The Gentleman's Guide
The men’s fashion game has changed completely. Gone are the days of shapeless pants and boring collared shirts. From perfectly tailored shirts and interesting prints to fun textures like flannel, pima and linen, there is no excuse for a dated wardrobe. Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or over 60, we’ve got plenty of stores to suit (literally) your look.
Along the shop-filled streets of the Heights, Manready Mercantile is the perfect place for vintage and high-quality clothes, shoes and accessories. The accessories might be the best part, they’ve got everything from beard and mustache treatment to shave gel, candles and cologne. The Manready team travels around Texas and beyond to select and curate a store full of thoughtful, interesting items.
Reserve Supply Company is a men’s store offering a unique mix of products including clothing, footwear and accessories that all represent quality design and craftsmanship. Taking style cues from music, art, skateboarding, workwear, and early motorcycle culture, you will find classic men’s apparel from brands that have withstood the test of time to new start up brands working to preserve the integrity of clothing.
With nearly 400 stores spread across multiple wings, The Galleria is the go-to place for every Houstonian and every style statement. The big box stores are great, but the best thing about this mecca of merchandise is the opportunity to shop atypical stores. Check out retailers like Untuckit which specializes in men’s tailored shirts, comfort-focused lifestyle brand Tommy John and Scotch & Soda for interesting everyday clothing options.
Festari For Men is a family-owned luxury clothing store offering a variety of classic, conservative clothing, as well as current styles and trends hand-picked for each new season. With both ready-to-wear and custom clothing, the wardrobe options are truly endless. Let Rudy Festari and his team help you find the right style, never compromising craftsmanship or detail in the styling process.
Rye 51 describes itself as a small batch clothier. With two locations in Houston, one in Upper Kirby and one in the Heights, it’s easier than ever to shop the well-curated, timeless collection of quality casual menswear. Conveniently, Q Custom Clothier is located at both Rye 51 locations. Q works to bring custom tailoring to street level retail with its high-end, made to measure shirts and suits.
Suiting up? Norman Ditto is quite literally a one-stop shop for an entire ensemble. Founded in 1908, this brick and mortar has become one of the most iconic shops in Houston. On the dressier end, Norman Ditto has suits, shirts, slacks, jackets, sweaters, shoes, socks, belts, underwear, formal wear, and more. However, it’s important to know the inventory leans more dressy than casual.
Launched in 1883, Hamilton Shirts continues to create bespoke, high quality and made-to-measure dress shirts. For more than a century, the Hamilton family has worked with clients to customize shirts unique to their size, style, and sensibility. The company also has its 1883 Sports Shirt line and a women’s collection, so you can take your significant other for a couple’s shopping day.
We’ve talked a lot about dress shirts and suits, but where should the outdoorsman shop? Look no further than Gordy & Sons Outfitters. This must-visit store is located near Buffalo Bayou Park and is reminiscent of a true gentleman’s lounge. Accented with dark wood and rich leather, the shopping experience is relaxed and comfortable. The inventory at Gordy & Sons Outfitters is vast, including fine guns, rods, reels and all of the clothing and accessories necessary for each pastime.
With everything from made-to-measure clothing to more causal and laidback loungewear, be sure to check out Houston’s M Penner. Best of all, alterations are complimentary. The on-site accessories are second to none and include luggage, leather goods, sunglasses, jewelry and more. The professionals at M Penner also offer a number of concierge services like closet cleaning, personal shopping by appointment and home delivery.
In Houston, cowboy boots are par for the course. It doesn’t matter your age because everyone loves to wear a good boot. Where you do get custom cowboy boots to stand out? Try Pinto Ranch. With three locations in Houston, they have over 5,000 pairs of boots in stock, but you can also customize your own boot creation. Pinto Ranch carries everything you need to look like your home is on the range. From exotic skin belts and boots to bolo ties, buckles, and cowboy hats, this is definitely your best Western stop.
It’s incredibly hard to describe the vastness of Kuhl-Linscomb. Truly one of Houston’s most interesting and highly-curated stores, the men’s section is not to be missed. From brands like Barbour, Filson, Paul Smith in the clothing section to men’s grooming brands like Art of Shaving and Baxter of California, the store is full of great ways to splurge. Epicureans will love their male-friendly homewares, cocktail accoutrement, interesting delicacies and cookbooks. For the jet set, the leather goods and luggage section have lots of high-quality options from Baggu and Rumpl. Gifts and goodies galore!