Men style online shopping guide for him

Imagine a shopping experience where you don’t have to wait in lines to try on clothes or to pay; you can buy what you need with the click of a button…

Men are not natural ‘window shoppers,’ neither in the physical world nor the virtual one. They also don’t want to spend much time choosing their wardrobe, but they do want to look the part.

In the past 3 years the men’s ecommerce market has seen a dramatic increase in online stores catering to men’s fashion. Here are the 10 best online destinations, both high-end and for modern-classic pieces. There are also some accessory stores that are key, and convenient, to make your wardrobe stand out.

MR.PORTER

www.mrporter.com

This site sells over 300 leading international brands, with content and new products added weekly. MR PORTER offers express worldwide shipping to 170 countries (with same-day service in London and New York), and free returns and exchanges. Designers available include Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Raf Simons, Lanvin, Loro Piana, Maison Kitsune, Boglioli, A.P.C, Beams Plus, and J.Crew,

EAST DANE

www.eastdane.com

Launched in fall 2013, this is the male counterpart to the hugely successful Shopbop for women. This website comes from the smart people at Amazon (Amazon Prime members can transfer their benefits), which brings customer-friendly service like free, three-day shipping and returns, Saturday delivery, and global shipping that’s either free or extremely reasonable. Like Shopbop, East Dane offers everything from basic or trendy to higher end, with brands like Rag & Bone and Converse.

COMBATANT GENTLEMEN

www.combatgent.com

This is an online retailer selling high priced, boardroom-ready apparel. The Melwanis have traveled worldwide, creating a unique supply chain so they can create more affordable suits without sacrificing quality.

Most run-of-the-mill suits from lesser labels cost at least $500; Combatant Gentlemen sells suits for $160. Vishaal explains the cost differential is because most people in the clothing industry fuss about branding, while his time is focused on making “corporate essentials” more efficiently.

STRONGBODY APPEREAL

www.strongbodyappereal.com

Strongbody Apparel, founded in 2012 by Meghan Conyers and Quincy Samycia, is a Canadian company based in Vancouver B.C. They make premium men and women’s active wear, fusing style with technology. Strongbody Apparel has become well known for outdoor active wear made from shells of crustaceans.

LEDBURY

www.ledbury.com

Ledbury is an online shirt retailer, with perfect, fashion-forward shirts for the office. A quality shirt can make all the difference, turning a bland and ordinary outfit into a stylish, put-together look.

TRUNK CLUB

www.trunkclub.com

Trunk Club is the place to discover awesome clothes, perfect for your needs, without ever going shopping. They combine top brands, expert service, and convenience to deliver a highly personalized experience that helps guys look their best.

MODERN ANTHOLOGY

www.modernanthology.com

This store extends beyond the clothing men wear to items they use on a daily basis like pens in the office and coasters on the bar. They stock shirts, jackets, shoes and brands like Todd Snyder and Penfield. They also sell stylish goods like picture frames and playing cards

ACCESSORIES

THE TIE BAR

www.tiebar.com

The Tie Bar store was born out of necessity. Two attorneys, who spent a small fortune on neckties, watched their friends and colleagues doing the same. Soon after the virtual store’s opening, their products were featured in GQ magazine, NBC, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. They partnered with some celebrities like Dwyane Wade, NBA superstar, on special collections. Other accessories, like pocket squares, scarves, and cufflinks, helped to grow their line.

GENIUS PACK

www.geniuspack.com

Genius pack is an online store that focuses on extremely functional travel products. They positioned themselves as the smart way to travel, offering distinct features in their products like a laundry compartment that compresses dirty clothes with an integrated air valve. They offer well designed compartments for better organizing, and integrated mobile device recharging stations.

HANGER PROJECT

www.hangerproject.com

This online store focuses on luxury hangers and clothes care, essential to maintaining the quality and appearance of clothing and wardrobe accessories. Well-organized garments make your wardrobe even more functional. They offer wooden hangers with specialty uses, luxury garment bags, shoe care products, clothing accessories and closet organizers.