You can purchase anything you want from your phone. Flicking through webstore after webstore, there’s essentially nothing you can’t buy with a few taps, swipes or Face ID scans. As satisfying as it may be to peruse your way through offerings from your favorite online stores, the true, full experience of your favorite brand, store or designer can only be had at a brick-and-mortar location.
Sure, there are lookbooks and behind-the-scenes Instagram posts to give you a better sense of a brand’s ethos and personality — probably an influencer walkthrough or two, too — but, brick-and-mortar stores appeal to the senses. Look, touch, listen, smell — they offer a way to actually connect with brands (not to mention physically try on their clothes) and the worlds they build around their products.
From menswear meccas, hidden hypebeast gems, avant-garde garment galleries and must-see mono-brand flagships, we’ve compiled 50 of the best menswear stores in America. If you find yourself traveling — safely, of course — make sure to carve out time to visit IRL (that's in real life). But, before you go, you'll find an address, the year the business opened and a sampling of the brands each store stocks below — everything you need to know before you visit. The rest will be welcome surprises, the true pleasures of shopping in person.
We've marked all 50 stores on a handy Google Maps List. There, you can find directions to ones close by, save the distant ones to a list of your own or chart a road trip using these entries as your coordinates.