Top 10 London Menswear Stores

London has been the home of magnificent menswear for centuries, and we're here to help you navigate the best shops.

Here are 10 of the best menswear retailers in London, from the well-established tailors of Savile Row, to hidden independent stores of the East End, there's something for every wallet size and sartorial style:

Gieves & Hawkes

If you are looking for that iconic Savile Row tailoring you need not walk past No. 1. Here at Gieves & Hawkes headquarters you can get that classic bespoke suit worn by world leaders and fashion icons from around the globe. Various tailoring services are offered here, including bespoke, private tailoring, weddings, father and son afternoons, personal styling and ready to wear. Best For: That once-in-a-lifetime bespoke suit

Carnaby

Ok, this isn’t a store, it’s a lot of stores, but Carnaby has been synonymous with cutting-end British fashion for decades and can be treated like one big open-air department store. There is a fantastic selection of menswear, with a heavy focus on British classics like Ben Sherman, Barbour, Pretty Green and Paul Smith, as well as fresh designers Albam, Flying Horse Jeans and The Kooples. Best For: Quality British designers

Alexander McQueen

In 2012 the Alexander McQueen label launched its first full menswear store, with ready-to-wear suiting and bespoke Savile Row tailoring downstairs. All the McQueen hallmarks can be seen in the collection, with the late designer’s attention to tailoring featured in a store kitted out with animal claws, signature skulls and a brass spine clothes rail that runs the length of the shop. Best For: Unique pieces from one of the most famous labels around

Paul Smith

The godfather of British menswear, Paul Smith set the marker for what a men’s clothing store should look like when he opened his flagship Floral Street store in Covent Garden more than 30 years ago.  Paul Smith has a full range of casual and formal pieces, all with the sort of flourishes which have maintained the brand’s popularity for three decades. Best For: Classic items with that iconic Paul Smith twist

Boxpark

A pop-up mall made up entirely of disused shipping containers: only in Shoreditch! Boxpark continues to grow in this trendy part of town, with a wide range of outlets. You won’t find any high-street names here but there are some favourite menswear brands, including Farah Vintage, Nordic Poetry and Replay. The food and drink options are pretty tasty too. Best For: That edgy, Shoreditch look

Dover Street Market

Located in upmarket Mayfair, just around the corner from the Ritz and Berkley Square, is Dover Street Market, a mini department store focusing on high-end fashion and featuring some of the best menswear designs from around the globe. The stripped-back concept store stretches across six levels and is certainly more on the high-fashion scale than high-street. Best For: Designer pieces you can brag about

Burberry Flagship

Burberry can put a great deal of its resurgence down to this flagship store on Regent Street, as the iconic British brand’s commitment to digital can be found in every corner of the shop. Brand innovations include Burberry Acoustic and 3D hologram runway shows, meaning the heritage brand continues to connect its commitment to craft with a pioneering approach to technology and digital media. Best For: Classic British craftsmanship

Marks and Spencer Flagship

M&S is an iconic British brand, and this Grade II listed flagship store at Marble Arch is the best place to go for those essential, high-quality items. This M&S department store is a one-stop-shop with a selection of menswear, including the classic cashmeres, footwear, toiletries and underwear, from ranges such as M&S collection, Savile Row Inspired suiting and the Autograph collection. Best For: Any essentials you left behind

Topman

If you are looking for high-street fashion the Topman flagship on Oxford Circus is a cut above the rest. There is a steady stream of exciting designer collaborations to be found in store, as well as Topman classics and other collections from favourite brands. The store is modelled on the New York flagship and everything here is bigger, and better, than your neighbourhood Topman. Best For: High-street fashion that won’t hurt your wallet

Spitalfields Market

This market in the heart of East London is loaded with fantastic menswear. Head down to the Spitalfields Saturday Style Market, where you'll find original clothing, accessories and homewares from up to 60 independent designers. Spitalfields is also the home of AllSaints, with the original store still located on Commercial Road. Finally, treat yourself to a haircut and wet shave at Murdock or Percy & Reed East. Best For: Vintage chic