There’s no excuse in Singapore for men to be dressed exclusively in clothes from Uniqlo and H&M. Although both stores have many locations in the Little Red Dot, Singapore has become a hotbed for all types of men’s fashion, from bespoke tailoring, so you can feel confident in that important meeting, to comfortable casual wear for relaxing on the weekends.
If you’re looking to stand out from your colleagues, head to Mr. Bulli & Sons to get funky prints and dashes of color in your suits. They carry a wide range of patterned fabrics imported from the likes of Japan, Turkey and Italy. This is a tailor who understands the importance of accessorizing as well and the shop carries an array of vintage cufflinks and colorful ties to complement your suit.
📍9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, #01-69, +65 6333 5052
As long as you’ve got enough cash to spend that you won’t faint at the prices, Kevin Seah is the place to go for a made-to-measure suit that is inspired by the tradition Savile Row style of tailoring which is all about precision; 1/8′ French seams, 23 stitches per inch stitching and mother of pearl buttons. Just to increase their exclusivity, this studio sees clients by appointment only so call ahead – or have your secretary do it!
📍55B/C Boat Quay, Singapore 049844, +65 6532 2018
Aston Blake sells both custom and off-the-rack clothes. Their goal is to create an effortless style by combining subtle, colorful details with clean, contemporary cuts. You can expect suits from Aston Blake to be on the cutting edge of fashion. Ready-to-wear clothes come in several collections including career, formal and smart casual, so you can look your best no matter the situation.
📍89 Club Street, 2nd Floor, Singapore 069457, +65 6337 3504
Q Menswear wants to move away from the traditional tailor shop to prove that bespoke suits don’t mean stuffy shops run by pretentious old men. Instead, Q Menswear aims to be a lifestyle shop. Clothes and accessories are designed meticulously, but Q Menswear also cares about the ambiance of their shop and to that effect, visitors can expect music and drinks during their visit to a store that feels like a lounge as much as a shop.
📍116A Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068585, +65 6636 6939
CYC was first established in 1935 and was the first store to produce custom-made shirts for its customers. Famously, Singapore’s founding father, the late Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, often wore CYC shirts and this Singaporean brand has dressed many other prestigious clients including royalty and celebrities. CYC even offers custom-made shirts and skirts for women, as well as the entire line of casual – and career wear for men.
Beluga is located inside The Cathay shopping mall, but as soon as you step in, you’ll feel like you’re on the fashion-conscious streets of Milan or New York City. Espousing minimalist decor, this streamlined boutique carries its own in-house brand, Grandiosity, a line of stylish basics as well as an impressive collection of international labels including France’s Sixpack, Sweden’s Nikolaj d’Etoiles and America’s Kill City.
The Authority will appeal to men who are after monochromatic color palettes and a minimalist design aesthetic. These guys have managed to find a lot of success, despite only being open for one year, by leveraging social media to contact their clients about latest arrivals. The team is run by millennials aged 21-30 who understand the lives of the creative professionals who shop at their store. The Authority strives to carry fashionable clothing at affordable rates , and founder Jasper Goh has noted that the brand is especially successful with graphic designers, writers and other creative types.
📍281 Orchard Road, #03-03 Orchard Gateway 238851, +65 81266343
Faculty’s creative director Larry Peh gets his inspiration from a surprising source; former deputy prime minister S. Rajaratnam during the early post-independent years. He says the inspiration is partly because the man always looked put together in his trademark white shirts, but it helps that S. Rajaratnam was a big supporter of the arts. Faculty will appeal to men looking for something more casual as the store mainly focuses on solid color t-shirts, jeans, and other smart-casual wear. The clothing line is available online and at Supermama gift shop.