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Need shopping advice in London

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bonoz, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. bonoz

    bonoz Member

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    Dec 18, 2007
    I'm in London and am in need of some nice shirts and trousers for work. What are some good stores/places to shop in London?

    My style is classic shirts but because I'm short and slim, I like a nice slim fit (not skinny) design in all my clothing. Top man and H&M aren't quite classy enough to be my taste, but something like Banana republic is perfect. Besides BR, what other stores can I shop from to get the following things:

    -Slim fit (non-iron shirts would be nice)
    -Slim fit trousers either casual chino/slacks or suit trousers type.
    -Nice dress shoes.
    -Also looking for a nice eyeglasses shop that sells brands such as raybans, oliver peoples, etc.

    I was thinking about Westfield? But what specific stores should I look for? I'm on a fairly small budget. Looking to spend around 40 to 70 quid for shirts/trousers and at most 300 quid for eyeglasses.

    Last edited: Nov 16, 2012

  2. davesmith

    davesmith Affiliate Vendor

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    Feb 13, 2011
    London, UK

  3. Putonghua73

    Putonghua73 Senior member

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    May 7, 2012
    I live in London, but I shop at different places to you. I'd say at your budget, stick to:
    1. Banana Republic
    2. Uniqlo
    3. Zara

    For dress-shirts, usual suspects Jermyn Street re: Charles Tyrwhitt and TM Lewin. Forget Hawes & Curtis and Thomas Pink. The others exceed your budget. I personally prefer CT over TM Lewin - but try both. You'll need to dampen down your expectations on what 'slim' actually means in dress-shirts unless you go MTM or bespoke. I think that TM Lewin is a tad slimmer than CT.

    Dress shoes expect to pay £150 upwards. Entry level Loake 1880 range or see if Charles Tyrwhitt has re-badged Loakes. Personally, I'd look to Meermin (online) classic collection. However, if you want a more English style then try John Ruston's on Wimpole Street.

    Westfield? Casual / street dress maybe. Personally, been to Westfield a couple of times and almost immediately head back to Selfridges, Jermyn Street or Nigel Hall and Nicole Fahri in Covent Garden.

  4. letsgofire

    letsgofire Senior member

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    Aug 24, 2012
    Charles Tyrwhitt has most of the items you are looking for - except the glasses - and was my natural reaction to your post. They have multiple locations but there is one on Jermyn and one on Regent Street (5 min walk from each other). If you were to go to these locations you can easily branch out among the Regent Street shopping area for anything you might have missed.

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