When it comes to fashion, Austinites are known for their unique blend of individual style and quirkiness. So when the seasons change, there’s no better excuse for adding fresh pieces to your wardrobe for the months ahead. Check out these local menswear retailers that go far beyond the classic suit-and-tie, offering pieces for work, play, swim, and home that evoke timeless cool.
Surf-inspired apparel gets a Texas twist at Howler Brothers. Named after the howler monkeys co-founders Chase Heard and Andy Stephanian heard during their surfing trips to Costa Rica, the brand specializes in stylish clothing designed for adventuring and sport. Small batch collections and carefully curated pieces have made best-sellers out of items like their unstructured snapback hats and stretch board shorts. Stop by the flagship on West Lynn Street and shop shirts, outdoor gear, accessories, and more.
Bespoke suits, formal wear, and professional essentials get a modern upgrade at Knot Standard. Upon entering the downtown showroom, customers are assigned a style advisor, who collaborates with the client. Knot Standard’s inventory includes a range of wardrobe essentials such hoodies, slacks, work shirts, and blazers with customizable details make up the best-selling Base Collection. In addition to the classics, customers can shop items for travel, casual engagements, weddings, and more without compromising on quality. The brand’s Austin showroom is appointment-only, ensuring that everyone gets a personal experience.
Up your casual wardrobe game with high-quality pieces that don’t break the bank. Nestled among other shoppable sites on iconic South Congress Avenue, Service brings exclusive brands to Austin at price points almost anyone can afford. Customers can expect a no-fuss shopping experience similar to visiting a wholesale store or service station. While the retailer offers all of the traditional customer service amenities of other menswear shops, it’s thoughtful details, like pre-washed garments and crew members ready to pull items from stock, that set them apart. Shop local exclusives such as Deus Ex Machina, Gant Rugger, Mollusk, Unbranded Brand, and more.
Stag Provisions is a staple in every cool guy’s closet — and with good reason. Since opening its doors on trendy South Congress Avenue in 2009, the “modern day general store” has expanded with brick-and-mortar establishments in Domain Northside; Houston and Venice, California. Each location curates a selection of traditional and modern threads while maintaining the brand’s badass integrity. Inspired by style icons like Steve McQueen, James Dean, and Willie Nelson, the shop is stocked with quite literally a little bit of everything. Stop by especially for the extensive vintage selection, seasonal sales, unique home goods, and the best button-downs.