Gents who are in the market for a new suit, Indochino should be your first stop. The online suit company has a Gastown showroom where you can view their collection of fabrics and get properly fitted for a made-to-measure suit.
If you’re on a tight budget, Motherland carries affordable off-the-rack suits and menswear essentials. You’ll find more casual styles – like short sleeve dress shirts – suitable for both fancy occassions or everyday outings. Attending an outdoor wedding? Check out their linen vest, linen button ups and cotton shorts (pictured to the right).
Well tailored button ups are a must, especially if you want to make a good impression. Neighbour carries printed shirts and quality button ups from independent brands. Or, if you’re looking to rock a designer label, stop by menswear purveyor, Roden Gray, for new fashions by Thom Browne and A.P.C.
Now that you’ve got the essentials, it’s time to add some finishing touches. Make your way to Alfie Italia for silk pocket squares, skinny ties and Italian-made fashion.
Pairing cool kicks with a sharp suit is another way to turn heads. Head to Livestock and Menu Skateboard Shop for coveted sneaker designs from brands like Nike SB and Jordan. For classic dress shoes that you can also wear on the regular, check out La Differencia’s selection of European footwear, and John Fluevog‘s emporium of unique designs.
A wooden tie is definitely a conversation starter. In addition to stocking a stylish array of footwear, Rowan Sky carries one-of-a-kind bow ties by Bo by Mansouri, handcrafted entirely out of wood in Vancouver. It’s a cool statement that’s sure to make you stand out from the sea of gents.
Speaking of accessories, Niftydo houses quality leather goods including butter-soft Italian footwear and American-made wallets: all classic and pair well with any type of outfit.
Don’t be that guy who forgets to bring a wedding gift. FortKnight curates a sophisticated assortment of Czechoslovakian crystal whisky decanters and Italian fountain pens, perfect for couples that like the finer things in life.
A well groomed gent never goes unnoticed, so make sure your ‘do is on point. If it needs an update, there are lots of talented barbers around the neighbourhood – visit here for a list.