Top 5 London Boutiques for Men Choosing a Date Outfit
By Paula Holmes – blogger at The P-Ho Diaries
Choosing your outfit for a date can be a tricky business and sometimes the run of the mill stores just won’t cut it. This is why London is so great, because it has some fantastic boutiques that are tailored to men and men’s clothing, to create a unique shopping experience. So you can be sure not to leave empty handed.
Woodhouse, 189 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SB
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Woodhouse Clothing is the best kept men’s secret of Westbourne Grove. The store has a wide selection of designer clothing to suit all styles and tastes. A sample of what’s on offer includes 7 for all Mankind Jeans, Barbour and Diesel to Gucci, Vivienne Westwood and Armani. They have a great range of footwear and accessories so you will not need to shop elsewhere, outfit sorted.
Sefton Fashion, 196 Upper St, London N1 1RQ
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Sefton set up shop in 1999 and ever since they have continually been one of the best boutiques for menswear. Showcasing the very best of British menswear and International fashion brands, they also have their own label, funnily enough called Sefton, which has a great selection of knitwear. Based on Upper Street in Islington, it’s the perfect excuse to pop down the street for an after shopping burger at Five Guys.
3. Start London
Start Menswear, 40 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3LX
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Start London is owned by stylist and TV presenter Brix Smith-Start and her husband. Mr Start’s menswear shop across the road from the women’s store offers a bespoke tailoring service, where you can have your very own made to measure suit in your own choice of fabric. They also are home to many designers such as Commes Des Garcon and Maison Martin Margiela.
LN-CC, 18 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London E8 2EZ
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For something a little different, LN-CC (Late Night Chameleon Café) is definitely worth a look. The store itself acts as an artistic experience. Inside you will find a record store, library, gallery and club space; of course this is alongside some amazing clothes from designers Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Maison Martin Margiela and Lanvin. The store operates by appointment only, one not to be missed.
Present, 140 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE
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Present is one of Shoreditch’s hidden gems. Founded by Eddie Prendergast and Steve Davies the store stocks a range of carefully hand-picked labels from the UK and America. Some of the American labels include Filson, Trickers and Brook Brothers. Whether you are after something more casual, take a look at the Penfield jackets or something a little bit more smart, try Hardy Amie’s classic shirts, you will most surely find something. They also have a cool coffee bar, so you can put your feet up and relax afterwards.
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