Whether you need a formal suit for a special event or just a pair of shorts and a T-shirt, Cape Town has a number of menswear stores that have everything you need. Check out our guide to the best menswear stores in the Mother City.
Robert Daniel Clothing
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Robert Daniel Clothing is a South African lifestyle clothing brand that specializes in formal and smart casual menswear. For a dapper look that is bound to impress, stop by Robert Daniel at the V&A Waterfront. All products are designed in-house and are either manufactured in Cape Town or abroad. The brand has a strong focus on developing countries in southern Africa and utilizes resources as much as possible in those states. Robert Daniel is also the official clothing sponsor of the Cape Town Ajax soccer team, so you’re guaranteed great quality that’s wonderfully stylish.
Bastille is a French concept store based in the CBD. Its design philosophy focuses on cool casual wear injected with style and is perfect for a laidback holiday in sunny Cape Town. Stand out from the crowd in its range of denim shirts and jeans, printed T-shirts, sweaters, jackets, sneakers and accessories.
Tired of dull colors and bland design? Then pay Nic Harry a visit at its flagship store in Wale Street, Cape Town. This fashion-forward brand stocks daring and stylish men’s accessories for those who ‘are tired of being boxed into a corner every day’. The brand’s signature item, socks, come in an array of colors and prints, perfect for wedding day photos or adding an injection of color into your everyday work wear. The socks are made from incredibly soft and luxurious bamboo fibers and cotton, making them arguably the most comfortable ones you’ll ever wear! Apart from socks, Nic Harry also stocks a range of accessories, including lapel pins, shoelaces, pocket squares and ties. You can also find a Nic Harry stall at the V&A Waterfront.
ZED Menswear is a stylish boutique based in Century City, Cape Town. The brand is the ultimate go-to for custom suits tailored to perfection and for specialty shirts crafted from the finest Italian fabrics. The store also stocks Crockett & Jones handcrafted leather shoes from England, a perfect choice to round off your ensemble.
Founded in 2002, CSquared is a cutting-edge formal menswear brand that focuses on the slim, body conscious cut that young, urban men desire. Its tailoring and quality of fabrics is distinctly Italian with a focus on the latest international trends each season. CSquared has a huge following in South Africa and is regularly worn by local celebrities and menswear enthusiasts. If you’re ambitious and an all-round go getter who isn’t afraid to be bold, stop by the flagship store at Canal Walk Shopping Center.
Founded in 1970, Martin Delport has always catered to discerning, sophisticated men of all ages who are looking for fashionable clothing. The brand is known for its experience and personal style co-ordination, so if you’re not too savvy on the fashion front, Martin Delport is the store for you. Unlike other menswear brands, Martin Delport’s knowledgeable staff takes into account your personality and physique to ensure that you leave with the best outfit for you. The brand stocks a variety of formal and casual wear, as well as shoes and accessories.