Hong Kong has long been known as a fashion destination – whatever brand you can think of, you’ll likely find it in the tiny city of 7 million people. When it comes to menswear, Hong Kong has a lot of offer for the modern gentleman – high-end designer boutique stores, underground labels and tailor-made suits are plentiful in the city– so it wasn’t easy to cull the masses of options to this list of the best menswear stores in Hong Kong. Let me know there are any other menswear stores in Hong Kong that you think deserve to be on this list in the comments section below.
The majority of these stores are based in three areas: Causeway Bay and Central on Hong Kong Island, or in Tsim Sha Tsui on the Kowloon Peninsula. The best way to travel between these suburbs is via the subway, or MTR as it is know.
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The best way to describe The Armoury is it’s like a dandy gentlemen’s club. It stocks rare and fashion-insider labels like Italian tie-maker Liverano & Liverano, Spanish shoe makers Carmina as well as made-to-measure suits from the one and only W.W. Chan & Sons, the famed Hong Kong tailor. The selection of menswear is impeccable at The Armoury and rightly deserves to be one of the best menswear stores in Hong Kong. This traditional menswear store is located in the bustling Central district on Hong Kong Island.
Store location: Pedder Building, Pedder St. Central, Hong Kong or www.thearmoury.com
For shoe lovers, Tassels is the one and only place to go to in Hong Kong. Stocking high-end menswear shoe brands like Alden, Bontoni and Crocket & Jones, Tassels is frequented by CEOs, Directors and Executives from global companies who go to the store looking for quality shoes. The staff at Tassels are immensely helpful and can guide you to exactly what you need.
Store location: The Landmark, Central or www.tassels.com.hk
Lane Crawford is the very definition of luxury in Asia. While this department store has stores all across the region, it had its humble beginnings within a makeshift bamboo structure in Hong Kong almost 200 years ago. Now, Lane Crawford stocks international menswear brands that would bring other retailers to shame; Givenchy, Thom Browne, Neil Barrett and Lanvin are just a small sample of the brands it offer. Lane Crawford has multiple stores in Hong Kong, but the best and biggest menswear department is located in its Canton Road store in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Store location: Harbour City, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui or www.lanecrawford.com
What started as a local fashion store in 1994 now has an international reputation for its modern twist on classic Chinese clothing. Since fashion conglomerate Richemont acquired the business in 1998, Shanghai Tang now has 34 stores across the globe, with its flagship store in Hong Kong’s Duddell Street. When it comes to menswear, Shanghai Tang is famed for its mandarin collar shirts and jackets, as well as its cashmere scarves and handicraft.
Store location: 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong or www.shanghaitang.com
For those looking for a great collection of wearable menswear – Delstore is must-go store. They stock a wide range of quality mens fashion collections, from Italian knitwear to Japanese denim to local designers. Their menswear collection is naturally skewed towards the local climate – thinner jackets and coats for the humid winter – but you are bound to find something you like on their clothes racks.
Store location: Schooner Street, Wan Chai or www.delstore.co
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This British import lifestyle store is renowned for its breath and depth of its exclusive menswear merchandise, and its one and only store in Hong Kong does not disappoint. Located in the prestigious The Landmark shopping mall in Central, Harvey Nichols has an entire floor dedicated to menswear. Predictably, the store is frequented by celebrities, stylists and fashion-forward crowds. Those looking for more traditional menswear should stay away.
Store location: G/F-4/F, The Landmark, 11 Pedder Street, Central or www.harveynichols.com
The Monocle Shop
It says a lot about a magazine when it’s able to open retail stores across the globe – that’s exactly what Monocle magazine have been able to do thanks to their keen eye for the latest products and trends. While the Monocle Shop’s menswear offering is not as wide as other stores on this list, it is a must-go place for trendy souvenirs and memorabilia.
Store location: 1-4 St. Francis Yard, Wanchai Hong Kong or www.monocole.com
Rise Shopping Arcade
This tiny shopping arcade squeezed within half a block off the bustling Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, this mall is not easy to locate, but certainly rewarding when you enter it. This hidden gem has five floors of fashion, from local menswear designers to handmade shoes. While you can only access five floors via stairs, there is an elevator in the middle of the building that brings you to the upper levels where there are quality second-hand and vintage menswear stores.
Note: Stores at this arcade don’t open until 1pm – late by Hong Kong standards – so you can enjoy people-watching at the cafe and restaurants on Granville Road.
Store location: Granville Circuit, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Frequented by local mens fashion bloggers and stylists, IT stores stock an assortment of local and international menswear brands, from the edgy designs of Yang Li to the classic styles of Thom Browne. There are plenty of IT stores around Hong Kong and all of them contain a menswear section. Each IT stores stocks different clothes and fashion brands and is often catered to the local neighbourhood. IT also stocks a lot of unique collaborative collections between fashion brands which can’t be found outside of Hong Kong, such as a series of t-shirts between local brand :CHOCOLATE and french cartoon Barbapapa.
Store location: Shop 301, Times Square, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong or www.ithk.com
While local mens fashion store Izzue is owned by IT, it is geared towards a younger male audience, so expect plenty of graphic t-shirts, sneakers and a mix of sportswear. Much like IT, Izzue often puts out unique menswear crossovers such as the recent ARMY LINE x URSUS BAPE collection which can’t be found outside Hong Kong. There are multiple Izzue stores in Hong Kong, and the stock does not change much from store to store.
Store location: 1 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong or www.izzue.com
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Spy by Henry Lau
Designs by Hong Kong-born menswear designer Henry Lau is worn by plenty of local celebrities and while the brand produces both clothes and accessories, it’s Lau’s underwear range which is worth exploring. Bold and often dark, Lau’s collection isn’t for the faint hearted. Their SoHo store in Central has the largest men’s clothing section.
Store location: G/F,21 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central or www.spyhenrylau.com
Operating under the H&M brand, Cos (short of Collection Of Style) is the Swedish fashion giant’s “affordable luxury” line showcasing some of the best minimalist menswear. Cos is great for menswear basics, like grey sweaters, plain chinos and understated sneakers. Cos has several stores in Hong Kong, although the one with the largest mens department is on Queens Road in Central. The back of the store often has sale items which make the trip all the more worthwhile.
Store location: 74 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong or www.cosstores.com