A secure Internet connection and a credit card are all you need to stock up your wardrobe. Online shopping is not only convenient, it offers the luxury of comparing across various sites so you know which outfits will fit your budget, as well as your waist. Look out for festive deals like free shipping promos or storewide discounts. You can also enjoy special deals thanks to credit cards or payment options like PayPal. The items may take a while to arrive but the money you save can end up quite substantial. Start browsing with these sites.
For stylish guys who don’t have time to browse the boutiques, MR PORTER is a convenient one-stop option. They specialise in luxury men’s goods, carrying designers such as Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Paul Smith London and more. From shoes to shirts, ties to trousers, Mr. Porter offers a carefully curated range of tasteful offerings.
ASOS is the United Kingdom’s largest online retailer, offering more than 50,000 branded labels as well as its own in-house label product lines. These include menswear, womenswear, beauty products, jewellery and footwear. Brands for the fashion-forward bloke include Marc Jacobs, Fred Perry, Ben Sherman and Superdry among many others. What’s more, ASOS offers free worldwide shipping as well as frequent sales throughout the year.
Renowned for its affordable range of cool t-shirts and hoodies, Threadless has expanded its inventory to include a wider range of products for you creative nerd-types. Its online store now stocks cardigans, tote bags, art prints, polo tees and even iPhone cases. Sign up for their mailing list to get first dibs on their popular USD$10 ($13) sales. Rope in a few friends to combine your purchases and enjoy even bigger savings on shipping fees. Just be aware that you might end up bumping into someone on the MRT who is wearing the exact same t-shirt as you.
Indochino, a Canadian start-up founded by Singaporean Heikal Gani and university classmate Kyle Vucko, wants to make stylish, custom made apparel accessible for every guy. They craft suits, pants, shirts, blazers and accessories for men, all catered to fit your own unique taste. Ordering your custom suit is an easy 3-step process: Pick a style from the various options on offer; customise it any way you want; and measure yourself using the online guide (it only takes 10 minutes). Your brand new suit arrives three weeks after. Suit prices start from USD$379 and shirts start from USD$79.
If Japanese street fashion is your thing, head on to Cliff Edge for your fix of brands like A Bathing Ape, Commes des Garcon, Original Fake, Undercover and Head Porter. Most of the items they carry are rarities so stock may be limited or slightly hard to come by. Cliff Edge offers discounts when you buy multiple items — take advantage of this by bundling your purchase with some friends if possible. They accept both credit cards as well as PayPal.