Your International Guide to the Newest Men’s Shops
- Najib Benouar
Worldliness can have its advantages and its drawbacks—knowing the time conversion for Tokyo without hesitation, for instance, isn’t going to help you when you’re in Moscow and in desperate need of a new pair of trousers. And since we’re always here to lend a helping hand, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up the newest menswear shops that have sprung up in the past few months in your regular haunts—you know, Moscow, Honolulu—as well as places you might not find yourself too often. Consider this an update to your already-dapper international rolodex of men’s shops.
Your guide to the newest men’s shop openings across the globe. Leather Soul, Downtown Honolulu: The cult-y shoe shop (A Continuous Lean has nothing but praise) built its world-class footwear reputation in downtown Honolulu but had moved the shop to Waikiki in 2007. Now they’re back with this flagship that’s got every covetable shoe you can think of—plus some golf wear for the last-minute round of 18 with a new client.
119 Merchant St #100 Honolulu, HI 96813 OTHER Shop, London: The next incarnation of b store, this new shop focuses on up-and-coming labels from Britain with a few forward-thinking ones you might already be familiar with: MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela, Our Legacy and Opening Ceremony, among other mostly Euro-leaning labels.
21 Kingly St London W1B 5QA Michel Brisson, Montreal: The clean, simple Euro-Japanese aesthetic is evident in the store’s modern and minimalist design—you’ll find most of your options are white, black or charcoal. Expect a good selection of Alexander Wang–esque brands and a few gray suits that’ll cover for your lost garment bag on a business trip.
384 Rue Saint-Paul O Montreal, QC H2Y 2A6 SOTO, Berlin: SOTO has upped their game in a few ways by expanding the size of their shop and the number of labels they carry—to include Aspesi, Dries van Noten, Gitman Brothers and more. A good place to shop if you’re looking for anything from sunglasses to hard bottoms.
Torstraße 72 10119 Berlin Carhartt WIP, Paris: Trading in their urbanite workwear that you can only find in Europe, Carhartt WIP has opened an über-hip shop in Le Marais with a capsule collection from Japanese brand SOPHNET that you can only buy at this shop. Welcome to Paris.
57 Rue du Temple 75004 Paris Wood Wood, Moscow: The Danish label has decided to get a piece of the Russian haute-streetwear market. This new shop is nestled in a larger shopping enclave that also hosts newcomers like Comme des Garçons and Band of Outsiders.
Tsvetnoy Central Market, 2nd Fl Tsvetnoy Blvd 15, Bldg 1 127051 Moscow