Top Duds for Top Men
By Michael Cook
How much do we love Topman? Let us count the ways. The U.K. retailer, which in 2015 will be 45 years old, first landed on our shores in 2009, and will open a flagship store on New York’s Fifth Avenue this fall—it’s second largest branch in the world.
A cornucopia of innovative British design, and a veritable treasure chest of summer T-shirts, shorts (we love this hot little floral number), summer suits, and bomber jackets, the company’s policy of design for the masses means you can shop a whole seasonal wardrobe without breaking the bank. Out and Topman teamed up recently for an evening of cocktails, shopping, and sweet
discounts at the retailer’s SoHo branch in New York City. With 20% off all purchases, and drinks courtesy of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, shoppers got to browse the current collection with guidance from style experts.
Michael Cook, Out magazine’s Market Editor, identified his 25 favorite items from the store, ranging from jean vests to printed pants to slick suiting. Topman’s own personal shopping team was on hand to help with style advice and helpful tips on sizing, fit and current Topman trends. DJ Bookworm spun the tunes to keep the room grooving.
Weren’t there? Don’t worry—you can always find plenty of wardrobe options (if, sadly, no cocktails) at US.Topman.com