goodies which will keep those lil delights awake all night long with sugar rushes which will no doubt come to a unhappy end, but don’t forget you need to return the favour to those all fiendly friends and relatives to stock up those cupboards with some of the below delights.