Well dressed! Where to shop in Lisbon for men's clothing.



Men’s clothing shops in Lisbon cater for eclectic tastes. Whether you’re dressing for business or pleasure, Portugal’s capital city has something for you. Smart-casual attire is the deal at upscale UP!town Lisboa, and the vibe is friendly and informal. A more measured look is obtained at Rosa e Teixeira, one of Portugal’s most respected men’s tailors and fashion brands. Internationally recognized fashion designer Nuno Gama has a dedicated store, Maison Nuno Gama, which stocks apparel straight off the runway. Hit the beach in a pair of colorful and vibrant boardshorts from DCK Boardshorts. Unfortunately they don’t stock surfboards. Perhaps, the last word in sophistication, Hackett London brings bespoke tailoring to the city center while a sporty biker look is revved up over at Stone Life Style. Understated cool is the mantra at newly opened SLOU. For something a little more eccentric meanwhile, browse the racks at trendy Venâncio Tailor. Renowned Saccor Brothers is proof that the Portuguese are up there in the high fashion stakes with their quality and eye-catching range of designs. And the cool designs emblazoned on the T-shirts at Typographia will appeal to anyone with a sense of individualism. 



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A clothes shop that appeals to both men and women and dedicated to that most versatile of apparel – the T-shirt. But this is casualwear with a difference in that each T-shirt is embossed with a unique print created by members of a world-wide collective of young designers and printers. The Lisbon store owes its cool stock to a group of local graphic designers who have produced a quirky and colourful range of unisex T-shirts in various sizes. Standout designs include a bizarre but clever take on the Beatles' famous Abbey Road album cover, a smiley face depicting the Clockwork Orange logo and a cut out collection of Lisbon's famous landmarks and monuments. You can even submit your own designs to the team for consideration.


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Founded by four brothers and beginning life in 1989 as a humble fashion retail store, this Portuguese clothing brand is today synonymous with quality, design and elegance, attributes underpinned by first-class customer service and a world-wide network of stores and boutiques. One of several operating in Lisbon, the Rua Nova do Almada branch epitomizes the Saccor style–a classical cut with a contemporary feel. Summer collections are named to evoke a sophisticated lifestyle, but one that also appreciates the outdoors–Natural Pause, Old Havana and Grand Pier. The look is young and preppy, but the expression is still rooted in tradition. As the months progress, so does personality and the cut is warmer, darker but no less appealing. And that is what this brand is all about, dressing a man for all seasons.


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Whether it's off the peg or made-to-measure, the trendy apparel at this colorful and eccentric men's clothing boutique suits a broad range of tastes. Classical designs hang next to the more casual, the contemporary alongside subtle retro. Aimed at the image-conscious individual, owner Ricardo Venâncio's boutique offers a personalized tailoring experience where quality and exclusive design are customer service hallmarks. And it doesn't matter if you're model material or of a less conventional stature, Venâncio's expert cut will mirror your best. For shopping on the run, there's a bewildering choice of flannel suits, wool blazers and racks of cotton shirts together with silk ties, footwear and headwear.


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Don't let this boutique's sparse and understated interior fool you. Look closely and you'll spy some highly respected branded apparel gracing the racks–designer labels such as Comme Des Garçons, Gosha Rubchinskiy and Luker By Neighborhood, to mention a few, plus flag-flyer clothing from Portuguese Flannel, a fashion house from the north of the country that manufactures shirts hand-stitched by master craftsmen following a centuries-old traditional technique. Besides shirts, items on sale include trousers, knitwear, tops and outerwear–check out their fireman jacket line and the jean jackets from Our Legacy. Smart Adidas and Common Projects tennis and boat shoes number among the footwear available.


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24 de Julho & Docas/Alcantara

 

Found way out west tucked away in Lisbon's trend-setting LX Factory complex, this is home to innovative Portuguese brand Stone 54, which basically translates as motorbikes and biking gear. Hedon-brand helmets, visors, Ride&Sons jackets and gloves and other two-wheel fashion make for great window displays, but looks even better on the biker who makes a habit of leaving the rest behind. The accessory range is equally top gear with timepieces, Coolnvintage T-Shirts and retro Gogles Halcyon eyewear all making their mark. And yes, this specialist menswear shop also sells machines: the BMW RnineT Scrambler and Honda CB 360 "Rua'6" simply dazzle.


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Connoisseurs of the classic cut, the company formed in London by Jeremy Hackett and Ashley Lloyd-Jennings in 1979 and originally celebrated for its tweeds now has a presence on Lisbon's most fashionable thoroughfare, an apt location for one of the most respected menswear retailers in the world. Blazers, polo and rugby shirts, jeans and trousers exemplify the eclectic range of quality apparel the brand is famous for. Formalwear includes suits and suit separates, waistcoats, coats and jackets. Believing that growing up in style is the only true path for an adolescent to follow, Hackett's Boys range dresses the discerning youngster in an equally refined manner. Accessories number belts and braces, cufflinks and studs, and scarves, hats and gloves.


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Over 400 different styles of boardshorts featuring vibrant, summer season patterns colour the shelves at this funky wood-decked boutique. Designed to resemble a beach bar, the oceanfront feel is enhanced by a real sand trim and an aquarium teeming with happy tropical fish that doubles up as a service counter. A Portuguese brand of swimwear for men, DCK is a family-run business specializing in making lads look great on the beach. As much a fashion statement as a handy bit of kit, the shorts with their eye-catching designs speak for themselves–"Aloha", "Amazon", "Blue Hive", "Goa", "Mechanic Orange", "Metro Yellow", "Venice Light" and "Sand Dune", among other imaginative signatures. Indeed, the names conjure up exotic, paradise destinations and free-spirited individualism. Manufactured from fast drying fabrics to the highest quality, the apparel works wonders for your image, and may even improve your surfing technique.


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Bairro Alto/Principe Real

 

Portuguese fashion designer Nuno Gama's stylish and innovative apparel has graced Portuguese personalities from the worlds of music and screen entertainment. Drawing heavily on his country's culture and tradition for inspiration, this maverick designer melds creativity with sensitivity to explore Portugal's history through its architecture and religious symbolism. Even the weather incites inventiveness, particularly the luminous quality of the light that bathes Lisbon and Porto, and reflects off the Atlantic Ocean. Leather and wool are the raw materials used often to create his garments, and Gama will happily collide with the conventional in order to establish what he calls the "new urban hero" look. And in addition to garments, the stylist creates footwear, travel luggage and a jewellery range.


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Highly respected in Portugal tailoring circles, Rosa & Teixeira has enjoyed a presence on Lisbon's fashionable Avenida da Liberdade for decades, and is regarded as a men's clothing landmark. This is bespoke service at its traditional finest, where a Master Tailor and his team carry out customer fittings with meticulous precision and with careful attention to detail. As a suit or coat is created, client and tailor forge a special working relationship: service is personalized and exemplary. Each item of apparel is hand cut and stitched to exacting requirements in a wonderfully old fashioned and time-honored manner. Besides custom-made tailoring, you can also find ready-to-wear garments of international design signatures.


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'Be different, be unique, be yourself". That's the underlying theme enthusiastically promoted at this friendly retail outlet, one of the best-known men's designer clothing boutiques in the city. Smart-casual is the byword here, with plenty of color thrown in for good measure. A multibrand store, the product range is eclectic and international. Browse ready-to-wear upscale garments from the likes of ES Collection, Scotch & Soda, Ganesh, Merc, Addicted, Le Temps das Cerises, Solid and Antony Morato, among other quality labels. Ever-popular Fred Perry polo shirts also grace the shelves and look out too for the Napapijri apparel. Once you've sorted out your look, don't let yourself down by ignoring your feet. Instead, check out their super cool Armistice footwear options.


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