“Man I’m glad it’s January.”
A phrase you don’t often hear, but one you’re about to be saying – because January is the best month to go suit shopping. This is the time of year when you’ll get the most value for your dollar. And of all the shops and boutiques out there, these are the two you should be checking out:
2012 Best Menswear Designer in America Billy Reid has the southern gentleman aesthetic on lock, and to make way for spring, they’re blowing out a slew of dapper kits both online and at their Bond St. shop. From cashmere and herringbone blazers for under $600, to full suits from their Heirloom collection below $1K, all made at the legendary Southwick factory in Massachusetts. Plus colorful shirting, sweaters galore, and rugged outerwear – because winter ain’t over yet.
UK label Reiss peddles expertly tailored suits with just enough Brit cockiness to get you noticed, at ridiculous post-holiday markdowns. They’ve got two men’s shops in the city, plus an online sale as well. From handsome burgundy wool for a ludicrous $372, to a chalk stripe double-breasted number for $425, to (in our opinion) the cream of the crop: a peak-lapel glen plaid showstopper for just $467. Plus blazers, shirting, and accessories from ties to pocket squares.
Looks like January could be your new favorite month.