You know what they say: The shirt makes the man. Find your style (in your size!) at these great Singapore shops.
Think of sifr@PACT for laid-back tees, shirts and pants. Its Beanstalk T-shirt is an extra three inches long for taller guys. And the detailed inch-by-inch sizing guide means your clothes will fit the way you want. (181 Orchard Rd)
Zara is known for that effortless weekend look, without needing to break the bank. Mix and match from jeans and Polo tees to shirts and chinos. Bonus: You and the wifey can shop together.
Kapok curates popular French and international brands such as Commune de Paris, Etudes and Maison Kitsuné. The emphasis: contemporary classics that ensure a better fit for larger guys.
Australian label Benjamin Barker is the go-to spot for sophisticated off-the-rack shirts and pants as well as handsome accessories like lapel pins and Wright Brogues leather shoes. No time to go? Shop online and have your new clothes delivered hassle-free. (6 Raffles Blvd)
Want modern office style? Hit cheeky-chic Paul Smith for semi- formal separates. Pair off your new wardrobe with cool ties and pocket squares showing off the British label’s signature multi-coloured stripes.
Famed for its personal tailoring, Massimo Dutti is for the urban man who wants to stand out with a flawless fit. Check out its Lux Business collection for crisp, tailored shirts and suits.
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Home-grown Q Menswear is fondly known as the “gentlemen’s emporium.” Select from its extensive range of premium fabrics and elegant detailing, which let you show off your personal style. (116A Telok Ayer St)
Peaked or notched lapels, single or double-breasted closing, classic or contemporary silhouettes – Suitsupply does it all. High-quality Italian fabrics and hand-stitched cuts lend an elegant, debonair look. (2 Orchard Turn)
Need a tux for one night only? Save your money and rent. Fashion Tailors Menswear offers a large selection of dapper tails and tuxedos on hire, with prices starting at just $150 for a three-day rental. (150 Orchard Rd)
The answer to ill-fitting off-the-rack or pricey bespoke attire, Robinsons The Heeren’s new custom- tailoring salon, Haber (as in, “… dashery”), will help you revamp your wardrobe with shirts, suits, even bermuda shorts that fit you to a tee. $149 and up.
By Priyanka Elhence, The Finder, October 2015