Shopping for men’s clothes in Singapore? Hit up these online stores, bespoke tailors and accessories labels, for everything from bespoke suits and dress shirts, to luxurious silk ties and comfortable leather shoes.
Where to buy men’s clothes and more
Led by Master Tailor Simon Fong, this family-run, second-generation tailoring business has been around since 1952. While it specialises in custom-made business and wedding suits, the tailoring house has also dressed up numerous VIPs, including Asian ministers, foreign dignitaries and ambassadors.
Coloc Tailor is an authorised dealer of fine fabrics from renowned European and Japanese designers and textile merchants. Popular brands include Dormeuil, Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana and Cerruti. Complete your outfit with the in-house lineup of men’s accessories like silk scarves, neckties, blazer buttons, cuff links and belts, all crafted by the brand’s expert tailors and seamstresses.
On top of men’s clothes, Coloc Tailor offers made-to-order dresses and suits for ladies. From beautiful cheongsams made of fine silk, to smart outfits for television news presenters, the team of designers and tailors are well-experienced in catering to a wide range of styles for different occasions.
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When shopping for underwear, the main priority has to be comfort. This family-owned business specialises in men’s boxer briefs that are made with micromodal, a cellulose-based fabric that’s extremely soft to the touch and moisture-resistant. To maintain its form, elastane is added to the fabric, which keeps the material durable and results in a consistent shape, wash after wash.
The locally based brand takes control of the entire production process, from sourcing the materials and designing the underwear, to the final packaging and distribution. As a result, costs are kept low and any savings are returned to the customer, which explains the affordable price tag ($18.50 per piece). The briefs are made sustainably and ethically in brand-owned factories, which are located in Manisa and Izmir in the Aegean region of Turkey.
Choose from a fun range of designs, with options like zebra and leopard patterns as well as cheeky hidden messages like “Magic Stick” and “Love Machine” printed inside the front waistband.
Enjoy 10 percent off regular-priced items with free shipping on the Fancies site, when you use the code EL10 before checking out.
A well-made dress shirt can make you feel like a million bucks without costing a fortune. This local label specialises in affordable yet high-quality men’s shirts that are built to last. The shirts are made with technologically advanced finishing and functions to make them as comfortable as possible. For example, the labels are cut using ultra-sonic laser for a soft touch, and the stretchable collars feature German interlining for a structured yet snug fit.
The team works with socially responsible partners and rolls out new designs that aren’t limited by the seasons. If you’re a fan of prints, there’s a selection of quirky patterns available, on top of classic solids, stripes and checks. To make life easier, the brand stocks fabrics that are wrinkle-free, spill-resistant and anti-bacterial.
You can find your full outfit at The Shirt Bar! On top of men’s clothes like shirts, explore the range of blazers, vests, pants and accessories like shoes, belts and pocket squares, available at all outlets.
From now until 30 June, The Shirt Bar is running a discount and donate programme. Enter the code TSBDD10 during checkout to enjoy 10 percent off all purchases. On top of that, the company is donating 10 percent of each order to Free Food For All (FFFA), a local charity that provides free meals for the less fortunate in Singapore.
The Prestigious Bespoke
If you’ve decided to invest in a quality suit, consider getting it done at The Prestigious Bespoke. Equipped with over 60 years of experience in the industry, Master Tailor and university lecturer Thomas Wong oversees a team of tailors at the spiffy-looking atelier on Boat Quay.
Choose from a wide range of fabrics from premium European mills, including well-known labels like Piacenza, Loro Piana, and Holland and Sherry. From the initial design to the hand-drafting and sewing process, every step of the production process is done in-house. A suit takes around six to eight weeks to commission, with two fittings scheduled in addition to a first consultation and collection. The final crafting process for a suit entails a laborious 240-step process that spans 80 hours, across seven days.
Another aspect that sets the tailoring house apart is the service. Each customer has direct communication with the artisans crafting their suit. The tailor who measures you during your first appointment will be the very one who makes your suit and fits you.
The Prestigious Bespoke has been listed as one of the best bespoke tailors in Singapore by Best in Singapore in 2020, for the fourth year in a row!
If you’re done shopping for men’s clothes, check out online store Silk Spells’ Multum Parvo collection, which features luxurious silk ties and pocket squares in bold colours and eye-catching designs. Based in Singapore, Silk Spells only uses pure and premium silk in its line-up of accessories, which include woven jacquard silk ties, scarves of various shapes and sizes, as well as silk stoles and shawls. Each piece comes with a unique money-back “Guarantee of Magic” – visit their snazzy site for more information!
The only thing to keep in mind is that the pieces are made of 100 percent silk, so professional dry cleaning is the best way to maintain their condition. Each item is packed in a Silk Spells box, but you can also request for complimentary gift-wrapping and a card with a message if you’re shopping for someone else. Psst… These make the perfect corporate gift, too!
In a hurry? The team aims to ship items within 24 hours of receipt, and even on the same day for orders received before 5pm. Worldwide shipping is free, too
Founded by 27-year-old entrepreneur Jeremy Moi, Travailler Timepieces specialises in high-end dial watches that are handcrafted and assembled in Singapore. Newly launched online is the Matin collection. Taking inspiration from the French word for morning, the timeless design is available in three shade options: a black lacquered dial, a silver guilloche dial and, the flagship of the brand, the Grand Feu enamel. The stunning collection features colours of the sky in transition from night to dawn and morning; from black to blue and white.
A classic timepiece with a traditional choice of teardrop lugs and an enamel dial, the Matin Blue Moon Enamel is on top of our lust list. Tried-and-tested Grand Feu (“great fire”) techniques are employed here: enamel powder is powdered onto a base dial and fired in a kiln at 780 degrees. The finished product is unique and no two dials are the same. The dial is then fired multiple times to several layers for a consistent tone. Even though the enamelling process is labour intensive and time-consuming, the results are worth the effort.
Your watch is covered by a two year warranty, which includes material and manufacturing defects existing at the time of delivery.
For more menswear options…
Mikey shirt in faded pineapple, Duxton, $125
1. Alan loafers in brown, W.h.y & Co., $219
2. Sol shades in Ecru, Super by Retrosuperfuture, $260
3. Slim leather wallet in navy, Faire Leather Co., $69
Smart & Spiffy
Customised suit, CYC Made to Measure
1. Bond slim briefcase in burgundy, Faire Leather Co., $499
2. Regola Gazzetta shades, Super by Retrosuperfuture, $260
3. Arvin II oxfords in red brown, W.h.y & Co., $219
4. Joel monk strap shoes in black, W.h.y & Co., $219
W.h.y & Co.
#02-92 International Plaza 10 Anson Road 9017 4843 | whyandco.com
Faire Leather Co.
Super by Retrosuperfuture
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