When it comes to shopping at the best menswear stores in Melbourne, there’s an almost insurmountable amount of choice. The city is a smorgasbord of eclectic style tribes (from high fashion types to classically coifed blokes in $2,000 loafers), and it goes without saying that the Victorian capital is arguably still the best-dressed city down under.
In an effort to avoid spending your money on clothes you regret buying (and to spotlight a few hidden gems), we’ve compiled a shortlist of what we consider to be the best menswear stores in Melbourne. And despite what the satirists would have you believe, there are colour options that go beyond black.
- 19 Of The Best Menswear Stores In Melbourne
- Up There, CBD
- Handsom, Fitzroy
- Henry Bucks, CBD
- Urahara, Collingwood
- Informale, CBD
- Incu, CBD
- Spares, Collingwood
- dot COMME, CBD
- Prime Athletic, St Kilda
- Pickings And Parry, Fitzroy
- Harrolds, CBD
- Double Monk, Fitzroy
- Masons, CBD
- Modern Classic Shop, Fitzroy
- 1st Product, Hawthorn
- Swensk, CBD
- P. Johnson, CBD and Windsor
- Oscar Hunt, CBD
- The Sure Store, CBD
- The Best Menswear Stores In Melbourne — Frequently Asked Questions
19 Of The Best Menswear Stores In Melbourne
Up There, CBD
Phone Number: (03) 9670 6225
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (10 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (11 AM – 4 PM)
Why It’s Worth Visiting: One of the best premium streetwear and sneaker spots in all of Melbourne.
Established in 2010, Up There has gone on to achieve cult status as one of the foremost purveyors of sneaker drops in Australia. With a mixture of high-end footwear and casual clothing labels (think Engineered Garments, Norse Projects and Nanamica). One-off and raffle-based launches are a regular occurrence here, so it’s always worthwhile ducking your head in to surveil the latest bit of kit that the hypebeasts are queuing for.
The store has just opened new doors on Flinders Lane (previously near Melbourne Town Hall), and it’s well-worth a trip just for the space alone. No matter if you’re after a pair of rare NBs, or want to update the eyewear in time for summer, they’ll have you covered.
Phone Number: (03) 9078 7306
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (10 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (11 AM – 5 PM)
Why It’s Worth Visiting: Handsom makes the kind of clothes you want to wear everyday, with straightforward cuts, high-quality fabrics and an undeniably understated appeal.
A Melbourne-founded brand that calls leafy Gertrude Street home, Handsom is a salve against the graphic-tee hype culture that now inundates so much of our collective Instagram feed.
Far from attention-seeking, Handsom’s designs are unpretentious and ideal for every day of the week, using a compelling range of fabrics that make each garment more interesting the more closely you look.
From boxy-cut Cuban collar shirts and lightweight trans-seasonal jackets, to an impressive range of knitwear, Hansom is well worth a visit the next time you’re brunching in Fitzroy.
Henry Bucks, CBD
Phone Number: (03) 8102 4700
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday (9 AM – 5:30 PM); Thursday (9 AM – 6 PM); Friday (9 AM – 6:30 PM); Saturday (9 AM – 5 PM); Sunday (10 AM – 4:30 PM)
Why It’s Worth Visiting:A legendary name in Australian men’s style, Henry Bucks excels in suiting and timeless staples.
Without wanting to put too fine a point on it, every Melburnian man and his dog has probably heard of Henry Bucks. A sartorial institution, this family-owned haberdasher has been around for roughly a century; trafficking in smart ready-to-wear tailoring from a range of European makers such as Ermenegildo Zegna, Boglioli, and Richard James.
Tailored suits here can set you back as much as $4,500 — though the shop’s private label offering (‘Henry Sartorial’) is a more approachable way to tap into classic menswear, complete with European fabrics from mills like Dormeuil. Henry Bucks also has stores in Sydney, Noosa and most recently, Adelaide.
Phone Number: 0400 810 266
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (11 AM – 5 PM); Sunday (11 PM – 4 PM)
Why It’s Worth Visiting: If you’re into your denim, this Urahara is a must-visit.
Formerly known as Godspeed and neatly tucked away in Melbourne’s inner north, Urahara focuses primarily on Japanese workwear brands that are made and designed “to last a lifetime”. With heritage labels including Addict Clothes and Iron Heart on the shelves, the overall price-point here matches the quality; with the ready-to-wear offering rounded out by a few curious knicknacks including ceramics and high brow instant coffee (that’s a thing?) supplied to the store by Lay Day. An on-site repair/alterations service for denim is also available.
Phone Number: N/A
Opening Hours: Friday – Saturday (11 AM – 5 PM)
Why It’s Worth Visiting: Strong designs, but without being too conservative, Informale makes high quality garments that are meant to be worn everyday.
Sequestered away on the third floor of the heritage-listed Nicholas Building, Informale is one of Australia’s better-known ‘sportorial’ menswear labels to emerge over the past few years.
The brainchild of industry veteran Steve Calder, these days it does a generous amount of its business online: trading in simple, elegantly cut casual clothing that is in keeping with the devil-may-care energy of so many well-dressed Aussies.
Phone Number: (03) 9654 4725
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday (10 AM – 6 PM); Friday (10 AM – a PM); Saturday (10 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (11 AM – 5 PM)
Why It’s Worth Visiting: A multi-brand retailer of the highest order, stocking brands you aren’t likely to find anywhere else in Melbourne.
Originally a homegrown speciality store in Sydney, Incu has evolved to become one of the most influential fashion retailers in Australia — our answer to the Kapoks and Colettes (RIP) of the world.
On an otherwise unassuming patch of Albert Coates Lane (a short jaunt from the State Library) this multi-gender boutique is one of the few places in the country where you’ll find such an eclectic selection of bona fide capital-F fashion brands.
If popular labels like Salomon and Common Projects are still too ubiquitous for your liking, the store supplies a range of really cool stuff that you’ll be hard-pressed to find physical stock of domestically — think cult labels like J.W. Anderson and A-Cold-Wall.
Phone Number:(03) 9041 6711
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (11 AM – 5 PM); Sunday – Monday (12 AM – 5 PM);
Why It’s Worth Visiting: With everyday staples like t-shirts, jumpers and chinos, Spares doesn’t complicate a simple approach to dressing well.
As far as suburbs for quality clothing in Melbourne go, it’s hard to look past Collingwood. Staying true to the area, Spares offers a curated selection of international and local designers including Buttergoods, Converse, Come Sundown Patagonia and Carhartt. From this selection, you’re bound to find a range of accessible clothing that makes sense for your everyday wardrobe.
dot COMME, CBD
Phone Number: 0412 664 868
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (11 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (12 AM – 5 PM);
Why It’s Worth Visiting: If you’ve got a thing for pared back Japanese minimalism, you’ll enjoy your visit to dot Comme.
Taking over two floors of Curtin House, dot Comme is as much an art and culture hub as it is one of the city’s most renowned purveyors of avant-garde fashion.
With an equally large selection of women’s apparel, the specialty here is niche, eye-wateringly expensive Japanese designer wear: ranging from Comme des Garcons to the blacked-out drapewear of Yohji Yamamoto — surely a minimalist fiend’s best friend.
Prime Athletic, St Kilda
Phone Number: (03) 9537 0344
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (10 AM – 5:30 PM); Sunday (11 AM – 4 PM);
Why It’s Worth Visiting: From sneakers to streetwear, Prime Athletic has it all.
With its relatively accessible prices, and focus on a range of international labels offering high-quality casual wear like denim, technical jackets and sneakers, Prime has built a reputation (since its inception in 1997) for doing the fundamental things really well. Expect a range of international labels including Nudie Jeans and Nike’s performance-driven ACG diffusion.
Pickings And Parry, Fitzroy
Phone Number: (03) 9417 3390
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday (10 AM – 6 PM); Thursday (10 AM – 7 PM); Saturday (10 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (12 AM – 5 PM);
Why It’s Worth Visiting: Fitzroy has more than it’s fair share of quality menswear stores, but Pickings And Parry has an outstanding range of offerings (even including a barber).
With niche, repro-inspired labels like Nigel Cabourn and Sugar Cane on tap, it’s little wonder why over the years Pickings and Parry has become the premiere spot for high-quality workwear in Fitzroy. Truly, with such a wide selection of fashion labels — from all over Europe and Japan — there are few places in Melbourne (nay, Australia) where you’ll be able to find clothing like this.
Perhaps you’re looking for the ‘ultimate’ t-shirt made on period-correct circular knitting machines? Or how about a pair of selvedge denim? Made from yarn specifically, dyed and spun in Okayama? All that and more waits for you at Pickings and Parry, easily one of the best menswear stores in Melbourne.
Phone Number: (03) 8660 7888
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (10 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (11:30 AM – 5:30 PM);
Why It’s Worth Visiting: From Casablanca to Salomon, Harrolds stocks a variety of brands you’re unlikely to see anywhere else in Melbourne.
When you think about some of the most legendary menswear stores in Australia, Harrolds is a name that is practically possible to avoid. For a long time, the go-to for capital-F men’s fashion brands like Maison Martin Margiela and Alexander McQueen, opening your wallet here entails a serious workout for your bank account — even if you’re the type to order a $5,000 two-piece and not even flinch.
With locations on Collins Street and Chadstone (as well as Sydney), you’ve got multiple points of ingress for buying high-end luxury menswear. Be sure to check out the in-store concession dedicated to Tom Ford — high school formalwear it ain’t.
Double Monk, Fitzroy
Phone Number: (03) 9417 3335
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday (11 AM – 6 PM); Saturday (11 AM – 4 PM); Sunday, Monday (Closed)
Why It’s Worth Visiting: If you’re after a pair of seriously high quality men’s shoes (or other old-world accessories), there Double Monk is one of the best places in Melbourne.
A neighbourhood favourite in Fitzroy, Double Monk is among a handful of independent retailers in Australia where you can still peruse a decent selection of bench-grade footwear imported from Italy, Britain, and various other places in the EU.
A known quantity to those who are serious about classic men’s style, top-shelf shoe brands like John Lobb, Alden and Edward Green are the name of the game here. In addition to the main event, there’s also a good range of clothing and accessories on offer (the Fox umbrellas make wonderful gifts). In addition to its Melbourne store, you’ll also find Double Monk in the Strand Arcade (should you be shopping from Sydney).
Phone Number: (03) 9380 7188
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (11 AM – 7 PM); Sunday (11 AM – 6 PM);
Why It’s Worth Visiting: A cleanly curated selection of the best pieces from some of the world’s most desirable brands.
Not unlike the Barry’s Bootcamp of luxury fashion retailers, Masons was actually formed out of the core of the original Harrolds sales team: who later struck out on their own to open their own streetwear and luxury men’s fashion boutique.
Located smack dab in the busiest part of Flinder’s Lane, the store is a sleek monochrome refuge to labels like Visvim, Casablanca, and 1017 ALYX 9SM. Another recommendation to give your wallet a literal run for its money, the pitch and calibre of service on offer here is — as you’d expect, given the team’s background — nothing short of impressive.
Aside from its flagship Melbourne store, the Masons team are also on the cusp of opening a Sydney location later this year. Stay tuned.
Modern Classic Shop, Fitzroy
Phone Number: (03) 9086 9836
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday (11 AM – 5 PM); Sunday (12 AM – 5 PM)
Why It’s Worth Visiting: A great range of brands, carefully curated to offer some of the highest quality garments you won’t find anywhere else in Melbourne.
A similar yet more curated concept to Pickings And Parry, Modern Classic Shop remains under the radar of most Melbourne garment hunters. Still, it’s one of those hidden gems you almost don’t believe exists till you walk through the door.
Stocking boutique brands such as L’impermeabile, C.O.F. Studio, and Astorflex, the modestly-sized showroom also offers house-label MCS-designed pieces including knitwear, suiting and more. No matter the shape of the hole in your wardrobe, it’s almost certain that Modern Classic Shop will be able to fill it with something of enduring quality.
1st Product, Hawthorn
Phone Number: (03) 9818 8087
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday (10 AM – 5:30 PM); Friday (10 AM – 6 PM); Saturday (10 AM – 7 PM); Sunday (Closed)
Why It’s Worth Visiting: Street style, with a local twist.
With a knack for curating an airtight spread of t-shirts, jeans, jackets and other classic streetwear staples, Nicholas Angelopoulos’s 1st Product in Hawthorn is certainly worth a visit.
Getting in on the ground floor is a huge part of 1st Product’s appeal, which stocks brands such as Frog, Candice, Bricks & Wood, alongside the likes of The North Face and Patagonia.
Phone Number: (03) 9663 4376
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday, Saturday (10 AM – 5 PM); Thursday, Friday (10 AM – 6 PM); Sunday (12 AM – 4:30 PM);
Why It’s Worth Visiting:
Located just off Little Collins Street, Swensk is another light-filled minimalism lover’s delight – perfect for those who enjoy brands like James Perse or Paul Smith Design. The overarching theme here is really well-made things of a classical bent (e.g. leather jackets and sartorial menswear) sourced from throughout the Scandinavian world. Expect to find clean and only minimally branded apparel from the likes of J. Lindeberg, Filippa K and Hope Sthlm.
P. Johnson, CBD and Windsor
Phone Number: 0409 091 485
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (8:30 AM – 6 PM); Sunday, Monday (Closed)
Why It’s Worth Visiting: Simply put — one of Australia’s best mens tailors.
Unlike the various other menswear stores to make our list — which mostly offer a selection of curated men’s fashion labels — the in-store experience at P. Johnson is a little more…individual. Better conceived of as a custom clothier, founder Patrick Johnson and his Head Tailor Tom Riley offer customers made-to-measure suiting, in addition to a selection of off-the-rack casualwear designed by the brand’s in-house team.
Frankly, the opportunity to lounge about in either of the brand’s two stores isn’t a bad reason to visit. There’s a townhouse-style setup in Windsor, ideal for long weekend fittings; while the showroom in the CBD is a little more convenient for those wanting to pop in on a lunch break or after work.
Most definitely among the best-known purveyors of Australian tailoring, this is a must-visit for any man (or indeed woman) who appreciates sartorial made-to-measure clothing with a lifestyle inflexion.
Oscar Hunt, CBD
Phone Number: 0499 775 349
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday (8:30 AM – 6 PM); Saturday (9 AM – 6 PM); Sunday, Monday (Closed);
Why It’s Worth Visiting: Another of Melbourne’s best tailors, with a range of different offerings.
Akin to P. Johnson, Oscar Hunt is less a shop than it is an atelier for custom-made classic clothing. A popular choice with wedding parties and those in need of a well-made dinner suit, the Melbourne outpost even comes complete with its own bar — an appropriate incentive when you’re trying to take in all the diner points of quality fabrics, trims and other details that will make their way into the suit you’re commissioning. The brand also has a sister outpost in Sydney’s Stand Arcade.
The Sure Store, CBD
Phone Number: (03) 9663 7873
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday (10 AM – 7 PM); Thursday, Friday (10 AM – 9 PM); Saturday (10 AM – 7 PM); Sunday (11 AM – 6 PM);
Why It’s Worth Visiting: Stocking a great range of international streetwear brands, The Sure Store also has its own line of branded casual basics.
The Sure Store is another one of those streetwear-focused stores that regularly floods Melbourne with the latest drops. Sneakers are a big game here, but accessories and modern apparel are just as forward, with top brands in the range like The Hundreds, New Balance, Nike, Adidas, Raised By Wolves, and For The Homies. If you can’t head into their Manchester Lane store, give them a visit online and experience one of the best menswear stores in Melbourne.
The Best Menswear Stores In Melbourne — Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best men's clothing brands in Australia?
There are dozens of excellent clothing brands founded in Australia. In no particular order of priority, these include P. Johnson, Informale, Handsom and many more.
Who makes the best suits for men?
The best places to buy suits in Melbourne include Oscar Hunt, P. Johnson, Harrolds and many more. Honourable mention should also go to our friends at Trunk Tailors.