Five great men’s fashion boutiques in Melbourne
Melbourne men really are a well-groomed lot. You name it: timeless style, fashion forward, or an interesting combination of the two, chaps in this town have a pretty good idea of what they are doing in the dress stakes. But there’s no great secret behind it, they just know where to shop.
In the heart of the city and its surrounding suburbs Melbourne’s men make their way to established boutiques selling the finest traditional menswear and up and comers who are on top of the latest street trends.
Here we look at some of their favoured retailers, both for classic threads and street trends.
Incu is a young vibrant fashion retailer that has made its name presenting a strong vision of classic, high-quality minimalist street style. Founded by brothers Brian and Vincent Wu in 2002, the store reflects their love of travel, international brands and emerging Australian talent.
A few of the brands carried: Paul Smith, Vanishing Elephant, Adidas and Common Projects.
Henry Bucks is an institution for lovers of classic tailored menswear. The brand started life as a shirt-maker over 125 years ago, and since has become one of Australia’s foremost menswear retailers, catering to both dapper older gentleman and a younger breed that want to shop the finest. It’s worth noting that Henry Bucks has been responsible for suiting up many of Australia’s Prime Ministers.
A few of the brands carried: Canali, Gant, Turnball & Asser, Eton, Hackett London
Another Melbourne-based retailer that has tapped into the growing desire for high-quality, globally-sourced streetwear. Their relevance has sky-rocketed due to a very strong talent for picking the next designer pair of kicks that will take the sneaker market by storm.
A few of the brands carried: New Balance, Adidas, Bleu de Paname, Christian Kimber, Norse Projects.
Godwin Charli is one of Melbourne’s great home grown boutiques. For nearly ten years this upmarket brand has served both men and women with luxurious modern classics for business, leisure and events. Godwin Charli is well-known throughout Melbourne for its Italian-inspired suits, jackets and fashionable accessories.
Calibre is a great Australian success story. It’s now been twenty-five years since it launched as Australia’s first men’s only up-market boutique. When on the lookout for a new suit, blazer or something to spruce up the smart casual wardrobe, Australian men always love to check out what Calibre has in store.