To help you with finding the best men’s shirts in Singapore, we’ve put together some top high street shops and smaller boutique options. We’ve also got some good tailors who make men’s T-shirts for formal and casual wear that will fit you just right. As they say, the shirt makes the man!
CYC Made to Measure – tailored & ready-to-wear men’s shirts in Singapore
The range of ready-made shirts at CYC will set you apart, and keep you cool and comfortable. The store’s batik-inspired short-sleeve shirts are made from fine Egyptian cotton, while for a more flexible option for work and play there are polo shirts that combine the smartness of a dress shirt with the comfort of men’s T-shirt. These polo tees are designed with a shirt collar that won’t roll or stretch out after each wash. They’re engineered to be three times thinner than regular flat-knit polo collars for a more “cooling” effect and crafted from a soft high-quality knit.
CYC’s 1935 men’s T-Shirts are made with a soft, breathable cotton jersey knit that’s also wrinkle-free. They’re great for both Singapore’s humidity and its super cold air-conditioned environments, and they’ve available for a bundle price ($39 each; two for $69; three for $99). New colours are just in for these ready-made men’s T-shirts, too, so it’s the perfect time to shop for a shirt or three.
If you prefer something a little more exclusive, the team has a made-to-measure service. Choose from ultra-luxe fabric options from top European mills – CYC is one of only a few tailors to stock fabrics from Carnet, Liberty London, Alumo and Thomas Mason Bespoke.
Still undecided? Have a go at the new “Fabric Butler”, which allows you to view all the latest fabrics from Albini and Thomas Mason virtually and send your wish list directly to CYC. Looking handsome just got a whole lot easier!
Meiko Tailor – tailored shirts
Get your men’s shirts tailor-made here in some of the finest shirting fabric from European mills in Italy and Switzerland, including brands like Alumo, Albini/Thomas Mason Group, Loro Piana, Tessitura Monti and S.I.C. Tess. You’ll get to customise little details, such as the contrast collars and cuffs, your choice of mother-of-pearl buttons, and even personalised initials on the shirt or cufflinks. You could also consider the in-house Egyptian cotton collection for your day-to-day business shirt (from $189).
Meiko Tailor is amongst four menswear tailors in Singapore that has exclusivity to the S.I.C. Tess Collection, a historic brand of Italian excellence in luxury shirts since 1924. S.I.C. Tess offers a vast collection of textures, designs and colours in its various fabrics, which include 120/2 poplin, twills, Oxfords, jacquards, open weaves, cashmere-silk blends, voile, mixed linen and 100 percent linen, up to the very special 240/2 and 300/2 poplin. These particular swatch books are for Meiko’s clients who require the very best quality of classic shirting.
Club 826 – classic linen shirt
The team at Club 826 describes an elegant linen shirt as the “hero piece” that every man needs for his warm-weather wardrobe – and we agree! Their Club 826 Antigua linen shirt is crafted in lightweight woven linen and feels like a breath of fresh air on the skin.
This shirt has an elegant, laid-back charm with its classic, loose cut that’ll help you move freely and stylishly through the day. It’s versatile, too: you can tuck it in or leave it out, roll the sleeves up roughly, or effortlessly throw it on for a day at the beach.
The Antigua linen shirt has been thoughtfully designed with double button cuffs and a buttonless collar and is available in four easy-to-wear colours. And it looks as good crumpled as it does crisp and ironed.
Other places to buy men’s shirts in Singapore
What started out as a design house, working for many leading international brands, has led to this local brand finding and filling a gap in the market – between luxury and fast fashion. Plus, 24/7 vending machines are available in case you need a belt, a necktie or something else for your suit at any odd time of the day or night!
Made from bamboo fabric, the brand’s Eco-ol shirts are anti-odour, cool and non-iron. You can shop online, and delivery is free for all local orders. There’s also a good gift selection!
We’re well impressed with the prices of this online store where you can design a tailored shirt in four easy steps; just choose your fabric, colour, measurements and features. Give it a go!
These ready-to-wear men’s shirts balance sustainable fashion concepts and a modern zen lifestyle. The minimal designs merge Eastern and Western fashion elements.
Founded by a fashion stylist, the aim of Club826 is to encourage men to make fewer, better and more stylish choices. The suitcase-ready capsules are made from the world’s finest linens and cotton – all perfect for warmer climates.
From lightweight basics to spiffier outfits, this affordable Japanese clothing chain has been a top favourite since its arrival here. You’ll find a great assortment of men’s shirts, including winter options for colder climates.
The Australian brand – which has stores in over 12 countries – offers a wide-range of different shirts for men, at a very affordable price.
This locally-based label practises a sustainable and socially-conscious production process. The shirts are made of 100 percent organic cotton – great for those with sensitive skin or allergies.
Founded by the folks behind café and retail store Monument Lifestyle, this menswear label focuses on comfortable, everyday fashion that’s made in Los Angeles. Shop the range at 75 Duxton Road or online at duxton.com.