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Casual And Formalwear Aren't A Problem For Men in Dublin




The market for men’s clothing in Dublin is still floating somewhere between the classic fitted suits and tailors that one might expect of menswear and more up and coming, contemporary offerings that mirror the sort of thing you might find on the continent. While a lot of Dubliners will think immediately of family businesses such as Louis Copeland and Sons, Diffney's menswear and Kevin and Howlin as some of the stalwart tailors of the city there are more and more modern outfitters coming on the scene.

For trendy menswear and quality footwear head to Genius at the Powerscourt Centre. For quirky and interesting pieces accompanied by delicious coffee, seek out Tamp & Stitch in the west end of Temple Bar. Modern menswear in Dublin is best seen in the excellent Indigo & Cloth, with plenty of exciting European and international brands. For the luxury department store experience that so many shoppers crave head over to Ireland's flagship department store Brown Thomas, or its younger counterpart BT2. For a shopping centre that doesn't quite fit the mould make time for the Powerscourt Centre which has offerings from All Saints and French Connection in beautiful Georgian surroundings with plenty of places to stop off for a coffee or a bite to eat.


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Louis Copeland and Sons


Louis Copeland and Sons have been providing quality tailoring and outfitting to Dubliners for over 100 years. Today the business is run but third generation family members and the business counts Ronald Regan, Pierce Brosnan and Bill Clinton amongst its clients. Fashionable businessmen stop here for ready-to-wear suits by top European fashion houses such as Canali, Hugo Boss and Brioni, as well as custom-made ensembles. A large selection of shirts, ties, casual wear, legal wear and outerwear are also available for those who want to experience classic Irish outfitting without dropping all their money on a suit. Stores are located in several parts of the city.

Recommended for Men's Clothing because: Louis Copeland still has the air of a personalised service - something that is rare in many chain stores.

Local Expert tip: Check out the 'Ask Louis' part of their website for great FAQ's and the chance to submit your own

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Powerscourt Centre


For the best all-around shopping experience in Dublin, visit this refurbished 1774 Georgian town house for designer fashions, dining, music, crafts, jewelry, art and specialty shops. For men's shopping there are several great options such as Genius, French Connection and All Saints - offering slightly more upscale and interesting fare than what you'll find on nearby Grafton Street. Take your time to have lunch or a great coffee and people watch in this gorgeous, airy complex. You might even get all your purchases for your trip made by the time you step back out into the city centre. Well worth a visit.

Recommended for Men's Clothing because: This is a gorgeous shopping complex that has a lot more character than your average department store.

Local Expert tip: Check out the Powerscourt Website for events and fashion shows that may be scheduled.

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Diffney menswear is a business that has been growing and evolving over 60 years to now offer a full range of menswear in several locations across the city. The main headquarters on Mary Street, Dublin 1 represent the city centre location. Diffney have a great range of casual and formal collections featuring names such as Barbour, Gant, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Baumler and more. The Diffney stores are also keenly designed to ensure the best all round shopping experience. This is a great place to pick up some great gifts for a loved one or to simply splash out on a suit or range of casual wear that suits you.

Recommended for Men's Clothing because: A quality, Irish owned outfitter that caters to both casual and formal styles.

Local Expert tip: With branches in Blackrock, Dun Laoghaire and Blanchardstown be sure to check the website to find your nearest Diffney's.

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Brown Thomas


Brown Thomas is synonymous with luxury shopping in Dublin and this department store offers the Irish version of Selfridges; an upmarket mix of prêt-à-porter and haute couture clothing, accessories and cosmetics. The sister shop, BT2 is located on the opposite side of Grafton Street and caters to a younger, more mass market clientele. Celebrity chefs Domini and Peaches Kemp are at the helm of Brown Thomas' exclusive 'The Restaurant' which is the perfect pitstop after a busy day of shopping for a drink or a bite to eat.

Recommended for Men's Clothing because: A great, high end luxury retailer with a mix of modern designers and classic casual and formal wear.

Local Expert tip: Check the sale dates for Brown Thomas and BT2 to get designer items at affordable prices.

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Thomas Pink's legacy dates back to the 18th century and this popular tailor is now representative of great style and tailored shirts around the world. The Dublin branch of Pink lies on Dawson Street and caters to men and women alike with a sumptuous range of shirts that come in a variety of fits from classic to super slim - perfect for those with a more slight body shape. If you're looking for quality for the office this is the perfect place to pick up an outfit. With casual ranges and trousers also on offer you can get a whole new wardrobe in one sitting.

Recommended for Men's Clothing because: Check the Pink online size guide to see which shirts will suit you best.

Local Expert tip: Check the Pink online size guide to see which shirts will suit you best.

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Genius is synonymous with young, trendy men looking for well-fitting denim, practical jackets, great t-shirts and knitwear as well as stylish footwear. Stocking brands such as Diesel, G-Star, Replay and Scotch and Soda you'll find upmarket casual wear with a unique style. With more and more chain high-street stores taking over the main shopping district it's great to see that Genius continues to thrive as an independent retailer and has marked itself out for great stock since it opened its doors in 1985. A great place to pick up some classy, designer casual wear that won't break the bank.

Recommended for Men's Clothing because: Head around to Genius' dedicated footwear store on Exchequer Street for both men's and women's styles.

Local Expert tip: Head around to the Genius' dedicated footwear shop on Exchequer Street for both women's and men's styles.

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BT2


The sister establishment to Ireland's most famous department store, Brown Thomas, BT2 caters for a younger designer audience and has plenty of exciting, high-end looks. With brands on offer like Scotch and Soda, Levi's, Diesel, Penguin and Armani there's a great mix of upmarket casual and high-end formal wear to choose from. BT2 is one of the only stockists of high end, contemporary menswear so paying it a visit is a must for those looking to stand out from the crowd and get the best out of Dublin's shopping scene. Bring your girlfriend along too for a great couple's shopping experience.

Recommended for Men's Clothing because: Dublin still has only a few big department stores and BT2 has managed to capture the youthful side of high end buying well.

Local Expert tip: BT2 have a plethora of helpful staff on offer so make use of them when trying on garments.

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Nestled away off Cow's Lane in Temple Bar, Tamp & Stitch brings together great coffee and quirky, designer pieces for men, women and children. While the set up - minimal stock, high end coffee and well designed displays - might infer that the prices are astronomical, the reality is that most pieces rest comfortably below the �50 mark. Men's offerings include unique and sharp shirts and off-the-wall t-shirts that are a far cry from your regular high street fare. A lot of the jewellery is unisex, with many of the bracelets reaching out to your dedicated techie, with usb key details. Come for the fashion, stay for the great ambiance and delicious coffee.

Recommended for Men's Clothing because: A great atmosphere and beautifully stocked small space - Dublin could do with far more of these.

Local Expert tip: The perfect place to buy unique gifts for everyone in the family.

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Indigo & Cloth is at the forefront of Men's fashion in Dublin. Having recently moved from its basement premises on South William Street to the heart of Temple Bar, this shop has evolved from not only the best place to get some of Europe's finest brands into a creative agency that offers expertise in graphic, product and interior design as well as film and conceptual design. You will find the best in beautiful, quality clothing in a progressive place that eschews the convention of high-end department stores. It's fashion, magazines and creative prowess all under one roof and the perfect place to get inspired.

Recommended for Men's Clothing because: With so few independent clothes retailers in Dublin, particularly for men, this is a breath of fresh air.

Local Expert tip: Check out the Indigo & Cloth Tumblr for a more thorough insight into their style.

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Kevin and Howlin


Creating perfectly tailored suits and clothing for Dublin men since 1936, Kevin and Howlin are one of the top purveyors of handwoven tweed in the country and have expert knowledge in the fabric. Whether you're looking to get fitted with your own, genuine tweed clothing or you simply have an interest in its history and creating something in tweed yourself this is your go to outfitters. If you've been hankering after something like this for a long time the staff here can send you on an advance email or post packet full of swatches to peruse - perfect for the tweed lover who doesn't know where to start.

Recommended for Men's Clothing because: An authentic tweed tailor is a rare site these days but Kevin and Howling manage to make the process modern yet classic.

Local Expert tip: Email ahead to discuss your tailoring and have everything in order for fitting when you arrive.

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Meet Emily Carson

Emily grew up in Dublin, and studied French and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. During her university years, she lived in both Scotland and France, but traveled around Europe...  More About Emily

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